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BornToBeAWinnerJhotoBornToBeAChampion by endler BornToBeAWinnerJhotoBornToBeAChampion by endler
Doing a Poketalia roleplay.
Drawing Pokemon.
Watching the Jhoto seasons.


If anyone knows me they know I'm they know I'm adamant on showing the positives of every game generation...even if I don't like them. Yes, there's admittedly one that I'm actually not all that fond of, but it will be noted soon. LET'S DO THIS...GAME BY GAME (very long description ahead):

Blue/Red/Yellow: Where everything started. The first games were glitchy as hell and had a shitload of problems but were still a load of fun and managed to make something as simple as collecting and battling amusing and addicting. Proved to be a load of fun games. Yellow vamped it up by the charming addition of having our Pikachu follow us around and even showing how the Pikachu is feeling; I'm impressed how they made it clearly like...well, how like Pikachu was at first in the anime when you first start the game. Not liking you all that much.

Gold/Silver/Crystal: I'll admit this is the generation I like the least and explanations can be saved for later; but it brought so damned much. We got the Daycare center, something that will be a gold mine to hardcore Pokemon gamers and Nuzlocke gamers alike, the ability to breed in said daycare center, the addition of an inner clock, easily noticed night and day, two new elemental types that finally allowed us to beat psychics more easily, an expanded plot, and in Crystal, the ability to choose to be a female trainer.

Sapphire/Emerald/Ruby/FireRed/LeafGreen: Natures, abilities, double battles, contests, and an interesting note that you actually have a damned Father for once! Even more interesting, he's a gym leader. I do wish they could have gone more on that, but eh. You take what you can get. Brought on what would be the first of villains that are much more threatening than 'merely trying to take over the world' by instead wanting to more or less destroy it. The remake of Red and Green had all the same additions, but the bonus of having a reboot of something nostalgic.

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum: DAT POKEGEAR. I can't count the amount of times I spent on it. We also got the features of being able to trade and battle over the internet with people all over the world, which were awesome if you have Wi-Fi. Making poffins...yeah, this might be different for everyone but for me, making poffins was fucking addicting. I just couldn't stop. We also got finally being able to move Pokemon from an old game, and we got perhaps one of the most insane, most dangerous team out there. Platinum boosted it to eleven with adding the distortion world, an unnerving but fun area to navigate while you track down Cyrus.

HeartGold/SoulSilver: Like FireRed and LeafGreen, we start off with just a nice nostalgic sense as we go through a wonderfully revamped version of Jhoto. They also revamped the Pokemon following you part from Yellow by having any Pokemon in the front of your party and be able to see how they're feeling (great when you're in places that they'll be nervous, excited, or have any other obvious emotion around). We got the Pokewalker, a nifty device for catching other Pokemon. If you don't drop it.

...yeah, I dropped it pretty much the same day I got it in Wal-Mart. Immediately died.

Then, though this is just a random item, you got the GB Sounds. This is my favourite item in the game as...well, what nostalgic mind can't resist switching that on and going through amazing graphics while the old school music of Pokemon plays through your DS speakers? Pokethlon was a bunch of fun too; more fun than the contests, to be sure.

Black/White: Even more additions to what we can do with Wi-Fi (I long to go to the DreamWorld!), a seasonal change that gives you some cool stuff every now and then, triple battles and rotation battles (which admittedly are fucking annoying at first), the Battle Subway, and good lord those graphics. Those fucking graphics. When I first crossed the Skyarrow Bridge, this was more or less my reaction:


Team Plasma were not as bad as people made them out to be. Though at the core they were just Team Rocket again their initial front and the fact that their 'leader' was nothing more than a poor guy being manipulated by his supposed Dad made them decent.

Black 2/White 2: Story story story continuity continuity story story story story story continuity. New places, old Pokemon right from the start, Team Plasma being far more threatening than before (going Mr. Freeze on the damned Northern region), the ability to be able to battle old gym leaders and champions - ranging from Brock, Misty, Lance, even fucking Giovanni. To add, all those little tidbits they added were just perfect. They're including things from old games, they're explaining things about your rival and other characters, they acknowledge the old games; most amusing it when you go back to Nuvema Town and a boy says he practically saved Unova because he taught the champion to catch Pokemon, most heartwarming when you enter Black/White's home and their Mother mistakes you for them, asking if you managed to find N yet. Just. Damn, this one exceeded my expectations.

And finally, the not so long awaited X/Y: I'm most likely only going to be able to play this game on an emulator, and of course there is little known about it so the only perks I can say is that the graphics look rather good, and dammit I like that new Eevee evolution and I dearly hope that one person was right when they guessed it might be a flying type.

