Best Pokemon Generations

Pokemon is a legendary Nintendo gaming franchise. There are 8 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.

By far the best pokemon generation that exists reflecting the highest potential of pokemon games and the true joy of befriending the divine creatures. I started playing the gen with diamond which at first bored me cause I did not take an effort to understand the essence of the plot and the beauty of the sinnoh region. Then I turned up to gen 5 games which I enjoyed a lot but while that I also discovered about heartgold which too belongs to gen 4 and is the greatest remake. After that I just wanted to give a try to the original gen 4 games hence went for platinum. The most legendary game of all time (pokemon and otherwise also) was in my destiny which imparted in my mind an unforgettable adventure. This time I discovered an epic quest and such a fantastic story line with vivid pokemon to capture in my pokeballs and senses too. Gen 4 of pokemon anime series is too the best quest of our protagonist with all kinds of charms and legendary battles. No gen would ever be able to overtake gen ...more

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.

From the Pokemon to the cities to the gyms, everything about this game is legendary. This generation had by far the best Champion in Pokemon History as well as a really engaging storyline. To top it off, it gave us amazing evolutions and pre-evolutions of already existing but less memorable Pokemon. From when you start your journey with amazing and perfect starters, to the end when you capture the best legendaries ever in a Pokemon game, the Sinnoh region is amazing.

2 Generation III (Hoenn)

I am 20 years old. I still remember the moment my parents just took me to the store out of the blue and got me a gameboy and Pokemon Saphire, after I kept complaining that my friends wouldn't let me play. My mom chose Treecko for me cause it looked more aggressive than the other cute ones :) Haha, she wouldn' believe me when I said that they evolve :D. Anyway, it was one of the happiest moments of my life.
Best game of all time for me. The graphics, the music, the story, the pokemon, the characters...
So many secrets like chasing latias, catching the regis, rayquaza...or pokemon like Bagon.

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.

Hoenn has an amazing atmosphere with an excellent emphasis on nature. With such a wide variety of landscapes, Hoenn really felt like adventuring in the heart of the wilderness. The unparalleled Pokémon designs reflect the majesty and ferocity of the outdoors.
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are my favourite games in the series to date. They were memorable, fantastic and creative. I will always be ready to revisit my Hoenn journey.

I love Generation 3! It's the best gen ever! When I was about 5, 6, or 7 or whatever, it was the first Pokemon generation I played. They were perfect childhood meromies, not the silly anime that I can't keep up on. And I still play it! I hope I can get a 3ds so I can play the Ruby and Sapphire remakes (and I hope they remake emerald version too)

3 Generation II (Johto)

This generation contains many great Pokemon, such as Umbreon (my favorite eeveelution), Typhlosion, Houndoom, Kingdra, Blissey, and Ampharos.

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. Honestly those who call this game bad have probably never played it. Just play the remake if you want a more updated version.

I like how you can have shiny pokemon and it is used for the time capsule exploit (which is great) in the first generation.

This was my first generation and I didn't really know how to play so I am buying it again and I am loving it mainly because of totadile but also because there is sixteen gyms and the supreme 8 and 2 champions so ya its pretty cool

4 Generation V (Unova)

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).

PWT in Black 2 White 2, roughly 150 new Pokemon (With varying levels of appeal of course and won't guarantee it'll appeal to everybody) but a variety of cool ones. Memorable Soundtrack and Locations, What's not to love?

Seriously! I see so much unwarranted (Though albeit inevitable because people love shoving their heads up their buttholes saying all designs are bad while only cherry picking the garbage bag, Gears, and the Ice-cream cone while their sacred Gen 1 has a sludge and Copypasta Robots) Hate, I don't only feel it's the best but the last of the good. I surely hope one day they break the status quo and actually give us more content and not make the games lackluster like it's successors.

Not to mention I love how the UI looks.

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!?

5 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

While generation I is my least favorite generation, it has many good Pokemon. Raichu, Mewtwo, Gengar, Snorlax, Weezing, and Aerodactyl are a few.

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

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?

6 Generation VI (Kalos)

Gen 6 should at least beat out Gen I. Lets look at what Gen 6 did. It brought us the first main-series Pokemon games on the 3DS, and the LARGEST upgrade in visuals in any of the games yet. It brought us Mega Evolutions, which made irrelevant or competitively useless Pokemon suddenly worthy of Uber tier (Looking at you Kangaskhan and Mawile). And that isn't even it. We next got the Gen III (*cough*number1onthislist*cough*), which are arguably some of the best games (story-wise) so far.

I would put this at #1. I LOVED X AND Y SO MUCH. the music was outstanding, the legendary were cool, the starters were the best out off the others. before x and y, pokemon was ok... I liked it bug I never even got past the 5th gym before getting too bored of it on every game I played, until x and y. X AND Y IS SO AMAZING. I loved the character customization, I loved how the rivals were your friends rather than enemies, It never got boring and I can't stop playing.

This is the best gen! Delphox and Greninja were absolute sweepers (sorry Chesnaught you suck too much) and the professor's design and Pokemon were both awesome. A flaw is that the game is too easy and that team flare is too easy to defeat. Also, mega evolution came in.

Far superior to gen 2 and 3, alola too. I just adore the design and the mechanics of this region's pokemon. The only flaw this generation had was the fact that it needed to be longer.

7 Generation VII (Alola)

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.

Best Pokemon game in a LONG time, and has the best story out of any. Certainly gets my vote.

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

Perfectly balances fun and difficulty

8 Generation VIII (Galar)

I really like the Galar region because it is the newest region and that is where you catch eternatus which can transform into eternamax which has the HIGHEST stats in the game and the only stat total that is 4 digits! I also really like the other legendaries!

The best generation, with my favorite pokemon , Hatterene, being in this generation. Runerigus, Perrserker, Inteleon, Grappaloct, and Coalossal are some other great Pokemon in this generation.

All the new pokemon are pretty rad, and I love Galar's starters! And my Cinderace is pretty OP.

I want Eternatus and Runerigus real bad. I don't care that Game Freak is lazy. I'm getting the game on Switch!

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