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Who is your favourite Pokémon?

Arceus has won a Pokémon popularity contest run by the Pokémon company.

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The Pokémon Company asked fans which Pokémon they'd like to meet and Arceus, a Legendary Pokémon, came out on top.

In fact, the top five was dominated by Legendary Pokémon. Arceus beat the dark Legendary Pokémon Darkrai to take top spot. Deoxys, a psychic Legendary came third while another psychic Legendary - Mew - came fifth.

Pikachu was the only non-legendary Pokémon to make the top five. Many people who aren't Pokémon fans believe Pikachu to be the face of Pokémon but he's no longer the most popular.

So the question is obvious. Do you agree with the result? Who is your favourite Pokémon?

[Source: Kotaku]

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  1. shy guy 64 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 10:32

    never would have gussed?

    my favroutes are the cydaquill family

  2. sheep-dude Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 10:35

    definitely not!
    Arceus is just a grey horse thing.
    Scyther all the way! :D

  3. yoshi1990 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 10:36

    My favourite Pokémon is Nidoqueen. I know thats not the Pokémon on every ones top list. but its mine.

  4. Ai64 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 10:39

    Alpha pokemon beats all. But my favourites are charizard, blastoise, typhlosion, feraligatr and much, much more. :)

  5. Kakashi sensei Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 10:42

    Arceus? Pfft, he is one of the worst Pokemon from Gen 4 so why he won I don't know. The lack of love for Charmander, Charizard and Gen 1 as a whole is very disappointing.

  6. RogueZee Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 10:43

    I shall give you one guess.

    Followed by Marowak.

  7. Sonic56 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 11:02

    At the moment it looks like the new grass black and white starter last evolution

  8. lawrencer5 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 11:05

    psyduck all the way:D:D:D:D

  9. SoulSilver IV Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 11:16

    Strictly speaking, this was a vote on which Pokemon players would like to appear in the Dream World, so the can obtain it for their Black and White games. So the results are going to be skewed towards those harde-to-get legendaries. Just thought I'd point that out. :wink:

    My favourite Pokemon by far is Lugia. Gotta love dat bird/dragon/dinosaur thing. <3

  10. Dancingcyberman Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 11:59

    Arcues, Darkrai and Deoxys? Seriously? Well I suppose at least Mew was on the list.

  11. Jymaru Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 12:18

    Meh. Houndoom's the best, followed by Choroneko and Leopardis

    But for which I'd like to meet in Dreamworld, I'd probably go with Giratina or Shaymin - one of those Pokemon you can't get without doing a specific event.

  12. samus_killer Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 12:25

    Squirtle all the way! Anyone who can look THAT cool with them shades on and has he's own gang (squirtle squad) must be bad ass. On top of that his final evolution has two cannons coming out of it's shell!!

  13. Kooper Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 12:46

    Go Wynaut!

  14. Metr01d Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 13:04

    Venomoth would destroy them. Then he'll butterfly dance in celebration and take a colossal dump on them. All while Tentacruel and Venusaur laugh in the background.

  15. LuX Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 13:14

    The fact that the winner of this vote is given away to the people who voted, is probably why Arceus won.

    I mean really, are you gonna vote for your favourite, or are you gonna vote for the one you haven't got, or would like one more?

    This had nothing to do with popularity, this was people wanting an Arceus.

  16. microhenry Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 13:50

    Eevee is by far the best Pokemon.

    Mew is the best legendary.

  17. imbusydoctorwho Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 14:30

    That's a surprise I thought Pikachu would be the most popular.

  18. Bing Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 14:57

    What?!

    Scyther, Vaporeon, Golduck, Squirtle, Ivysaur, Charmander, and much more from the 150 that I can't recall...

    Although, I wouldn't like to MEET any of them, really, what could you say? They're just my favourite.

  19. EdDeRs1 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 15:01

    Arceus sucks, Gigrantia is mutch more epic, as well as mewtwo, or tyranitar, zapdos, groudon, heatran and so many more are better than Arceus

  20. Dan-the-Wii-man Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 15:05

    Those pokemon are only in the top 5 cos Nintendo were making the top favourite available in the Dream World in Japan and Arceus Deoxys and Mew are hard to get otherwise :)

  21. codcam2 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 15:16

    Hard to choose, but I say either: Ninetales or Giratina (origin).

