Maybe I should have clarified better. When I said what I said about appeal, I also meant that a Pokémon can exude feminine qualities and still be male. There is nothing wrong with that either. However, seeing as in the post I replied to you were talking solely about your preference in terms of design as if that's the reason you were annoyed, you can't be too shocked when someone assumes that of you.
So, to elaborate/reiterate: male Pokémon can appear as feminine and should not be a problem with anyone as we should not be applying gender roles to imaginary animals. Also, males should not be put off by feminine designs.
You can say it's not sexist to make yourself feel better, but that doesn't change the facts.
So you are saying anyone that doesnt happen to like this design for popplio is sexist? Okay, nice to know, got it.