So, assuming these corocoro scans are legitimate and not fake, we have the first 5th gen pokemon revealed. The original silhouette (This one
) had alot of speculation surrounding it. Some speculated it was a Ninetails evolution and would have something to do with the new movie - Phantom Champion Z - due to Ninetails' ability to create Illusions, whilst others thought it could be a Mightyena or Lucario evolution, because of it's Wolf like figure.
The new scans seem to be legit though. The pokemon on the right is the original form, called Zorua, it's dark type and bears the classification of "Evil Fox". It's evolved form to the right, is called Zoroark. This is also Dark Type and bears the classification "Monster Fox" ...foxy? The fact they begin with a Z links in with the name of the new movie, so even if it is fake, it's the most likely theory we have at the moment.
I really don't know how I feel about this whole gen5 thing. It just all seems a bit..too soon. Sure Diamond and Pearl were released way back in 2007, and this probably won't get a release outside Japan until 2011 which is 4 years on (around average time between gens) but we don't even have Heart Gold and Soul Silver over here yet. D/P came 3 years after Fire Red and Leaf Green, giving the player ample time to complete the game and explore all the extras. I'm scared this won't happen with Heart Gold and Soul Silver if this fifth gen is released so soon. Heart Gold and Soul Silver are probably my most anticipated pokemon games yet, for obvious nostalgia reasons, but if it fails to keep selling after the release of a new gen (which nintendo will milk) then I'll be a little sad.
Also I hope that this fox shit isn't real, I wanted my Magikarp evolution.