So we had a new Mystery Dungeon game announced called Super Mystery Dungeon, and we are reverting back to region-by-region releases. Japan obviously getting priority, followed by the US while Europe (and likely Australia) are going to be last again. That means a lot of non-Japanese players, especially Europeans and Australians are going to have to avoid the internet if they want to stay away from all the spoilers due to the somewhat big gaps in releases this time around.
So I heard you're now worried the XY series could have to resort to a special post-league saga like what happened with Unova. The fact we're likely getting no new main game releases this year means XY might actually last longer than we're expecting it to if we're somewhat reverting to a generation skipping a year for main series releases.
Apparently a slightly edited version of the opening titles has revealed that Ash will be the one catching Noibat. I'm kinda dismayed at that, because that'll be his third Flying-type caught in Kalos. Seriously, are the writers like so obsessed with giving Flying-types to him or something? Or even the fact they're replacing his just released strong Dragon-type with an extremely weak one?
Eevee was also shown in the new opening wearing some dress-up which means Serena will be catching it. I hope they evolve it into a Sylveon because it would look nice with her.
The arc in Diamond & Pearl where Torterra had to change strategies due to gaining weight from evolution really cost him badly, since he ended up getting overshadowed by Infernape towards the end of the series.
I have a feeling Fletchinder and maybe Pikachu will likely have to do a lot of this Gym, especially as Hawlucha will likely become a fall guy again if he got used, just like what happened to him against Ramos.