Discussion Confirmed Fake Rumor Catalog - US/UM Edition! [Updated 10/17]

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  1. Kitana Coldfire Tanatastic
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    Welcome to The Confirmed Fake Rumor Catalog -- Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Edition!

    (Tana gets to run another one of these in under a year? Nintendo is actively trying to murder me at this point.)

    History Lesson GO!
    During the last few weeks before X and Y were released, people began getting extremely confused as to which rumors had been confirmed, were still unconfirmed, or debunked entirely. To help alleviate that confusion, I created the original Confirmed Fake/Unconfirmed Rumor Catalog (Rest in peace, old thread...), to help people keep track of what was what. It was a lot of fun to do, so when OR/AS were announced, I made a second iteration: the Confirmed Fake Rumor Catalog -- OR/AS Edition. Then, last year came the Confirmed Fake Rumor Catalog: Sun/Moon Edition, thus cementing my position as "that crazy chick who compiles this stuff for half a year".

    Okay... But what's the purpose of all this?
    The point of this thread is to help people keep track of what is fake, in the hopes that we can avoid the same picture/screenshot/rumor being posted over and over again, when the item in question was debunked long ago (like the great deviantArt final Froakie evo debacle of XY).

    Specifically, I'm collecting as much plausible fake Art, Scans, and Screenshots as I can find, and condensing them all into one easy-to-check reference thread (the key word there being 'plausible'.) This thread can serve as both a catalog of what's confirmed fake, as well as a catch-all for fishy information/rumors. If it's debunked, it'll go in the catalog; if it's real, we can all discuss it in an appropriate thread.

    Well that all makes sense. How can I contribute?
    Excellent question, my hypothetical friend! Below I have broken down what should and should not be posted in this thread in detail. Keep in mind some of this might change as we go along, but in general I'm going to try and stick to the format of this thread's predecessors. For now, however, this is what you should keep in mind before posting:

    [IMPORTANT!] What Should and Should NOT Be Posted in This Thread [IMPORTANT!]

    You SHOULD Post:
    - Fake CoroCoro Scans: Every generation, it seems the fake CoroCoro scans get more and more authentic-looking, to the point that it can get hard for people to keep track of which ones are fake sometimes. These tend to come out more frequently when CoroCoro is due to leak, and can be debunked easily once the issue comes out officially on the 15th of the month.
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    - Fake 'Official' Art: Fake official art tends to be the bread and butter of new generations, and I doubt Sun/Moon will be an exception. In general, this refers to things like fake Pokemon (Sugimori art in particular) and fake megas, as well as posters, NPC art, and the like. [I'm expecting more fakemon than megas this time, but if the fakemon levels get too out of hand they may get their own sub-category in the catalog.]
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    - Fake Screenshots: Exactly what it sounds like. This includes in-battle screenshots, overworld screenshots, title screen screenshots, you get the idea. Until review copies go out (which likely won't be until late October/November-ish, depending on what 'Holiday 2016' means specifically), assume any non-official screenshot you find is totally bogus.
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    - *Deceptive* Fakemon: Fakemon, fake evolutions, fake official art, fakemegas, and now fake regional formes are mainstays of Pokemon, regardless of whether or not new games are coming out. However, people will often try to pass these off as legitimate new pokemon/mega evolutions/regional variants (sometimes without the original artist's knowledge). Sometimes, they can be extremely convincing, while other times they are laughably obvious. The general rule of thumb is, if you see someone asking 'is this legit?' on more than one occasion-- or in more than one place-- it's safe to post here.
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    - **NEW FOR US/UM** Fake Regional Variants: With Alola introducing the concept of Alolan formes into the mix, we now have a new fake category to look out for. Whether or not regional variants stay confined to this generation of games is still unknown, but it's safe to assume fake Alolan formes will be par for the course leading up to US/UM's release.
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    You SHOULD NOT Post:
    - Really REALLY Fake Stuff: I'll let a few super-blatant fakes in the catalog now and then (Ludiwampert, anyone?), but if it isn't convincing in the very least (or was obviously made as a joke to begin with), please refrain from posting it.
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    - *Innocent* Fakemon/megas: Unless the fakemon/fakemega is being passed off as real, or being commonly confused as legitimate in reference to the new games, please do not post it. However, if you recognize that a scan contains a fakemon/mega, feel free to post the fake in question with the scan as a reference.
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    *The Chandelure Mega was one I recognized from dA; it was used in this fake scan without the artist's knowledge.
    - Confirmed Information: That gets its own thread, obviously. Same for unconfirmed rumors.
    - Legitimate CoroCoro Scans: Legitimate CoroCoro leaks will have their own threads for discussion and speculation. Putting them in here would be redundant and potentially confusing.
    - Personal Speculation: This thread is NOT to be used to post personal speculation or 'What I want to see in the new games'. There will be plenty of threads for that.

    That was a lot, but I think I got it. Still, is there anything else?
    Yes, there are a few more things you should know before posting.

    First, please check to see if an item is already categorized, or if someone else has posted it recently if it isn't. Once I add an item to its appropriate section, I'll 'like' the post of the person who posted it. It just makes everything easier, and you'll know at a glance whether or not I saw your post.

