Grookey might be shiny cos the leaker probably picked them seeing as Hop picks the starter weak to yours and we've yet to see Scorbunny so they could have soft reset for shiny, but if they did i'd have expected them to post Grookey's base shiny form too
there wasn't other footage of him battling with a Wooloo but in some footage of him picking Scorbunny he had Wooloo by his side that seems to follow him as he walks up to pick scorbunny so i think it's his family's Wooloo, which might mean it's his first/second mon
if i was that leaker and was actually leaking i'd just have said "it gets bad ass flaming Wings and fire out of it's mouth similar to the Mega" feel like "it's a mix of both Mega's" is vague enough to just be a safe bet for them to make up, it's what i was expection tbh
I'll be really surprised if the only news we get on the 30th anniversary from the trailer is Impidimp, feel like they could have just put that out with Ponyta, i'd be happy if it was included in the trailer but there has to be more even if it isn't the starter evos
I'm a couple days late but the reason i believe/hope it's Ghost is because Spy's/Intelligence officers are sometimes referred to as Spooks, which Ghosts are also called and both are capable of vanishing seemingly into thin air ... or Water in Sobble's case
with the fact that they were announced back to back and that they're put side by side on the official exclusives page i think they are exclusive counterparts, if they weren't i feel like whatever IS Sirfetch'd's exclusive counterpart would have been released in Ponyta's stead
i'm personally really happy G.Ponyta isn't fairy type, like it would be a bit too easy with how it looks, and it makes me feel like they put effort into thinking about how/why it changed and what they felt really fit that change, which to them is Psychic, It and G.Weezing are really cool curve...
I could see its dex description being something really creepy like it being a weird Tooth fairy/ghost legend where the teeth in the grin are taken from below kids pillows at night and that's why the grin doesn't disappear