And long critique of a description is over.

All, in all, one should get my point. I don't know why but when it comes to the Pokemon games, I can't help but look at every positive rather than negative (even with Silver and Gold).

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TraumaChick777 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I was just a wee kid at around the time Diamond and Pearl came out (think like 6-7 years old) and that's what got me into pokemon. Granted, I didn't get a DS until much later and even then I couldn't get my hands on any of the pokemon games until I got my 3DS when XY came out. But, Gen 4 will have a special place in my heart for being the first pokemon games that came out when I could actually remember shit XD

I've started playing older generations on emulators since the actual cartridges are difficult to near impossible to get ahold of, and I have to say that Sinnoh is my favorite old gen so far.
Yoshiondiviantart Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every Generation was great in the different ways that it could be.
Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the new and old ones. Even Unova.
Pingurules Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
I'd say this is totally true, but why do you hate Jhoto as much as I hate Unova?
Gaming4ever54 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you completely :)
Twin-Cats Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As much as I still love the Hoenn and the Sinnoh region, I have to say I love the Kalos Region. There isn't a day where I haven't gone on Pokemon-Amie.
BobMcEggy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually I find that GEN V lacked any major contributions to the battle system (And Triple/Rotation battles are too rare too count)
Rebelartist92 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013   General Artist
Let's not forget that gen 4 introduced the physical/special split.
Cottonee7 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
The New Eevee is a Fairy Type.
djpichu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you know what my favorite game is still heart gold and i dont think it will change
(im also skipping black and white 2 though dont really think it could be that great)
EpicAquaDog Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
AGLtaria Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
In Black 2/White 2, even the shorts guy appeared! :,D
illy2002 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015   Artist
i loved shorts guy
ShougaTouki Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly all I can say is :iconclapplz: Just yes. Every generation is good in its own special way! ^_^
GuarganRamb Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconclapplz: You've said it! And, unlike most people, pointed out just the positives! I've played Pokemon since the beginning (missed out on Gen 3), and still have Blue and Yellow (and know where they are!). Used to have Red, went missing. Have Crystal, loved it. Went on a Pokemon hiatus with Gen 3. Then Platinum came and I'm back in the game! Got Soul Silver after that. And now have White. I still need to get White 2. And, being a 3DS owner, I am so getting X/Y (undecided which one, though. Most likely Y.).
sweettjrose Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Wow I missed out on gen 3 too and like you still love them all...
xXKiriFlameXx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hrr. I always try to watch the first few seasons of the Pokemon anime, but now the quality is so horrible I find it hard to. :c I did jump in at Gen 4, though, so that may contribute to it.
endler Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I watch the old episodes on c:
The first season still has somewhat poor quality but the Jhoto seasons have pretty good image.
Roses-and-Feathers Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist

Better than the way animalguy001 spilt his rage on gen 1 (though I DO agree gen 1 fanbrats are very annoying). He's awesome despite that though.
But each gen does have something to offer I agree

I actually hate it on youtube when people say that Rocket was the most evil for killing a Marowak. Big Woop, Cyrus tried to destroy the universe and build one without emotion, Team magma and Aqua almost flooded/burned Hoenn and Ghetsis manipulated a child and tries to kill the protagonist.
endler Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Don't know that guy, but yay. :icongarfieldderpplz:

I have to admit for back then, for a children's game it must have really seemed that way; especially with how they cut off those Slowpoke tails in Gold/Silver and presumably left them all just bleeding there. But you have to hand it to Cyrus for evil; destroying the whole universe and creating a new one is just holy shit.
Makes me excited to see whatever the new antagonist team is going to do. :heart:
Roses-and-Feathers Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
He's also known as Fawful's minion on YT and here on dA. Very awesome dude.

Agreed. Rocket was evil and cruel and it was extreme for them back then, but I hate it when people say all evil teams are bad compared to them. Cyrus is just woah man......really evil.
Same here :D
Substitute101 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Johto and the games for it were my favorite...but,then again,most of my favorite pokemon came out then so i guess that's why:XD:;;;

and i'm pretty happy with all of the games and all of the pokemon('cept hypno because he scares me a bit),so...i get kind of upset when people bash anything about it,especially if they're fellow "fans"
endler Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Understandable, haha.

Indeed. I can understand critiquing's mostly the bashing only for 'I don't like the look of the Pokemon/it all just died after my favourite gen' that eggs me on a little.
Substitute101 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013

*nod*finally someone who gets it!
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