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Old September 13th, 2013 (11:43 AM).
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As I mentioned in another thread, I really do think that Froakie will be part Flying.
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Old September 13th, 2013 (12:08 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Dillon_68:
Also, I know I'm not the only one that sees Frogadiers head resembling a pilot's headgear and the bubbles resembling a scarf. Water/Flying frog pilot?
Froakie must evolve into Flying type, since the aviator theme in his middle form...
Fennekin's wand could make it psychic or fairy...


But I still want all 3 to become Fairy Type!!! That way we will have 3 awesome fairies to play with.
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Old September 13th, 2013 (12:34 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Bluerang1:
As I mentioned in another thread, I really do think that Froakie will be part Flying.
I'm probably the oneof the few who doesn't think so, because I heard a lot of people thinking like you.
To me Froakie seems more like a thief or a ninja, so I think he will be water/dark or water/fighting.
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Old September 13th, 2013 (03:23 PM).
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I could have sworn I had posted in this thread already, but for me.. I'm going for Fennekin, hoping that like most past fire starters, its evolved form has an additional type to it, most likely being Fighting, and since I really like its cute appearance.
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Old September 13th, 2013 (03:27 PM).
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After seeing the new evolutions it only strengthens my want for Chespin! That little evolution is a big, fat, adorable little cutie that I cannot wait to use on my team. I know some people are disappointed in him, but I think that he is the best of the 3 and has tons of potential to have a fantastic final evo.
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Old September 13th, 2013 (03:28 PM).
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Frogadier is from frog and brigadier. Brigadier is a senior military rank generally superior to the rank of colonel, and subordinate to major general.
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No love for Froakie until Frogadier came out.. I'm proud to say I loved him since the first trailer back in january
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I wanted to give the new evolutions a few days to sink in before deciding how I felt about them. My thoughts are mostly positive.

Quilladin: Meh. I don't hate it, but I don't really like it either. If the final evolution looks cool, I probably won't mind using it, but I generally don't like grass types anyway. I think the nose bothers me the most. At the very least, I like it more than Combusken, Marshtomp, Pignite, and Servine.

Braixen: I like Braixen. it's completely different from what I was expecting, but in a good way. I like that it's kind of feminine-looking because we don't really get that with the starters. Also, Braixen appears to be based on a kitsune, which has magical powers and (I think) can take human form. I think that's pretty cool and opens the door for an awesome final evolution.

Frogadier: I love Frogadier. I like the name, I think the design is great, and it's definitely a nice follow-up to Froakie. I don't really know what to expect for the final evolution, but I hope it doesn't disappoint. As for the typing, if the final evolution isn't pure Water, then I think I'd be cool with Water/Fighting. I just don't want Water/Flying, though I think that's the most likely secondary type.

So yeah, I'm still planning on choosing Froakie as my first starter, but I'd be happy to choose Fennekin as my second starter. We'll see what happens with Chespin.
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Old September 14th, 2013 (07:43 AM).
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I'm still going for Chespin! The evoltuion looks a bit odd but it's growing on me and I really want Charizard from Sycamore. On my second playthrough I'll go Fennekin then!
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When I first saw the starters, I thought they were all great. Chespin is well designed, and I REALLY like the name. Fennekin is good too. I like the name. While the design is also alright, I only really dislike Fennekin due to him reminding me too much of Nintales....hopefully his final evolution changes that. Froakie's name is practically perfect for him. His design also pleases me. Now, for their evolutions..I don't like them much. I like all their names, its truly their designs that do it for me. Braxien is just awful to me. I mean, they really didn't seem to try with this one. Its like they just made Fennekin stand up and added a random stick coming out of his tail. Quilladin is probably the one I like the most. I don't hate this one at all. I don't truly have any issues with it. Frogadier is like the middle. I have mixed feelings about him. I feel the dark blue on his head is kinda strange looking. The fact his ears are pointed also seems odd to me. I'm also not sure if I'm a fan of the blue hands and feet. But other than that, he looks good to me.

