Gen 2 was fun as hell when it came out so it's my personal favorite. I skipped Gen 3 and got back into it at Gen 4, though I strongly prefer HG/SS over D/P. Gen 5 is also great with the faster battle speed and good story, though I got bored halfway through White 2 and haven't bothered finishing it yet.
Let me spell it out for you:
Generation 2. They made vast improvements on the core formula, they added Pokemon that were still somewhat clever and creative, you could choose gender, systems like eggs and berries were introduced along with multiple Pokeballs, you got to face 16 Gym leaders and face the main character from the first generation game!! That last fight is still epic in my eyes.
Let me spell it out for you:
your argument is very compelling. I must stick with my original opinion that Generation 3 is the best. Some of the coolest new pokemon came out of that.
Gen 2. I don't think Pokemon has gotten any better than that game. Going to Johto then being able to go back to Kanto was great but being able to essentially face off against the main character from the first game still remains as one of the coolest things I've ever seen in a game.
I tend to jokingly say 'original 151 or bust' just cos I know a few people that it really annoys but I do genuinely think the originals are the best. Whether that's through nostalgia goggles or not is irrelevant as far as I'm concerned. I've only played up to Generation 3 though, if that matters.
Are we supposed to be voting based on the quality of the games or the actual Pokémon?
In terms of actual gameplay Gen 2 was a huge step up from 1 in terms of depth and 5 has seen the most vast improvement since. As for actual Pokemon, I've got a lot of nostalgia for Gen 1 and 2 so they easily win out. Gen 5 has the Pokémon I've liked most since and 4 is easily my least favourite.
they go chronologically from best to worse and my reason behind this is that half the fun was discovering the clever pun on the name and as the series progresses the wordplay gets worse and worse. I also liek the character designs in Gen 1, the 3 pokemon you choose from in the red/blue version of the games are by far 3 of the best pokemon designs.
Anything but the original 151 are second class at best. Some of the first 100 they added past the first 151 are cool, but they got bad real quick.
Indeed. Going through the list of the gold/silver era, I think that most of them were pretty good. A lot of them still seem really cool to me... Oh, I know why.
You know, that may be my favorite generation. I was... 10 years old when gold and silver came out. The year before that though was an awesome experience, going to the local card shop and looking through all of the imported Japanese Pokemon cards and magazines and seeing all of these awesome new Pokemon before they had proper names, and the rumors that were spreading just sounded so crazy and awesome at the time. Some of that stuff has really stuck with me. Something about going back to Red & Blue and somehow falling into the fountain in Sliph Co. from the floor above, using Surf and finding Pikablu (who turned out to be Maril)... Oh man, good times.
I've only ever played a little bit of Diamond and a little bit of Black other than Red/Blue, so Gen 1 I guess. Diamond and Black were boring so I never got far in them.
Really it was a great series when I was a kid, and I'm sure the new ones are great for kids too, but that's about it. I'd much rather spend my time playing something else.
I would say Gen 2. I haven't bought a Pokemon game since Ruby/Sapphire and i didn't even finish that one. I've only dabbled in some of the newer ones and it's nothing i care to buy, even though i kind of still like them the need to play them just isn't there any more.