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Necessary qualities: defense against cold, polite demeanor, and a fierce loyalty to Tim Hortons.

To celebrate Pokémon’s 18th anniversary of being available in Canada, as well as the upcoming release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, the official Canadian Twitter account @Canada recently asked its followers a simple question:

It’s a funny, innocent little question, but @Canada was probably not prepared for the overwhelming response it received.

It turns out people are very passionate when it comes to having a country embodied by a Pokémon. Here is a collection of some of the best responses:

▼ Of course Bidoof is a good suggestion,
seeing as the the beaver is Canada’s national animal.

▼ Oh yeah, and Stantler is a nice-

▼ Uh, someone else already said Bidoof. Moving on…

▼ Ah, Xerneas as a legendary moose! I can totally see it.

▼ And then there’s Justin Trudeau looking quite Clefairy-like.

▼ …or another Bidoof.

▼ Okay! Enough with the Bidoofs! We get it!

▼ Hey! Delibird! It’s the same colors as the Canadian flag!

▼ Or Sawsbuck because- oh no. Oh no.

▼ Fine! Bidoof it is, apparently!

▼ Don’t worry Oshawott, I feel your pain.

▼ Then there were a few suggestions that were a little self-deprecating.

▼ Hey! Season one was pretty cool!

▼ But in the end, I think this Twitter user summed it up best with all of the “Canadian” Pokémon together as one. There’s Beartic, Ursaring, Bouffalant, Sawsbuck, Gogoat, Stantler, and Seel. What a great lineup!

▼ Oh. Right. Thank you for reminding me that I forgot one….

Source: Twitter/@Canada via Hachima Kiko
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