Assuming this is all true, I bet we'll be given a gift starter--Sinnoh Starters or Kanto Starters, I imagine--that will have its latent ability. Or, maybe he'll be able to bring out the latent abilities in your current Pokemon? If that ends up being the case I am choosing Snivy
Also! I'd really like it if there was an in-game battle that had you use the Wonder Launcher. Alternatively (even better), if a Battle Frontier facility used the Wonder Launcher. That thing is too cool of a concept for it to be so ignored.
I think everyone'll choose Snivy if Arukoma can change their normal abilities into hidden abilities. It's a given. Plus, Scolipede will probably move to the OU tier with Quick Feet and Flame Orb, Sawsbuck has a better chance at getting a spot on UU with Serene Grace (With both Shadow Ball and Energy Ball), and Whimsicott will become a better team member for a Sun Team. Not a definite, but a possibility.
Maybe a Wonder Launcher option instead of a whole facility consisting of that category of battle would be a more possible occurence. I'd still like to see this happening.
You know, at first Arukoma's hair reminded me of Thorton, and I was thinking that since Caitlin is in BW1, maybe Thorton could have come here all grown up. At the Battle Factory (that name brings back so much good memories), Thorton would usually compare the strength of your Pokémon to his. Maybe he let his bangs grow a bit more and it looks like that now.
Did anyone else notice that?