Best Pokemon Generations

Pokemon is a legendary Nintendo gaming franchise. There are 6 pokemon generations. Some are better than others. We want your opinion on which one's the best.

The Top Ten

1 Generation IV (Sinnoh)

Generation IV brought us so many differences that it was ridiculous. We got the Physical/Special split, which made so many useless Pokemon usable (except Flareon, who still didn't get Flare Blitz until X and Y). We got wi-fi, which is enough said right there. Cynthia is still regarded as the greatest champion in all of Pokemon. Cyrus is an amazing evil team leader, and more than makes up for the goofiness of his grunts. Generation IV saw the return of the Day/Night feature, which was oddly cut from Generation III. And there is even more on top of that, and Diamond and Pearl are considered the weakest games of Generation IV! Heart Gold and Soul Silver are AMAZING remakes of Gold and Silver. It adds many things and even lets you have your favorite Pokemon follow you around in the overworld. Pokemon Platinum is by far the best Pokemon game, fixing most of the things wrong with Diamond and Pearl.

Enough said at the top. Adding along with it, you get 3 regions to play in total, the Battle Frontier returned in Platinum and HGSS. (Too bad it's fun features were gone by Gen 5), on a personal note, it brought the best anime season, fixed many old problems such as limited bag space, and there was still a lot of fun things to do after the league besides an extra story and completing the pokedex. (Unown collecting, Super Contests, Poke Capsules, etc)

In all aspects, competitive, casual, and anime, Gen 4 was the most balanced, which made it the best.

Glad Gen 4 is getting the love it deserves. Always loved Platinum, probably my second favorite Pokemon game. Cryus was my favorite Villain in any of the Pokemon games. He was so mysterious and so psychopathic that it made him a really scary dude. Hopefully Gen 7 will have interesting characters as well. - cjWriter1997

Simply the greatest.

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2 Generation III (Hoenn)

I chose Treecko when I was little and played through the game. I vividly remember levelling it up and getting stronger as I continued the journey. I remember taking on Rayquaza at Sky Pillar, defeating Wallace at the E4, and finally, getting strong enough to defeat Steven Stone at Meteor Falls. The journey was unforgettable, and whenever I think of it, a wave of nostalgia engulfs me.

The First Pokemon game I ever played was Omega Ruby me picking Torchic beating the gyms, than saving the world, beating Steven, and finally The Delta Episode now I have nine Pokemon games ya nine.

This was the first generation I played. Also, who else is excited for Omega-Ruby and Alpha-Sapphire coming out in November?

The coolest pokemon of all time was in gen 3 - Flygon! And Swampert is pretty cool also

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3 Generation II (Johto)

Took everything wrong with Gen 1, and improved it. More balanced, more variety, 2 regions to explore. Honestly, this Gen was the true foundation of what a Pokémon game should be. I don't care what any Gen 4 or 5 person says, you can't deny this really made the franchise grow. (For the record, this isn't my favorite Gen, Gen 7 is) Honestly those who call this game bad have probably never played it. Just play the decent remake if you want a more updated version. - cjWriter1997

Keep in mind that this is the only game that 2 regions and 2 sets of gym leaders.

Suicune, heracross, scizor, feraligatr, lugia... What more can I say?

2 reagions in ss and hg, bro, 2...

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4 Generation VII (Alola)

Perfectly balances fun and difficulty

Adds a lot of things to Pokemon that people were not expecting

I got Pokemon Moon, and so far it is really fun. - cjWriter1997

Why is this so underrated? Probably the best generation in my opinion. It had some weird Pokemon, yes, but mostly great Pokemon. The music I can listen for days, and the story line is full of twists and gags. Also, these games have some powerful Pokemon for competitive battling, like Mimikyu, Tapu Koko, and Tapu Lele. That is why I got this gam eon day one. - SuperAlienGamer

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5 Generation V (Unova)

I love Johto (Heartgold) and it was my first gen and after I found out about it, I got into Pokemon. Then on my tenth birthday I got Pokemon Black (Practically begged parents) Diamond and Mario. I immediately played Black and I love everything a bout it. My second gen and by far my 2nd favorite. I love you Black and White 2. Good times

It had a great story, amazing characters, the Pokemon (for the most part) were well-designed, The region of Unova is one of the most diverse in any Pokemon game, and the soundtrack is one of the best I've ever heard. So WHY do so many people hate it!?

Best music, some really cool pokemon like Krookodile, Bisharp, Scrafty, Serperior

This is, in my opinion one of the, if not, the best Pokemon generations thus far. Even though there was little changed in mechanics, the games themselves were incredible, introducing more Pokemon than even gen 1 with a whopping 156 and showing new type combos as well (Steel/Dark, Ghost/Water, Bug/Electric, Fighting/Dark, Dragon/Dark, Grass/Steel, Ghost/Fire, Ground/Dark etc.), the dual rivals were done right and some of the gym leaders were very memorable.

Personally, I enjoy these games far more than gen IV which, in the main gen games at least, felt very slow and cliched to me. Gen V had a more compelling antagonist and I quite enjoyed the double antagonist in both games (N and Ghetsis, and Ghetsis and Colress).

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6 Generation I (Kanto)

I, by no means, am a genwunner. I do appreciate other generations and I love them (except you, gen 5), but Generation 1 is by far my favourite.

It was glitchy? NOPE. I never encountered a single glitch unless I had intended to do it. And whilst there are a lot of glitches, I think that they play such a small part in this great generation.

It had a fantastic story. Listen here,I love all the other evil teams, but there was always something special about Team Rocket. I don't know if it was their design, their name or anything, I've just always liked them. The gym leaders were pretty weird at times, but they were easy to get to unlike what it is in generation 6. I love how you have to get to Celadon City before you can get to Saffron City so you can get water. There are lots of secret areas and the legendaries are great. I love how that at times, it can be so difficult because Snorlax is in the road but then you realise you've got to go to Lavender Tower to get the ...more

The main series games in this generation were glitchy messes, extremely unbalanced, and gave birth to the most annoying group or people. What more must I say? - TitaniumToaster

This game might be glitchy but still it was 15 years ago. If you say it crappy due to glitches and such then your spoiled and don't understand limitations at the time

I'm not a genwunner. I LOVE Johto and Alola. But Kanto was just the best of them all. - MaxPap

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7 Generation VI (Kalos)

It is awesome and it is the generation that got me into buying the game.

Still. isn't it best like all pokemon in one region?

These games include Pokemon X and Y

I love Kalos.Why does it receive so much hate.It was the first core franchise 3d game so there was a few things wrong but it was an attempt they fixed in Alola.However, it brought us fairy types,mega evolution,Kanto comebacks and so much good stuff no one notices.Also.Greninja.Although Ashleigh is still a Froakie,I have high hopes for her upcoming of Dark type.Also,the fire/fighting trend was brought to a close,and arceus only knows what will come of Litten.The legendaries(Xerneas and Yveltal)are cleverly designed,they brought back snorlax thing and so.muh nintendo.Good job.

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