  22. trev the rev Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 15:19

    from red and green it has to be charizard
    from silver and gold lugia by a long shot
    from saphire and ruby it is blazikan
    from pearl and diamond my choice is rotom

  23. IPecksU Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 15:28

    Qwilfish is the greatest

  24. Yoshifan007 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 15:31

    Mudkipz. i herd u liek them

  25. fitzy72 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 15:47

    ARCEUS!!


    Being a competetive pokemon play I really have no favourites. I use what I deem to be good in the metagame and what works with the rest of my members.

  26. scott1and Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 15:58

    I wonder why they would want to meet the GOD of pokemon, if you think about it Arceus makes sense.
    My favourite must be Raichu, bit plain but I got the Pichu in Emerald and called him BLITZ 'cause I was doin a project on WWII at the time, he has been to every region at least once and has a hell load of medals and I haven't hacked him once, but then again he is mainly a contest piece...and he is a bit weak.

  27. dannymate Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 15:59

    no i don't. i like charizard ,blaziken,squirtle, swellow, pidgeot

  28. dannyyyy Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:11

    I'd rather Joey's rattata.

  29. BlueLink3411 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:11

    At the moment it looks like the new grass black and white starter last evolution

    + respect

    No but seriously, why would anyone want an arceus in real life??

  30. Dragongirl Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:13

    Arceus?! REALLY?

    for me itys charizard, sceptile, weavile and some others

  31. nintengeek Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:22

    Togekiss :3

  32. Casplen Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:25

    My favourite is Shanderaa, followed by Gengar, Torterra, Infernape and Togekiss. If we're only going with up to 4th gen, add Mamoswine to the list.

  33. paperluigi Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:26

    Dragonite for the win!

  34. ThOnlyEarthbound Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:27

    That's sad. Really sad. People prefer and uncreative shell of a pokemon to lovely old ones who bring warmth to the heart, like charizard BLASTOISE (My old partner from fire red) Totadile, rhydon.etc

  35. random_guy_14 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:36

    What, legendaries? Seriously? What about those normal Pokemon that are usually hard to obtain, like Milotic or a Feebas? I'd rather meet a Milotic in Dreamworld. There's always events for legendaries, meaning they're not as hard to obtain as they used to be.

  36. KoreeluStromboli Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:41

    Some of my favourite Pokemon are Deoxys, Gigaith, Emonga, Hihidaruma, Daikenki, Ononokus and Heracross (I have a female Heracross as a member of my HeartGold team with the moves Cut, Strength, Brick Break and Megahorn; she's a goddess :D ).

  37. Argetlam Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:47

    What, legendaries? Seriously? What about those normal Pokemon that are usually hard to obtain, like Milotic or a Feebas? I'd rather meet a Milotic in Dreamworld. There's always events for legendaries, meaning they're not as hard to obtain as they used to be.


    *COUGH*Manaphy*COUGH*Deoxys*COUGH*Most event legendaries outside of Japan without hacking the game*COUGH

  38. Toastie Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:48

    Just like SoulSilver IV said, this was a poll to determine which Pokemon would be available over Dream World, so therefore people would pick the strongest one. If it were a simple poll, then Pikachu would've won.

  39. AConorAndHisBlob Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:52

    Arceus is so not the best pokémon ever? In fact, the only legendary pokémon in my top five would be 1st or 2nd gen. I'm only 15, it's not like I'm 20 and have a biased opinion on the gb + gbc games. To be honest, Arceus doesn't look pokémon-y
    Let's be realistic: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Blastoise, Lapras etc are way better than anything Nintendo can come up with next. No offense. :L

  40. SupermewX300 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 16:56

    Mew should be 1 or 2

  41. Splinter435 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:00

    Togekiss :3

    YES.

  42. nintendood Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:10

    Omg, never even heard of this pokemon. Not a fan of all these new Pokemon...

    My favourite has gotta be Pikachu!

  43. IG-42 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:21

    you now this was just so they could get it in the dream world right?

