For full disclosure, I'd heard rumors of an alleged Fighting/Flying type combination and at some point prior to release the name "Hawlucha" was leaked, but standard rumor policy applied so I just ignored them out of hand. Which probably only increased my hype upon discovering it was actually real.For me it was Bergmite and Avalugg, although I'd heard the name Avalugg before that. But seeing a wild Bergmite having never seen it before was so so exciting.
Anyway, as far as my media blackout goes, now I realize that I can't check Youtube.com normally because I can guarantee that several of the channels that pop-up on the various homepage widgets (popular, recently uploaded, etc.) will obviously be covering every bit of Sun/Moon info that comes out.
...and is there any way to switch off user avatars on this forum?