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#1 Posted by masterlink64 (15 posts) -
#2 Posted by MysteriousBob (6273 posts) -

Its not even a contest. The first generation, by far. The others can't even hold a candle to the original 151. The others aren't bad, but I feel all the best ideas were used in Red/Blue and everything else was just an afterthought. 
 
Wait, do you mean Pokemon games or actual generation of Pokemon species? Either way, its Red/Blue.

#3 Posted by sammccallum16 (51 posts) -

i like silver/gold 
the new pokemon weren't that great but it introduced the day and night cycle and breeding which was awesome 

#4 Edited by Jeust (10339 posts) -
@sammccallum16 said:

" i like silver/gold the new pokemon weren't that great but it introduced the day and night cycle and breeding which was awesome  "

And also included all the pokemons on the earlier games, and more stuff to do, like cycling. 
#5 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1348 posts) -

I'm 18 so at the time the first generation of pokemon was right in my wheelhouse when it started (along with my whole school), as was the gold/silver era but I prefer the original run. I've seen my younger brothers playing the newer pokemon games and the new pokemon are complete nonsense. On a side note, pokemon red through gold were and still are great rpg's in their own right.
#6 Posted by ChristianCastillo (1178 posts) -

Well when talking about game i would say gold/silver but when talking about when the show was good I'd say red/blue generation

#7 Posted by Cwaff (1259 posts) -

Gold/Silver are my favourite games, though nothing beats the original 151.

#8 Posted by calum_s_gunn (74 posts) -

The first two. Classic mechanics, classic Pokémon, classic times m8s.

#9 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -

Third gen, ruby and sapphire were amazing games. Sure I spent a lot of time as a kid playing the first 2 generations but they just haven't held up over time. Terrible artwork, broken leveling systems, very basic battle mechanics. Ruby and Sapphire made the series more complex and customizable and looked great visually. I've spent more time on Ruby alone than I have on r/b/y/gold/silver/crystal combined. 
 
4th gen morphed me into a competitive player but I did not like Sinnoh as much as Hoenn, just not as memorable. Also there were only TWO FIRE POKEMON species in the entire zone which was a bitch.

#10 Posted by Yummylee (20571 posts) -

R, B and the almighty Y! So many fond childhood memories.
#11 Posted by FengShuiGod (1470 posts) -

The original generation might hold the most nostalgia value, but Gold/Silver are good too. The pokemon that were introduced in G/S may not have been as good as the original, but it felt like a solid expansion upon them. G/S also added a bunch of new features, and there were 16 badges. Every generation since Gold/Silver/Crystal has felt like a rehash though, and I really haven't cared about the new pokemon.

#12 Posted by btman (1038 posts) -

Red FTW!!  once they moved on from 150 pokemon thats when i left.

#13 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

Everything after the first generation is weak.
 
It's like the ran out of ideas and just started slapping two weird concepts together.

#14 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

Wait, are we talking about best generation in terms of the actual Pokemon or are we talking about which games are best?
 
Screw it, I don't even care.

#15 Posted by MattyFTM (14243 posts) -

The first generation is the only correct answer.

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#16 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -

I choose the original Digimon... But if I HAVE to choose one of those.
 
Nothing will ever beat the original 151.

#17 Posted by MXC361 (137 posts) -

The first generation will always be the best. In fact, I still have all my original Poke'mon cards. Of course I don't play them, but they might be worth something someday!
#18 Posted by Afroman269 (7388 posts) -

silver/gold. It had new pokemon and it had the Kanto region.

#19 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -

I liked the first two a lot, but I think silver/gold wins by just a little.

#20 Posted by Organicalistic_ (2954 posts) -

platinum

#21 Posted by iam3green (14388 posts) -

red, blue, yellow were the best pokemon ever. the other newer pokemons were getting bad. they kind of ran out of ideas i think with the pokemon. they all look the same now.

#22 Edited by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

The first one. I mean.. COME ON. Those original 151 were the absolute shit. None of these other newbies can compare...though I do love me some ChimChar.

#23 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

Ruby and Sapphire for me.  I've played them all and was a kid when Red and Blue came out.... but Ruby was REEEEEEEALY good.  I mean how can you beat Secret Bases???  That's right... you can't.

#24 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

thats a tough choice.. cause the originals and the gold/silver ones are just amazing.. but i think gold/silver>red/blue>>>>diamond/pearl>>>>>>>>>>ruby/sapphire

#25 Posted by Atomasist (2818 posts) -

I'll go with B.

