The Countdown to Pokémon Sun & Moon is on. From now until November 18th, I’m taking a nostalgic walk through the Pokémon main series releases until the beautiful day I get my hands on the next Pokémon adventure!
We are at an unfortunate juncture. Generation 5 is my least favorite generation. I’m sure some people were really in love with Unova, but I just wasn’t. The real tragedy is that I was really anticipating Black & White. I paid close attention to all the info being leaked. I called the region Isshu, as the Japanese names came first. I had picked out Pokabu as my starter before I learned his English name, which I liked a lot less. (Same goes with Miruhog, by the way.) By the time it was Unova officially, I think I already lost interest.
The Pokémon of generation 5, for the large part, looked like bad copies of generation 1. I still pre-ordered and purchased both, but was just disappointed in gameplay– battles felt sluggish, graphics seems blocky, and it took for-freaking-ever to save the game!
These versions were clunky, but they did give us some really cool legendaries. The best thing about these games, hands down, was the seasons! Definitely a lot of good ideas; these games just took too long to engage me fully.
Now for my tag!
Which Version: Black! I know White was so much more popular, but I played Black first and White later.
Played On: Same pink DS Lite.
Starter Pokémon: Pokabu.
Favorite Town: Nothing really stands out, but I like Driftveil, Lacunosa, and Undella.
Favorite Gym Leader: Lenora & her books.
Favorite Pokémon: I do LOVE Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, Simisage, Simisear, and Simipour. Deerling was another great idea. I like the Litwick evolutionary line too!
Favorite Legendary: There are so many in this game and they’re all actually pretty cool. I’ll put Reshiram out there for now.
Proudest Moment: FINALLY BEATING THE ELITE FOUR because
Most Embarrassing Moment: I actually beat Black 2 before beating Black. More on that next week.
Master Ball Used On: I’m sure it was Zekrom/Reshiram ’cause I was BAD at these games.
Now I want to hear from you! Join me in my countdown and tell me all your thoughts on generation 5!