Press Release


Celebrity Judge Michelle Visage Awarded the Cleverest, Coolest, and Cutest Animal Companions with Fabulous Pokémon Prizes

Bellevue, WA — November 16, 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 November 19, 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.
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 favorites at


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
About Nintendo:
Nintendo Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has created franchises that have become household names worldwide, including MarioDonkey KongThe Legend of ZeldaMetroidPokémonAnimal CrossingPikmin and Splatoon, through its integrated hardware and software products. Nintendo aims to deliver unique, intuitive entertainment experiences for everyone, manufacturing and marketing video game devices such as the Nintendo Switch family of systems, developing and operating applications for smart devices, and collaborating with partners on a range of other entertainment initiatives like visual content and theme parks. Nintendo has sold more than 5.1 billion video games and over 800 million hardware units globally. From the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System more than 30 years ago, through today and into the future, Nintendo’s continuing mission is to create unique entertainment that puts smiles on the faces of people all over the world. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at