Along with Fennekin and Froakie, Chespin is one of three starter Pokémon in Pokémon X and Y. It is unknown if it has a secondary type.
It, along with the other two starters in X and Y, were the first Generation VI Pokémon to be revealed to the public on January 8, 2013, as part of a Pokémon Direct broadcast
Chespin is a combination of chestnut and pin. It may also be from chinkapin, the name of some species of chestnut.