  44. Waldy565 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:23

    can i name my top 5 insted? lol first charizard or dragonite, cant decide second darkrai third typhlosion fourth Aipom fifth pidgeot

  45. ibarnaby64 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:23

    WTF?
    That is no Pokémon...

  46. Waldy565 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:26

    Mudkipz. i herd u liek them

    how cud i forget him in my top 5 :(

  47. Squares-Squares Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:31

    Squirtle all the way! Anyone who can look THAT cool with them shades on and has he's own gang (squirtle squad) must be bad ass. On top of that his final evolution has two cannons coming out of it's shell!!

  48. Hypertech Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:32

    Chanderaa.

  49. ShadowofPain Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:39

    As awesome as Arceus is, I don't think it should've won. Kinda shows how narrow minded a lot of people are. "It's da strongest so it'z ma fav" is kinda a stupid way to base it.

    My personal favourites are Scizor, Staraptor and Charizard.

  50. Videogame_Nut Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:39

    There must be a mistake.

    Why isn't Magikarp there?! :D

  51. Toman Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:53

    Squirtle all the way! Anyone who can look THAT cool with them shades on and has he's own gang (squirtle squad) must be bad ass. On top of that his final evolution has two cannons coming out of it's shell!!


    If you think THAT'S badass, you should see Ash's Infernape after it activates blaze. It's almost scary how much power Infernape has THEN. And that makes it even more badass. INFERNAPE all the WAY!(I bet Infernape made it to the top twenty, if not top TEN!)

  52. Toman Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:54

    That's sad. Really sad. People prefer and uncreative shell of a pokemon to lovely old ones who bring warmth to the heart, like charizard BLASTOISE (My old partner from fire red) Totadile, rhydon.etc


    ...AND Infernape....

  53. TheWarioMan Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:57

    Gengar, probably.
    This is because when I was 5, I was given two Gengar soft toys, and I became a Pokemon fan there and then.

  54. Toman Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:57

    Just like SoulSilver IV said, this was a poll to determine which Pokemon would be available over Dream World, so therefore people would pick the strongest one. If it were a simple poll, then Pikachu would've won.


    OBJECTION!
    I used to be interseted in Pokemon World, and they ran a voting poll for the most popular pokemon EVER and Arceus won that as well. Pikachu came a very close second and Charizard came third.

  55. Toman Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:58

    Arceus is so not the best pokémon ever? In fact, the only legendary pokémon in my top five would be 1st or 2nd gen. I'm only 15, it's not like I'm 20 and have a biased opinion on the gb + gbc games. To be honest, Arceus doesn't look pokémon-y
    Let's be realistic: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Blastoise, Lapras etc are way better than anything Nintendo can come up with next. No offense. :L


    ..and Infernape!

  56. Rhenopolos Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 17:59

    MUDKIP!!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: *Blows up universe*

  57. Toman Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:00

    There must be a mistake.

    Why isn't Magikarp there?! :D


    It's a poll for pokemon that are strong AND rare. Magikarp doesn't fall into either catagory.

  58. RogueZee Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:01

    I'd rather Joey's rattata.

    You have no idea how much this made me smile.

  59. MarioMagic Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:02

    Awwww............. :(
    My favourite pokemon is Shuckle...

  60. Toman Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:04

    Mudkip or Infernape..... OBVOIUSLY Mudkip is more awsome than a pokemon with a feiry crwon (*SARCASM*)

  61. Toman Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:07

    from pearl and diamond my choice is rotom


    A pokemon based on an ariel or the coolest starter evolution ever.... are you SURE you are not making a mistake?

  62. Toman Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:09

    What?!

    Scyther, Vaporeon, Golduck, Squirtle, Ivysaur, Charmander, and much more from the 150 that I can't recall...

    Although, I wouldn't like to MEET any of them, really, what could you say? They're just my favourite.


    There is more pokemon than those first 151, you know! There are such things as COOL newer pokemon!

  63. Squares-Squares Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:16

    Squirtle all the way! Anyone who can look THAT cool with them shades on and has he's own gang (squirtle squad) must be bad ass. On top of that his final evolution has two cannons coming out of it's shell!!


    If you think THAT'S badass, you should see Ash's Infernape after it activates blaze. It's almost scary how much power Infernape has THEN. And that makes it even more badass. INFERNAPE all the WAY!(I bet Infernape made it to the top twenty, if not top TEN!)

