I want to say that the starters having pseudo split evolutions is pretty much confirmed, seeing as how corocoro from months ago stated the starters and rockruff share a secret. is this the general consensus? i'm all for it. technically the same pokemon, technically not. i hope the sun version is my favorite of each kind, because i've yet to decide who i will start with but ive decided im getting sun only, to start lol
I really wish Joe rewrote that article when he knew the real translation. Then nobody would have this massive confusion. Corocoro never said Rockruff and the starter SHARED a secret. Only that they both have secrets. So don't get your hopes too high up for split forms.
I like Rowlet. I like owls too but they annoy me because I can hear them but I can't see them. Maybe that's why they made it's final evolution look stealthy! I wanted to choose Litten because I have a soft spot for tigers. If it's a tiger I don't care, I like it! Popplio is a unique starter pokemon. I think sea lions are called pinnepeds (Like quadreped and biped)? It's a different take on a starter. They all are really. Well Litten isn't as much.
On a side note, I don't think we will get a Fire starter that doesn't end up looking like a Fire-Fighting type until they decide to make a Fire-type snake starter (chinese zodiac). Rabbit, Ox, Sheep (correct me if i'm wrong here please ). They all have a possibility of being humanoid. Ox the least IMO. I'd love to see the ox though!
I'm sorry but you NEED to excuse a humanoid bull starter in the future. I always wanted a minotaur pokemon please don't get mad at that.