Okay, maybe bumping off the topic of the current discussion, but anyway: Pokémon Smash is airing in Japan at 7:30 on Sunday (22:30 GMT). It might very well be that all they will reveal is stuff we already know (accompanied by "Ooooh!"s and "Aaaah!"s aplenty), but they might show us some silhouettes too. Judging from experience, the Pokémon revealed through silhouettes are usually of some significance to the generation. Gen. IV revealed Electivire and Magmortar that way (evolutions to earlier 'mons). In Gen. V we saw, among others, Zoroark (gimmicky 'mon that got its own movie), Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott (starter 'mons) and Braviary (Highly symbolic for White 2). If Pokémon Smash shows us silhouettes tomorrow, expect those Pokémon to get some sort of big role in XY. However, they have also used this technique to troll us. Hard. The silhouette of Braviary appeared to show a condor-like Pokémon, a perfect evolution for Fearow (one day, my dear Speary, you will shine again!). We also saw Alomomola, and I don't think I have to tell you what conclusions we jumped to after seeing another heart-shaped fish. Either way, I think that if this generation contains evolutions of old Pokémon, they will be among the first few Pokémon revealed. The next batch of silhouettes, or reveals, will most likely contain a few "important" Pokémon to the games, and perhaps a red herring or two (Alomomola). But if we are to get evolutions (or de-evolutions, what do I know), they will want us hyped for it. They will want to give us hints early on, so speculation won't be the hazy "Will they evolve or not?" but rather "who will evolve?". I think that, in a few hours, give or take a week or two, we will know whether this generation of Pokémon will add evolutionary relatives to old Pokémon, or if that tradition was abandoned after the mixed reviews the somewhat controversial Gen. IV evolutions.