19th May 2011, 02:35 PM
Video Games Modegator
Lack of options in Gen 2 ?
Has anyone noticed that it's very hard to create varied teams using only Generation 2 Pokemon? It is my favorite gen gameplay-wise but this always felt like a drawback for me. Many times you would be forced to use Gen 1 Pokemon because of lack of options.
100 new Pokemon introduced.
6 are Legendaries: (Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi)
6 are Pre-evolutions of existing Pokemon: (Magby, Smoochum, Elekid, Pichu, Igglybuff, Cleffa)
8 are Evolutions of existing Pokemon: (Scizor, Steelix, Crobat, Umbreon, Espeon, Kingdra, Bellossom, Hitmontop)
9 are Starters, 6 are therefore unavailable.
Only 74 left. Houndour and Houndoom aren't even found until after the E4 , they're in another region for some reason.
Anybody else notice this?
20th May 2011, 05:46 PM
Impossible is only a word
Re: Lack of options in Gen 2 ?
I agree, I tried to do this recently and couldn't; it's a real shame.
I think it's mostly because, maybe, when Gen II was first released, it wasn't really thought of by GF as an entirely new generation, but rather as just a sequel, or expansion, per say. When it did really well they started to realise "Hey guys, this whole Pokemon thig's really going places." and started to make larger, proper generations. I dunno exactly how it worked out, I was only like five at the time.