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.
BidoofVia The Pokémon CompanyBearticVia The Pokémon CompanySawsbuckVia The Pokémon CompanyDelibirdVia The Pokémon CompanyChanseyVia The Pokémon CompanyVia BuzzFeed Canada
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So tell us: Which Pokémon is the most Canadian?