#26 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Red/Blue/Yellow. Obvious for anyone who really likes Pokemon.

#27 Posted by Little_Socrates (5649 posts) -

Red/ Blue/Yellow, largely for its Pokémon being far and away better than the newer ones and also for its great game design.

#28 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11005 posts) -

Gold/Silver/Crystal. Duh. Probably the only generation to add wide-sweeping changes to the franchise for the better (i.e. not contests), and the creature designs still didn't suck. Those who say otherwise probably never got past Red/Blue/Yellow anyways.

#29 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -

First. Shouldn't even be a debate. 

#30 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19155 posts) -
@Vinchenzo said:
" Red/Blue/Yellow. Obvious for anyone who really likes Pokemon. "
False.  It's obvious for anyone who's really nostalgic about Pokemon.
 
I don't have a favorite.  I like them all equally.  Perhaps the 4th one a little less than the others, but that was still good.
#31 Posted by MysteriousBob (6273 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater said:
" Gold/Silver/Crystal. Duh. Probably the only generation to add wide-sweeping changes to the franchise for the better (i.e. not contests), and the creature designs still didn't suck. Those who say otherwise probably never got past Red/Blue/Yellow anyways. "
I said Red/Blue because I thought the OP meant Pokemon creatures, not the games. So have a lot of other people in this thread. I would definitely say Pokemon Gold/Silver were the best in the series.
 
And the Gold/Silver designs did suck compared to the first generation. Not as much as 3 onwards, but they still marked a the start of their downfall.
#32 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

Gold Silver. I was so happy when they remade the games.

#33 Edited by takua108 (1475 posts) -

#1-#150, *maybe* #151. They basically dominated my entire third grade year. 
EDIT: So Red and Blue, then.

#34 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2645 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:
" The first generation is the only correct answer. "
Summed up perfectly.
#35 Posted by EpicSteve (6439 posts) -

In actual Pokemon games or the Pokemon themselves?

#36 Posted by Freek (90 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:
" The first generation is the only correct answer. "
Agreed.
#37 Posted by damnboyadvance (4054 posts) -

The first generation was the most original, and the best. The second generation wasn't that bad, either.

#38 Posted by Tearhead (2104 posts) -
#39 Posted by Ariketh (606 posts) -

Red/Blue/Yellow.
SIlver/Gold are a close second.

#40 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -

E: The one where they all die like the dinosaurs did.

#41 Posted by nick_verissimo (1373 posts) -

In terms of games, Gold is still my favourite out of the rest.  I've tried playing newer iterations of the series, but I can't get into them.  In terms of of the actual pokemon, the original 151 will always remain my favourite.

#42 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -

gotta say the classics.

#43 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -

After playing Soul Silver I'm surprised how much the series 'evolved'. I mean sure fundamentally it's very similar but I must say I like the pacing of Ruby and Diamond much better.
 
I'm picking Ruby over Diamond though, the weather changes due to the legendaries made them feel more 'legendary'.

#44 Posted by FalconCritical (224 posts) -

There have been some interesting Pokemon that have come out in the later generations, but they are diamonds in the rough. Originals are still the best, but I can appreciate the desire to expand the number as people get used to the current ones.  Its just a shame that for the most part new ones are just re-hashes of old types with new faces.  Granted its not like they can introduce too many new types, but different faces on the same team of 'types' doesn't really make the new generations any more fun.

#45 Posted by armaan8014 (5254 posts) -

THE 151 FIRST POKEMON WERE THE BEST.

#46 Posted by macattack (20 posts) -

blue is what got me into pokemon (and gameboy in general) but silver, for me was my favorite and longest lasting pokemon playthrough

#47 Posted by Pantalooney (317 posts) -

First one is the best but i can stand the second one too.
Fuck the rest.

#48 Posted by ZanzibarBreeze (3069 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:
" The first generation is the only correct answer. "
Yeah, FireRed and LeafGreen for me. Back when stuff was simple. I resent change. Also, I resent adding of more Pokémon that are essentially just copies of the first hundred.
#49 Posted by Video_Game_King (34603 posts) -

The metal generation. Ruby/Sapphire just couldn't live up to it.

#50 Posted by MarcusOfLycia (93 posts) -

Getting Pokemon Yellow the day it came out when I was in eighth grade is one of the greatest memories I have. I spent the next week getting Haunter and dominating the Elite Four with him. Good times...