Pokémon is quite literally, the biggest media franchise in the world with a total revenue of an estimated $95 billion. With that, it means everyone has a favourite Pokémon, and which they think are the best in every era. While some probably haven’t kept up with all the Pokémon, but there are certainly some that stand out more than others. Here’s all the Pokémon I voted for:
Google and The Pokémon Company International have partnered up to hold a Pokémon of the Year poll. You’ll be able to pick your favourites by the region, just by searching for “pokemon vote” on Google. It’ll run til 8:59AM ET on February, and keep in mind you get one vote per category, per day. So you’ll be able to vote each day for the same Pokémon, up till the 14th.
If you’re wondering why they’re holding this, it’s because it’s Pokémon day on 27th February, so they’re celebrating a bit. But now on to the most important part of the whole thing: Let’s make Magikarp the Pokémon of the Year in the Kanto region (the best region). Why? Easy, Magikarp is one of the most recognizable Pokémon in the world and it’s true. While it may lack firepower, it evolves into a Gyarados which is a beast.
And I mean, it’s time we gave Magikarp it’s due. They’re cute, albeit useless, but cute. They have their own mobile game, a bunch of episodes and lore dedicated to the Magikarp species, and I just don’t want to see Pikachu win. Don’t get me wrong, Pikachu is THE most famous Pokémon but it’s obvious it’ll win.
But no, I refuse to give up on Magikarp.