i'm hoping it'll be a standard GTS event. though pokebank event is possible as wellDon't you mean Mystery Gift? Or do you mean Pokémon Global Link giving it like they did for the Discount Coupon?
I wouldn't quite say you'd be running out of ideas if you used the same map as a previous game. I think it was just a nod to the players who would notice saying like "Hey! We remember." Or at least something like that.That's the difference between similar and identical. Identical would be an appeal to nostalgia, whereas similar would mean they couldn't think of a better design. I mistook which it was.