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Gen III is the best Pokemon Generation

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
Gen III did a great job of introducing a permanent addition to the games that was very well balanced for the most part with Abilities. Other than a couple of Abilities being near useless, only the weather changing ones and Wonder Guard but only if you hacked the games and put it on Sableye could be considered to be overpowered.


Well-Known Member
  • Thw weather system was quite a nice addition.
  • All those things about evs, ivs, natures, abilities
  • Lots of good new pokémon
  • A decently good and diverse region
  • Decent legendaries
  • Very good remakes of the first gen


Son of Seiso
I feel like gen III was one of the ones that GameFreak had a pretty difficult time balancing. Just looking at the differences between games on Bulbapedia, there were a lot of changes, going from R/S to FR/LG and FR/LG to Emerald. The sheer number of changes gave us a lot of features to pick favorites from, even if individual games had their flaws.

Personally, Battle Frontier was one of my favorite additions to Emerald. Abilities, the Physical/Special split and double battles were fun, even in their infancy.

On the flip side, gen III had some aspects that make playing through them annoying, from a modern perspective. Berry mechanics were pretty awful. And not having back-access to gen II or I games was frustrating for dex completion.