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Pokemon of the Year 2020 – Who you really don’t want to win

Published: 6/Feb/2020 12:56 Updated: 6/Feb/2020 12:58

by Paul Cot

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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!

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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.

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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!”

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.

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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.

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!

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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.

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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.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

Snivy

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.