Hey there guys! (gosh sry for the late reply, lol)
I agree that the Advance Generation game animations are a bit of letdown, though that still doesn't make them any less cool :3 However, I haven't seen the 5th Gen yet, so I can't comment on that :P
And speaking of which, how do you feel, about the move not being a signature move anymore? Is it a letdown, that the only -obvious- uniqueness about Grovyle and Sceptile are stripped away, or do you just see this as a better chance for better move combos?