I don't think there would be readily available renders of shinies or sugimori art of shinies, where were the 2 ways I expected the pokemon to be presented with.
As long as I can keep shiny hunting in this next gen; that is all I care about. --- Mikoto Misaka month! http://i.imgur.com/WyzF4wa.gif http://i.imgur.com/ul16cW5.gif http://i.imgur.com/HdzwuyQ.jpg http://i.imgur.com/TIwyAPi.gif
Yeah, they're probably not going to use sprites for much of anything in XY, with the exception of things like the HUD and other displays that commonly use sprites. No sprites for the Pokemon, though; it's a billion times easier to just re-use the 3D models, since they scale nicely.
Anyway, Serebii does indeed has a plans. He's already able to get pictures of the models from Rumble Blast. Example: http://www.serebii.net/rumble2/pokemon5.shtml --- THAT'S MISS HOME ROWED TO YOU eyes glazed like a mirror to heaven