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Froakie might be the speedy one, based on that quick ninja move it used. And those long legs don't give off an impression of slowness.
That leaves Fennekin as offensive-based I suppose, considering fire usually seems aggressive and offensive. Probably a Special attacker rather than Physical, since it used Flamethrower and what appeared to be a Psychic attack. Chespin will most likely be Physical-based. Froakie could go either way.
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Froakie's move looks like Fury Swipes too me
There is too little evidence to suggest conclusively what, if any, the starters' second type will be. As it has been pointed out many pokemon can learn Aerial Ace that are not part flying. Same goes for Psychic and Close Combat (that's what Froakie's attack looks like to me)
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the types dont concern me but if fennekin becomes fire/fighting i will keep playing y no matter what.now if chespin is grass/dark eh i might not choose him.froakie well i will get him at a later time.
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As much as I would love for Chespin to become Grass/Steel, I really don't think it will be the case. Your rival would have 4x super effectiveness STAB against you, which I think is unheard of? If Chespin does become Grass/Steel, the only way I'd be comfortable is if Fennekin is slower than him, or at the very least he gets some good priority moves. I think the base stats posted a little back are a bit off base, simply due to the typing. Grass/Steel would have closer to 120 defense I would think, which I would love. It would be awesome if Chespin becomes similar to Scizor, there aren't many pokemon that compete with Scizor in his niche. Personally, I'm hoping that Chespin will either be attack-strong with moderate defense and speed or Attack and defense-strong with many priority moves. I'm leaning more towards the second option, because I feel if he is given enough speed to be competitive, he will lose a lot in terms of attack and defense. It doesn't matter to me if he's secondary Steel, Rock, Ground, etc as long as he remains Bipedal and humanoid. Do not want Excadrill. I think it would be cool if his final evolution made him look like a furry Link xD If he is Steel, I think I hope for the Scizor niche, and if he is Ground I hope he gets some good speed and attack like Sandslash. I don't think Rock will happen due to it's strength against Fennekin, especially if Fennekin turns out to be Fire/Flying. Honestly, if I had to speculate, I think they would give us a new Scizor-esque pokemon, considering a grass hedgehog and a ground hedgehog/shrew have been done before, a steel humanoid hedgehog is pretty original. Unless he looks like Metal Sonic painted camouflage :P
On the NightSlash/Aerial Ace discussion, I'd like to put in my opinion. I'm not saying Chespin will be this or that, but I think it was NightSlash. The animation of Aerial Ace from BW2 had no purple "Dark-esque" animation, as the move Chespin used has. It's entirely possible that they thought Aerial Ace's animation was more suited for NightSlash, considering that before BW2 Aerial Ace has always looked like a "wind-blade" hitting the enemy. Furthermore, if it IS Aerial Ace, why did they add the purple animation? There is absolutely no reason to do that at all. I think realistically there are two options, it's either NightSlash with a new, more fitting animation or it may be that hold items or something affect how moves look in the new games. It's possible that holding some sort of item would cause those purple lines, but to me it is impossible that they would add those to the animation for no reason.
I think all the fan art for these evolutions will be way off, I mean who of us expected that the cute little sea otter would evolve into a samurai sea lion? I do think it would be cool if the secondary typings cancelled each other out later on in the game, but I'll get them all anyway so I don't mind.
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HP - Chespin and Froakie will be slightly better in HP than Fennekin, but still in the middle.
Attack - Fennekin will be the least, Chespin will be in the middle, Froakie will be high.
Defense - Chespin will be pretty high, but not too much. As for Froakie, a little under the middle. Fennekin will be in the middle.
Special Attack - Fennekin will be the highest of all 3. Froakie will be pretty high, but Chespin will be under the middle.
Special Defense - There, Fennekin and Chespin will be the best. As for Froakie, in the middle.
Speed - It will definitely be Froakie the highest on this stat. Fennekin will be in the middle, since Chespin will be slightly under the middle.
My predictions for the stats are...
Chespin's final evolution.
HP - 95
Attack - 93
Defense - 100
Special Attack - 82
Special Defense - 90
Speed - 70
Fennekin's final evolution.
HP - 80
Attack - 70
Defense - 75
Special Attack - 120
Special Defense - 110
Speed - 75
Froakie's final evolution.
HP - 85
Attack - 110
Defense - 70
Special Attack - 90
Special Defense - 75
Speed - 100
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Everybody secretly wants a few more Fire/ Fighting starters, right? https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7027291136/h3897F28A/
Joking. Here is what I am hoping for.
Froakie- Water/Ice. Froakie could be another cookie-cutter bulky water, but I'm hoping he will have something to stand out.
Chespin- Grass/Dark. I'm thinking that Chespin could be a decent Physical Defender/attacker or a sp. attacker with high defense.
Fennekin- Fire/ Psychic. I'm hoping for a fairly straight forward sweeper with high sp. atk, speed and sp def.
Chespin impresses me a bit, so Grass/Dark makes it weak to so many types and Pokemon in OU: Toxicroak, Skarmory, Abomasnow, and definitely SCIZOR and other Bug types.
Water Ice doesn't seem that bad. As long as it was a bulky yet speedy Pokemon.
I want Grass/Steel, Fire/Psychic, and Water/Electric for starter evos. What about you guys?
I'm still going with water/fighting, grass/dark and fire/psychic.
In the video we were show each one using their respective primary type moves (fire, water and grass)
But then we were also shown second attacks, which looked like fighting, dark and psychic, and since I doubt those opposing types were just randomly selected it seems a pretty safe bet that they will be the secondary types
Unless of course I'm totally wrong and they were just showcasing that the starters can learn a variety of moves
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To be honest, like AK Adam I think the typings will be Grass/Dark, Fire/Psychic and Water/Ice. I would definitely love those typings, and Froakie-evo would be a great addition to my Ice Pokémon.
Water/Figthing's cool too, and would make the Dark/Psychic/Fighting trio that's been mentioned 1000 times, and I wouldn't say no to a Grass/Steel starter-evo either - it's an awesome typing and Ferrothorn is too slow for me, so that would be great.
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Though it does have a similar background, those purple claw marks are just screaming Shadow Claw. While I don't think that's what Shadow Claw looks like at the moment, that looks much more like a claw attack rather then a blade attack.
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Regardless of what move Chespin used. (are we sure it was Chespin?) if it has blades it could probably learn multiple slashing moves (heracross learns aerial ace for example) . It could be night slash, but if it's going to be grass/steel I doubt that it will actually have Night slash. I definately think it will learn leech seed though. (like every other grass type)
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