Who is Your Favorite Pokémon?

The newest entries of the Poké main series, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be released later this year. However, the new generation of pocket monsters came with the news that you won’t be able to complete the national Pokédex. In other words, you won’t be able to capture all the Pokémon from previous 7 generations. In a series where “Gotta catch’em all” is its catch phrase, this caused a huge backslash by some members of the community. Their main argument was that “every Pokémon is someone’s favorite”. Is this actually true?

In order to test this, reddit user mamamia1001 created a survey to record Pokémon preference and made the dataset public. In this project, I redid some of the original analysis (Pokémon preference by generation, type, family, etc.) and generated graphical visualizations of the results. I am also including some analysis on my own, such as voting trends in time and trying to find an explanation to what makes people prefer certain Pokémon.