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The Successes of Gen V

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation V Discussion' started by Argentarus, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Argentarus

    Argentarus Well-Known Member

    What do you love about Generation V?
    Despite being the one of the most controversial and divisive generations in the series, what stands out and makes it a great generation?
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  2. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    The main story is one of the best in the series.
    TMs were made infinite use, removing the biggest drawback to using them.
    Triple and Rotation Battles were inventive concepts that add more strategy to a battle. Too bad there isn't a lot of them.
    Hidden Abilities add some new strategies to use on familiar Pokemon.
    The large dex of new Pokemon helps to make Unova feel "unique. These games were meant to be a new beginning, and they did that very well.
  3. Tsukuyomi56

    Tsukuyomi56 Gesshin Powered

    The birth of infinite use TMs and BW2's Joint Avenue was a great way to help get rare items and provide useful services for your Pokemon. Too bad Gen 7's Festival Plaza could not copy its enjoyment. Being limited to new Pokemon only was a fresh experience even if the designs were a bit hit and miss.
  4. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    We already have an identical thread, called The Merits of Generation V.
  5. Argentarus

    Argentarus Well-Known Member

    I was unaware. The last activity according to search was in June of last year, and that was only done for this generation. It doesn't hurt to have another one either.
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  6. shoz999

    shoz999 Sonic's the name! Speed's my game!

    I'm going to take a guess that you don't seem to know that Gen V is almost unanimously popular among fans. I take it you saw a small group of loud-mouth fanboys who started hating every new generation since Gen 3 stopped Pokemon transfers from Gen 2. See when Gen VI hit, those same idiots suddenly praised how great Gen V was and how bad Gen VI was in-comparison. Take such "criticism" with a grain of salt unless it really is constructive.
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  7. shivaa

    shivaa Member

    Last edited: Oct 22, 2019
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  8. Missingno.Fan

    Missingno.Fan Well-Known Member

    -The fact that only new mons were available in the main story
    -The soft reboot aspect
    -Great Story
  9. Kein

    Kein AKA Silktree

    -A more engaging story.
    -Sequels instead of a third version.
    -Hidden abilities (despite a flawed execution).
    -Infinite TMs.
  10. Boss1991

    Boss1991 Hardcore Pokéfan

    The best thing about Gen V is the new region, Unova, the fleshed out human characters, and the OST.

    And the PWT, one of the best features ever.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019
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  11. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    Gen V had a good soundtrack, especially in the Black and White sequels. Also, the general plot of the games was great and even an improvement over some of Gen IV's plot ideas.
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  12. Boss1991

    Boss1991 Hardcore Pokéfan

    I love the entire theme of Unova about how "multiple majestic bridges connect the region".

    It's something that makes Unova memorable, and instantly recognisable.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
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  13. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    The first game was practically a soft reboot, only the Unova Pokemon available for use until you beat the game.

    The best villain to date!

    The sequel games were actually sequels! This really needs to happen again
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  14. catzeye

    catzeye Writer's Block

    1. Actually Intriguing Main-line story plot
    2. Human characters getting fleshed out more as well as more diverse
    3. Pokemon World Tournament
    4. Proper sequels
    5. Forcing us to use new Pokemon at first, to allow them to shine
    6. Seasons
    7. The last in-game events (Victini comes to mind)
  15. Monozu

    Monozu この日、森の中・・・

    ^ A lot of people also forget that Meloetta had its own in-game event, in Castelia City (which is how it learns its signature move). Also Keldeo in Icirrus City.
  16. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I think by in-game event he was referring to being able to download an item that unlocked a Mythical Pokemon's in-game location, as was the case for Victini. Keldeo and Meloetta activated events in Black and White, but they were different from Victini in the sense that they couldn't actually be caught via events in the games.
  17. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    The story, 100% the story. Still the best story Pokemon has ever come up with, with the original SM being the only games that give it a good run for its money.

    Also, I got Meloetta from an event successfully as well as N's Zorua, so that was nice.
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  18. Mega Ampharos the Dragon

    Mega Ampharos the Dragon Electric type Enthusiast

    Most of my favorite pokemon come from either Gen 2 or Gen 5. Some of my favorites include Sawk, Chandelure, Reshiram, and recently Excadrill and Seismitoad (these seem to be the ones I could think of the most).
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  19. Ignition

    Ignition “Go get ‘em, tiger!”

    -Reuseable TMs
    -Nice sprite work
    -Limiting the player to only new Pokèmon
    -B2W2’s story
    -Introduced a lot of cool Pokèmon like Emboar, Krookodile, and Darmanitan
    -Great OST
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  20. PokeMon2.0

    PokeMon2.0 Cramorant is too cute for words!

    Everything about it.
    Unfezant. Better than Staraptor & Swellow combined for me. Mine for instance beat Marshal with just Fly.
    The story.
    The music.
    Swanna too, she was helpful with Surf, Ice Beam, and Brave Bird.
    Also the Monkeys too. They may not be everyone’s favorite, but they can be great mixed Attackers.
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