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Which Pokémon Is The Most Canadian?

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Since its inception, the @Canada Twitter account has begged questions such as: Why does this exist? How many bureaucrats does it take to compose a mediocre tweet?

But this week it asked a question of actual import: Which Pokémon is the most Canadian?

The, you know, ~boring logical answer~ is none of them really, since Pokémon are Japanese but also completely made up.But don't let that stop you from dreaming.
Twitter: @Canada

The, you know, ~boring logical answer~ is none of them really, since Pokémon are Japanese but also completely made up.

But don't let that stop you from dreaming.

Think about it. Which Pokémon — whether of the original 150 of the riffraff that came after — best exemplifies Canadian culture and aesthetics?

Some people suggested Bidoof, which are cuddly beaver-like Pokémon with polite lil' faces.

Bidoof's hidden ability is "moody," which sounds like a perfect equivalent to Canadians' brand of passive aggression.
The Pokémon Company International / Via bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net

Bidoof's hidden ability is "moody," which sounds like a perfect equivalent to Canadians' brand of passive aggression.

Another solid choice is Beartic, an ice-type bear (aka polar bear).

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:614Beartic.png

Beartic lives in the freezing cold north (Canada, duh) and has icicles for a beard. That's like hardcore Canadian. Like this fine specimen.

Or how about Sawsbuck? This deer-like Pokémon changes its appearance based on the season, which would be a beautiful salute to how distinct each season is in Canada.

It's probably also the closest thing to a moose. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The Pokémon Company International ( / Via bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net

It's probably also the closest thing to a moose. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

There's also Delibird, a cute little bird that just happens to be red and white. Its head feathers even sort of look like maple leaves!

But it's more than aesthetic. Delibird appeared in a Christmas episode, helping out Santa Claus. And if Canada's claim to Arctic sovereignty is to be believed, Santa is Canadian.
The Pokémon Company International / Via bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net

But it's more than aesthetic. Delibird appeared in a Christmas episode, helping out Santa Claus. And if Canada's claim to Arctic sovereignty is to be believed, Santa is Canadian.

Finally, in a nod to our public healthcare system, there's Chansey. Chanseys are mostly seen in Pokémon Centres, kindly helping other Pokémon to heal.

Basically Chansey are very nice. Close enough, eh?
The Pokémon Company International / Via bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net

Basically Chansey are very nice. Close enough, eh?

  1. So tell us: Which Pokémon is the most Canadian?

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    Bidoof
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    Bidoof
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    Beartic
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    Beartic
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    Sawsbuck
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    Sawsbuck
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    Delibird
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    Delibird
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    Chansey
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    Chansey
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So tell us: Which Pokémon is the most Canadian?
  1. Bidoof
     
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    Bidoof
  2. Beartic
     
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    Beartic
  3. Sawsbuck
     
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    Sawsbuck
  4. Delibird
     
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    Delibird
  5. Chansey
     
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    Chansey
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