I know pokebeach has some confirmed rumors, but I don't think their final evo typings for the starters are right.
They have them being grass/dark, fire/psychic, water/fighting
If you look at the pokedex entries for the second forms on serebii it doesn't really follow:
Quilladin "When Chespin evolves into Quilladin, the hard spikes on its body grow even sturdier. Despite its prickly appearance, Quilladin is considered a gentle Pokémon that avoids battle."
I'm sorry, but if it avoids battle then why would it be dark type? I got the feeling that dark pokemon the more malicious/uncaring archetype. I think it will be grass/steel, a knight. Mainly because quilladin sounds like paladin.
Braixen I have no qualms on this one. Fire/Psychic sounds about right. Maybe a music conducter using the wand as a baton
Frogadier "Frogadier evolves from Froakie, and when it does, its jumping skill improves. During battle, Frogadier confounds its opponents by leaping about the ceiling or into trees."
I don't think this indicates a fighting type. If anything, this evo will be Water/Dark, since it jumps around. I'm thinking it will become a ninja, with its bubble shroud coming over its face in classic ninja style.
These are just my opinions and predictions. Feel free to call me stupid or whatever.
While I am far from a supporter of the Grass/Dark type evo for Quilladin, I do want to point out, Quilladin avoids battle. We don't know if that's the case for its evo. It is possible that either feeling bullied, or being tired of getting mocked cause it to evolve into more of a underhanded battler aka /Dark type. Also I can see an argument made for how curling into a ball and having sharp quills (that possibly poison) is a underhanded tactic. And that's what Dark types are really about underhanded tactics. --- .....said an almost 30 year old married guy driving a van part time for a living 3ds my fc, 0602-6823-9646, my wifes 0146.9112.0071
I think Grass/Steel and Grass/Ground make much more sense than Grass/Fighting and Grass/Dark with Quilladin's name and dex description. Quill + paladin? Yeah. dark. Whatever you say. Dislikes fighting? Fighting type cunfurmd. Hard shell? Rollout? Mud Shot? No way Steel or Ground is possible.
Water/Dark and Water/Fighting both seem possible though (a Fighting type ninja isn't totally stupid considering we have a Bug/Flying ninja). My problem is that a Water/Dark frog would be awful competitively. It wouldn't be able to learn moves like Crunch or anything and can't get STAB on moves like Close Combat (it probably won't even learn Close Combat). Water/Fighting on the other hand would be fantastic (Keldeo says hi). Close Combat and punching moves aren't totally out of the question (Toxicroak learns punching moves. Why can't Froakie?), so a Water/Fighting mixed sweeper/wallbreaker would make sense, AND it would be great in battle. An Infernape that functions well in the rain? DO WANT. --- I'm not easily impressed; I'm usually oblivious to whatever's in front of me. Pokemon White 2 FC: 3139-7420-3142 - THIEF