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Mythical 'Genwunners'

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by , 14th January 2013 at 11:45 AM (2060 Views)
I may be totally off the mark here... but as far as I can see there is a massive irony floating around many Pokemon forums at the moment.

The amount of thread comments I've seen since the Gen VI announcement that exclaim something along the lines of ''OH GOD JUST WAIT FOR ALL THE GENWUNNERS TO START RANTING ABOUT HOW BAD GEN VI WILL BE'' etc, is probably around a dozen, possibly nearer 20.

The amount of comments I've seen since the Gen VI announcement from a 'Genwunner' denouncing the new Gen and anything else since Kanto...?

Zero.

Don't get me wrong, I'm aware that these people are out there.

I just think that nowadays, unless I have been coincidentally avoiding the threads in which they gather... they seem to be extremely small in number.

It amuses me that so many people feel an urge to comment on how awful and ridiculous it will be when these people 'inevitably' emerge from the woodwork instead of just making a worthwhile contribution to the thread in which they post.

Maybe one day we will be faced with a situation when the fans who are so certain that a 'Genwunner' is lurking around every corner are a greater source of irritation than the 'Genwunners' themselves.

I have to say, it's heading that way for me.

P.S - I love irony.

P.P.S - I hate the term 'Genwunner'

P.P.P.S- October can't come soon enough.

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  1. Jabberwocky's Avatar
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    There are very few gen I purists on Bulba, but they do exist and are obnoxious. I've seen many on other sites such as Tumblr and Youtube.
  2. Green Zubat's Avatar
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    I'm so glad someone actually said something, it's been pissing me off for ages too. "Genwunners" are really something you see on more mainstream media sites (YouTube, Facebook) or in real life, from people who only remember it from their childhood, not so much on Bulba.
    Robo-Floatzel likes this.
  3. Tsutarja's Avatar
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    I see them often on YT. Idiotic whiners who are too close-minded to embrace changes that are actually positive for the franchise. I can't stand them, I always end up arguing with them on YT. -.-

    However, something that irritates me the most are the double standards of these 'genwunners'. Ice cream Pokémon is wrong, garbage bag Pokémon is wrong, but magnet Pokémon, rock snake Pokémon, whatever the hell Muk is, Jynx, Mr.Mime, Porygon, Machop ... etc... are okay? Seriously? It's okay in gen I but awful in gen V? Ugh.
  4. Chronos's Avatar
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    I see these people mostly on YouTube, as said, and on GameFAQs. I don't know why I bother to lurk on that site, since everyone on there is an idiot, but the drama that goes on there can be funny when I'm bored. You're right; there aren't many of those that trash new generations on here. I've noticed that "Genwunners" are mostly on sites that aren't focused primarily on Pokemon.
  5. Robin Storm's Avatar
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    Sorry but what are 'Genwunners'?
    Sorry if this is a rare post.
  6. Bill Cipher's Avatar
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    @Robin Storm; Genwunners are people who only like Gen. 1 of Pokemon. (Green, Red, Blue, Yellow) They are obnoxious. :I
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  7. Robin Storm's Avatar
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    Well that doesn't sounds like much fun..
  8. 33Whimsicott33's Avatar
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    At this point most of those people frustrated with the direction the series has gone wouldve left by now. It's outside the Pokemon fandom that this becomes an issue.
  9. Lugion's Avatar
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    What Whimsicott said.

    Though I find a lot more people who just hate on everything new... for a while. And then they realize that it's not so bad, but they never realize that they're trapped in a cycle of slapslapkiss.
  10. Dragonfyre's Avatar
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    The thing that's most annoying about Genwunners isn't their preference for Gen 1. That's not bad at all. It's normal to have favorites.

    The difference between "Genwunners" and "People who like Gen 1" is that the latter isn't ridiculously close-minded.
    Robo-Floatzel and Shiny Blaze like this.
  11. Please Understand's Avatar
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    Genwunners abseloutely HATE any generation after Gen II.

