The final evolutions for the Alolan starter Pokémon have been revealed.

Actually, someone already data mined the demo and leaked them, but this is an official reveal, so… *Ahem* I did this for the middle stages, might as well weigh in my thoughts on the final evolutions as well.

So first we have Decidueye. A real Robin Hood of a Pokémon, don’t you think? Although it honestly looks more like a hawk than an owl now. I dunno, something about it’s facial structure. The long legs are a little awkward and its wings seem a bit large, but I think they’re supposed to make it look like it’s wearing a cloak, which would make sense for an archer working in the shadows. All in all, still a nice, strong design, although the shift to Grass/Ghost is a bit curious.
So, let’s see what’s next. Here we have-

(Those of you who are familiar with SrPelo, you know what to do. Those who aren’t, I suggest you turn down your volume before you hit that play button.)

Hoo boy, sorry, I just had to get that out of my system. This is Incineroar, a big, hulking bara tiger… *sigh* Sorry, I’m trying to be fair here, but opinions are opinions. I know it’s based off a heel wrestler, but I’m just not a fan of bulky, muscular humanoid Pokémon. At the very least, its fire belt is kinda’ cool, and the flavor text for it on the website makes it a bit more endearing, but from a design standpoint, I’ll stick with Torracat if you don’t mind.

And finally we have Primarina, which is definitely a Siren, no two ways about it. I mean, some might call it a Mermaid, but one could argue that Mermaid and Siren are two different names for the same thing, so…
Unfortunately, I’m finding it difficult to say much about it, but I really do think it’s a good design. Looks like Team Popplio has been rewarded for their patience.
Unless you don’t like feminine Pokémon designs, in which case; Too bad, Primarina time!

So now the question is whether or not the rumors that Rockruff shares a secret with the starter Pokémon are true or not. Could we possibly see a split evolution here?

Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.
You claim to love her, inside and out, but the only time you call her beautiful is when it’s 3 in the morning and I’ve already turned you down.
—  girls tell each other everything, c.j.n.