I don't know, I really like his lion one. But I'm biased towards lions. I also disliked 2 out of 3 of the starters, so it might just be a subjective thing.
But also wouldn't be surprising because it's very very easy to just grab a popular image and say it's yours.
Awww, I like delphox. And incineroar. Even if the case for both of them is that the previous stages are better (braixen is my favorite pokemon tied with lucario)
Honestly I hated incineroar at first and disliked delphox. Both grew on me.