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Following the reveal of Pokémon Sword and Shield last week, the official Pokémon Twitter account ran a poll asking which of the new start pocket monsters fans would choose to accompany them on their journey through the Galar region. As close as it was, Sobble - the water-type - won with 38% of votes.

Japanese website Inside Games essentially ran the same poll, asking readers which of the three new starters they would pick and once again Sobble won. It received 46.3% of votes, followed by Scorbunny - the fire-type - on 34.4% and Grookey - the grass-type - on 18.8%. This mirrored the order of the above-mentioned Twitter poll.

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