Toy publication The ToyZone has conducted a study using Google search volume data to find out the most popular pocket monsters around the world.
Unsurprisingly, the Electric-type Pokémon Pikachu remains the most popular Pokémon globally, however certain regions have yielded interesting results other than the iconic mouse-like Pokémon.
Around Southeast Asia (SEA), Mew is popular especially among Indonesians. For neighboring countries like Singapore and Malaysia, Charizard and Gyarados are the most popular Pokémons respectively.
Surprisingly enough, the Psychic-type Abra is the most-searched Pokémon in the Philippines. Abra the local rapper, Abra the Philippine-province, or Abra the Pokémon — you choose.
Here are the most popular Pokémon in Southeast Asia arranged by country:
- Brunei – Eevee
- Cambodia – Dragonair
- Indonesia – Mew
- Laos – Pikachu
- Malaysia – Gyarados
- Myanmar – Golem
- Philippines – Abra
- Singapore – Charizard
- Thailand – Kangaskhan
- Vietnam – Pikachu
Over in the West, Charmander and its evolution Charizard have dominated the American region in countries Brazil, Chile, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, and El Salvador. Surprisingly, Gengar is the most popular Pokémon in the United States.
Charizard’s popularity is also evident in Europe over nine countries, the most of any on the continent.
Curious to see the most popular Pokémon in other countries? Here are the full results from The Toyzone: