The 20-year anniversary of Pokémon is just a little bit hype. We’ve got event Pokémon giveaways, new plushes, a new season of the anime, re-releases, a fighting game, oh, and yeah, a Splatfest competition in Splatoon on Wii U.
What’s Splatfest? It’s basically a poll in Splatoon where players pick their side before doing epic battle where they shoot inky goo everywhere. In other words, it’s what American politics should strive to be.
Moving on, according to Nintendo Life, the winner is…
- Pokémon Red – 61% popularity, 36% win rate
- Pokémon Green – 39% popularity – 64% win rate – WINNER
- Pokémon Red – 64% popularity, 43% win rate
- Pokémon Blue – 36% popularity, 57% win rate – WINNER
- Pokémon Red – 55% popularity, 41% win rate
- Pokémon Blue – 45% popularity, 59% win rate – WINNER
RED!… Well… At least when it came to popularity, because the battlefield was not as kind. Those evil Blue-lovers (and Green in Japan) obviously had a chip on their shoulder, liking an inferior game and all.
When you stop and think about it, this is pretty interesting. For the less popular game to win all three regions fairly comfortably is surprising. Could it be that more casual Splatoon fans drift towards the more popular Pokémon title simply because it’s popular? Could it be that the more skilled, dedicated players like Blue because they’re naturally less swayed by the opinions of others? Who’s to say.
Regardless, I’m at least satisfied by the popularity results. Shame on you, uber-talented Pokémon Blue and Green voters. How could you prefer the game which takes its name after the main character’s bitter rival?