i actually think that froakie and chespin are the most creative, being with all the designs and markings of them. but i like fennekin too, even though it doesnt seem like they didnt put much thought into its creation. but still, Chespin is my favorite~
I kind of agree with you there, it appears to be aimed simply at lower elementary school aged kids with the super cartoony style now. I feel like chespin is either a ground type or normal type they stuck an odd green hood on and called a grass type If fennekin was in the style of the first 2 seasons it would be even cuter.