They're Good OK?: Best Post Gen I Pokmon


#1

Summer to me has always brought up memories of playing core Pokémon games, though the games themselves were not often released in the Summer (to my memory). A common criticism I’ve seen is that Pokémon after Gen I (and maybe II) are nowhere s good as those before them. While Gen I Pokémon do have a consistency to them, and are well designed, I often wonder if this is truly the case. In a way, I like the weird ways designs have spun out, and how outlandish they can sometimes get.

So, what’s your favorite post Gen-I Pokémon?
(Feel free to post an official image or sourced fanart!)

If you really like designs after Gen-I, why?


#2

A lot of the sun/moon stuff ones were fantastic and I loved the regional variant idea, but my all-time faves are probably Sableye and the Beldum line, maybe because gen 3 was when I really got into the series.

edit: oh, and honedge. duh


#3

People give Garbodor crap, but I’ll fight them all.

When people like to claim that Gen I is somehow sacred with perfect, untouchable Pokemon I like to remind them some of those designs include A Rock; A Bunch of Rocks; A Duck; and Purple Slime. Always felt like the worst kind of hipsterism to me. It’s always been goofy, just let people live, man.


#4

Garbador is fantastic, and all the people saying that gen 1 was better because they didn’t have [many] pokemon that are just “A Thing” are silly because that’s where most of the coolest pokemon like Clefki and Honedge hang out


#5

sableye is my absolute favorite! i’m definitely a gen 3 fan too, i played the first two generations and liked them but gen 3 just always really stuck with me? i guess it was also the last generation i really got into before i just kind of drifted away from pokemon for a while, so that might’ve contributed?


#6

I could take a look back at all the gen 1 pokemon and while many were decent, there were a lot of stinkers. It seems like nostalgia plays a some factor like always but then people didn’t have other gens to compare to. Debates about the best gen started occurring exponentially the more gens were released. I’m sure I can find something to critique about most of the 151 originals and I don’t think I’d have to look too hard.

I also see 90% of people bring up the trash pokemon, the ice cream pokemon, and the key chain pokemon. That’s just 3 and not very characteristic of the gens they’re a part of. Also Honedge is awesome!

But favorite favorite? Maybe Darumaka, but it changes every now and then.


#7

I first played Crystal so it would have to be the Cyndaquil line, with Suicune a close second. There have been some great designs since but Gen 2 felt so vivid to me, I have a lot of affection for them.


#8

THE PAnts lizard! I Cant remember it’s name and I don’t want to look it up.


#9

Scraggy! I like that dude too.


#10

Funny enough, all my favorite Pokemon come from Gen 3 through Gen 5. There aren’t too many designs I actually dislike, but I guess by Ruby and Sapphire I was actually playing Pokemon for the sake of playing Pokemon, and not playing Gen 1 or Gen 2 just because my friends were.

For the sake of not counting eeveelutions, I love me some mech-mons:


#11

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#12

I have always loved Ghost-types and Gen I was awful for them. Only the Ghastly line and they were all Ghost/Poison (my least favorite type). It’s hard for me to pin down a favorite, but my top are the Litwik line (especially Chandlure), Drifloon/Drifblim, Palossand, and Cofagrigus.


#13

goood i used to be obsessed with the regis as a tween, such cool mythological designs…


#14

10 year old me, who lived in an era before I had access to a computer, had a blast trying to figure out the mystery of the Regis, I must admit.


#15

I’ve always been a sucker for Water and Grass types in general. I really liked Tropius in particular in Gen III.


#16

I have a lot of favorite Pokemon across each gen, but Generation 4 really stands out to me. Turtwig line, Starly line, Shinx line, Mismagius, Gibel line, Riolu and Lucario, Gallade, Lefeon, Glaceon, a lot of great designs really came out of that gen.


#17

My favorite thing to do when playing RSE is to fish up a Sharpedo when you get to Mossdeep City and teach it Blizzard and Surf. It completely murders Tate/Liza, Phoebe, Drake, and most of Steven with basically zero effort. Plus it’s a fucking shark torpedo.


#18


Who doesn’t like Stufful and Bewear?


#19

Mimikyu, Lurantis, and Leavanny are All Time Faves for me, gen 7 was so good to me, specifically??? but generally like, I don’t think there’s any Bad Bug types or Bad Ghost Types, they’re so good and solid so much…

Also Sylveon and like, all fairy types <3


#20

Teddiursa. So cute.