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What is the worst generation in terms of meta-game?

#11EdwardoMario16Posted 6/24/2013 2:03:27 PM
Gen 1.

Gen 5 in second-place.
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#12DoctorJimmy133Posted 6/24/2013 2:13:24 PM
Gen 1 only has 1 Über.
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#13yzmanPosted 6/24/2013 2:16:16 PM
Gen 1 is the obvious answer to your actual question and not the question that people assumed you asked.

I'm amazed how few people read the first post...or read it but fail to have the reading comprehension to answer you correctly.
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#14NeonDragon9000Posted 6/24/2013 2:37:59 PM
I'd say Gen. III. Since a lot of new things were added to Gen. III (more advanced weather, abilities, double battles, etc.), it seemed to have the most "gimmick" Pokemon of any gen.

Castform, for example, basically only existed to demonstrate weather. Luvdisc only existed because of Heart Scales. Volbeat and Illumise existed to show off double battles. Things like that.
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#15KIngdomSora50Posted 6/24/2013 2:42:29 PM
Gen 5 people only use Terrakion and rain teams now.
#16pokemonfreak97Posted 6/24/2013 3:00:51 PM
Well, if you look at Gen V Ubers, it's 1 Gen I (Mewtwo), 2 Gen II (Lugia/Ho-Oh), 5-8 Gen III (Kyogre/Groudon/Rayquaza/Blaziken/Deoxys (3 alt formes)), 7-24 Gen IV (Dialga/Palkia/Giratina (1 alt form)/Manaphy/Arceus (16 alt formes)/Shaymin-S/Darkrai), and 7 Gen V (Excadrill/Genesect/Reshiram/Zekrom/Kyurem-W/Tornadus-T/Thundurus).

So, ignoring formes (Species Clause calls them the same Pokemon), Gen IV and Gen V are tied. However, power creep is clear: Pokemon in here on the merit of their own performance alone (no abilities necessary) are Mewtwo, Ho-Oh and POSSIBLY Lugia, Deoxys, ALL of the Gen IV except for Manaphy and the Arceus formes, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem-W, Tornadus-T, and Thundurus.

That's four from the first three generation and ten (or eleven depending on if you count Normal Arceus) from the other two. Power creep is very visible.
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#17Grammar_manPosted 6/26/2013 9:15:53 AM
Gen 5 OU:

Gen 1: 13 OU
Gen 2: 9 OU
Gen 3: 6 OU
Gen 4: 11 OU
Gen 5: 13 OU

If I don't recall wrong...
#18spooky96Posted 6/26/2013 9:30:56 AM
5-8 Gen III (Kyogre/Groudon/Rayquaza/Blaziken/Deoxys (3 alt formes))


It is only gen 5 where Blaziken jumped to Ubers.
#19RTC3Posted 6/26/2013 9:42:37 AM
rby < gsc < adv < dpp < bw
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#20deadpool848Posted 6/26/2013 9:43:22 AM
spooky96 posted...
5-8 Gen III (Kyogre/Groudon/Rayquaza/Blaziken/Deoxys (3 alt formes))


It is only gen 5 where Blaziken jumped to Ubers.

And it's only because of his dream world ability.

Btw can you still use blaziken outside of Ubers if you dont use his dream world ability?