@arbitrarywater: The biggest hurdle in transferring Pokemon from those older games up is that you need a game from each gen as an intermediary to get there. I wound up having to drop 40$ on a copy of Black 2 in order to fill that link in the chain, since I skipped Gen 5 when it came out. And unfortunately, old Pokemon games, even used ones with no original box, tend to sell for equal to or more than their original retail price since they're never not in demand. Also, I then had to go and beat the entire main quest of Black 2 in order to unlock the transfer feature, because Pokemon games like to be backwards sometimes.
@commodoregroovy:I dunno, Pokemon people are kinda purists. Myself included... probably. It's maybe one of the reasons the games rarely change that dramatically from entry to entry.
I do have a Pikachu in what looks like some sort of wrestling outfit, though. That is a thing.