I gotta focus. I'm shifting into pokemon mode.
- May 19, 2003
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Agreed.To that point, I disagree that Zygarde's moves in the code indicate a "rushed" Gen VI or an "unplanned" Gen VII. I think they represent a rough endgame that would invariably be reached some way or another. I very much doubt that they completed work on XY and then thought, "Oh shit, the 20th anniversary is in two years! Scrap the plans for Z, everybody!" If the Backpacker is talking about the region in SM, then they knew the general direction that they were headed in. Zygarde's moves don't preclude that possibility.
Dummied out events, items, and moves happen all the time. After all, the gen I games were supposed to have some of the gen II pokemon in them but that inevitably ended up causing MissingNo. and other glitches. Then there's the skateboard and the item badges. Jumping ahead, there's also the Hoenn Shellos and Gastrodon that still exist as back sprites in DP. Unused things shouldn't be used as examples or used as a point that they completely ditched Z just to get a new gen by the 20th anniversary. If the Zygarde formes actually showed up in the code, even if they were just frame work or textures, then that would have been actual proof that they ditched Z. Having unused moves are just unused moves that they'll probably give it later in another game.