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Is their a general concensus that Pokemon design has been in decline since G2?

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2 years ago#41
I actually love gen 5 and all of its call-backs to gen 1.
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2 years ago#42
I thought a lot of gen 3 was weak compared to the first two, stopped playing after that so can't comment on 4,5 and 6.
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2 years ago#43
My faves had to be Gen 2, 3, and 5 so far.

Then again, I like simple, yet creative designs, like Girafarig, Reuniclus, and Gardevoir (say what you will, it is pretty simple), or Meganium, Whimsicott, and Snivy.

Doesn't stop me from liking the more complex of course.
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2 years ago#44
That is my opinion.

Well, I think all subsequent gens are worse than 2, I guess I don't think it's gotten worse every time though. In fact, the opposite, Gen 3 was just much worse than 2, and it's been climbing back up since. Looks like 6 will be a step down again though.
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2 years ago#45
kingtrace posted...
There are good and bad designs in every generation

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2 years ago#46
Every generation has bad designs, but c'mon, a lot of the modern ones seem to have more bad designs, or uninspired ones, or ones that just plain don't make sense.
2 years ago#47
YamiJustin posted...
Every generation has bad designs, but c'mon, a lot of the modern ones seem to have more bad designs, or uninspired ones, or ones that just plain don't make sense.


If the word modern wasn't in there, I would think you were referring to Gen 1. A living icicle makes about as much sense as a living rock to me, and living trashbags makes about as much sense as living sludge.

Gen 1 set a precedent for having weird designs, if other gens didn't follow it, it would make things like Voltorb and Magnemite look out of place.
2 years ago#48
4 was brilliant. 5 was a joke. 6 looks cool.
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2 years ago#49
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
kingtrace posted...
There are good and bad designs in every generation


This.

Also, Gen 5 was called a reboot. It made sense for it to have a bunch of Pokemon similar I earlier gens.
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2 years ago#50
No, there's no consensus.
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