Here Are the Top 100 Pokemon in Japan

Surprisingly, Pikachu did not take the top spot.

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If you were to guess which Pokemon is the most popular in Japan, you might say Pikachu, who has basically become the series' mascot. However, in an election intended to promote the next Pokemon movie, over 500,000 Japanese fans voted the ninja-like frog, Greninja, to the number one spot.

There are 721 Pokemon, and Greninja claimed first place with about 15 percent of the votes. The Pokemon will be made available for download in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire to those who attend the upcoming movie. It's unclear if this is a Japan-only promotion, so we've contacted Nintendo for more information.

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Rounding out the top five are legendary Pokemon Arceus and Mew, the iconic Pikachu, and Sylveon, the fairy evolution of Eevee. The popular Charizard holds the sixth spot, while classic legendary Mewtwo sits at number 11. It's worth noting that original starters Charmander and Squirtle didn't make the list, yet Chandelure, a chandelier ghost Pokemon, did.

You can see every Pokemon that made the top 100 at the official site or in the list below.

Top 100 Pokemon in Japan

  1. Greninja
  2. Arceus
  3. Mew
  4. Pikachu
  5. Sylveon
  6. Charizard
  7. Genesect
  8. Rayquaza
  9. Meloetta
  10. Zygarde
  11. Mewtwo
  12. Eevee
  13. Jirachi
  14. Darkrai
  15. Lucario
  16. Diancie
  17. Hoopa
  18. Keldeo
  19. Victini
  20. Manaphy
  21. Reshiram
  22. Kyogre
  23. Kyurem
  24. Magnemite
  25. Shaymin
  26. Yveltal
  27. Giratina
  28. Lugia
  29. Groudon
  30. Dialga
  31. Dedenne
  32. Archeops
  33. Zekrom
  34. Suicune
  35. Gengar
  36. Ho-Oh
  37. Xerneas
  38. Gardevoir
  39. Celebi
  40. Piplup
  41. Palkia
  42. Garchomp
  43. Regigigas
  44. Azelf
  45. Blaziken
  46. Landorus
  47. Glaceon
  48. Latias
  49. Jigglypuff
  50. Deoxys
  51. Oshawatt
  52. Snorlax
  53. Articuno
  54. Absol
  55. Latios
  56. Zoroark
  57. Ditto
  58. Fennekin
  59. Dragonite
  60. Hydreigon
  61. Sceptile
  62. Zapdos
  63. Leafeon
  64. Salamence
  65. Flygon
  66. Espeon
  67. Moltres
  68. Goomy
  69. Pichu
  70. Infernape
  71. Raichu
  72. Metagross
  73. Froakie
  74. Cresselia
  75. Blastoise
  76. Umbreon
  77. Emolga
  78. Arbok
  79. Milotic
  80. Lapras
  81. Swampert
  82. Meowth
  83. Beautifly
  84. Mawile
  85. Noivern
  86. Luxray
  87. Ampharos
  88. Archen
  89. Bulbasaur
  90. Armaldo
  91. Magikarp
  92. Chandelure
  93. Torchic
  94. Thundurus
  95. Flareon
  96. Porygon
  97. Chespin
  98. Raikou
  99. Machamp
  100. Mudkip
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Pretty ironic considering the samurai eradicated most of the ninjas.

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No tyranitar? pfft

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Definitely some weird choices (Magikarp, Beautifly, Pichu, etc)...

I prefer final evolutions over beginners (Mudkip, Torchic, etc). And I'm not a big fan of the mini legendaries like Shaymin, Manaphy, Celebi).

Several of my favorite Pokemon are: Umbreon, Arcainine, Scyther, Suicune, Entei, Raikou, Blastoise, Typhlosion, Serperior, Raichu, Cubone, Absol, Carracosta, Volcarona, Aerodactyl, Tropius, Sandslash, Luxray, Armaldo, Lugia, Dialga, Mantine, Seadra, Excadrill, Empoleon, Breloom, Dewgong, Mawile, Charizard, & Torterra.

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Always had a soft spot for Scyther and Empoleon

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Hoenn represent

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No Squirtle? :( My favourite...

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You finally made it big (well, relatively), Ampharos. I'm so proud ;-;

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100. Mudkip

Japan likes duh mudkipz

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1. Magnemite is ON THIS LIST?! WHY?!
2. Magnemite is 24th on this list and has even beaten Lugia?! HOW?!
3. Greninja number 1? lol. This will change in a decade just like when Jigglypuff once was the greatest thing ever to the Pokemon world.

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No love for Shuckle!?

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BULBASAUR!!!!!!!! yay he made it

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Boo, Arcanine for life.

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only 3 of the top 10 are generation 1 Pokémon which is rather disappointing, that or I'm just old.

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I didn't realise the pokemon that came ninth also starred in Goodfellas!

Also, where the fk is Poliwrath, Golem, Arcanine and Nidoking? Dragonite should be top 10 at least.

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I'm pretty happy to see my favorite Pokémon,that high on the list, Eevee for life.

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After the first 151 Pokemon, after Misty and Brock were no longer in the show, I lost interest entirely. Brock being so addicted to nurse joy and Misty pulling him away by his ear was hilarious! It just wasn't the show I fell in love with as a kid after they changed the cast. My favorite was always Mew or MewTwo. I have Egyptian holographic cards of them both.

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@jayskoon93: Brock left for like 5 episodes when Misty left lol

He was back in no time....

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@jayskoon93: You should take a peek at some of the new shows, theyre actually pretty funny too and Brock and Misty are still apart of the shows some. Brock is still the same, always chasing girls.

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Eevee and 6 of its evolutions... sure, that's not redundant at all.

Most of my faves are missing, like Haunter, Scyther, Sandslash, Zapdos, Entei, and a lot of starters like Squirtle, Charmander, Cyndaquil, Chikorita, etc.

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Magikrap 91? Some funny people in Japan.

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@iandizion713: Magnemite 24th and beat Lugia....

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Dragonite, Charizard and Rayquaza should be higher, come on Japan!

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Arceus N°2? Really?...

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Greninja N°1? Really?...

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Gardevoir #38, that's better than I thought.

She'll always be #1 in my list though :)

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What? How is Snorlax 52? I thought he'd be a top 20 easy.

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