By now, you are likely well on your way to becoming a "Pokemon Go" master of epic proportions. After all, it's been a minute since this augmented reality game that has taken the globe by storm was released, so you've likely ensnared a respectable amount of wild Pokemon at this point. But, glancing at their cute little anime faces, have you ever stopped to wonder what Pokemon you are based on your zodiac sign? Obviously I have, which is why I'm here to fill you in on your Pokemon kindred spirit. Why? The better question, compadres, is why not?
I will take this moment to point out that, while incredibly astute, my findings are not grounded in any solid scientific matter, per se. There are 151 Pokemon in the "Pokemon Go" Pokedex and, yes, I researched every single one. I can now probably rattle off more Pokemon than I can U.S. Presidents which, admittedly, is sad on many levels. After poring off the Pokedex, I consulted the magical oracles that are internet astrology experts in order to pair each zodiac sign up with its likeminded Pokepersonality. Worth of a Nobel peace prize, it may not be — but it sure is a fun way to while away the afternoon.
So, without further ado, find your sign and make nice with the Pokemon you'd be if you were running around in the "Pokemon Go" universe trying to evade digital PokeBalls.
1. Aries (March 21 - April 20)
As the most active sign of the Zodiac, Aries is always on the go and always searching for a challenge or the answers to personal and metaphysical questions. This makes the fire sign a match for Charizard, who flies around the sky constantly in search of its next opponent. Like Rams, the Charizard has a fiery personality.
2. Taurus (April 21 - May 21)
Bet you thought I was going to say Tauros, didn't you? C'mon, that would have been too easy. Besides, Tauros is only happy if its rampaging all the time, which isn't true for slightly hedonistic Bulls. No, Taureans are like Hitmonchan — a Pokemon said to possess the spirit of a boxer who'd been working toward a world championship, Hitmonchan has an indomitable spirit and never backs down in the face of adversity. Sound familiar, stubborn Bulls?
3. Gemini (May 22 - June 21)
Geminis are nothing if not duplicitous! You're never quite sure which side of a Gemini you're going to get from this expressive yet indecisive sign. This aligns perfectly with Doduo, who quite literally has two heads which take turns sleeping so one head can always be on watch. A Flying Pokemon, it's an ideal fit for Air sign Gemini.
4. Cancer (June 22 - July 22)
Who hasn't wound up on the wrong side of a Cancer's claws before? This sign is many wonderful things — tenacious, loyal, sensitive, imaginative, intuitive — but it is also notoriously moody or, you know, crabby. How, then, could its Pokemon soulmate be anything other than Krabby itself? These Pokemon live on the beach, digging holes in the sand and occasionally squabbling with other Pokemon over territory.
5. Leo (July 23 - August 21)
If you know and love a Leo (or are one), you know Leos are the life of the party. Natural born leaders, they are extremely charismatic thanks to their creativity, passion, warm-heartedness, and undeniable presence. Accordingly, Leo pairs well with the most recognizable Pokemon: Pikachu!
6. Virgo (August 22 - September 23)
Nothing eludes a Virgo — this sign is always paying attention, logging the smallest details in their brain to analyze. They are, without a doubt, one of the most careful signs of the Zodiac. So, Rattata, right? These Pokemon are cautious to the extreme, constantly listening to everything (even in sleep).
7. Libra (September 24 - October 23)
If there's one thing you can say with all certainty about a Libra, it's that they don't like to be alone. This Air sign is cooperative and craves companionship, much preferring to work in teams. So, Libras, your Pokemon spirit animal is the Clefairy . These Pokemon come out by the light of the full moon to play with each other. When dawn arrives, they retreat to a quiet mountain and snuggle up with one another. Plus, their abilities include the Cute Charm, which causes infatuation upon contact. How, well, cute is that?
8. Scorpio (October 24 - November 22)
Scorpios are so bold and passionate and assertive that it's impossible to ignore them. This Water sign is captivating, if we're being honest. However, you do not want to get on their bad side! Which is why Scorpios are like the Goldeen — a Pokemon that billows beautifully in the water, but will happily ram you with its horn if you cross it.
9. Sagittarius (November 23 - December 22)
Described as curious and energetic, Sagittarius is a sign that loves to search the world for meaning. This fun-loving sign is known to acquire friends all over the globe and be willing to do anything for them. Sounds a lot like Dragonite, huh? This Pokemon can circle the globe in just 16 hours, and is known for leading lost and floundering ships on stormy seas to safety.
10. Capricorn (December 23 - January 20)
Dubbed the most serious sign of the Zodiac, Capricorn is steadfast in its responsible and disciplined nature. Once they set their mind to something, they are singular in their focus, unwilling to stop until they see the task through. So, in these respects, this sign is a lot like the Rhyhorn — a Pokemon that runs in a straight line, smashing everything in its path until it gets where it's going.
11. Aquarius (January 21 - February 19)
Hear me out on this one. We all know Aquarius is a quizzical sign — shy and quiet, yet also eccentric and energetic. They are deep thinkers who crave mental stimulation and can argue a point their believe in until you believe in it too. Thus, Mr. Mime. A master of pantomime, this Pokemon wanders around convincing people that something unseeable actually exists.
12. Pisces (February 20 - March 20)
Water signs are inherently intuitive and emotional, and none perhaps more so than Pisces. These compassionate, gentle souls tend to get a little bogged down in their emotions fro time to time, making them a lot like Poliwag. You see, Poliwag has very thin skin. So thin, in fact, you can see right through to its spiral innards. However, like Pisces, Poliwag is also very flexible and adaptable.
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