    Find em on YT. Better catch em' all.
    Robin Storm likes this.
  12. Robo-Floatzel's Avatar
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    I absolutely cannot stand Genwunners, they're nothing but butthurt nostalgia-freaks who will attack anyone who likes the later generations, even for their own enjoyment. A true Pokemon fan does NOT complain about ANY of the generations, regardless if there's one or more species from any generation they don't like (Garbodor comes to mind).

    Genwunners are a LOT more common on non-Pokemon sites and forums (especially social networking sites like Facebook and Youtube). I once talked on a My Little Pony forum's chatroom about if anyone was a Pokemon fan, and almost ALL of them were Genwunners, to which I was slammed for liking Gen 4 (my favorite Pokemon is from Gen 4), with them saying "THERE ARE ONLY 151 POKEYMANS AND YER A IDIOT FOR SAYIN' THERE ARE MORES!" among other insulting things.

    A few months later on the same forum, someone made a thread about Pokemon X/Y, and almost EVERY SINGLE PERSON who commented on the thread was a Genwunner, remarking about how Gen 1 is "superior" and attacking everyone who posted on the thread that they were going to get the games. It was THAT BAD, so much that I haven't gone to that forum since then. Given this was an MLP forum, and knowing how bronies worship MLP and see all other franchises as being inferior to MLP (Pokemon included), it's no surprise that it would become a Genwunner breeding ground.
  13. Pokémon Master Ash's Avatar
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    The "Genwunner" and "Newgenner" crap is really stupid in general, IMO. Anyone who likes any generation is STILL a fan in my book. Whether Gen I, Gen II, Gen III, Gen IV, Gen V, or Gen VI is their favorite, or they only like Gen I or only like Gen V, it doesn't give me or anyone else the right to say they are stupid or wrong for having their opinions. I may personally disagree vehemently with those who prefer some gens, but everyone has different tastes. It's that simple. At times, I can somewhat symphatize with the "Genwunner(s)" in that sometimes I too feel things are getting out of hand sometimes, and the "Newgenners" in that it's hypocritical to say Garbodor is any worse than Grimer (both are equally weak designs, IMHO).

    As far as the anime, I admit I'm sort of a "Genwunner" but I just can't help but feel that way. So I can understand where those people are coming from in a way. At the same time, I'm sort of a "Newgenner" when it comes to the games (not so much the Pokemon designs but I did really like Gen IV's legendaries and Gen V's Pokemon so far), so I can see that side of the fandom as well.
  14. Misty Calls Masquerain's Avatar
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    I say who cares about *Genwunners*, let them state their opinion.
  15. Life's Avatar
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    I don't mind that people like Gen I, but if it's out of pure nostalgia than it bothers me. We all have great child hood memories, but c'mon, let's get real here. What really bothers me about them is that they consider their selves Pokemon fans, yet bash on 80% of all things Pokemon.
  16. Bluelatios's Avatar
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    Frankly, I also hate the whole idea of "genwunners" vs "true" fans. Its nothing more than disgusting fandom warfare that destroys communities. In many ways I stand with (ahem*) older Pokemon fans, because while it is foolish to exempt old Pokemon from its faults, its even more foolish and outright dangerous to exempt fault from new things which drive the future of the franchise. Besides, I've got no business telling people how and how not to like Pokemon when it doesn't affect me in the slightest.
  17. Misty Calls Masquerain's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skuntank
    I don't mind that people like Gen I, but if it's out of pure nostalgia than it bothers me. We all have great child hood memories, but c'mon, let's get real here. What really bothers me about them is that they consider their selves Pokemon fans, yet bash on 80% of all things Pokemon.
    Why should it bother you though unless they're personally ramming their opinion on you.

    Even someone who likes just 1% of Pokemon related things is still a fan. I know a guy who has a little cousin who likes only a few Pokemon books (not the manga, the ones based on BW Anime), but I wouldn't consider them less of a fan.
  18. Pokémon Master Ash's Avatar
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    In my book, there is no "true" fan. As long as you enjoyed anything about the show, games, manga, or anything from any generation, you're a fan.
  19. Misty Calls Masquerain's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmotionalTensionPKMN
    In my book, there is no "true" fan. As long as you enjoyed anything about the show, games, manga, or anything from any generation, you're a fan.
    Wise words. Everyone should heed to them.

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