In the real world, rumors are rarely a good thing. Whenever one begins to circulate, people either tend to get upset, overly hyped, or disappointed. The same applies to video game rumors--when unconfirmed information about a game starts to spread, diehard fans cry foul at the changes, new fans get excited at the ideas, and everyone ends up hurt at one point or another. You’d think we’d learn after a while, but even I fall victim to supposed juicy leaks about my favorite franchises.
In the months leading up to Pokémon X and Y's worldwide release, a number of "leaks" and "tips" began to appear online. Some came from forums, others from anonymous tips, and many were included in the 4chan posts of the mysterious "Mr. XY," who claimed to have insider information. Plenty of people dismissed these supposed factual leaks as lies, but they kept coming, and the Internet kept listening. So how close to the final product was this “insider” information? I’ve rounded up the most notable rumors and theories so you can see for yourself.