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WINNERS REVEALED FOR THE WORLD’S FIRST POKÉMON PRESENTS SUPER PET CONTEST

Celebrity Judge Michelle Visage Awarded the Cleverest, Coolest, and Cutest Animal Companions with Fabulous Pokémon Prizes
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

London, United Kingdom—16 November 2021—Today, The Pokémon Company International announced the winners of the Pokémon Presents Super Pet Contest in an exciting Winners’ Ceremony, hosted by Pikachu and our celebrity judge, the legendary Trainer Michelle Visage.
 
The popular contest—inspired by the Super Contest Shows featured in the upcoming release of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games, available 19 November 2021 exclusively on Nintendo Switch systems—saw over 30,000 entries of furry and non-furry animal friends in all shapes and sizes from the UK, the USA, France, and Germany. Following a public vote, which saw over 400,000 votes cast by fans around the world on the Pokémon Presents Super Pet Contest website, our expert panel of judges (including Michelle Visage) judged the entries and selected winners for each category to receive fabulous Pokémon prizes.
 
Here are the category winners:
 
CLEVER Category:
Pet Name: Fish, Country: UK
 
COOL Category:
Pet Name: Lil Elsa, Country: USA
 
CUTE Category:
Pet Name: Flora, Country: USA
 
Watch the full Pokémon Presents Super Pet Contest Winners’ Ceremony showcase, including the runner-up winners in each category, on the Official Pokémon YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/gtHEHdNRDAA.
 
Trainer Michelle was on the lookout for loveable entries that showed CLEVER showmanship, COOL attitudes, and CUTE looks. Alongside competition winners from the UK, the USA, France, and Germany, participants from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand also submitted photos of their beloved animal companions for a chance to be selected by Michelle Visage to be featured in the Winners’ Ceremony video showcase.
 
Speaking about the high quality of entries, Michelle added, “I know how important all of our beloved animal companions are—and looking at the gorgeous entries every day has been such a treat! I couldn’t have made my decision without the help of the voting public, so thank you all for showing these adorable contestants the love they truly deserve.”
 
Fans eager to see more of the fabulous photo submissions from this exciting campaign can visit the Pokémon Presents Super Pet Contest website to view the winners in each category, check out the full gallery of submitted photos, and share their favourites at Pokemon.co.uk/SuperPetContest.
 
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About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, please visit www.pokemon.co.uk.
 
About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch home console and Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including the Nintendo Switch™ and Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including New Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, as well as Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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