With Pokemon X and Y less than a few months away, I've already started thinking about who will be in my team. Even though only a handful of Pokemon have been revealed so far and no stats have been announced, I'm like a football fan who is busily picking his first eleven before the transfer window has closed. I'm mostly working with typings and how cool they look to make my decision. Basically, it's my favourite new Pokemon.
My Starter will undoubtedly be Chespin. I don't even have to know his stats or final evolution; all I know is that he's a Grass Starter and I always go for the Grass Starter. I don't think Grass has ever been the best of the Starters, besides possibly a Dream World Serperior, but force of habit means I'm still definitely picking up Chespin.
Next up has to be the Talonflame evolution line. Fire Pokemon have always been a bit hard to come by in standard playthroughs; they're not exactly as common as Bug types. I recall having to hunt down a Ponyta in Pokemon Diamond to take down the Ice Gym because that was the only Fire Pokemon in the whole region bar Chimchar. Talonflame's part Flying type will also help it out with a Ground immunity and the ability to learn Brave Bird, a favourite attack of my Staraptor back in Generation IV; a nice bonus.
I've gotta give a spot to Malamar. Malamar looks awesome but more importantly it has a never-before-seen type combo. Its Dark-Psychic mix makes for a handy immunity to Psychic, a nasty four times weakness to Bug and that's it; all other attacks are normal effectiveness. Bug type attacks are not exactly the most common moves in the competitive scene so there's not much to worry about there. Hopefully Malamar can get a fighting move to go along with a Dark and Psychic for some great type coverage.
The final Pokemon I'm confortable adding to my team for now is one I'm not even sure I can get before I move on to the National Dex: Sylveon. Not too much is known about Sylveon as we don't actually know what the new Fairy type does besides being super effective against Dragon. I guess beating up dragons, being an Eveelution and my general curiosity is good enough to be on my team. I still have my doubts that it'll be in the Kalos Dex - Eevee normally doesn't turn up on regional dexes.
So those are my picks for my X/Y team so far. From the new Pokemon who have been announced so far, who is in contention for your team?