Considering where things are going, I'll take a guess at what I think the final evolutions will be like. Chespin, I'm thinking his final evo will be something like a cross between him, Emboar, and Golem. I kinda like the sound of that. As far as typing goes, I truly can't tell where this one is going. Maybe pure grass. Froakie's final evo is probably going to be his 2nd evo, but with moar dark blue, longer neck thing, and even stranger ears. So basically, a giant cloud frog creature. I honestly wanna see how this one plays out. He might be Water-Flying. Fennekin's evolution could go a couple ways in my view. The fact his 2nd evo is standing on 2 legs could mean that we could get a fighting fire fox, which could be great as far as design goes, but I dread the thought of there being ANOTHER fire-fighting type final evolution. Now, I feel the stick will play a huge role in Fennekin's final evo. Unless he hits people with them, I think it will be used in a Psychic or Fairy type way. Maybe the stick will be some sort of wand or maybe it will be like Alakazam's spoon. I hope they do something like this, or just NOT give us a Fire Fighting type.
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Old September 15th, 2013 (07:49 AM).
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Froakie since day one and even more so since Frogadier was revealed.
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Old September 15th, 2013 (08:00 AM).
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I cant wait to see the final evo's. Didn't they say they were based upon a tanker, witch, and ninja?
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Quote originally posted by billyjoseph:
I cant wait to see the final evo's. Didn't they say they were based upon a tanker, witch, and ninja?
Its just rumer, still wasn't confirmed yet.
But it does seems to be inspiration.
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I think I'm starting to change my mind about my starter choice. I like Fennekin, and I like Braixen, but I just can't get past the stick. :/ And I was really hoping for a Kyuubi-inspired final evolution, and I don't think that's going to happen.

That being said, I may change my mind alltogether and go #TeamFroakie. I really love Frogadier's design, I think it's the best designed of the stage one starter evolutions, and it frees up a spot in my team to use Pyroar as my Fire type, because that is set in stone. And I vastly prefer Pyroar to Braixen.

Also, I don't really get the Quilladin hate. Yes, he's a bit chubby, but I think that's one of the coolest english names for any pokemon. And we all know its Stage 2 evolution is going to become an awesome knight-themed Pokemon.
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Well chespin just ruined itself, the evolution quite frankly looks awful, whereas froakie got even more awesome
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I was sure about picking Froakie, but now I'm not sure. If Quilladin actually evolves into some kind of Paladin or Knight I might have to pick him. In every medieval themed RPG I have played I always pick the knight class first because they usually have my favorite play style. Also I just like the way knight armors look.
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I was sure about picking Froakie, but now I'm not sure. If Quilladin actually evolves into some kind of Paladin or Knight I might have to pick him. In every medieval themed RPG I have played I always pick the knight class first because they usually have my favorite play style. Also I just like the way knight armors look.
So Quilladin is the Palladin/warrior, and Braixen is a Witch/mage...and if one Frogadier as a ninja/assassin they sort of make up an RPG triad...
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So Quilladin is the Palladin/warrior, and Braixen is a Witch/mage...and if one Frogadier as a ninja/assassin they sort of make up an RPG triad...
That is what would make the most sense I believe.

Quilladin would specialize in Defense since he would be a Knight, Braixen in Special Attack since she its a Mage and Frogadier in Speed/Attack since he is Ninja. The evolution types I hope is Grass/Rock or Grass/Steel, Fire/Psychic and Water/Fighting.

The ideal evolution for Quilladin would be Grass/Steel since Steel is just a better defensive type that Rock, but then it would be 4x weak to Braixen's evolution which would be odd. It could also be that the rumor is true that Quilladin's evolution is Grass/Dark making it able to hit Braixen's evolution with 2x damage and still being able to get hit itself for 2x damage from Frogadier's evolution, althought Knights are suppose to represent benevolence not the opposite.
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Quote originally posted by BeefTaco:
That is what would make the most sense I believe.

