Greninja Wins Pokémon of the Year 2020 Vote - Full List of Best Pokemon

Pokémon Day is officially underway, so The Pokémon Company and Google have revealed the results of this year's "Pokémon of the Year" vote. Greninja takes the top spot in 2020.

The Pokémon Company revealed the top 10 Pokémon of 2020 in a short video recapping each entrant. It's an interesting list as it includes some of the usual suspects from past years (Charizard/Lucario) but also has some notable omissions including the franchise's mascot, Pikachu.

It should be noted that Mimikyu, the Ghost and Fairy-type Pokémon that imitates Pikachu to get more love, made the list at number three.

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The Pokemon Company

Here's are the top 10 Pokémon of the Year for 2020:

  1. Greninja
  2. Lucario
  3. Mimikyu
  4. Charizard
  5. Umbreon
  6. Sylveon
  7. Garchomp
  8. Rayquaza
  9. Gardevoir
  10. Gengar

It's no surprise that Greninja, the Water-type starter of the Kalos region, grabbed the top spot. Not only was it a popular choice when it was revealed for Pokémon X and Y, but it also had a major role in the Pokémon anime, almost winning the Kalos League alongside Ash.

Greninja is even a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series, so it has lots of exposure outside the main series games.


If you're curious as to where your favorite Pokémon stands, you can check out the full list of results on the official Pokémon site. To access this, scroll the PokeBall around until the top five are finished counting down. The rest of the field will populate below it.

You can separate the results by region too. Here are the top 10 Pokémon of the Year listed by region:

Kanto region

  1. Charizard
  2. Gengar
  3. Bulbasaur
  4. Pikachu
  5. Eevee
  6. Dragonite
  7. Mew
  8. Mewtwo
  9. Arcanine
  10. Lapras

Johto region

  1. Umbreon
  2. Tyranitar
  3. Lugia
  4. Typhlosion
  5. Scizor
  6. Ampharos
  7. Espeon
  8. Cyndaquil
  9. Suicune
  10. Totodile

Hoenn region

  1. Rayquaza
  2. Gardevoir
  3. Flygon
  4. Sceptile
  5. Blaziken
  6. Mudkip
  7. Metagross
  8. Jirachi
  9. Milotic
  10. Absol

Sinnoh region

  1. Lucario
  2. Garchomp
  3. Luxray
  4. Piplup
  5. Infernape
  6. Darkrai
  7. Glaceon
  8. Arceus
  9. Empoleon
  10. Giratina

Unova region

  1. Chandelure
  2. Zoroark
  3. Hydreigon
  4. Volcarona
  5. Haxorus
  6. Serperior
  7. Oshawott
  8. Zekrom
  9. Victini
  10. Reshiram

Kalos region

  1. Greninja
  2. Sylveon
  3. Aegislash
  4. Noivern
  5. Goodra
  6. Talonflame
  7. Dedenne
  8. Yveltal
  9. Goomy
  10. Tyrantrum

Alola region

  1. Mimikyu
  2. Rowlet
  3. Dedicueye
  4. Lycanroc
  5. Zeraora
  6. Incineroar
  7. Golisopod
  8. Primarina
  9. Bewear
  10. Solgaleo

Galar region

  1. Dragapult
  2. Toxtricity
  3. Corviknight
  4. Snom
  5. Alcremie
  6. Cinderace
  7. Zacian
  8. Yamper
  9. Wooloo
  10. Inteleon

What do you think of the Pokémon of the Year results? Did your favorite make the top 10? Let us know in the comments section.