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Japan Votes On The Most Popular Pokémon



Back in September, The Pokémon Company polled Pokémon players to find out who the most popular monster from the 493 Pokémon prior to Pokémon Black/White was.


The winning Pokémon would then be given away in Pokémon Black/White, via the Dream World feature, which allows you to capture monsters from regions other than Isshu. So, who won?


No, it wasn’t Pikachu. Arceus came in first place, with Darkrai in second and Deoxys in third. Pikachu was amongst the more popular ones, however. He ended up in fourth place, followed by Meowth in fifth.


Note: As a lot of people have pointed out in the comments, this poll was geared at Pokémon players, so a rare, high-powered legendary winning over who looks cutest isn’t that surprising.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.