Umbreon and Espeon evolved depending on the time and happiness. Pokemon did not evolve from happiness in gen one, nor did the time matter. Leafeon and Glaceon evolved depending on the location. Evolving because of the location didn't exist in gen 3 either.
We're going to be seeing a completely new method, most likely.
Why would it be silly? Mr. Mime, Machoke/Machamp and Gardevoir were introduced before gender differences in Gen IV, which brought Gallade in the game which is supposedly Gardevoir's male counterpart. And since you just can't erase female Mr. Mime and female Machoke from the game they just had to let it like this. But now that gender differences are well established in the games I do not think game freak will make anymore male looking pokemons that can be female and vice versa.
Although I agreed with Eevee only evolving because of its surroundings, I've read Eevee's BW pokédex entry earlier: "Because its genetic makeup is irregular, it quickly changes its form due to a variety of causes. Thanks to its unstable genetic makeup, this special Pokémon conceals many different possible evolutions."
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y could relate to a lot of things but the first that comes into mind is genes. Gender is in genetic you can't disagree with that! Variety of causes and many different possible evolutions, I think its not too silly to think this might be more possible than a flying type. Common, it must look like it flies or could fly to be considered a flying type (and I'm not talking about levitation).
The only other type Sylveon could possibly be is Ghost, since its name is related with spirits of the forest / fairies.
I would have thought a normal type eeveelution would look more like a bigger, stronger, and more mature eevee--not needing to evolve to fit a specific environment but only to get stronger. it would be brown like eevee, not pink. To me, sylveon isnt the ideal normal type evolution for eevee. Plus i dont think its flying or any other type we have now. You know what that means...
Last edited by BenL; 19th February 2013 at 4:02 AM.
But I still think Its Flying, or maybe Dragon. I seriously don't think it's a Normal type, though.
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to avoid light-type discussion, we'll just agree that last post was someone just stating opinion, okay?
this genetics theme is why i think there could be two new eeveelutions, one female (sylveon) and one male. combining gender and item for evolution has been done before, but never where each gender becomes different Pokemon, so i think that's a possibility
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Why would we need a new item for a new Eevee evolution? I fail to understand this.
If the evolution is based around gender, then Dawn Stone would be the obvious choice. We had new evolutions with Dusk, Light and Elemental stones on the 5th gen.
If Leafeon is yout only argument for it, then it's a pretty lame argument.
Last edited by Bueno~; 19th February 2013 at 4:19 AM.
I was implying that if Sylveon is a Normal type, theoretically, that means Eevee's DNA probably stabilized somehow (a la hold item) which allowed it to keep its typing.
That's not to say that it's going to happen. Just an idea.
Last edited by ToasterBrains; 19th February 2013 at 4:34 AM.
Ghosts Rule!Spoiler:- Plans for X/Y:
Seriously, guys. You're taking the baton and throwing it out the window.
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What WOULD be incorrect is if someone said "Sylveon is a new type named 'Female'!" or something ridiculous like that.
Last edited by ToasterBrains; 19th February 2013 at 4:45 AM.
Ghosts Rule!Spoiler:- Plans for X/Y:
We really don't know what type Sylveon will be, but there is a high chance that Sylveon shall be Fire/Fighting and shall be the final evolution of Fennekin.
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