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Pokémon X & Pokémon Y The Kalos region awaits! Explore a new world, capture new Pokémon, and fight off Team Flare in the newest installment of the core Pokémon series.

View Poll Results: Pick a starter.
Chespin 322 30.96%
Fennekin 536 51.54%
Froakie 295 28.37%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 1040. You may not vote on this poll

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Old February 19th, 2013 (11:37 AM).
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i will choose fenniken and flamethrower everything because i don't care about type disadvantages
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I've always picked the starter depending on their final typing, and so far i've always been a huge fan of the Fire starters...but, after 3 Generations of Fire/Fighting, i think its time to pick something new.
Chespin looks really sweet and cool at the same time, i might pick him, although grass types have never been my thing, especially because of their many type disadvantages. I hope his second type will make him more resistant, like rock maybe?
Froakie...not much to say, people say he is ugly, i think he looks better than oshawott - Dont ask me why, i just really cant stand oshawotts design.
He might become Water/Ice, or who knows, maybe Fighting?
Fennekin looks cool, just please dont let him become a fighting type. I know he really doesnt look like one (for now), but hey, did you guys expect torchic to become fighting if you didnt see his evolutions? I guess i will keep my fingers crossed
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Old March 4th, 2013 (06:50 PM).
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You know I was wondering earlier... was Froakie picked as a starter because of frog legs? And if so, does this suggest that Froakie is rare to find and thus a starter BECAUSE of that?
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Old March 4th, 2013 (07:00 PM).
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hmm it might have something to do...
in the trailer you can see a building that looks like the eiffel tower, and french people cook and like to eat frog legs...
so there may really be a connection
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hmm it might have something to do...
in the trailer you can see a building that looks like the eiffel tower, and french people cook and like to eat frog legs...
so there may really be a connection
Délicieux! Merveilleux! Bien fait!

Oh, wait. That was the foodie in me.

French also love fois gras. They come from ducks. I suspect there will be something going on with ducks somewhere, too.

Speaking of fois gras, they are apparently now priced the same as pine nuts. This random news bit brought to you by Google.

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Old March 4th, 2013 (07:39 PM).
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I think people are underestimating Froakie's potential in looks. I can't see the other two getting anywhere in lookswise, because:

Fennekin will just become a bigger version of itself.
Chespin = dafuq
Froakie =



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French also love fois gras. They come from ducks. I suspect there will be something going on with ducks somewhere, too. Speaking of fois gras, they are apparently now priced the same as pine nuts. This random news bit brought to you by Google.

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Haha ducks are cool, so id love to see a new duck pokemon
and thanks for the random fact of the day

i have to agree with Relith though, i think Fennekin ist just going to become a bigger version of itself, as of chespin and froaki, im really excited what their evolutions could look like...especially chespin, no clue what he will become.
Im also hoping for Froakie to become Water/Fighting, always liked Poliwrath, so yeah
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If Froakie becomes Water/Fighting, then Poliwrath will be outclassed, and we don't that to happen after what happened with other Pokemon who outclass those of the same type/duo type. Based on the puffy clouds, he might as well be part Flying or part Electric.
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Old March 5th, 2013 (07:15 AM).
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Yeah you are right about what would happen to Poliwrath.
Water/Electric would be awesome, but i really dont see Froakie becoming an electric type.
But having a flying Frog would be ridiculously cool

Who knows, maybe he will be water/ice, woould fit his color pattern
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Frankly I'm choosing Chespin. I was going to choose Fennekin but both it and Froakie are ugly. :p
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I want Frokian....because he look amazing...he has most details just LOOK AT HIM....OMG HE LOOK POWERFUL <3
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You know I was wondering earlier... was Froakie picked as a starter because of frog legs? And if so, does this suggest that Froakie is rare to find and thus a starter BECAUSE of that?
That's always possible, since that is definitely a delicacy over there. If that's the case I'd love to see the origins for Chespin and Fennekin as well!
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Old March 5th, 2013 (06:29 PM).
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Frankly I'm choosing Chespin. I was going to choose Fennekin but both it and Froakie are ugly. :p
My Fennekin is currently baring its fangs at you. I think you made it angry.

