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Ranking the Pokemon Games

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 1:15 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™
Updated May 7th, 2012 at 4:43 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™
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Note: This is personal preference and with the exception of the GCN games, only factors in mainstream games. Comments follow. I reserve the right to delete any comments that I perceive to be bashing me for my opinions.

EDIT: Well, I already had to delete one comment because someone wanted to be rude about it...

1. Pokemon Platinum
2. Pokemon Leaf Green*/Fire Red
3. Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness
4. Pokemon Colosseum
5. Pokemon Pearl*/Diamond
6. Pokemon Crystal
7. Pokemon Soul Silver*/Heart Gold
8. Pokemon Silver*/Gold
9. Pokemon White*/Black
10. Pokemon Blue*/Red
11. Pokemon Sapphire*/Ruby
12. Pokemon Emerald
13. Pokemon Yellow
* Slight preference for this game of the pair due to better version exclusives.

Notes: Despite FR/LG having powerful ammunition in the form of Leaf, Platinum still wins out for superior gameplay (you get the Vs. Seeker AND Gym Leader rematches, get to buy your own piece of real estate, and explore a whole other DIMENSION.)

-The inclusion of Red hurt G/S/C/HG/SS severely in the rankings.

-Crystal ranks higher than HG/SS because of a reason I can't explain... it just has this charm to it that the remakes didn't.

-The unavailability of a female playable character hurt R/B/Y/G/S.

-B/W get relatively low marks for numerous small issues including lack of Vs. Seeker, horrible menu implementation, Exp system that hinders the OCD level grinders like me, the Dakim-clone Champion, and Hilda's godawful fashion sense.

-R/B honestly would've ranked worse if not for one thing... My fave Pokemon, Persian PWNED back then because Slash would critical almost every time.

-R/S/E didn't age well, and I didn't appreciate the bizarre town concepts. Those outweigh what those games did get right, such as Secret Bases and Contests, and evenb outweigh awesome Pokemon like Flygon and Metagross.

-Emerald scores worse than R/S because the new color schemes of the player characters did not help anything... aside from losing track of your character in the tall grass. Oh yeah, and Wallace isn't half the champion (or man) that Steven is.

-Yellow saddles you with the Worst. Starter. Ever.
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  1. Old Comment
    Cherrim's Avatar
    lmao pikachu is my favourite starter ;_;
    Posted May 7th, 2012 at 2:02 PM by Cherrim Cherrim is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Oryx's Avatar
    Question: Why did the inclusion of Red hurt G/S/C? I understand with HG/SS, where Leaf existed and they had the technology to copy your team over from the last game, but they didn't have that kind of technology for GBC and there was only Red, no female character at that time.

    Or are you saying you just don't like Red as a character?
    Posted May 8th, 2012 at 2:43 AM by Oryx Oryx is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar
    Originally Posted by Toujours View Comment
    Or are you saying you just don't like Red as a character?
    Pretty much this. When I first encountered him in Silver, my initial impression was, "Well, this guy's an idiot. Not only does he use unevolved Pokemon, he uses the franchise's worst Electric type and he apparently never learned how to properly use his vocal chords." Then after beating him, I thought, "Well, that was a ridiculously easy fight. I think I had more difficulty with that Picnicker on Route 32..."

    Seriously, when he first sent out his rat, I thought he would follow up with equally pathetic Pokemon like Lv86 Magikarp or Lv84 Kakuna...

    But the whole HG/SS debacle took it from mere disappointment and dislike to outright bitter, intense hatred.
    Posted May 8th, 2012 at 6:55 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
  4. Old Comment
    I love Black and White... Hilda looks sooooooo cool.

    But yeah, I understand your Red hate. He is so overrated.
    Posted July 19th, 2012 at 10:45 PM by Hikamaru Hikamaru is offline
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    ... lets see

    2. fr lf
    3. emareld
    4. HGSS
    5. Red blue
    Posted July 20th, 2012 at 7:38 AM by docowocool docowocool is offline

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