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In which generation did you start playing Pokémon?

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by NovaBrunswick, Mar 2, 2018.


In which generation did you first get into Pokémon?

  1. Gen 1 (Kanto)

    98 vote(s)
  2. Gen 2 (Johto)

    30 vote(s)
  3. Gen 3 (Hoenn)

    27 vote(s)
  4. Gen 4 (Sinnoh)

    19 vote(s)
  5. Gen 5 (Unova)

    4 vote(s)
  6. Gen 6 (Kalos)

    5 vote(s)
  7. Gen 7 (Alola)

    0 vote(s)
  8. Gen 8 (Galar)

    0 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Platinum kind of feels laggy for me when I play it, especially in Hearthome City. I think it’s because the DS processors get tested to their limits there, because of the more detailed graphics like in the church. I also believe that graphics aren’t everything in a game.
  2. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    I got into the franchise in Generation 2, but starting playing in Generation 3. This might be why I never cared much for Johto Pokemon
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  3. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Did you play Ruby or Sapphire? I played the former.
  4. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    I've been here since gen 1, my dude. My first game was Blue but I was a moron and couldn't read so I somehow managed to get my illiterate butt through Kanto AND Johto before I could read properly in gen 3.
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  5. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    What stupid things did you do in Blue?
  6. Palamon

    Palamon Sovereign of Asunder

    Generation 3, my first Pokemon game was Emerald. However, I bought my own Pokemon game for the first time during generation 4, that was Diamond. But at the time I first got into Pokemon, which was in 2007 (early March, to be exact) Generation 4 wasn't out in the US yet, so yeah.

    Btw, I still remember the first D/P commercials from 2007. Those were neat.
  7. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    First Pokemon game was Pokemon Stadium of Gen 1
    First Main series Pokemon game was Pokemon Crystal Version.

    Don't know about you but I got my Pokemon game during the Pokemon Craze... and my first main series Pokemon game before the Pokemon craze. :)
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  8. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    I actually don't remember doing many weird things of Blue. I remember some of my team and getting hella lost in Seafoam. And I needed my big cousins help to get the HMs in the Safari zone
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  9. SubtleVVeirdoh

    SubtleVVeirdoh Unova Enthusiast

    I started when I was young, Yellow being my first game, I would finish (which took forever) after using a Pikachu/Pidgey combo to best Brock, and walking Rock Tunnel blind, among other things

    Couldn’t finish Silver when it initially released, without outside help (Morty’s Gym, specifically).

    I didn’t really get into the games until Gen 3. More people were playing around me, I could better comprehend the mechanics of the game; double battles, need I say more.
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  10. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Remember the FireRed/LeafGreen commercials that had little kids reciting Team Rocket’s motto from the anime? “Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of light, surrender now or prepare to fight!” :D

    Or that really weird one that had kids on a school bus being haunted by Pokémon? o_O

    I struggled a lot with Morty too, even in the remakes. I actually beat him in SS using my Pidgeot, and did the same thing with Clair. XD

    Yellow was actually technically my first Pokémon game, but I got Silver around the same time. So both Yellow and Silver were my first games. :)

    I also did a lot of stupid things to defeat Brock with just Pikachu. I actually traded some ‘mons back from Silver just to beat him. XD
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  11. SubtleVVeirdoh

    SubtleVVeirdoh Unova Enthusiast

    Lol. I beat him a couple days ago with my almighty Togetic. I struggled with his gym’s “puzzle” in the original. Always falling off after I beat the first trainer, never making it to the second.
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  12. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I thought the game was programmed so you couldn’t fall off the invisible paths. Was this in the VC Silver or in SoulSilver?
  13. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    Wut...? You can totally fall off. It sets you back at the beginning of the gym.
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  14. SubtleVVeirdoh

    SubtleVVeirdoh Unova Enthusiast

    That may be true for the VC but in the original that was released back in 2000, as stated, you very well did fall off and start at the beginning if you travel down the wrong path.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
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  15. Prof. SALTY

    Prof. SALTY The Scruffy Professor

    What a weird thing for the VC version to change if it did...
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  16. PorcelainVulpix

    PorcelainVulpix justice for johto

    Gen 2, with Crystal being my first Pokemon game and I loved it. Also loved the remakes.
  17. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    I was Gen II with Gold. Johto remains my favorite region and contains both my favorite Pokémon (hint: you don't need a hint) and favorite Legendary (Ho-oH).
  18. PineapplePizza

    PineapplePizza Well-Known Member

    If non-main series games count I guess technically generation 1 because I had Pokemon Stadium for Nintendo 64 and The Pokemon Trading Card Game for GBC before I got any of the main series games.

    If we're counting strictly main series then gen 2 with Pokemon Gold
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  19. Saberu

    Saberu Well-Known Member

    My first game was LeafGreen. I'm usually left out of conversations about nostalgia. Yes, Kanto is nostalgic, but no I do not remember catching Moltres on victory road.
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  20. PineapplePizza

    PineapplePizza Well-Known Member


    It really was the anime and the trading cards (remember the Burger King events to promote the movie?) that kept the hype machine going.

    Gold/Silver was the first time I remembered caring more about the games than what the cartoon was doing. Of course when I saw Pokemon Gold had the mysterious unknown mythical unidentified Pokemon Ash saw in the very first episode I knew I HAD to get that game
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