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The generation with the most balanced metagame

Discussion in 'Older Gens' started by KyogreThunder, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    I'm pretty sure the Generation IV metagame was the most balanced one. The first three generations are out of question, since there was no physical/special split yet, and the power creep that continues to that day rules out the Generation V+ metagames. Sure, Generation IV did introduce one of the most overpowered moves in Stealth Rock, but the metagame itself did not gain a massive power boost like it did in Generation V.
    Your thoughts?
  2. shoz999

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

    I'd say Gen 3 was the most balanced one, almost every Pokemon was usable. While Gen 5 had weather wars, Gen 4 had the Garchomp wars where Garchomp was almost always a must-have on any team as it powercreeped so many Pokemon and by extension, you should always expect teams with popular Garchomp counters like Weavile, Latias or Salamence.
  3. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Well-Known Member

    Gen IV was pretty good between the time that Garchomp was banned and before Latias was OU. I had the most fun in Gen III & VI tho.
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  4. WhiteBlair

    WhiteBlair ベストチャンピオン。

    I enjoyed Gen IV so much. EV's/IV's weren't the prominent feature; or to say much harder to figure out for an average player, and non-reusable TMs resulted having different movepools. It was hard to figure out a clear winner based on the team match-up.

    Also, I had a blast in Gen VI before ORAS' release.
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