Best Pokemon Generation? (a.k.a. why does Pokemon have more games than Wii U?)

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#1 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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GENERATION ONE (GAMEBOY):

Pokemon RedPokemon BluePokemon Yellow

GENERATION TWO (GAMEBOY COLOR)

Pokemon GoldPokemon SilverPokemon Crystal

GENERATION THREE (GAMEBOY ADVANCE)

Pokemon RubyPokemon SapphirePokemon Emerald

Pokemon FireRedPokemon LeafGreen

GENERATION FOUR (NINTENDO DS)

Pokemon DiamondPokemon PlatinumPokemon Platinum

Pokemon HeartGoldPokemon SoulSilver

GENERATION FIVE (NINTENDO DS)

Pokemon BlackPokemon White

Pokemon Black 2 and White 2

So which one of the five generations is your favorite? And why?

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#2 Pikminmaniac
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The latest generation because they continue to tweak the battle system to make it deeper each ganeration. It loooks like th trend continues with X and Y adding fairy type and adding depth to the way attack typing works. Online functionality has also done a lot to push the series forward.

Pokemon is always improving and deepening.

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#3 NeonNinja
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These images show how Pokemon designs have gone from monsters to horned robots across the generations.

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#4 Jonwh18
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Lol no. 

Mega evo's sound broken as hell. 

Gen 3 for pokes.

Gen 5 for battling and story. 

Gen 2 for region. 

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#5 Ballroompirate
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Gen 1 for Pokemon, Gen 5 for gameplay

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#6 John_Matherson
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and this is system wars material because...?
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#7 bbkkristian
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Generation Four, thanks to HeartGold/SoulSilver, which only made the original game better.
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#8 Pikminmaniac
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Lol no. 

Mega evo's sound broken as hell. 

Gen 3 for pokes.

Gen 5 for battling and story. 

Gen 2 for region. 

Jonwh18

It depends how they are handled. You're allowed only one mega evolution per battle and the process might take up your turn as well.

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#9 Jonwh18
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[QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

Lol no. 

Mega evo's sound broken as hell. 

Gen 3 for pokes.

Gen 5 for battling and story. 

Gen 2 for region. 

Pikminmaniac

It depends how they are handled. You're allowed only one mega evolution per battle and the process might take up your turn as well.

[spoiler] process doesn't take up your turn.  [/spoiler]

So basically it becomes ubers from gen 1. Whoever can keep their mewtwo alive wins.

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#10 funsohng
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Gen 5. Gen 4 had HG/SS, but Gen 5 kills it with the faster battle system.
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#11 SexyJazzCat
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The latest generation always kills it.

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#12 PhazonBlazer
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Gen 1 cause I'm a hipster.

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#13 Lionheart08
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Gen 2

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#14 kingjazziephiz
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gen 3
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#15 Masenkoe
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Gen 3 for me.

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#16 TilxWLOC
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I went Gen 3, they have the best pacing, and there were more good games in gen 3. That said, Gen 5 obviously has the best mechanics of the released games, but that really goes without saying, no need to include that in the choice.

Also even Soul Silver couldn't save Gen 4 from sucking-- hard. At least Soul Silver was great.

Most importantly, Pokemon has more games than the Wii U. System Wars-y enough?

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#17 Jonwh18
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I went Gen 3, they have the best pacing, and there were more good games in gen 3. That said, Gen 5 obviously has the best mechanics of the released games, but that really goes without saying, no need to include that in the choice.

Also even Soul Silver couldn't save Gen 4 from sucking-- hard. At least Soul Silver was great.

Most importantly, Pokemon has more games than the Wii U. System Wars-y enough?

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#18 Zophar87
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Gotta go with Gen 4.

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#19 TilxWLOC
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Gotta go with Gen 4.

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Hate fun worlds and fire Pokemon?

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#20 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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Most importantly, Pokemon has more games than the Wii U. System Wars-y enough?

TilxWLOC
The truth has been spoken
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#21 Zophar87
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[QUOTE="Zophar87"]

Gotta go with Gen 4.

TilxWLOC

Hate fun worlds and fire Pokemon?

Diamond and Heart Gold > All

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#22 Jonwh18
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[QUOTE="Zophar87"]

Gotta go with Gen 4.

TilxWLOC

Hate fun worlds and fire Pokemon?

Look chaz, more truth! 

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#23 gamerdude970
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Gen 1 for Pokemon, Gen 5 for gameplay

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#24 metroidfood
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Remakes really shouldn't be counted, otherwise there's no point in voting for anything before Gen III.

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#25 jg4xchamp
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The originals have the best looking pokemon, Gold and Silver is the series frankly at it's peak as it was still fresh enough to not be "hooray more f*cking Pokemon" and at the time the upgrades over Red and Blue were ridiculous, nevermind the sheer amount of content and that final boss fight with Red.

The other gens are arguably "better" in very unimpressive ways. They are better in the way a Madden game is better than last year, or by the numbers sequels. It's incremental, and never gets rid of the feeling of hooray you're playing more of the same shit. That said I'll probably end up buying X or Y. -_-

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#26 locopatho
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Gen 1 for Pokemon, Gen 5 for gameplay

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This fo' sho'. The originals had the most impact on me and I really disliked Silver (I was young tho and adored the cartoon, and these new Pokemon just pissed me off!) I have no doubt the latest games are most refined. I can't freakin' wait to get my 2DS and jump into X :)
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#27 TilxWLOC
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I can't freakin' wait to get my 2DS and jump into X :)

locopatho

Oh yeah! The 2DS actually looks a lot better after seeing it in that guy's hands in the Nintendo Direct.

