I'm sorry but there are so many spoiled Pokemon fans all over the place in this board. I mean, there's already 700+ Pokemon to choose from and let's be honest, people are only going to stick with about 10 and ignore the others anyway.
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I can understand people being disappointed, (Some people are taking it too far though.)
On the plus side, this gen probably has the highest ratio of pokemon I like compared to the ones I don't like. (And has a whole bunch new features I'm looking forward too.)
its not the old Pokemon that are the star attractions for a new game. new Pokemon are supposed to be plenty with lots of variety. if the 70 is confirmed, it'll be disappointing. i'm still buying it because its a brand new Pokemon main game but will feel a little torn up about it now. theres new attacks, abilities and battle animation to look forward too so that'll probably woo me over.