Google search data shows which countries prefer certain Pokemon, although Pikachu remains the favorite pocket monster of fans.
Since the creation of the beloved franchise more than 20 years ago, Pikachu has more or less served as the face of the brand. This makes sense given the character’s prominence in the long-running Pokemon anime series.
The bright yellow creature even starred in his own action movie “Detective Pikachu”, which further strengthened his status as a Pokemon figurehead.
But this particular little monster is not the only one that fans around the world have a special affection for. As recent search data shows, quite a few countries are looking for Pokemon elsewhere.
Google data shows that Pikachu is a favorite among Pokemon fans.
Content creator Patterrz recently shared a map showing “the most popular Pokemon in the world.” EnterTheToyZone has developed a map based on Google search data.
According to the collected data, Pikachu reigns supreme in most countries, including many countries in South America, Africa and the Middle East.
The most popular Pokemon in every country based on google search pic.twitter.com/FaukT7xtet
— Patterrz (@Patterrz) January 10, 2023
However, the detailed map reveals several surprises related to the search. For example, Mew and Mewtwo appear quite a few times; neighboring territories Afghanistan, Bahrain and Kuwait seem to be particularly fond of Mew.
Charizard is another popular pocket monster that most often appears in search results in regions such as the United Kingdom, Portugal, the Czech Republic and Singapore.
Eevee is also getting a fair amount of love all over the world, as Finland, Israel and Estonia are most looking for this kind of Pokemon.
So while Pikachu clearly dominates as a beloved Pokemon, a host of other creatures have also earned their place in the spotlight.
As the story of Pikachu and Ash comes to an end in the anime, it will be interesting to see if the status quo changes in the coming years.