What a clever idea for a project! I salute you for your brilliance. I think we'd all be surprised just how much influence the anime had on people's favorites. Personally, I've discovered a couple of favorites through it. However, my favorite, Magneton, had nothing to do with the anime. My other favorite, Kingler, was because of it though. But for Magneton, I'll go with badassness.
Keep us up to date with this! I'm very interested in this.