In the anime, sure they can evolve. They obviously didn't have something for them before, but they aren't completely limited once they make new ones. That said, they probably won't show a lot of the older pokemon since the anime's goal is to market the new pokemon for the newer games.
Take May's Glaceon for instance. In the normal hoenn arc, it wouldn't be able to evolve into Glaceon or Leafeon, but after she reappears in a fanservice episode, it shows that she travelled around the area, and her glaceon evolved while in Sinnoh.