April 15, 2016


Get Ready for the World's First Pokémon General Election

The Pokemon Movie
The Pokemon Movie

Pokémon's impact is getting way too real! The beloved anime has dipped in everything from oral hygiene products to a forthcoming lingerie collection dedicated to Pikachu, and now the franchise will be trying its hand at politics. Yes, the world's first Pokémon general election is happening.

The "General Election 720" will be held in Japan and is part of a promotional campaign for Pokémon the Movie XY & Z: Volcanion and the Exquisite Magearna (out July 21 in the country).

Fans can vote for their favorite Pokémon starting tomorrow (April 16) through May 8, and you can only choose one character because there will be a single winner. But unfortunately for other anime lovers around the world, the election is for Japanese fans only.

According to CrunchyRoll, the Pokémon Company will announce the winner at a special event in Tokyo on June 7. The Pokémon that wins will be given to fans who purchase advance tickets to Volcanion and the Exquisite Magearna.