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.