Yeah, as lame as it sounds, I like planning my team out.
It sounds dumb but when I play through the main game, I put in a good effort to use some hipster pokemonz, as in I hate using something if it's totally overused or if it seems like every trainer in the game has one.
Some of my favorites/strongest pokes in game have been pretty unconventional like Lumineon or Heatmor.
I once even managed to stick with a Sunflora for my entire playthrough of SS, which is a feat within itself.
But yeah I'll be keeping up with the pokemon releases as we get them.
As someone who primarily chooses their Pokemon based on aesthetics, there's no way in hell i'm gonna train up a 'Mon not knowing if it's final evolution is godly or a straight up turd.
I'm more opposite as I always look at a complete pokedex, research for about two weeks on bulbapedia and base stats and typing AND THEN play the game. I also have this goal of not catching more than 10 evolution lines.
Gamefreak better add a feature that can topple this fairy type.