Wouldn't care... I haven't liked any of the fire types since gen. 2 anyways. Charmander? Hell yeah. Cyndaquil? Even better! Torchic? Meh, I liked Treeco better. Chimchar? Piplup was a badass. Tepig? It's okay but I prefer my Oshawot.
This time I'm sure I'll be passing up Fennekin for Chespin, maybe Froakie depending on the evolutions.
1. It better be more special attack oriented than it's 3 physical oriented cousins. 2. Learns Aura Sphere and no later than level 50(Focus Miss better not be it's most reliable special based Fighting move besides HP Fighting). 3. 100+ SpA, no lower.
If all these criteria are not met on the off chance Fennekin's evolutions are Fire/Fight, then it's Froakie all the way(even though I'm using Froakie on my first run regardless). --- Asketh Ky to Sol, "Heaven or Hell?" and Sol, being of Gear did say "Let's Rock." Roman Cancels 1:14