These Are The Most Loved (And Most Hated) Pokémon, According To A New Study – Nintendo Life

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With Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launching next week, it’s understandable that internet traffic relating to the series is riding high – and a new study has leveraged this level of interest to find out which ‘mon people like the most and which ones they positively detest.

Retailer Ebuyer used data from Linkfluence on the 25 most popular Pokémon (plus a few extras) to reveal which ‘Pocket Monsters’ are generating the most conversations online – as well as those that are experiencing the most ‘negative’ and ‘positive’ comments.

Amazingly, Pikachu wasn’t the overall winner when it comes to most popular Pokémon. Sure, the series mascot was the most talked-about ‘mon, generating a whopping 2.3 million conversations online in the past 12 months (Eevee is second with 636k conversations, while Charizard is third with 567k), but it’s actually Charmander who earns the title of ‘most loved’ Pokémon, with 31.2% of online chatter relating to the ‘mon being positive. In second place is Eevee evolution Umbreon, followed by Arcanine in third.

At the other end of the scale, we find poor old Dragonite. 11.9% of conversations relating to this monster over the past 12 months was negative in tone, according to Ebuyer’s findings. In second place is Mewtwo, while the third most-hated Pokémon is Snorlax.

Here are the results:

Pokémon Number of Conversations Positive Sentiment % Negative Sentiment %

Pikachu

2,300,648

21.9

8.54

Eevee

636,373

26.4

7.37

Charizard

567,763

25.6

7.56

Mewtwo

427,822

19.1

11.8

Bulbasaur

352,190

25.7

9.02

Charmander

265,760

31.2

5.25

Gengar

246,444

25.3

9.54

Squirtle

241,259

25.6

5.96

Lucario

231,319

24.5

10.8

Gardevoir

218,200

22.6

7.56

Snorlax

212,929

23.6

11.3

Blastoise

162,794

19.5

6.04

Umbreon

159,987

30.8

5.3

Garchomp

156,910

14.1

7.3

Dragonite

132,879

21.8

11.9

Gyarados

126,151

10.6

4.99

Absol

121,755

21.7

8.91

Jigglypuff

121,314

17.7

7.44

Tyranitar

100,761

10.7

3.62

Mudkip

80,343

25.6

7.57

Arcanine

78,050

27.1

5.41

Ninetales

67,606

21.4

6.27

Blaziken

64,580

24.2

9.52

Typhlosion

52,025

25.5

9.59

Ampharos

50,482

20.9

5.48

Flygon

42,581

20.4

6.51

Scizor

39,557

19.8

7.8

Luxray

39,455

24.1

10.3

Infernape

36,707

21.4

10.7

Torterra

31,770

21.8

8.73

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