Today, cute Pokemon have become popular around the world. But do you know which Pokemon is everyone’s favorite?
It is easy to see that Pikachu dominates on a global level (about 1 in 10 searches for Pokemon is related to Pikachu). However, at the regional level, there are large differences between countries.
Of course, this statistic is only temporary because Pokemon favorites change continuously over time and depending on trends. But it’s also quite interesting to check out.
The most famous Pokemon in North America
Pokemon was first introduced in the US in 1998 with the Pokemon Red & Blue game version and cartoon. To date, this area is one of the largest markets for Pokemon.
There are a lot of Pokemon related searches coming out of North America. While Gengar is the most mentioned name, the search for Ghost-type Pokemon here is not much higher than the global average. Gengar search rate is 2.6% here, while the global average is 2.2%. Gengar also leads in the US.
The most famous Pokemon in South America
Down South, Peru and Chile tied for 5th place in the countries most interested in Pokemon.
Big and rock-hard Onix is the most famous Pokemon in South America. It is also far ahead of other competitors. Onix searches in South America are 5 times higher than the world average. Coincidentally, the name Onix is a variation of Onyx, a gem (agate stone) that is also mined differently here.
The most famous Pokemon in Europe
Europe is home to a lot of Pokemon fans. According to Google Trends data, Norway is the 10th most popular country for Pokemon series. For the entire continent, Abra is the most famous Pokemon in Europe.
After Abra, it’s quite surprising that Golem holds the No. 2 position in this continent. Golem keyword searches account for 1.7% of global Pokemon searches, and 2.7% in Europe. Golem also leads in Albania, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, and Switzerland.
The most famous Pokemon in the Middle East and Central Asia
According to Google Trends, in this region, Pokemon is best known in Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. Pikachu accounted for 23.5% of Pokemon searches in the Middle East and Central Asia, more than double the 9.2% of the global average. Of course, Pikachu is the most famous Pokemon here.
After Pikachu, Mew is also very popular. Fans here said that Mew’s appearance has many similarities with the very cute gerbils, which often appear in the desert. Perhaps this familiar shape also helps Mew have more fans in the Middle East and Central Asia.
The most famous Pokemon in the rest of Asia and Australia
Asia is the center of the Pokemon phenomenon and continues to be the region that loves Pokemon the most, with the largest fan base. According to Google Trends, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Nepal have the largest demand for Pokemon in the world.
Pikachu once again dominated the area. It is the most famous Pokemon in many countries, including Vietnam. Pikachu search volume is up to 21.7%. Similar to the Middle East, the second place is also Mew.
The most famous Pokemon in Africa
Even countries in Africa love Pokemon. With a search rate of 20.1%, Pikachu continues to hold the title of the most popular Pokemon in this region.
Flower Pokemon Gloom climbed to second place quite unexpectedly. African fans search for Gloom by 1.5%, almost twice the global average (0.8%). At the national level, Gloom is most popular in Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique.