If it is, then it's a shame, since being the regional Normal type mammal means that it's going to suck, and I would like to use one on my team.
Or they could brake the "tradition" of regional rodents sucking and make this one as good as Staraptor. I mean look what they did with "Grass starters being reptiles" and "regional birds always being Normal/Flying in all stages". With the changes they're doing, this regional normal mammal might be worth using.
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the thing is: the term "regional rodent" is used because rattata was the first one and people are too lazy to say "regional 2 stage normal type small mammal"
Pretty much this. If it makes people who argue that it must be a rodent feel better about the possibility, lagomorphs and rodents are the only two members of the same grandorder-ranked clade (Glires). That makes Bunnelby closer to rodents than either Furret, Zigzagoon, or Patrat, all of which are in the order Carnivora, and thus have to go all the way back up to the class Mammalia to find a common classification. Besides, a "rule" honoured more in the breach isn't really much of a rule. I agree that it's a likely possibility myself, though it won't be certain until the game actually comes out.
All above is completely true and accurate, unless it isn't.
Is it really so hard to say "Rattata equivalent"? That's the term I use. I think Bunnelby has a chance of being Generation VI's Rattata equivalent, but after thinking the same about Minccino before Patrat was revealed, I'm not entirely certain just yet.