I don't understand why so many people dislike Chespin, but whatever. I absolutely despise Fennekin, firstly because its design is atrocious, and secondly because I never start out with Fire types. Through my own personal experience, Grass types and Water types have huge advantages against most trainers, but more specifically Gym Leaders. Hence why I lean towards Chespin more than the others... well that and it's cute... Anyways, Froakie would more than likely be my second pick, but I haven't quite decided yet. Though I strongly hate Fennekin, I do believe it has a lot of potential -- more potential than Froakie.