I don't know why everyone is buying this. They take it so far looking at sylph for sylveon at wikipedia this doesn't mean s****. I played games like Tales of Phantasia and Sylph was a wind monster. There is no new comfirmed types. Sylveon is obviously a Flying type.
I just find it annoying that people automatically go for Sylph when Sylvan is closer.
This. especially everyone parroting the "Sylveon is a flying type because Sylph is an air spirit hurr" thing. From looking around various forums, that and Sylveon's colours being somewhat reminiscent of the flying type gym leader were apparently the main reasons why people thought that.