I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF GENWUNNERS
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I am pretty fed the fuck up with all these shitbags saying that there aren't any good arguments saying that other generations are better than the first. WELL HERE YOU MOTHERFUCKERS.
STORY: There wasn't much of a story in the first games other than "Lets become a pokemon master and beat the shit out of the mafia because they're getting in the fucking way"
DESIGN QUALITY: Pokemon design decreasing in quality?
Are you fucking high?
Pokemon design has increased in quality immensely. Despite there being some stupid-as-hell pokemon (Trubbish, Garbodor, etc.) in the newer generations, the technological limitations of the original Gameboy only allowed for so much. Thus, we have- oh fuck I dunno pick two- say Rhyperior vs. its first gen pre-evolution, Rhydon. Rhydon's design is simpler overall, using a basic torso, defined ridges along the back, and larger areas of the same color or texture.
Rhyperior's design is more complex in general, including a "belt" of red plates across the middle of the torso, a balled tail with a segmenting line across the center of the ball, and even areas showing the armor plates raised up from the normal body surface, a detail that would have just been far too much for a first-generation sprite to display. They had to be simpler overall to work.
STARTER STRENGTH: Blastoise is just another bulky Water, Charizard is not very good at all (rock types represent) and Venusaur... actually Venusaur is my nigga. He's the best overall of the Gen 1 starters.
tl;dr Pokemon has gotten far better than it was to start and the only real reason anybody says otherwise is nostalgia.
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Hey /vp/. The last Pokemon game I played all the way through was Yellow. The last one's I've played period was Gold & Silver, but only a few hours. Never played any "Advanced Generation" or the ones after it, and the last time I saw the anime was around when Ash was in the Indigo League, maybe up till Johto Journeys, but I cannot remember anything of Orange Islands.
I used to have all 150 memorized, now I have no clue how many there are. 400+ ?
Life, and school and stuff got in the way. But now I'm back and trying to get back into things.
Using the timetable here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_(video_game_series)#Generations
Since I played Red & Blue to death back when they were new but it's been so long, I'm grabbing LeafGreen as a refresher, then I'll jump into Crystal once I'm done with that.
Also are there any comics, or parts of the show I should watch before I get into Crystal? Also need to find a place to watch the show.
Back in a while, heading to class.
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OK, this took me a bit of time to piece together, but here it is: my timeline for the Pokemon World.
BASICALLY I took a few of the realities of the Pokemon World (peaceful, futuristic yet homely, totally unique landmasses outside of our world, almost always pleasant weather, years that apparently take forever to pass, the fact of how Pokemon are supposed to be hundreds of years old were actually placed LATER than other earlierly-found Pokemon, or why new regions have their Pokemon added to the end, why they battle Pokemon to begin with, etc etc etc) and tried to make heads-and-tails out of it. I also try to answer the "Unown" question (which came first, writing or Unown?)... the answer is that Unown came later.
Of course, a lot of this is head canon, but I think this makes the most sense. I also tried my best to mix in a few realistic realities from the actual Pokemon canon. This is just a rough draft; if you think I missed anything, just let me know so I can add it.
> TL;DR: TL;DR Pokemon History
> inb4 ass-burgers