I think they are in "disguise" personally, since they were a fan of dressing up in X/Y. Something about seeing them in this game though shook me up...I think it's because it's the first returning characters we've seen, and it really showcases the changes in the sprite system. They don't look so cute and chibi anymore!What is this Type: Null anyway? It doesn't even look like an actual Pokémon. Jangmo-o is cute, and I hope it turns out to be a good one to use. Alolan Raticate looks weird, as I said before. I don't really like that Moon takes place at night since I planned to get that version... Also, do you think that Lillie is from the Aether Foundation given how she dresses?
I'm surprised to see Dexio and Sena. Are they on vacation? Either way, Zygarde really needed closure. And Poké Finder also reminds me of Pokémon Snap.
It's also crazy because it seems so much is going on in this game that is unrelated to eachother...the quest to the Pokémon league has always been pretty separate from the evil villain plot, so I don't mean that the island trial seems very seperate from the aether foundation, but just that team Skull seems really seperate from the aether foundation, and from the zygarde cores, and the legends...like none of these things seem to link.
Like the Tapu's aren't really linking with the legends or evil plot, the aether foundation has experiments that go beyond saving Pokémon from Team Skull, Guzma has a revenge plot that seems seperate from the quest for money that many grunts of team Skull seem obsessed with, and these ultra beasts just came out of NOWHERE.
I don't feel like everything can/will link up in this game, making for an immersive and engaging plot with plenty of sidequests and what not going on. The characters also all feel really well developed and not as flat as in X/Y. Everything is more dynamic.