Unfortunately when it comes to spoilers, the only real way to avoid them it to stay off the Internet. If you have a friend who is a huge gossip like I do (although most of what he tells me turns out to be true), then probably stay away from them until it releases.
At the very least, you should stay away from message boards. Even this site isn't exempt from the occasional spoiler issues that crop up when you have forums.
Although I will say that spoiling XY was probably one of the best things that's happened to me in regard to the games, because that was how I first found out about Mega Evolutions. If I hadn't been given a heads-up about them there, I would have probably rage-quit the game series as soon as I saw the mechanics for it in-game. But learning about it in advance gave me time to let it sink in, and it wasn't as bad when I saw it in-game. It's still a stupid concept and I'm still against it (much like I hated the fact that they tried to incorporate civilian powers in the anime), but it's easier to accept things like that if you know about them ahead of time. It kind of gives you time to put yourself in that 'Nintendo' mindframe, where you ignore all flaws and bad design choices.
Now if only I knew about the godawful twist in Star Ocean 3 before I played that one (I still can't believe people actually LIKE the storyline in that game)...
Last edited by SBaby; 7th June 2016 at 2:08 AM.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
- Bruce Lee