i've sorta decided that chespin is a porcupine.... which is where they get the "pin" in his name.
To be completely honest i'm happy they broke the line of reptilian grass starters.... they just never appealed to me and i've always wanted something more from the grass starters.... i never even liked bulbasaur because i just don't know what he is still to this day... some kinda freaky looking toad or something? idk... and chikorita never made sense to me either... i was just never a fan of them. Treecko and Turtwig were okay to me but then Snivy ruined it all... It loses its limbs when it evolves? what.... I think if they made his last evo grass/dragon as i think they planned i would enjoy him more but he's just not to my appeal... So i'm really hoping they do something good with Chespins evos as i see his with the most potential... Fennekin on the other hand i like that it seems like theyre gonna break the fire/fight combo and make it something else but they ruined it by not actually giving it that fire on it like Charmander, Chimchar and Cyndaquil. And tbh it reminds me too much of Vulpix, Eevee, etc as someone stated before.... Froakie i give props because it's just a good design... But i can't see where they're gonna go for its evolutions as most "frog" pokemon start off as a tadpole version.... Poliwag and Tympole for example turn into Seismitoad and Politoed. Also another reason Froakie isn't my favorite, the water toed and frog pokemon have just been horribly overdone.... give it a rest nintendo.
So yeah i like the pokemon they're making, i totally support gen 6 and the badass Yveltal (the legendary Y pokemon) but i'm hoping to see them break more traditions and go off the line with it this time... I'm already pleased we've gone away from colors and gems to a more genetic approach and nature kind of approach as they did in gen 3. I really can't wait and i'm hoping for them to give a lot more pokemon evolutions. Mr.Mime and Jynx *cough* and i'd love to see more eeveelutions just not pokemon who look like eevee lol