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4 Pokemon receive ZERO votes in popularity survey

Published: 25/Jun/2019 10:27

by Paul Cot


A Pokemon survey has been conducted in order to find out which species are the most popular in the Pokedex, but four have surprisingly received zero votes. 

The goal behind the 52,000 strong survey was to see if every Pokemon was somebody’s favorite and given some did indeed receive zero votes, it appears that this doesn’t hold true.


Despite there being such a large pool of voters, the 809 Pokemon available to choose from meant it was perhaps unlikely every Pokemon would receive at least one vote. In fact, four Pokemon got no votes whatsoever.

Had all Pokemon been voted on equally, then they would have got 65 votes each. However, in surveys such as these they tend to follow the Pareto principle, “roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes” which in this case have proved to be true – 20% of the Pokemon received 80% of the votes.


So, which are the least popular?

Pokemon FandomEelektrik didn’t prove too popular with Pokemon fans…


One of the four that got zero votes was Eelektrik, which you guessed is an electric-type. Introduced in Gen 5, the eel-looking Pokemon, is the evolved form of Tynamo and evolves into Eelektross.

The Pokemon isn’t the best looking and is rather unknown in comparison to others, which may largely explain its 0 votes. Interestingly, Tynamo received just 6 votes, while Eelektross got 49.

Pokemon FandomBased on Gothita’s appearance it’s perhaps surprising it got zero votes…


Another Gen 5 Pokemon that failed to get any votes was Gothita and it’s hard to see why it ended up with a tally of zero. 


Its evolved forms also performed poorly in terms of popularity, as Gothorita and Gothitelle received 5 and 16 votes respectively.

Pokemon FandomBeautifly evolves from Silcoon, which is a lesser known Metapod…


Silcoon, as the name suggests, is a cocoon. It acts as a transition for Wurmple to evolve into Beautifly – much like Kanto’s Metapod and Kakuna.

Wurmple, despite being relatively well known, only got 12 votes with Beautifly getting just two.

Pokemon FandomGumshoos, and Yungoos, have been compared to Donald Trump because of the President’s hair…


Yungoos is our final Pokemon that failed to get a vote. The normal-type mongoose was introduced in Gen 7. It has been compared to American President Donald Trump because of its hair!

Unlike the other Pokemon with zero votes, Yungoos only has one evolved form – Gumshoos. This Pokemon only received four votes itself.


This survey by no means conclusively proves these are the least favorite Pokemon, as there simply aren’t enough observations. In a survey of 809 options, there would need to be significantly more respondents to provide a more accurate reading.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.