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It's time for the first Pokemon General Election

Engadget Engadget 15/04/2016 Mat Smith
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The world's first Pokemon election is happening, and only one of the 720 candidates will be elected. In Japan, timed to promote the latest in a possibly never-ending series of movies, the company is holding an vote to choose one Pokemon -- which somehow apparently makes it different to the many popularity polls it's held before. (Pikachu regularly does well, as do rare, powerful 'mon.) Voting, on adorable physical Poke-ballots, will be held in Pokemon Centers and Toys 'R Us stores across Japan, while residents will also be able to vote online on their 3DS through Japan's network of Seven-Eleven convenience stores and its WiFi hub.

There is one thing voters should factor into their decision -- and it's not the fictional candidates position on healthcare -- the winner will become a free download for theater goers that bring their 3DS (and a copy of Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire). Voting kicks off tomorrow through May 8th.

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