The quills on its head are usually soft. When it flexes them, the points become so hard and sharp that they can pierce rock.
– Pokémon Y Pokédex
Chespin is the Grass started for Gen VI. When I first saw it, I was actually a bit confused, because I wasn’t sure if this was the Grass starter. It reminds me of Oshawott, with Tepig’s colours XD
Don’t get me wrong, I think Chespin is pretty cute as a Pokemon, it just doesn’t seem like a Grass type, especially a Grass starter. Its design seems rodent-based, plus the colours, reminds me more of the Normal rodent Pokemon, in the line of Rattata, Sentret, Zigzagoon, Bidoof, and Patrat… it looks like one of those type of Pokemon, disguised as a Grass type by wearing a coat, haha. I wonder if it’ll get more Grass-like as it evolves.