Notice how all the pokemon are gen 1 and gen 6. You have the six starters from gen 1 and 6, and then various pokemon from gen 1, and gen 6.
X / Y really feel like an attempt to pull the Genwunners back in.
^Did you just notice that now?
I mean it's not like the first forest of the game is a direct copy of the first game's forest.. + Youngster Joey +Kanto Starters +2 mega Evolutions for Charizard + the other two(inb4 Mega Ultra Chicken) +Sleeping Snorlax & Pokeflute +Gary Oak reference in Lumiose city +The kanto legendary birds for no reason +Mewtwo & it's 2 mega evolutions +Mega Khan, Pinsir, Aerodactyl, Alakazam, Gengar, Gyarados and Scizor(technically a gen 2 'mon, but the first evo being a kanto pokemon) +Fairy gym being pretty much the Sabrina gym gimmick
Mega Mewtwo in particular is what really made me start thinking that. Not that the other ones are bad or anything.
"Oh no! Three Adamantoises! Good thing I remembered my KNUCKLES." ~ Schesparn OGPC ID #00029
Honestly, I think that the Youngster Joey in HgSs is the reason that NoA has decided to have a Youngster Joey in the gens after that... I think that NoA noticed how popular his top-percentage Rattata comment made him with the fanbase.