    Second, please, PLEASE do NOT post images hosted by 4chan here! 4chan links are not known for their permanence, and the last thing we need is a reference catalog full of broken references. Either offer it as an attachment, or link it through another image-hosting website. If the image is large, please put it in spoiler tags.

    Info will hopefully be categorized frequently, but keep in mind that I'm currently holding a job in retail, and as such I cannot monitor this thread 24/7. It may take me a while to sort out rumors as we get closer to release date, so I ask in advance for your patience. [**NEW FOR US/UM**: Mods, PLEASE feel free to add items to the thread in my absence. Tana has a lot on her plate and any help is greatly appreciated.]

    I also make mistakes, so if you see a spot where I screwed up, let me know so I can fix it! Just like with adding new information, I'll 'like' the post of the person who brought the issue to my attention once it is fixed, to reduce clutter. Otherwise, I tend to post when the catalog is updated (especially if I haven't gotten to it in a few days), though I do my best not to bump the thread needlessly. I also search for fake information about once a week to get the most blatant stuff, but I don't constantly patrol the corners of the internet looking for fakes. So any help is really appreciated, especially as we get closer to release.

    That's it! Thanks for your help in advance, and I hope this catalog will help you in the near future!

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    Confirmed Fake Art:
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    Confirmed Fake Screenshots:
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    Confirmed Fake Info:
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    *More sections may be added as information comes out*
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017 at 11:03 AM


  2. Kitana Coldfire Tanatastic
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    Alright, that took longer than a couple days, [blame INVENTORY ><] but the thread should be properly organized for the months to come.
     
  3. Zielo Caught 'em all.
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    Do we know anything about this? Found it circulating.

    EDIT: Nvm. A little research indicates that this is fake. But, a thing to add to the list, at least.
     

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  4. Kitana Coldfire Tanatastic
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    Changelog 8/7:

    - Added fake Dawn Lycanroc scan
    - Added fake Lily & Eeveelution scan
     
  5. steffenka Aspiring Trainer
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    I love rumour season! Here's what I've spotted so far:

    From two different 4chan threads:
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    As far as I'm aware, only Gladion has outright been confirmed fake, though I assume the others are fake as well.
     
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  6. Kitana Coldfire Tanatastic
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    Thanks Steffy, I added the Gladion pic, but I'll hold off on the others juuuust in case the 15th holds surprises. Though I think they're all fake as well.

    Changelog 8/8:

    - Added fake character sheet for Gladion
    * Status Pending for additional 4 leaks
     
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  7. steffenka Aspiring Trainer
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    Alolan Swinub and co. are fake!

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    There's also this in relation to the Genesect. It's supposed to be leaked official art:
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  8. Kitana Coldfire Tanatastic
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    Changelog 8/9:

    - Added fake Alolan Swinub line to fake scans
    - Added fake Alolan Swinub line to fake art

    Also, heckle yeah Dream Park better be real owo
     
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  9. steffenka Aspiring Trainer
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    Now that Lycanroc's done, it's Mimikyu's turn!

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  10. Kitana Coldfire Tanatastic
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    Changelog 8/11:

    -Added both Mimikyu scans to the fake scan section
     
  11. steffenka Aspiring Trainer
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    The new Elite 4 apparently consists of characters from Pokémon Ga-Olé!

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    And another Mimikyu:

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    And some concept art for one of the Mimikyus:

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    I guess this is some kind of Alolan Nidoking:

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  12. Kitana Coldfire Tanatastic
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    Changelog 8/14:

    - Added 3rd Mimikyu and Drampa to fake scan section
    - Added E4, Mimikyu concept art, and Nidoking to fake art section
    - Added Lycanroc screenshots to fake screenshot section
    - Replaced a legacy example in the Fake Art Example section with the Alolan Piloswine line art

    *Did not add Genesect and Dream Park art to catalog because I want to believe
     
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  13. Celever Wheeeee~
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    Gave you a lovely sticky -- thanks for doing this for us again, @Kitana Coldfire! Your work is always appreciated :3
     
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  14. steffenka Aspiring Trainer
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    Here's another fake scan! The trainers are confirmed edits made on 4chan!

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  15. Kitana Coldfire Tanatastic
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    Changelog 8/25

    -Added fake CoroCoro scan of trainers and Aether girl (?) to fake scans

    Looking for a new job sucks please shoot me now ;^;
     
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  16. steffenka Aspiring Trainer
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    This thing was recently posted to 4chan, however has yet to be proven fake as of now. I can't find the design on neither Google nor DeviantArt, however I did find a lot of Litten evolution designs that I would've preferred over Incineroar :p

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  17. steffenka Aspiring Trainer
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    This one, I for sure wouldn't mind if it was real! :D

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  18. Kitana Coldfire Tanatastic
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    Changelog 9/13:

    - Added strange Litten evo to fake art
    - Added Silvally scan to fake scans

    Still hate job hunting.... yep.
     
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  19. steffenka Aspiring Trainer
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    This has been circulating 4chan, and I can confirm that it is 100% fake, since I know who made the Amoonguss :D

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  20. Kitana Coldfire Tanatastic
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    Changelog 10/2:

    - Added Alolan Amoonguss to fake screenshot section
     

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