Originally Posted by Fat ChaoticaMortis
Torterra was 4x weak to Ice and Swampert was 4x weak to Grass. Granted, that was Swampert's only weakness, but Torterra still got shafted pretty hard. The Sinnoh starters are weird because in their fully evolved forms they were all super effective against each other (Empoleon needed Ice Beam, of course, but most people are going to have that on him anyway). Gen II and V were the only ones without a starter that had a double weakness; it actually looks more likely that there will be one in gen VI. It's nice to be hopeful that every one of our new starters will be great, but there's still a chance we'll end up with another Meganium or something. (I fucking love Meganium, it's one of my favorites, but come on guys it's one of the shittiest fully evolved Pokemon there are.)
Yeah, I know this has been said a million times, but I seriously hope Fennekin doesn't turn into another Fire / Fighting. I'm really worried about this. We need some innovative starter types, like Grass / Flying or Fire / Psychic. That would be so cool.
Chespin being Grass / Dark would actually be pretty nice. Like a Shiftry that didn't suck.
But if chespin is indeed a hedgehog, it'll probably end up being slow-ish with heavy defensive stats. So if it's a grass/dark it'll probably be like a slow, bulkier shiftry with a really bad defensive typing. Bulky pokemon with bad typings rarely do well.
At least shiftry has enough speed and special attack to do a decent sweeping job in lower tiers so it doesn't have to worry about being hit much by super effective attacks.