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Quiz: Which Pokémon Are You?

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Leah Rachel von Essen

Senior Contributor

By day, Leah Rachel von Essen is the editor-in-chief of Chicago Booth Magazine at the University of Chicago. By night, she reviews genre-bending fiction for Booklist, and writes regularly as a senior contributor at Book Riot. Her blog While Reading and Walking has over 10,000 dedicated followers over several social media outlets, including Instagram. She writes passionately about books in translation, chronic illness and bias in healthcare, queer books, twisty SFF, and magical realism and folklore. She was one of a select few bookstagrammers named to NewCity’s Chicago Lit50 in 2022. She is an avid traveler, a passionate fan of women’s basketball and soccer, and a lifelong learner. Twitter: @reading_while

Leah Rachel von Essen

Senior Contributor

By day, Leah Rachel von Essen is the editor-in-chief of Chicago Booth Magazine at the University of Chicago. By night, she reviews genre-bending fiction for Booklist, and writes regularly as a senior contributor at Book Riot. Her blog While Reading and Walking has over 10,000 dedicated followers over several social media outlets, including Instagram. She writes passionately about books in translation, chronic illness and bias in healthcare, queer books, twisty SFF, and magical realism and folklore. She was one of a select few bookstagrammers named to NewCity’s Chicago Lit50 in 2022. She is an avid traveler, a passionate fan of women’s basketball and soccer, and a lifelong learner. Twitter: @reading_while

I don’t know about you, but I am still playing PokémonGo with an unexpected fervor, as I eagerly anticipate Pokémon Sword and Shield. From watching the animated show when I was young to first beating the Elite Four in Sapphire, my world has been immersed in the world of this adorable tiny monsters.

The world is full of Pokémon books for every grade level, from the Classic Chapter Book Collection—and favorite classic titles such as Night in the Haunted Tower and Return of the Squirtle Squad—to the Pokémon Adventures manga series, to the encyclopedic Super Deluxe Essential Handbook, to the newest Alohan books, including the Aloha Chapter Book Collection.

But with all those games and all those pages, one question is still on my mind: Which Pokémon am I?

Many of these quizzes focus on our main stars, and so I’ve gone for some of our other favorite creatures. Is your personality more summed up in the shy Sandshrew or the enthusiastic Chikorita—the fiery Torchic or the friendly Mareep? Are you empathetic like Ralts? Would you swim alongside Mudkip, sleep alongside Slakoth, or take off into the clouds with Swablu? Which Pokémon are you? Time to find out!