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Old March 5th, 2013 (11:14 PM).
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That's always possible, since that is definitely a delicacy over there. If that's the case I'd love to see the origins for Chespin and Fennekin as well!
Chespin is like a cute creature and I just kind of associate them with France because chipmunks seem like a France-thing?? I'm not even sure why lmao.
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Old March 5th, 2013 (11:26 PM).
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Chespin is like a cute creature and I just kind of associate them with France because chipmunks seem like a France-thing?? I'm not even sure why lmao.
I always thought it was more based off of a hedgehog almost, but that doesn't really have any French correlation either =/ I got nothing for Fennekin as well =x
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I always thought it was more based off of a hedgehog almost
Now that you mention it, i can see why you would think of hedgehogs when looking at chespin.
Although he does look like a chipmunk too, but i don't think that he has to be France-related in some way?
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I think chestnuts are a thing in France, hence Chespin being based off chestnuts. That is, if the starter choices are because the region's based in France. As for Fennekin, I have no idea.
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Old March 6th, 2013 (01:57 AM). Edited March 6th, 2013 by Archeops12354.
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Perhaps Froakie design will become kickass in his final evolution. When I first saw Snivy in pokemon B/W, I said out load: "Eh, that's just not my style, I think Oshawott is better." But when I first saw Snivys evolution - Serperior, I instantly changed my mind. So I picked Snivy not for Snivy, but for Serperior, and I hope the same thing happens to Froakie - unappealing at its first level, but awesome evolution.

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I think chestnuts are a thing in France, hence Chespin being based off chestnuts. That is, if the starter choices are because the region's based in France. As for Fennekin, I have no idea.
Fennekin is based upon the Fennec fox that lives in the Sahara desert in North Africa, so I have no idea how Fennekin is related to European cultures.
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Old March 6th, 2013 (02:12 AM). Edited March 6th, 2013 by Zorogami.
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Fennekin is based upon the Fennec fox that lives in the Sahara desert in North Africa, so I have no idea how Fennekin is related to European cultures.
Thats a good question...maybe they just want to implement a desert area in X and Y, and since Europe itself doesnt have any deserts, they will base this area on an african town/village?
Also, just because X/Y cities might be inspired by Europe, that doesnt mean the starters have anything to do with it
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Old March 6th, 2013 (11:18 AM).
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Tbh i wish the starters looked a bit better :/
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Tbh i wish the starters looked a bit better :/
Well, yeah sport; there's always room for improvement for their designs, but, heeeeeeeey, maybe give them a chance, and you'll warm up to them more? :)
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Thats a good question...maybe they just want to implement a desert area in X and Y, and since Europe itself doesnt have any deserts, they will base this area on an african town/village?
Also, just because X/Y cities might be inspired by Europe, that doesnt mean the starters have anything to do with it
Actually that would be a cool concept to have a region where Fennekin would be based in in the real world. As far as being based in Europe, I really don't see what any of them really have to do over there, so who knows how they really relate to that.
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Thats a good question...maybe they just want to implement a desert area in X and Y, and since Europe itself doesnt have any deserts, they will base this area on an african town/village?
Also, just because X/Y cities might be inspired by Europe, that doesnt mean the starters have anything to do with it
Actually, Europe has a lot of deserts, not necessarily big deserts like the Great Victoria Desert (Australia) or the Sahara desert (North Africa) but they have deserts nonetheless.
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Perhaps Froakie design will become kickass in his final evolution. When I first saw Snivy in pokemon B/W, I said out load: "Eh, that's just not my style, I think Oshawott is better." But when I first saw Snivys evolution - Serperior, I instantly changed my mind. So I picked Snivy not for Snivy, but for Serperior, and I hope the same thing happens to Froakie - unappealing at its first level, but awesome evolution.



Fennekin is based upon the Fennec fox that lives in the Sahara desert in North Africa, so I have no idea how Fennekin is related to European cultures.
You should remember France once owned colonies in North Africa, Morocco was a part of it.
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