Yeah, the Torchic event honestly is a little annoying. It's good to have variety, but I'm going to be very tempted to use the Torchic despite my "only use new Pokemon in a new generation" rule. And I can't really save it for a later playthrough, because A) it's an event, and B) I generally don't restart the game anyway.
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This issue happened for me with Black and White. I chose Victini. This time... I'm likely going to stick with Fennekin. Guy's just too adorbs. Plus high likelihood of fire/psychic typing later and those are my two favorite types... IN ONE! --- The Tales of series needs more love in America. Won't change sig until Namco gets wise. Started: 9/8/06
Seeing as Fennekin's line is more than likely Fire/Psychic, Fairy types are going to be widespread to conquer dragons, and Fire and Psychic are more than likely both resistant to Fairy, Fennekin is probably going to see a lot of use as a Fairy counter for Dragons.