Does it seem to you that the popularity of the original 151 has dwindled down in recent times with the new gens? Why/why not?
If think that the had always been the favourite generation up until Gen IV came out (at least in my mind they were!). But when Gen IV came around the Pokemon introduced were so unique and innovative that it blew some of the old ones out of the water! Although most of the ones that I really appreciate from Gen IV are the ones that are just build ups of old Pokemon, such as Magnazone and Leafeon - these could never exist without Gen I Pokemon to originate from.