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What do you define as a "generation" and what is your fav?

#1TheoryGentPosted 1/31/2013 9:50:23 AM
I'm new on this board and I define pokemon gens by the pokemon they introduced to the series. That's just the way me and friends talk about it.

Ex: Gen2 is G/S/C and HG/SS

However, as I read on, some people seem to define gens by the gameplay/mechanics:

Ex: G/S/C is Gen 2, HG/SS is Gen 4

So due to my curiosity, noobness, and general generation-loving hate on this board, what do you define as a pkmn generation and what is your favorite by those standards?

Based on pokemon solely, my favorite gen in Gen1, it's where most of my favorites are.

Based on gameplay/mechanics, I'd say Gen 3 (I love the implementation of double battles and the Physical/Special Split) Granted, I haven't play Gen 5, but I hear good things about it.
#2NejiHyuga900Posted 1/31/2013 10:47:30 AM(edited)
How I define Pokémon generations:
Gen I: RGBY
Gen II: GSC
Gen III: RSE and FrLg
Gen VI: DPPt and HgSs
Gen V: BW and B2W2
Gen VI: XY

My favorite: Generation 5
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#3Master_AlbertPosted 1/31/2013 7:42:57 PM
i defines a gen as each new set of gams. so dis is how the gens go

gen 1 - rgby
gen 2 - gsc
gen 3 - rse
gen 4 - frlg
gen 5 - dpp
gen 6- hgss
gen 7 - bw
gen 8 - b2w2
gen9 - xy

also my systam is oficialy conformed by gam frak so mine is rite and evry1 else's is rong
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#4MaurithPosted 1/31/2013 7:46:54 PM
http://www.gamefreak.co.jp/blog/dir_english/?p=561

Ctrl + F "sixth generation".

Ta-dah.

P.S. Gen V is my favourite.
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#5FuneralCakePosted 1/31/2013 7:48:02 PM
I define a "generation" as a new set of Pokemon being introduced. This is also the way they're officially classified.

So far my favorite is gen 5. Generally, the newest one is my favorite with the exception of gen 3.
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#6BlackCatNYCPosted 1/31/2013 7:52:32 PM
Generations to me are new Pokemon.

Red/Blue-FireRed/LeafGreen
Gold/Silver-HeartGold/SoulSilver
Ruby/Sapphire
Diamond/Pearl
Black/White-Black2/White2
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#7SR71haloPosted 1/31/2013 7:58:43 PM(edited)
Gen I: R/B/Y
Gen II: G/S/C
Gen III: R/S/E/FR/LG
Gen IV: D/P/Pt/HG/SS
Gen V: B/W/B2/W2
Gen VI: X/Y

Those are the generations, basically a set of games that either all share the same (or similar) features or the same amount of Pokemon.

And Generation 4 is my favorite.
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#8ClassyOldHatPosted 1/31/2013 8:00:58 PM
Most players define "generation" as games in the main series that can battle and trade with each other without restrictions. I fall into this camp.

Thus, for me;
1: Red Blue Green Yellow
2: Gold Silver Crystal
3 Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed Leaf Green (And possibly Coliseum and XD)
4: Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
5: Black and White 1 and 2.
#9ClassyOldHatPosted 1/31/2013 8:06:27 PM
ClassyOldHat posted...
Most players define "generation" as games in the main series that can battle and trade with each other without restrictions. I fall into this camp.

Thus, for me;
1: Red Blue Green Yellow
2: Gold Silver Crystal
3 Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed Leaf Green (And possibly Coliseum and XD)
4: Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
5: Black and White 1 and 2.


It's hard to pick favorites out of a gen, as they all have their ups and downs, but Black and White have done a lot of good, in my view.
#10beebarbPosted 1/31/2013 8:13:35 PM
FuneralCake posted...
I define a "generation" as a new set of Pokemon being introduced. This is also the way they're officially classified.


^ This.

Also, Generation V, is my favourite generation.
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