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#28 TheShadowLord07
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The originals have the best looking pokemon, Gold and Silver is the series frankly at it's peak as it was still fresh enough to not be "hooray more f*cking Pokemon" and at the time the upgrades over Red and Blue were ridiculous, nevermind the sheer amount of content and that final boss fight with Red.

The other gens are arguably "better" in very unimpressive ways. They are better in the way a Madden game is better than last year, or by the numbers sequels. It's incremental, and never gets rid of the feeling of hooray you're playing more of the same shit. That said I'll probably end up buying X or Y. -_-

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Is it beacuse it has a catch pokemon - battle pokemon - trade pokemon - fight the gym's/elite 4/evil team formula aka I'm doing the same old shit over again? If so then i get what you're saying.

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#29 Sagem28
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Gen 2 > Gen 1 > Gen 4 > Gen 5 > Gen 3

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#30 inggrish
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Interesting. I'm probably in the minority here, but I would generally group the remakes with the originals gen wise (e.g: fire red as gen 1, soul silvber as gen 2, etc...)

I guess with your gens I would say gen 4 was my favourite even though P/D/P are my least favourite pokemon games.

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#31 finalstar2007
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I played Gen 1 to 3.. skipped on 4 and going to be back with Gen 5 :D

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#33 cain006
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One is terrible, you probably haven't played the game in over a decade if you think it's the best. I'm gonna say 5, it's easily the best.

Really anything before 4 is awful because moves are physical or special based on type.

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#34 freedomfreak
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Gen 2. I stopped playing after gen 3.
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#35 rjdofu
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There are more Pokemon games than WiiU games. There are more Pokemons than WiiUs.
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#36 nintendoboy16
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Gen 2 and it's remakes.
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#37 hiphops_savior
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I played Gen 1 to 3.. skipped on 4 and going to be back with Gen 5 :D

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Good luck, you might want to get used to the fact that Fire Punch is now a physical attack and Shadow Ball is now special.
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#38 Nintendo_Ownes7
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I voted Generation 4 based on Heartgold and Soulsilver alone.

 

Generation II was my favorite but Generation 2 is remade in Generation 4.

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#39 Miroku32
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Gen 2. It included so many new stuff like day/night cycle, 2 regions (come on Nintendo, I want to travel through more regions than only one), new Pokemon that were still great and of course, have a battle against Red. Although I gotta admit I'm a little biased since Pokemon Silver was my first pokemon game.
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#40 Pikminmaniac
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[QUOTE="Pikminmaniac"]

[QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

Lol no. 

Mega evo's sound broken as hell. 

Gen 3 for pokes.

Gen 5 for battling and story. 

Gen 2 for region. 

Jonwh18

It depends how they are handled. You're allowed only one mega evolution per battle and the process might take up your turn as well.

[spoiler] process doesn't take up your turn.  [/spoiler]

So basically it becomes ubers from gen 1. Whoever can keep their mewtwo alive wins.

Who plays with ubers? They are banned in most tournaments as well as the online play and battle tower/train challenges in the game. They'll probably ban the mega evolutions too if their overpowered. At least they will in tournament play.

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gen 3 is best gen. by far. it was vibrant, lively, fun, colorful, fast paced (as fast as battles have ever been so far), had an amazing setting, and almost all of the pokemon from gen 3 are awesome and among the best looking designs. regardning new features, it introduced EVs and IVs, secret bases, abilities, double battles, THE F*CKING RUNNING SHOES, and was the biggest graphical leap the main series had seen (until gen 6 arrives).
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#42 Renegade_Fury
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1>2>4>3

Never played 5.

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#43 turtlethetaffer
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Gen IV, simply because it includes Heartgold and Soulsilver. The games are massive and packed out the ass with content. Plus... Johto. It's awesome.

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#44 EPaul
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Gen 2> All

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#45 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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This is the most messed up poll in the history of polls.
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#46 BrunoBRS
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This is the most messed up poll in the history of polls.charizard1605
why, because it's not grossly in favor of the option you voted?
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[QUOTE="charizard1605"]This is the most messed up poll in the history of polls.BrunoBRS
why, because it's not grossly in favor of the option you voted?

No, quite the contrary, it seems to be favoring exactly what I voted for. On the other hand, it seems to be bringing out the nostlagianist in everyone.
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#48 killerfist
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I stopped caring about pokemon after the 151st. I played/had red, blue and stadium.
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#49 BrunoBRS
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[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"][QUOTE="charizard1605"]This is the most messed up poll in the history of polls.charizard1605
why, because it's not grossly in favor of the option you voted?

No, quite the contrary, it seems to be favoring exactly what I voted for. On the other hand, it seems to be bringing out the nostlagianist in everyone.

well i had to play gen 3 after 4, and i still liked 3 more. back when gen 3 released, i thought it was far better than anything gen 1 and 2 could've offered. and i think gen 5 is rather weak. so i'd like to think my vote was not nostalgia-based :P
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#50 cain006
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gen 3 is best gen. by far. it was vibrant, lively, fun, colorful, fast paced (as fast as battles have ever been so far), had an amazing setting, and almost all of the pokemon from gen 3 are awesome and among the best looking designs. regardning new features, it introduced EVs and IVs, secret bases, abilities, double battles, THE F*CKING RUNNING SHOES, and was the biggest graphical leap the main series had seen (until gen 6 arrives).BrunoBRS
Gen 3 is easily the best looking pokemon game. Diamond and Pearl look atrocious compared to it. I liked a lot about it, but it's too hard to lose all the features of the newer games. I'm very much looking forward to the remake of them.