Fennekin is a Pokemon based off of a fennec Fox, a species that lives in the desert. Fennec foxes have extra fur in their ears to keep sand from going inside their ears eastern they burrow or are out during a sandstorm. That should explain Fennekins furry ears. YAAAAY I'M A POKEMON NERD!!!!
I always choose the fire starter and I was sO DISSAPOINTED WITH TEPIG ;A; NOT that I don't love my emboar but sTILL And now there is and aDORABLE FIRE FOX STARTER AND EVERYTHING IS PERFECT IN MY LIFE ALL I NEED IS A 3DS
You know, I really hope Game Freak doesn't be a jerk make this the weakest of the starters. That would just be cruel since almost everyone I've seen likes it. ... The hell am I saying, I'm freakin' picking it! You can't stop me Game Freak!
It is, actually, the next (6th) generation of pokemon. Fennekin and Froakie are the two you're talking about -- they're the fire and water starters, respectively. The game titles are Pokemon X and Pokemon Y -- to be released October 2013.