Did you see the alleged starter leaks? They’re pretty clearly fake but still cute and whoever made them did a great job of copying Pokemon’s aesthetic.
I have now. I think maybe they feel so much like Pokémon because the pony is very reminiscent of Keldeo, the bear of Solosis, and the coral thing a little bit of Phantump, albeit with a palette swap. The type changes make it hard to put your finger on what feels familiar about them, though. Pretty clever (assuming, of course, that they are fake – and I see no reason to speculate otherwise).