Why not use the region's starter Pokemon instead?

Although if they do decide to stick with just 2 mascots still I hope at least one of them is from the region the games are in. It would be kind of silly not to have one of that region's Pokemon as one of the options (although GameFreak do have a habit of pandering to the gen 1 fanboys so I wouldn't put it past them).

Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702