That too. But I think he was refering to the fact that mythological Tanuki use a magical leaf that let them shapeshift/transform. That is why Mario gets the Tanuki suit from a leaf. So it is more sensible for them to be Grass type.Well, I didn't want to say because it's kind of gross but tanukis are known in folklore to have enormous scrotums and this starter is supposed to evolve into a Fire/Flying hot air balloon looking thing. So I let you guys figure out how that works. It's not pretty.