    Stop it with the Infernape thing... its just not funny now.

  64. BYL Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:17

    Blaziken all the way for me :D Then my second favourite is either Sharpedo or Garchomp.

    I was really annoyed when I came onto the site and saw a picture of Arceus on the little screen; I thought an Arceus Wi-Fi event was coming D:

  65. BlueSoup8 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:19

    Arceus is overpowered.
    I'm sticking by my trusty lvl 93 no-rare-candies-used-and-had-since-lvl 5 Blaziken from Ruby.
    You will always be my favourite 3rd tier starter pokemon, Blaziken.
    Forever.

    EDIT: Been looking through Bulbapedia after seeing some people have put Shanderaa, and I must say... he looks pretty badass!!

  66. luigithelegend Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:24

    from gen 1 alakazam because he was a cool tough pokemon so i constantly used him
    from gen 2 tyranitar because hes a absolute beast
    from gen 3 kecleon because it was well frustrating catching him the first time
    from gen 4 infernape because he is propably the best starter pokemon of all time

  67. blublur101 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:27

    Gen 1: Charizard
    Gen 2: Quilava
    Gen 3: Grovyle
    Gen 4: Dusknoir
    Overall: Grovyle

    just my opinion.

  68. Toman Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:33

    from gen 4 infernape because he is propably the best starter pokemon of all time


    We are of the same opionion. TOGETHER, our Infernapes can take over da world! MUA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. carnivine chaos Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:39

    It's rigged (sort of). For the 10th anniversary of pokemon, they asked fans to vote their top 10 pokemon. The top 10 were then given out at special events.

    Clearly, more people want Arceus/Darkrai/Deoxys/Mew to help their collection, with the exception of Pikachu who seems to be loved by most pokemon fans, god knows why. Charmander > Pikachu

  70. layton lover Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:56

    Probably Jolteon, cute and excitable, and knows its way around a battle too.

  71. Cyberguy Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 18:56

    Pichu and Rayquaza FTW.

  72. BlueLink3411 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 19:00

    There must be a mistake.

    Why isn't Magikarp there?! :D

    ^ This

  73. Burning Blaze Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 19:05

    Favourite legendary: Lugia
    Second favourite legendary: Mewtwo
    Favourite ordinary pokemon: Charizard
    Second favourite ordinary pokemon: Pretty much all 1st and 2nd generation.

  74. McSam Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 19:25

    Has anyone mentioned Lucario? I think they're awesome Lucario's. Also Tangrowth, IT'S A MASSIVE CLUMP OF VINES! :3 Oh and Spoinks. They pretty much are the most awesome things ever.

  75. Toman Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 19:32

    Has anyone mentioned Lucario? I think they're awesome Lucario's. Also Tangrowth, IT'S A MASSIVE CLUMP OF VINES! :3 Oh and Spoinks. They pretty much are the most awesome things ever.


    Lucario is my second favourite.

  76. Squares-Squares Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 19:40

    MUDKIPZ and stuff

  77. ARWING64 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 19:51

    MOLTRES!!!

  78. Waldy565 Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 19:52

    If you think THAT'S badass, you should see Ash's Infernape after it activates blaze. It's almost scary how much power Infernape has THEN. And that makes it even more badass. INFERNAPE all the WAY!(I bet Infernape made it to the top twenty, if not top TEN!)

    Had to go watch that on youtube when you said that. It was PRETTY shocking! Flame wheel was awesome too

  79. tigbrowne Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 20:24

    wasn't expecting that.

    Dragonite FTW

  80. Grovyle Monday 8th Nov 2010 at 20:45

    It doesn't take an einstein to work out my favurite pokemon...

  81. ClockMenace Tuesday 9th Nov 2010 at 11:12

    Uh, NO. Zangoose, Sneasel, Espeon and Pachrisu are my favorites.

    At the moment it looks like the new grass black and white starter last evolution

    Has anyone mentioned Lucario? I think they're awesome Lucario's.

    They're pretty cool too. Brawl helped.

