Am I crazy, or are the Gen V pokemon way easier to level up than previous generations? I played through the first two generations as a kid and barely scraped by level-wise, but by the time I made it to the Pokemon League in White 2 my 'Mons (as I call them) were in their mid-50s. And I was rushing through it, because I didn't have the time to shuffle around in tall grass to level them up. I remember playing Gen II as a kid and by the time I made it to the Pokemon League my team was only getting into their 40s. Half the time my starter JUST made it to its final evolution when I faced Clair. Of course, the first eight gyms in Gen II were easier than the gyms in Gen V, but even in Gen I my team made it to the Pokemon League when they were in their mid-40s at best. Right now I just finished playing through all of the towns in White 2 and my 'Mons are almost in their 70s...do you know how many gaming hours it took me to get them there in Red?
The wild Pokemon are at much higher levels in Gen V than the earlier ones. But as I said, I rushed so I didn't fight too many wild Pokemon. Are there just more battles in these new games, are Pokemon getting more exp per battle, are they leveling up easier, or am I just crazy? I think I might just be nuts; I'm playing through Heart Gold and the level-ups are pretty consistent to what they were in the original Gold. Don't get me wrong; I'm not complaining about the fact that they're leveling up better. I don't have the hours I did as a kid to level everyone up extremely high. I logged about 400 hours in one year on my Gold back in the day to get my whole team of legendaries to level 100, which is something I can't do now. It took me a week just to play through the new one in a hurry (I haven't even filled up Box 1 on my PC yet).
Does anyone else think that the newer games have Pokemon leveling up faster?