Interest Pokémon's AKB48-Style Election Contest Winner Announced
posted on 2012-01-20 21:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Pokémon franchise announced the winners on Friday of the Rekidai Game Pokémon Sōsenkyō! (Generations of Games: Pokémon General Election!) contest. Pokémon Emerald's Rayquaza won the most votes for the most popular Pokémon to appear on the cover art of 15 games.
The full results of the contest were as follows:
|2||Pikachu||Pokémon Yellow (Pikachu)|
|5||Suicune||Pokémon Crystal Version|
The Pokémon Company held the contest from November 12 to December 25 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the first Pokémon game. A 100-level Rayquaza will be given as a free present to fans in the Japanese DS edition of the Pokémon: Black and White games from February 10-27.
The contest was patterned after the "general elections" made popular by the all-female idol group AKB48.