I went to sleep in hopes for waking up tomorrow, but turns out only for an hour and a half, lol. However, it seems Ponyta's cry was heard? A Fire-type Ponyta wouldn't hang out in a forest, anyway.
I just remembered the first Harry Potter movie where Voldemort had to drink a Unicorn blood in order to stay alive at a strange forest as well. What if Ponyta is Fairy/Ghost and lore-wise is hunted? In Poké realm, it obviously would equate either one of Zangoose-Seviper (rivalry) or Heatmor-Durant (hunter-prey) situation.
Try this vid, it's the Ponyta. https://twitter.com/CentroPokemon/status/1180185918277324805/photo/1
Well the unicorn hunt IS a very prominent motive in Medieval tapestries and folklore (though in the Medieval version it was the horn, not the blood, people where after) I wouldn't be surprised if there's some lore to that effect.
Maybe that's how they became Fairy/Ghost types, they retreated into the glowing mushroom forest and became Fairy/Ghost types in order to blend in and escape their hunters better.
Agreed, but it would be the perfect opportunity for Game Freak to add elements from possibly what could famously define UK in-game aside football; Harry Potter.
Also, inevitably that means we need another Pokémon who would either rival or hunt Ponyta. If that is the case, I hope it's a new one and not an Alolan Marowak-Mandibuzz situation.