This is however, unlike the four Fire-type starters which do have reason t' be connected 'n categorized as such. They're the four starter Fire-types, it ain't hard t' connect the dots. All four species have been based on animals from the Chinese/Japanese zodiacs so far; now with the (suspected) exception in Fennekin. It makes plenty of sense, albeit not enough t' be proven. Still a plausible t' be coincidence, but much moreso possible than not I'd say.