Phew, that was some 30-something pages of catching up from last night. Apologies if my post gets in between the current discussion.
Gotta say when I first saw the stat leaks for the starters I was like "No way the cat magician is physical with Protean, I hope this is fake" but after seeing the Paradoxes I wanted them to be real. We'll see what its moveset is since Grass is generally a bit skimpy coverage-wise—and that's what would make or break Protean. However the fact that it'd the fifth out of the last six starters to be physically inclined is a bit much (and in-game both Serperior and ORAS Sceptile have the physical Leaf Blade so there's that too), I would've liked it to be more special.
Even though the name is kinda silly I like the duck, I hope it gets a way to boost its Speed. The dead clown croc is alright I guess, too bad it's gonna be one of a bunch of Fire/Ghosts. Also even tho I now know what dirge means I'm gonna struggle to not call it Skeleridge because it seems to roll better with the tongue.
We kinda expected it but it's cool to have confirmation on the 18 types being represented between the three paths! EDIT: Montenevera makes me think of a location close to where I live, Monte Vera lol.
Also, i wish a past fossil pokemon got a future version, like mecha kabutops or something
Mechabutops = Genesect, don't @ me.