- Sep 1, 2016
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Unless the empty Champion’s Throne is from when you’ve already become the champion and it’s a title defenselol I totally forgot that they actually did reference Bellossom in SM despite leaving it out of the Dex.
As for everything else:
- Man, good job to whoever spotted that new white building in Hau'oli. I'm really surprised that it isn't on the new map art, and I don't want to get my hopes up, but I wonder if there could be any more instances of that happening (like, for example, the "empty lot" on the little island on Route 15 - it's the kind of thing that one would expect to be filled in along with the other lots, but on the map art it still seems to be just a flat square of concrete). But is the new building a PWT? I highly doubt it. Maybe something smaller and more local like the Battle Chateau.
- I do think that the December 27th Pokémon will be a new Mythical. But I'm not convinced by the Luauhu "leak." I especially don't think it would have anything to do with the Souvenir - back during SM's prerelease, the Riddler grouped the Souvenir with Koko and two question marks in that old chart, which seems to unambiguously suggest that it was one of the Tapu, and the NPC who gives you a Souvenir in SM says, "That Strange Souvenir is made in the image of the guardian tapu who protect our islands." No, it doesn't look like any particular one of them, but neither do the Tapu statues on Mt. Lanakila.
- Cool as it would be to have Silver return, I think people are reading too deeply into that Generations episode. Keep in mind that it takes place in the gap between FRLG and HGSS, so Giovanni is really just referring to his intention of reviving Team Rocket after training for a while, which ends up being squashed by Ethan and Lyra from the future in Tohjo Falls.
- Hau "pulling a Blue" seems questionable, since we've now seen an empty Champion throne room in the trailers, as well as part of the Kukui cutscene in that room. Unless they pull a very last-minute twist, it would seem that Kukui is still our challenger after we become the first Champion.
- And I still don't think there will be any new Alola Forms. For one thing, I’m still not convinced that the Melty interview wasn’t accurate, but also, it just seems really weird to hold onto them for this long.