As part of this year's Pokemon Day celebration we will find out who the official Pokemon of the Year 2020 is. Interestingly, the discussion doesn't seem to be about who trainers want to win, but who they don't want to get the award.
Voting is taking place now with the results to be revealed on the 2020 Pokemon Day!
Trainers don't want these Pokemon to win
It seems a vocal group of trainers don't want a select few Pokemon to win the award. It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that among these Pokemon are the most popular and known species in the franchise.
Beloved by some and bored of by others. The likes of Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard and Mewtwo are undoubtedly among the faces of the series but some fans want other species to grab some of that attention.
You guys are allowed to vote for any Pokemon.
But if I catch any of you voting for Pikachu, Eevee, Mewtwo, Charizard and/or Lucario, I will send the legendary titans after you. https://t.co/DQEzwRb4sK
— Pokémon Arts and Facts - On break (@PokemonArtFacts) February 1, 2020
This sentiment was summed up with one Twitter user saying: "Guys, whatever you do, don't vote for Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard, Meowth, or Mewtwo. They're way too over-saturated these days and The Pokemon Company needs to know that that isn't the way to do things going forward."
Elsewhere, another tweet had what we can only assume is a sarcastic response to the Pokemon of the Year vote: "Oh boy I hope it’s Charizard, Pikachu, Eevee, or Mewtwo! Those are super under-appreciated!"
I'm gonna be super mad if Charizard, Mewtwo or Pikachu wins this https://t.co/Zy8m9D209H
— Robin ? (@RobynR258) February 5, 2020
But Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard or Mewtwo probably will...
Unfortunately for trainers of this opinion, though, it seems likely one of these most famous Pokemon will win the award. Despite their being such a hope within the community that they won't, it's unlikely a single other Pokemon will be able to get enough votes to compete.
If the vote was who shouldn't be Pokemon of the Year then the 'winner' of that would almost certainly be one of Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard or Mewtwo. Trainers may well continue to lament the regularity in which we see these four species, among a few others, but unfortunately, for those trainers, they are here to stay.
Pikach or Charizard
— Jammie??Bedford (@lazzziiie_jami) February 6, 2020
How to vote
The vote itself is being conducted through Google. To find it, all you need to do is open up your web browser and search either "Pokemon of the year" or "Pokemon vote".
The interactive voting screen will then be displayed at the bottom. You will be given the option to vote for any of the 890 Pokemon currently in the National Pokedex!
For the sake of clarity, let's say you just wanted to vote for the face of Pokemon - Pikachu (we know a lot of you are against Pikachu winning!). You would click Kanto where the images of Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise are displayed and then scroll through to click Pikachu - it's that simple!
It does get a little more complicated, however, as you can vote once for a Pokemon from each region. So within your first vote you can vote for a separate species in all eight regions. This can be repeated the following day.
You can cast a vote once a day all the way up to Friday, February 14. So, if you vote from today onwards, you can vote for the maximum eight times.
It's important to note that once you vote it cannot be deleted, though. You will be able to see which Pokemon you have already voted for and can vote for the same species multiple times.
There's also a way to extend your voting power beyond just the eight votes, too. The voting system works by logging into your Google account, so if someone is kind enough to share their access with you, there's an additional eight votes (or more if you can do it multiple times) to ensure your favorite Pokemon comes out on top.