  82. hydroelite Tuesday 9th Nov 2010 at 13:53

    Arceus? ARCEUS!!!!
    Not in a million years.
    My heart has already been stolen by another Pokemon.

    Who is this rebel??? The one and only Shaymin :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :!:

  83. MrGooseyMoose Tuesday 9th Nov 2010 at 15:46

    For me, it's gotta be umbreon. I'd kill to have one in real life...sniff...

    As for the face of pokemon, it will ALWAYS be pikachu - whether he's the most popular or not! He's just so cute! =D hahaha

  84. Toastie Tuesday 9th Nov 2010 at 16:10

    It's rigged (sort of). For the
    Charmander > Pikachu


    Not according to the people who voted :D

  85. HNF1 Tuesday 9th Nov 2010 at 18:36

    Pikachu for life.

    Pika's the best.

  86. arkeous Tuesday 9th Nov 2010 at 19:22

    ARCEUS IS THE AWESOMEST POKÉMON EVER!!!

  87. Rhenopolos Tuesday 9th Nov 2010 at 20:09

    MUDKIP IS GOING GANGBUSTERS, OK?

    1.Mudkip
    2.Mudkip
    3 Mudkip
    4 Mudkip
    5.Mudkip
    6.Mudkip
    7.Mudkip
    8.Mudkip
    9.Mudkip
    10.Rotom!!!!

  88. Darrencolons Tuesday 9th Nov 2010 at 20:38

    PICHU ALL THE WAY ^_^ ever since well it first appeared, that mew and lugia :3

  89. jobo Friday 12th Nov 2010 at 18:34

    That's more fixed than the Xfactor.
    All the people who voted will be the newer pokemon fans who weren't around for the cool looking 1st and 2nd gens.
    Plus typhlosion is the best pokemon anyway, then snorlax.
    Black and white's pokemon are cool though.

  90. WaterMaster230 Friday 12th Nov 2010 at 20:14

    1. Kyogre (i'll give u one guess why 8)
    2. Scizor (awsome :D
    3. Giritina (espically origin forme)
    4. Pichu (cute factor x10)
    5. Blastoise (best starter)

  91. RubixCube101 Saturday 13th Nov 2010 at 12:55

    what... arceus? for me its a tie between ninetales and mudkip (absolute legend) :D

  92. ThOnlyEarthbound Saturday 20th Nov 2010 at 11:30


    5. Blastoise (best starter)


    YES! Get in there!

  93. mariounleashed27 Sunday 28th Nov 2010 at 21:54

    Rayquaza all the way
    seriously arceus :shock:
    also celebi and charizard

  94. englishGAMER Tuesday 11th Jan 2011 at 19:13

    Arceus my Arse, Number 1 should of been Joey's Ratatta, Because it's Different from all the other Ratatta's! 8)

    And Number 2 goes to Luxray (I called mine Sparx), My favourite Electic Type Pokemon, Because i Pwned so many Trainers with him on Pokemon Pearl & Platinum :D

  95. ZeldaKing Thursday 10th Feb 2011 at 13:02

    Pfft 1st Pachirisu
    2nd Vigoroth
    3rd Delibird

  96. Pichu10585 Monday 21st Feb 2011 at 18:38

    Pichu all the way!

    Arceus my Arse

    I second that.

  97. knightfury21 Tuesday 22nd Feb 2011 at 09:56

    my favourite will always be tyflosion hes awesome. but my top 5 are 1.tyflosion 2.luxray 3.scizor 4.quagsire 5.red garydose. in fact thats my team also including my lugia but i dont think legendarys should be so popular non legendarys are more fun to traine i mean theres no better feeling than demolishing a darkraie with my scizor (true story) knowing your team can beat legendarys is awesome(considering you know what your doing that is)well thats me anyone feel the same and please no trash talk or my luxray(who looks the same as sonic if anyone has noticed)will eat you. ps. arceus looks like a goat that got stuck in a fence try harder next time gamefreake.

  98. MUTANTMARIO Wednesday 23rd Feb 2011 at 18:52

    wth!!

    people have just gone for the rarest pokemon (well i tink it is) my top 5 would be

    1.scizor
    2.lucario
    3. treko
    4. prinplup
    5.mamoswine

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