The Fire-type starter is based on a rabbit – or, alternatively, a hare (part of the same family as a rabbit, albeit just a different species). It isn’t yet clear if there is a particular species we can settle on. The name seems obvious too: scor[ch] + bunny. Incidentally, it can fit in the Chinese zodiac pattern for Fire-type Starter Pokémon, given a rabbit is one of those twelve zodiac creatures. What could Scorbunny evolve into? Well, there are two clear features that stick out. One: the trailer highlighted its feet. Flames were left on the grass after it tapped its feet upon the ground. Second: on its forehead, as well as the soles of its feet, are rectangle shapes that possibly resemble bandaids or bandages. Combine the two, and you have grounds to theorise there is a rugby theme here (or, perhaps, a football – soccer – theme). And what better region to feature a rugby-themed starter than one based on the United Kingdom (UK)? That could give a dual meaning to its name too – scorch, or perhaps score. Its Japanese name meanwhile of HIbani includes a potential combination of the word for spark, which in combination with its energetic description suggest at a Electric typing down the line. Time will tell on that however.