It could be a traffic cone, but a single traffic cone seems a tad awkward . Who knows though, I'm just bringing things up . As for the freak, it's impossible to tell (at least for now)The one of the left looks like a traffic cone. The other looks like one of those weird-*** freaks who dress as Pokemon.
I'm curious as to why GameFreak made the choice to make the heroes older than the target age group....I'm not complaining, I do like it, but I wonder why they decided to age the heroes. Maybe because a ten year old kid wouldn't normally be roaming through caves and fighting crime...no offense to any ten year old kids who DO do that but you see my point?
I'm thinking it might be because they're trying to tackle the whole "pokemon is for babies" argument. I doubt we'll get anything like people getting killed or anything but it seems to me like they're trying to get older people and fans of the original games back on side. (The starters imo don't look as cutesy as previous starters)
Think about it, if they can make the game seem more friendly to older people while still retaining some charm for younger kids it's a win win situation. (Kinda like how the Simpsons can be watched by people of all ages)
If this is what they're trying.....they have a hell of a battle ahead of them. It's going to take alot to make pokemon seem cool to the "cool" older people.