The upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield have the series' fanbase in an uproar at the moment after it was revealed that the games wouldn't feature every single monster. We've already spoken about the topic at length should you wish to join the discussion, but wherever you stand on the matter, the whole fiasco has resulted in a rather interesting fan-made poll.
Reddit user, mamamia1001, recently shared a survey which allowed anyone visiting to vote for their favourite Pokémon. The idea was to find out whether or not "every Pokémon is someone's favourite" - a line which has been thrown around Twitter by upset fans like an annoyingly persistent frisbee over the past few weeks, all in response to the new games' missing Pokémon.
A whopping 52,725 people cast their votes, averaging out at 65 per Pokémon. Four monsters sadly didn't receive any votes at all - although considering there were 809 different ones to choose from, it does go to show that the majority really do have a dedicated fan or two out there. Of course, with an even wider pool of voters, we're sure that each and every Pokémon would have received a vote eventually.
So, let's take a look at some of the more interesting results. First up, the top 20 most popular Pokémon from the survey:
|Pokémon||Number of votes||Rank|
Next up, the number of votes by generation. Those first 151 really are a huge deal to so many fans of the series.
|Number of votes by generation||Generation||Average per gen|
And finally, the poor four who didn't get a vote.
|Pokémon with no votes|
If you want to see the full results (right from first place to 809th) you can do so right here. The information is presented in a document which shows all sorts of data based on the results.
Who would you have voted for? Are you surprised by any of the Pokémon listed here? We're surprised but incredibly happy to see the tremendously joyful Ampharos sitting in 13th place.