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)

Well, the Sinnoh remakes came out, and... they were actually pretty good. While it does have its flaws and drawbacks, like the lack of Platinum content, bugs and glitches on its release, the National Dex only going up to Generation 4, and the built-in EXP Share that you can't turn off, they are still good remakes, though not as good as HGSS or ORAS. It's how I wanted to experience Sinnoh in a new light, as I have played Pokemon Diamond when I was a young teen and I always wondered if the remakes and the region would be completely different. The chibi artstyle, while a bit weird, is still nice to look at and many features were improved, such as the Grand Underground and Super Contests, as well as the lack of postgame, such as Ramanas Park. It's pretty much what I expected Sinnoh to be like without overblown graphics, and it does its job well, for the most part.

Well, I think Gen 4 and the Sinnoh region wouldn't be the same ever since Pokemon Legends: Arceus, I think that Legends still counts as Gen 4 as well as Gen 8. For instance, it's still set in the Sinnoh region, albeit a historic version known as the Hisui region, set in a time period directly inspired by feudal Japan/the Meiji era. Pokemon from newer gens appear as new regional forms, such as Braviary and Basculin, as well as older gens, like Growlithe and Stantler. They even take on new evolutions, as well, but sadly, I think they went extinct. Did I mention that Ride Pokemon return? As well as crafting items, which is new to the series? That's how much I am hyped for the Sinnoh remakes, as well as the Sinnoh premake.

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

2 Generation III (Hoenn)

Am I the only one who thinks that both the admins of the evil teams would have accents? Like for example,
Maxie would most likely have a monotone American accent to fit his nerdy personality.
Archie would probably have a thick Filipino accent due to his Asian pirate-like personality. So yeah. Every time I do a playthrough of ORAS, I would put on those accents for those villains.

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.

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

Double the region, double the exploration, double the exploration, double the battles, and 2 champions! After that I think it's clear that this is the best generation.

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

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

4 Generation V (Unova)

I don't know why, but many people underrate this generation so much nowadays that this generation became overrated because of hardcore Pokemon fans. I, however, adore Gen 5 because of what it is and not because of what the fans say. The Unova region itself is based off of the United States, primarily the New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania area of the country. That's kind of surprising, considering that I come from that area of the US. It really captures the spirit of American culture, as well. And I also enjoy the story-heavy plot and challenging battles, with my favorite Gym Leaders being (obviously), Elesa and Clay. And I love the towns in this gen, as they can range from quiet rural towns to the big city, kind of like travelling through the state of New York. This gen is easily in my top 5, and it's a shame because it's talked about way too much.

I believe if there will be a Legends game centered around Unova, it will honestly be called either Legends: Kyurem or Legends: Genesect, with Kyurem being set around a time period based on Wild West-era America and Genesect being based on 1920s Prohibition-era America, I just feel uncomfortable around the colonial era and 1950s America, that's all. The music itself will both be based on various genres that originated in the States, such as jazz, blues, country and rock n' roll, and of course it's going to be a step up from Legends: Arceus, with better graphics and much more content. Also, I really want the protagonist to have a Zebstrika as its Ride Pokemon. That would be so cool.

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.

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

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?

Genwunners are going to rage when they see Generation 1 (Kanto) in the bottom while getting their penises broken off after listening to the catchy theme song of Pokemon (Season 2)!

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

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.

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.

I would probably rank it higher than Alola at least.. No offense to generation VII of course.

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

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.

Alola as a whole is extremely underrated.

Why so low? It has an amazing story

8 Generation VIII (Galar)

While I do know that Sword and Shield have a ton of flaws, this generation is alright, in my opinion. You wanted a UK-based Pokemon region? You got one. I just like how many of the Pokemon represent British culture in a great way, such as Scorbunny being based on football players, Yamper being based on Welsh corgis, the two main legendaries being based on the legends of King Arthur, and Nickit... he/she basically screams "Stand and deliver, your money or your life!" It's my least favorite generation as a whole, but at least it is a massive celebration of British culture.

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!

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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