Where did all this gen 3 love suddenly pop up from?
Ohh, maybe the Gen III fanbase is finally becoming vocal! Express your love, we must suppress the hype GSC and RBY get!
Signature is a WIP for the moment.
For now, I have claimed: Mewtwo, Member's Card, Wide Lens, Honey Gather, and Psystrike.
Gen IV for sure. I really liked the new features, like physical/special split and I just liked the overall story better than any previous gens. oh, and Soul Silver is a magnificent game to play and that's also a major reason why gen IV is my fav.
Gen IV (counting HG/SS). Followed by Gen II, then Gen I.
I don't care for Gen III.
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As of right now, Gen IV. I'm going to ignore D/P for their lackluster Pokedex and copy/paste from R/S storyline and concentrate on Platinum and HG/SS. Those three are by far the best games in the series so far and the ones I've enjoyed playing the most.
Second would have to be Gen II
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Gen 0. After it, Gen V.
Joking aside, Gen IV.
Gen MM, all the way.
Gen III, to tell the truth.
I'm going to have to ruin the Gen 3 fun. Those were the worst pokemon games I've everplayed, not counting pokemon rangers. I've been playing Sapphire recently to get some legendaries for soul silver, and I realized that the game is majorly flawed. A move that has a 55 percent chance of hitting i.e. supersonic. When I use it, I miss 80% of the time. When the opponet uses it, it hits 95% of the time! Another thing about confusion when my pokemon's confused I hit my self 90% of the time! I've actually calculated these stats becaused I'm really mad about this unfair advantage. Also, what's with all of the water routes? I hit tentacool alll the freaking time and I can't escape even when I have a level 56 kyogre on the field!
As for my favorite, Definetly gen. 2. I love the pokemon and the story. I honestly don't know why they stoped using team rocket, they could have just kept breging them back, but then again, it would have been boring. But in gen 2, you have more to do with legendaries that MAKE SENSE! In gen 4 they made a God pokemon, what the heck! Whats next, are they going to make the 5th generation in a new universe with another god pokemon? Lugia and Typhlosion has to be my favorite pokemon, I just wish that they wren't so powerful when togetherm, that would have to be my only flaw for the 2nd gen. games. Not including crystal, I wanted Lugia sooner.
Now don't get me wrong 3rd gen. fans. The games are al right, I just wish the gameplay was a LOT MORE FAIR, other than that, their are a lot of legendaries, but I actually like them, especially Groudon and Kyogre.
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Honestly, it's pretty easy. For me, Pokémon has only increased in excellence as it's gone up. So my list is easy.
Gen 4 > 3 > 2 > 1
It's not just the games themselves, but the battling mechanics added in each new generation.
Gen 2 added Dark and steel types, the smallest addition.
Gen 3 added double battles and Pokémon abilities. Arguably the biggest addition, but I think that
Gen 4 adding the physical/special split is a lot more important; it made a LOT more Pokémon realistically battleable [and I'm not just talking competitively] than it ruined [I can't think of any Pokemon its flatout ruined, but I can think of a lot of dark types that benefit].
EDIT: While I'm here, let's talk about new Pokémon
As far as I'm concerned, Generation 3 introduced the most amount of interesting Pokémon; Gen 2 was, in truth, the sequel to Gen 1 [what an obvious statement!] in both games, and in Pokémon design. In that sense, although there are a handful of cool Pokémon in gen1/2, for the most part they are not nearly as colourful/interestingly designed as the gen 3/4 Pokémon. I really like the mass amount of legendary Pokémon introduced in Diamond/Pearl; although I don't use them in battles, I find catching the legendaries, sans Master Ball, to be the highlight of the game [before the multiplayer aspect, of course]. The only weakness I find in the addition of the 4th generation is a large amount of pre-evolutions/evolutions of old Pokémon. I like when they do this, because it reminds you that they existed and sometimes gives them new options/usability, but there was not a lot of new, original lines introduced.
Last edited by Nevando; 10th April 2010 at 02:29 PM.
I also love how each gen improves pokemon rooster.I always find myself overwheelmed by being able to choose from so many intereting critters!I mean,there is so much you can do,you can emulate the anime and make a starter starter,starter bird,starter pseudo legendary team.Or plan your team in advance and make a water-type only team.Or sweep throught the game and focuss in online battleling only!
I love how every time there is so much more you can do.I am a bit sad when I re-play my yellow version,and after capturing mewtwo,there is nothing else to do....But each gen adds more content!"More pokemon to find and a harder to complete pokedex!More challenges!Battle tower!Contest!Battle Tower and Battle frointer!Rematches!GTS!Contest and pokeathlons!!!"
And if you hate all that stuff and are a "they changed it now it sucks" type of fan.You can just ignore it and play the game straight to the E4 with a Kanto-only team!
I just love how the games offer you so many libertities.And they seem to pregressively grow each Gen.
That said, I would agree that Generation III's Abilities, Natures and Double Battles, as well as the vast changes done to EVs, earn that generation the first spot in this particular department. In fact, I would say that Generation III's added battle mechanics were its strongest suit.
Last edited by Silktree; 10th April 2010 at 03:31 PM.
I wasn't too keen on including the special stat split because, well, it's not like "Special defense," didn't exist before... I mean, my understanding of the mechanics in gen 1, special attacks, both offensive power and defensive, were calculared via the special stat [why Amnesia was such a game winning move on Mewtwo... if it didn't destroy everything on its own]. If all attacks were calculated with the defense stat originally, I'd see it as a bigger thing.
EDIT: And also thanks for reminding me about gen3s natures; completely forgot about that too. Big big deal [and I realise that could be taken as sarcasm and I don't mean it to be]
First of all, Physical and Special moves also existed before Generation IV, so in both cases splits were applied to pre-existing concepts in order to add diversity. Do realize that most Pokémon were given a new base stat (Special Attack or Special Defense, with the other being derived from the Special base stat), even though the function of that stat had already existed before.
If it weren't for the Special split, Mewtwo, Alakazam and Zapdos would still have a very significant defensive advantage in addition to their Special offense and Speed, as would Chansey (or rather Blissey) a Special-oriented offense equal to Porygon2's (Porygon-Z's), only coupled with monstrous durability. From the other side of the spectrum, we have Snorlax that (unfairly?) benefited the most from the split, as well as Pokémon like Charizard and Blastoise with respectable boosts. And who is to say how the metagame would look today if we had 493 Pokémon with only one Special stat?