Remember this picture: http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/045/9/e/sylveon_love_type_theory_by_arshes91-d5ux6qi.png Yeah, yeah, it's stupid, and love type is stupid. I already think it's likely that Sylveon is female only, and there will be a male counterpart. It's pointed out that there are similarities to Yancey in Sylveon. What if there's a male counterpart similar to Curtis? http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Curtis It could be black with purple or green highlights, and have ruffles on its chest Honestly though, I've thought for a while that there will be a male counterpart to Sylveon, one that would probably have tux-like markings or something similar (see shinx), and I just realized this connection.
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Nate is the male protagonist of Pokémon Black/White 2. Yancy (which is not spelled with the letter "E") is a character involved with a sidequest who seems to develop a crush on Nate if the sidequest is completed.
If the female protagonist (Rosa) is selected, you get Curtis for the sidequest instead, but it's pretty much the same sidequest.
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