PokeBeach X/Y Rumor Roundup and Clarifications
Saturday, June 15th, 2013 @ 1 PM, UTC - By: Water Pokémon Master
A lot of people have been e-mailing me to ask where all our rumors are, so since they were posted across a couple of posts, I’ve decided to compile all of them here in one place. I’ve also included some clarifications and explanations about what went on.
Saturday, May 11th (the day May’s CoroCoro came out) – I posted the first wave of leaks because CoroCoro revealed Parabolic Charge, which matched the effect of a move the source told me about back in February. This was the first of any of his info that matched something official. Since it was too coincidental and he had shown me credentials that made me 99% sure he was the real deal, I decided to post some of his information.
Monday, May 13th – He sent me these names on Saturday after CoroCoro leaked. After waiting a bit and thinking about it, I posted them on Monday so we could all see whether he was the real deal or not, as Pokemon would likely be revealing the English names sometime that week. The next day, all of the names were confirmed by Pokemon (minus a typo we had in Pancham’s name since he was spelling them off memory).
Saturday, May 18th – At this point, the source had been discovered by Nintendo and shut down. Below is a collection of the rest of the information he had sent me since February and up until a few days before that post.
Around when the source was discovered, his friend began going around online trying to cast doubt on all the information. This may have been to try to take the heat off his friend or an attempt to make amends with Nintendo and cause confusion so people wouldn’t know which information to believe. So, here is a list of the bullet points that were sent to me around the time he was discovered / felt Nintendo was about to knock on his door. The reliability of everything else above should be considered just as reliable as the confirmed information he sent. These two bullet points below may still be just as reliable.
Also, many people doubted our source since another notable leaker went to his Twitter account and called most of our information fake. He was the source who revealed many B/W Pokemon before they were released last generation and he even revealed the Fairy-type before us (though we had gotten the news much earlier than him). However, I later discovered from a friend close to him that the only information he knew is what he released and that he was no longer privy to any other information (maybe his source was shut down too?). He was obviously trying to ride on the coattails of his previous reputation, which was proven when he tried to sell non-existent X/Y news to another Pokemon website for a good chunk of cash (luckily the site contacted me to talk about it and I was able to convince them just how illegal and shady and slimy that is and not to do it). Plus, this former leaker would have obviously leaked more information if he really had it.
Additionally, some people have cast doubts on our rumors as a whole because of the following bullet point. Gamefreak showed footage of the player riding a Rhyhorn at E3, which seemed to contradict it:
However, Gamefreak specifically stated that you could rent or borrow Pokemon in certain areas. Those Pokemon will only work in those specific areas. Thus, in light of that information, the bullet point seems even more accurate since the source specifically stated “players can’t ride on their own Pokemon” and “What was shown is just an alternate way of getting around Lumiose City and it only works with Gogoat.” Even if the source was wrong about this point, you have to keep in mind that he played the game before February and that things could have changed since then (in some of the trailers we’ve already seen some improvements done to the landscape and things moving around). But all in all, not a single piece of our source’s information has proven itself inaccurate so far, let alone flat-out wrong.
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