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?
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.
Another solid choice is Beartic, an ice-type bear (aka polar bear).
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.
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!
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.
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So tell us: Which Pokémon is the most Canadian?