First, I'd like to come back on what I said the other day about the Fairy type. Remember back when I said my approval of its introduction depended on Gamefreak's willingness to retcon existing Pokémon into it? Well, despite many legendaries, including a trio colloquially referred to as the PIXIE trio, begging for just that, it didn't happen for any of them, just regular Pokémon. That's on top of other occasions missed, like Chansey/Blissey, Mismagius or Milotic. This means that Gamefreak did a half-baked job of it - and as a result my approval will be just as half-baked. The roster of Fairy Pokémon that look really exceptional seems rather thin to me, no thanks to the lack of Uxie, Azelf, Cresselia and such. I wouldn't be at all surprised if some Fairies that would otherwise be confined to lower tiers managed to sneak into OU just because there are so few real quality ones. I think we can all agree Togekiss was going to be a shoe-in either way, and Azumarill looks really compelling as well. Other than that... well, we have the megavolving duo of Mawile and Gardevoir, who can count on Huge Power and Pixilate sub-bypassing Hyper Voice respectively (since Pixilate, Refrigerate and Aerilate boost Normal moves by 30%). So they could do some damage. Then what, Klefki? Eeeeeh... not so sure. That's five names I mentioned, and five OU Fairies would be great, but safe money is on that not happening. Really, really looking forward to the big Bank release so we can finally start playing for real, until then anything we say is speculation. We should also be keeping our fingers crossed for Diancie to not be the second coming of Carbink, while we're at it.
Moving on, while I just mentioned Diancie... remember a few days ago when Serebii accidentally leaked the three event Pokémon? Well, after he quietly took the pages down but before anyone tried the GTS thing, one thing he didn't do quietly was, well, STAY quiet. I don't remember the exact wording, but he said something along the lines of "if I had knowledge of these things, I'd advertise that fact as much as humanly possible". And then the GTS proved their existence minutes later, outing this statement as a poorly thought-out lie. No, Joe, you can't advertise them, because Nintendo/GF/TPC tells you that stuff, and in exchange you keep quiet. We know and understand that, you don't have to pretend like it's not the case, because it's normal. 2013 seems to be the year of lies. First Pokémon Smash, then CoroCoro, now Serebii. Next thing you know GCPM is going to become truthful somehow.
Finally, a thought on the relatively low amount of new Pokémon that seems to anger so many people. Probably the same people who complained that they introduced too many last time, because they had to resort to random crap like garbage bags and ice cream cones, mind you. (If you ask me, a small regional Dex made entirely of newbies is far more of a design problem than having "only" 72 new Pokémon in an enormous regional Dex...) Or the same people who complained that they made too many legendaries per generation, for that matter. Am I the only one who realizes that those mega evolutions took resources to design and program, probably almost as much as new species themselves? 72 new species, 28 mega evolutions, that makes a nice round 100. The same amount as gen 2, and only 7 less than gen 4. Heck, I think we better get used to it, because mega evolutions are here to stay, and they will only get greater and greater in number in the future. So having an amount of new species in the high double digits may become the new standard. And quite frankly, I'm okay with it, because it means the quality will be higher overall.