Best Pokémon

This page contains multiple datasets, all relating to a series of Twitter polls by Out of Context Pokemon to elect the best Pokémon. The top 4 best Pokémon, according to this poll, were, from best to worst: Gengar, Mudkip, Snorlax and Wooper.

Here are the different datasets available:

round1.csv (≈2 KB),
round2.csv (949 B),
round3.csv (489 B),
quarter-finals.csv (259 B),
semi-finals.csv (144 B),
finals+3rd-place.csv (144 KB) all-rounds.csv (≈4 KB)
A list of each bracket's results. Includes columns for National Pokédex number (as "NatDex"), the Pokémon name ("Pokemon"), its votes ("Votes") and corresponding percentages ("Percentage"). See § What to expect below for examples.
total-votes.csv (≈1.2 KB),
A list of total vote counts for each Pokémon. Includes columns for National Pokédex number (as "NatDex"), the Pokémon name ("Pokemon") and its aggregated vote count across all polls ("Total votes").

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CC0 This dataset is released as public domain. Attribution is appreciated but not required.


Context

On 8 September 2022, Out of Context Pokemon (@OoCPokemon) posted a callout for people's favorite Pokémon on Twitter. The 64 Pokémon that received the most likes within a set timeframe then became part of a bracket-style competition. In alphabetical order, they were the following:

Absol, Aggron, Alolan Vulpix, Ampharos, Appletun, Arcanine, Barboach, Bulbasaur, Butterfree, Corviknight, Croagunk, Cyndaquil, Ditto, Dracovish, Dragonite, Dratini, Eevee, Eiscue, Espeon, Flygon, Froslass, Gastrodon, Gengar, Gible, Goodra, Grovyle, Klawf, Lapras, Latias, Lechonk, Luxray, Magikarp, Maractus, Marshadow, Mawile, Mega Lopunny, Mew, Mimikyu, Missingno, Mudkip, Oshawott, Porygon-Z, Quagsire, Raichu, Riolu, Rowlet, Sableye, Sandile, Scizor, Skitty, Slowpoke, Snom, Snorlax, Spheal, Sylveon, Torterra, Vaporeon, Venipede, Victini, Wooper, Wurmple, Xurkitree, Zoroark, Zorua

Over the next few days, several Twitter polls were conducted to assess people's favorite Pokémon. The results of these polls is what constitutes this dataset.

These are the Twitter threads with the polls in question:

  1. Round 1
  2. Round 2
  3. Round 3
  4. Quarter finals
  5. Semi-finals
  6. Finals and 3rd place

What to expect

round1.csv
NatDex Pokemon Votes Percentage
474Porygon-Z29,7720.56377822
478Froslass23,0360.43622178
551Sandile34,3900.66719696
265Wurmple17,1540.33280304
543Venipede11,2670.23626984
447Riolu36,4200.76373016
501Oshawott21,4590.43591931
722Rowlet27,7680.56408069

Votes relate to individual 2-Pokémon polls. For example, "Porygon-Z: 29,772 (56.38%)" and "Froslass: 23,036 (43.62%)" represent one individual poll; while "Sandile: 34,390 (66.72%)" and "Wurmple: 17,154 (33.28%)" represent another.

total-votes.csv
NatDex Pokemon Total votes
94Gengar216,939
258Mudkip205,027
143Snorlax181,286
194Wooper179,396
875Eiscue11,733
543Venipede11,267
?Klawf10,478
339Barboach5,236