I think I should say that I've only just completed v9 so I might be wrong by the time I'm all caught up. I'm sitting in the Poke Hospital with the 6 pokemon, (Zorua, Vulpix, Weepinbel, Cubone, Drifloon, and Cleffa), with a "strange plague" when i notice that there's only 6 Rift entries left. Immediately I'm thinking this could be a foreshadow to the Rift Pokemon we will encounter later. Now as the speculator that I am, it might make sense since Zetta is gone, maybe the doctor could have some role in creating Rift Pokemon. But this would make me feel like shit seeing them as cute, vulnerable babies.