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#1 Posted by jeanespinosa21 (111 posts) -

Whats your favorite game? mine personally is still emerald just because there was so much more to do after you beat the elite four.

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#3 Edited by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

Silver is my favorite. Generation 2 evolved the mechanics of earlier games in a lot of cool ways, and getting to go back and explore the previous region and face off against Red was really cool to me.

Edit: I would probably say my favorite is Soul Silver though. Same game but with a bunch of cool new shit in it too.

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#4 Posted by TowerSixteen (554 posts) -

Probably black/white- I have a lot of fond memories of crystal, but the fact that it was before the physical/special split is kinda a bummer- though I admit I haven't played the 2nd gen remakes. Skipped 3rd gen, first gen was wonderful for starting the franchise but broken in a lot of ways. That leaves gen IV and V, and my god, after playing V I could never go back to IV. The battles are so slow by comparison. Black and White may not have revolutionized the franchise, but they are, I think, far and away the most polished entries I've played.

Though the 4th gen Pokemon league was rad. That Cynthia fight is how you end a Pokemon game right.

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#5 Posted by Animasta (14905 posts) -

Emerald or Fire Red maybe.

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#6 Posted by FlashFlood_29 (3668 posts) -

Sapphire, I just can't look at the 4th generation pokemon without asking myself "wtf is that?" They just look so random from that point on. And sure there a lot more important factors to consider in which game was your favorite, but to me, the weird pokemon are just a complete dealbreaker to the point that I wouldn't even consider the games. I can't get immersed if I'm constantly looking at them and instead of thinking "oh wow, that's creative" i'm telling myself "is that supposed to be abstract" every single time.

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#7 Posted by BabyChooChoo (6691 posts) -

Yellow. Then again, I never touched another Pokemon game after Silver/Gold so my choices are a bit limited. Not even sure why I stopped playing to be honest. I never really felt like I "outgrew" the series or anything. I guess I just never got around to it. Meh.

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#8 Posted by Nev (702 posts) -

HeartGold/SoulSilver, followed by FireRed/LeafGreen.

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#9 Edited by beeftothetaco (437 posts) -

Gold/Silver.

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#10 Posted by recroulette (5454 posts) -

Yellow, then SoulSilver

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#11 Posted by Bollard (7710 posts) -

Gold/Silver

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#12 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1196 posts) -

I would say Silver since that game had so much to do and it was pretty cool to go back to kanto.

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#13 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7295 posts) -

I really like the first 3 gens a lot. The DS remakes of Gold and Silver are probably my favorite though.

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#14 Posted by devilzrule27 (1260 posts) -

Fire Red/Leaf Green combined the improved mechanics and art of the later games with the best pokemon in the series. Gold an Silver were pretty good too. i never played the DS ones because I never owned a DS.

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#15 Posted by Nasar7 (3210 posts) -

Red, son.

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#16 Posted by Nasar7 (3210 posts) -

Red, son.

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#17 Posted by WaterLord0 (51 posts) -

Pokemon Silver/Gold it was the first time I could have a full team of eevee/eevee evolutions.

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#19 Posted by davidwitten22 (1712 posts) -

Silver is my favorite. Generation 2 evolved the mechanics of earlier games in a lot of cool ways, and getting to go back and explore the previous region and face off against Red was really cool to me.

This guy has it right, IMO. I grow less and less fond of the Pokemon designs with each passing generation, and Silver hit the sweet spot between having all the Pokemon I loved while still adding some new ones. I didn't particularly care for any of the ones after that, but they're not bad by any means. Just different and feel even slower.

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#20 Posted by CircusPeanuts (6 posts) -

Fire Red/ Leaf Green have special places in my heart.

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#21 Edited by Wess (182 posts) -

My favorites will always be the original Red/Blue. However, outside of that Platinum is pretty awesome. If I just order the different generations, I think it would be this:

  1. Red/Blue (Gen 1)
  2. Diamond/Pearl (Gen 4)
  3. Gold/Silver (Gen 2)
  4. Black/White (Gen 5)
  5. Ruby/Sapphire (Gen 3)
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#22 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1850 posts) -

Gotta be Yellow. Surfing pikachu mini game, absolutely fantastic.

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#23 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

I can't quite even remember what the differences between them where anymore. I followed the series up till I think... Crystal? Whichever one it was that introduced the option to play as a girl. I enjoyed 'em all a lot way back when, though.

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#24 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

I say Blue is the best because Blastoise is on the cover. My actual favorite is either Leafgreen or Emerald.

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#25 Posted by MocBucket62 (1941 posts) -

I'd say Yellow. It was a get well gift and I loved the thing, though at first I kept losing my save because I thought the game saves automatically.

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#26 Posted by Rick_Fingers (525 posts) -

Blue.

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#27 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

Red has the best memories for me, but I think it was Silver that felt like the game had a good evolution. Hoping X/Y moving to 3D will be as good as I'm allowing myself to hope for.

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#28 Posted by chocolaterhinovampire (1447 posts) -

Blue...Silver was also good. I have not played a Pokemon game since

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#29 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2960 posts) -

Gold and Silver. Who needs 8 badges when in GS you could get 16!

@yummylee said:

I can't quite even remember what the differences between them where anymore. I followed the series up till I think... Crystal? Whichever one it was that introduced the option to play as a girl. I enjoyed 'em all a lot way back when, though.

yeah I believe it was Crystal that let you choose between playing as a boy or girl

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#30 Edited by 49th (3652 posts) -

Gold because of the extra badges.

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#31 Posted by Flappy (2415 posts) -

16 badges > 8 badges. As a kid, that's the math I used to determine that Silver/Gold were better than the previous games. Oh, and Totodile was totally awesome.

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#32 Edited by Zeik (4716 posts) -

Black/White is probably my favorite to actually play, but Red/Blue will always hold a special place.

I've never quite understood the love for Gold/Silver. It's a fine game, but I didn't think it was as outstanding as some people make it out to be. But maybe it's just my experience with the original and the time in which I played it. It was right when I was starting burn out on Pokemon (after burning white hot from the moment I played Blue), so I left the game with mixed feelings.

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#33 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5569 posts) -

I think Diamond because it was the first one to take advantage of playing others through wifi. I could literally be playing against my cousin across the country in my boxers and briefs.

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#34 Posted by Itwongo (1740 posts) -

Gen 2 followed immediately by its remakes in gen 4, but both are kinda centered on well-founded nostalgia. I skipped gen 5, but I'll be getting gen 6.

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#35 Posted by DarkShaper (1379 posts) -

Gen 1 will always have a special place in my heart but there is something I really love about each gen except 3. 3 was fine but was more about looking great than anything else.

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#36 Edited by Donkeycow (568 posts) -

Yellow, because you freaking get all 3 starters!