Saying Pokémon is pretty popular game franchise is a huge understatement. You can just show any random person one of the game’s starter creatures; odds are they’ll know it’s from the anime. Or live-action movie starring Ryan Reynold’s voice. Or at least their element.
The monster-battler series and its stable of pocket monsters are iconic as all heck, but which one is the most popular in our region and in the world? Thanks to an infographic from Toy Zone via Google data & analytics, we now know who is the most popular Pokémon in Malaysia, Singapore, and the whole of Southeast Asia.
Here’s the list:
Malaysia – Gyarados
Singapore – Charizard
Indonesia – Mew
Brunei – Eevee
The Philippines – Abra
Thailand – Kangaskhan
Vietnam – Mew
Cambodia – Dragonair
Myanmar – Golem
Notice anything odd about this data? It seems that Toy Zone has collected data based on Generation 1 Pokémons, who are arguably more iconic than the rest of the later generations. Still, it is weird that the infographic omit the other Pokémons from newer generations. And the fact that this was data from 2020.
Still, any information right now that leads to a sweet infographic like this is better than none, since it does become a watercooler chat topic for many offices.
The Toy Zone infographic also listed down the top Pokémon worldwide. Don’t act too shocked at who number 1 is.