Quilladin would specialize in Defense since he would be a Knight, Braixen in Special Attack since she its a Mage and Frogadier in Speed/Attack since he is Ninja. The evolution types I hope is Grass/Rock or Grass/Steel, Fire/Psychic and Water/Fighting.

The ideal evolution for Quilladin would be Grass/Steel since Steel is just a better defensive type that Rock, but then it would be 4x weak to Braixen's evolution which would be odd. It could also be that the rumor is true that Quilladin's evolution is Grass/Dark making it able to hit Braixen's evolution with 2x damage and still being able to get hit itself for 2x damage from Frogadier's evolution, althought Knights are suppose to represent benevolence not the opposite.
Mabye a dark knight.
But I got to say its hard to believe he will become grass/dark, he is such a cute and jolly pokemon.
And except Inaky I can't think of a cute pokemon who became dark type.
As you said grass/steel is a great combination(only one weakness), with grass/dark he would have seven!(poison, flying, bug, fighting, fairy, ice, fire). In a case of grass/dak I hope the dream world abilities will stay and he will get thick fat or something else which will remove some of his weaknesses.
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Mabye a dark knight.
But I got to say its hard to believe he will become grass/dark, he is such a cute and jolly pokemon.
And except Inaky I can't think of a cute pokemon who became dark type.
As you said grass/steel is a great combination(only one weakness), with grass/dark he would have seven!(poison, flying, bug, fighting, fairy, ice, fire). In a case of grass/dak I hope the dream world abilities will stay and he will get thick fat or something else which will remove some of his weaknesses.
Maybe it's Mega Will have thick fat.

But yeah I agree Grass/Steel is a much better combo. Even with the changes to the type chart it still has only one weakness. Imagine a thickfat Grass/Steel...one will be glad that Chespin became fat lol (if it's evolution and Mega are fat still that is).
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Quote originally posted by Magmaruby and Aquasapphire:
Maybe it's Mega Will have thick fat.

But yeah I agree Grass/Steel is a much better combo. Even with the changes to the type chart it still has only one weakness. Imagine a thickfat Grass/Steel...one will be glad that Chespin became fat lol (if it's evolution and Mega are fat still that is).
It would hardly even need Thick Fat much, especially if it's used in rainy weather. I know Ferrothorn is quite notorious for being quite frustrating in the rain, and I don't imagine Chespin's final evo to become too different. What I'm hoping for this time around (I'm pretty sure I've said this before, lmao) is just a more offensive grass type. I feel that Serperior was kind of an awkward attempt at trying to mix both offenses and defenses, therefore kind of making it into kinda a mediocre grass type overall (though I heard that it's pretty good in NU, so yeah), so hopefully Chespin would have more offense and defense, something like Torterra except perhaps a slight bit faster.
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I'm thinking it'll be defensive...but I'm not quite sure what to make of it's attack...a Paladin however is usually strong too...so maybe it'll have high or at least decent attack. Speed...I think it'll be slow...
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I am definitely going with Chespin the first time through. I fell in love with the little guy when he was first revealed and even though his official middle evo caught me a bit by surprise I think it is really growing on me too. Excited to see what the final stage and typing will be!
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when I saw Braixen for the first time, I got to admit that I didn't like it that much and I was thinking of choosing Froakie instead. But Braixen really grew on me and I love it so much now. Can't wait to see the final evos!
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I'm thinking it'll be defensive...but I'm not quite sure what to make of it's attack...a Paladin however is usually strong too...so maybe it'll have high or at least decent attack. Speed...I think it'll be slow...
I've got the bet that Chespin's line will be the slowest of the starters, but have the best defenses with some good physical attacking power thrown in. Fennekin's will probably be in the middle as far as Speed goes, but having glass cannon defenses (like most Fire-types) and being primarily a special attacker. Froakie's definitely going to be the speedster this gen with mixed attacking stats, it's time that we had a fast Water starter.

The middle evos are further showing my theory could be true.
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