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So if the rumors about the starters are true...

#1Firelion6593Posted 7/23/2013 1:31:06 PM(edited)
... that means they'd make they'd make the classic Fighter/Mage/Thief trio.

Chespin would be the fighter, as his final evolution is supposedly based on a knight. As such, he'd likely have a focus in Attack and Defense with a lower Speed stat.

Fennekin would be the mage, if he is the Fire/Psychic mystic fox we all hope he is. He'd be focused more on Special Attack than anything with low Defense.

Froakie, then, is the thief, if he really is a ninja. He'll have high Speed and lower defenses, probably with more Attack than Special attack.

Of course, this is all guesswork at the moment and I could be entirely wrong. But I think there's some credence to it, especially if Inkay/Malamar are based on mind flayers/ilithids and Oorotto is based on a treant. Along with Honedge and the introduction of the Fairy type, there seems to be an especially strong high fantasy/D&D theme going on, backed up by Kalos' inspiration of France. Most Western fantasy settings are based on medieval Europe, after all.

EDIT: I should note that when I say "rumors" I am referring to the earlier Pokebeach leak(s) and the speculation posted here: http://pokejungle.net/2013/07/17/speculation-14-new-xy-pokemon-revealed/
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#2P0k3m0nWaRR10R8Posted 7/23/2013 1:18:56 PM
I hope they turn out like that. Either way, I'm not finding out until I play the games
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#3AsdfYunsungfdsAPosted 7/23/2013 1:21:22 PM
Sounds pretty good. I'm just glad they're adding the "mystic" types to the starters. Fire/Fighting 3 generations in a row was getting way too boring. Especially when only one of them was relatively good (excluding SB Blaziken).
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#4jayman7Posted 7/23/2013 1:26:53 PM(edited)
Thing is, the rumors that you're referring to aren't true. So you're getting way ahead of yourself.
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#5Firelion6593(Topic Creator)Posted 7/23/2013 1:28:02 PM
jayman7 posted...
Thing is, the rumors that you're referring to aren't true. So you're getting way ahead of yourself.


I don't believe the rumor that posted all the English names and such. I'm referring to the speculation on the 14 Japanese names that came out beforehand.
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#6WiiareVenomPosted 7/23/2013 1:29:09 PM
jayman7 posted...
Thing is, the rumors that you're referring to aren't true. So you're getting way ahead of yourself.


Wait, I thought the guy who got most of the leaks right also used those typings, as well as Froakie being a ninja and Chespin being Armored?
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#7uuurrrgghPosted 7/23/2013 1:29:16 PM
http://cheezburger.com/6978018816

In all seriousness, I would expect the grass type to be the "thief" in the starter trio, considering all the rumors about a grass/dark final evolution.
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#8pancakeboyPosted 7/23/2013 1:30:37 PM
I also want Fennekin to be Fire/Psychic, but I want Chespin to be the Dark type, and Froakie to be the Fighting type, so that the weaker type Pokemon has an advantage over the stronger one with their second type.
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#9Archwing3441Posted 7/23/2013 1:35:08 PM
uuurrrggh posted...
http://cheezburger.com/6978018816

In all seriousness, I would expect the grass type to be the "thief" in the starter trio, considering all the rumors about a grass/dark final evolution.


LOL, that's a pretty funny pic >_<
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#10Second_ChancesPosted 7/23/2013 1:35:15 PM
jayman7 posted...
Thing is, the rumors that you're referring to aren't true. So you're getting way ahead of yourself.


The only rumors I know of with any credentials are the PokeBeach one, which the typings are from, and the PokeExperto one that leaked a couple Japanese names and were posted after some of the names supposedly on it were confirmed in the last Corocoro, which has names that suggest starter evolutions in the way OP ddescribes.