The Pokémon Company is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the first Pokémon game by holding a Rekidai Game Pokémon Sōsenkyō! (Generations of Games: Pokémon General Election!) contest from November 12 to December 25. The vote will determine the most popular Pokémon to appear on the cover art of 15 games.
The winning Pokémon will be given as a free present to fans in the Japanese DS edition of the Pokémon: Black and White games (sorry, Americans). The contestants are Charizard, Venusaur, Blastoise, Pikachu, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Suicune, Groudon, Kyogre,Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, and Zekrom (all of which would make excellent communion names for any of your relatives).
Contest forms and ballot boxes will be available at participating stores throughout Japan, but only a limited number of the required forms will be printed; if the forms run out before December 25, the voting ends.