The PokéCommunity Forums Pokémon: Main Series Games Fifth Generation
Is unova the worst generation?

Fifth Generation Are Pokémon slaves to humans? Team Plasma thinks so. Travel the Unova region and prove them wrong in Black & White, and then return two years later in Black 2 & White 2.

Thread Tools
Old June 18th, 2017 (5:28 PM).
colours's Avatar
colours colours is offline
living limitless
Join Date: Apr 2005
Gender: Female
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 30,890
It's not really surprising to me that so many people had issues with Gen V. BW was pretty underwhelming, but I'd hesitate to really call the generation the "worst". While BW didn't really deliver as far as a post-game is concerned, there were other things to like about it, too! The story and the characters are some of the most arguably interesting at that time. BW was the turning point when there was an actual fleshed out story and NPCs were less blank slates like past games and became more filled with personality. This was carried over to B2W2 and even emphasized upon and B2W2 even had one of the best post-game features you can ask for: Pokemon World Tournament. The opportunity to battle against some of your favourite past generation NPCs is something that's on part if not better than the inclusion of Battle Frontier itself.

So while there's plenty to dislike about Gen V, there's also plenty to like about it. Personally, it was an okay generation for me.

i'll be waiting until the sky falls down

Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

Old June 18th, 2017 (6:08 PM).
smocks's Avatar
smocks smocks is offline
Join Date: May 2016
Location: California
Gender: Female
Nature: Modest
Posts: 1,371
Gen 5 is definitely not my favorite region and I didn't really enjoy the gen at all :/

But, with that being said, it's definitely not the worst generation. At least in my books.

It's all a matter of opinion for these types of questions because everyone has different likes and wants in a Pokémon game, again, it's all up to the individual player to decide for themselves.
twitter thot
Reply With Quote
Old June 18th, 2017 (10:20 PM).
Janp's Avatar
Janp Janp is online now
Jet Badge
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Home
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 894
In the world, where GEN IV and VII exist, we can't argue about bad GEN, because we already have winners.

But on more serious note: I noticed that hate on GEN V is slowly decreasing and more and more people love the games. I remember back when they were released, everyone hated on them. Now, every time some hater appears, literally army of people shut him up.

"Yearning makes you look up at the sky. To fly, go beyond yearning and take action!"
Challenges! || Monthly-Mini Challenge
Trainer Tournament
Reply With Quote
Old June 18th, 2017 (11:39 PM).
colter519's Avatar
colter519 colter519 is offline
    Join Date: Mar 2015
    Location: Japan
    Age: 29
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Quirky
    Posts: 347
    I hated Gen 5 more than any others. I found the story, while more interesting than some others, to be painfully linear, particularly in black and white. The linear storytelling took a lot away from the games for me, much like in final fantasy xiii. It was the most excruciating formula I've experienced in a pokemon game where practically every city was the same pattern with meeting the gym leader, fending off team plasma, and then beating the gym. I also wasn't a fan of the experience adjustment as it involved a lot more grinding, especially because there were people blocking off the next area where stronger pokemon awaited because they were "dancing for no particular reason"

    Also, while there are some pokemon introduced in Unova that I love, there are so many that seemed like cheap imitations of gen 1 pokemon, and that goes far beyond the stereotypical starter types, fodder bird and rodent, and early bugs. I wanted to see more individuality and creativity in creating new pokemon, rather than altered replications of existing pokemon that quickly became forgotten. And for the record, I have no problem with the ice cream cones.

    And then there was the anime...

    All that being said, Gen 5 did introduce several gameplay mechanics that are greatly appreciated, such as reusable TMs and some intriguing pokemon abilities like zoroark's illusion and darmanitan's zen mode. All in all, however, gen 5 is easily my least liked generation in the entire series.
    I just opened up a shop specializing in HA and Rare Ball pokemon! Feel free to check it out!

    And leave me a trade review here!
    Reply With Quote
    Old June 19th, 2017 (12:31 AM).
    Hikamaru's Avatar
    Hikamaru Hikamaru is online now
    Whatever happens now, I've got you
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: Australia
    Age: 25
    Gender: Female
    Nature: Quirky
    Posts: 49,842
    Originally Posted by Janp View Post
    In the world, where GEN IV and VII exist, we can't argue about bad GEN, because we already have winners.

    But on more serious note: I noticed that hate on GEN V is slowly decreasing and more and more people love the games. I remember back when they were released, everyone hated on them. Now, every time some hater appears, literally army of people shut him up.
    That's what I've noticed too. I remember all the hate towards the generation when it first came out in 2010, and now seven years later people seem to be learning to appreciate it, because it was a very influential generation and it bought so much to the table. I now often see people talking about the positive side of 5th Gen which makes me feel happy.
    starlight wind | tumblr | poketrivia | trade corner | supporter | friendcode
    Reply With Quote
    Old June 20th, 2017 (12:29 PM).
    Tom2's Avatar
    Tom2 Tom2 is offline
      Join Date: Sep 2016
      Location: Fortree City, Hoenn
      Age: 28
      Gender: Male
      Nature: Relaxed
      Posts: 154
      I like Unova a lot. Just started a new game last night on White version. Unova was unique in having such a large # of pokemon native to it and not needing old mons to compensate for it. It's the only gen since Gen 1 that can make that claim. To me Sinnoh was the most boring region. I never got the wow factor from the game at any point. It felt plain to me somehow. Idk what it was. But to me gen 5 had the best sprites, cool trainers, a darker tone, and cool designs. I feel the music was rather bad but aside from that it was great.
      Reply With Quote
      Old June 20th, 2017 (1:52 PM).
      janejane6178's Avatar
      janejane6178 janejane6178 is offline
        Join Date: Feb 2014
        Gender: Female
        Posts: 1,030
        There doesnt exist a bad generation. Pokemon is perfect <3
        Reply With Quote
        Old June 20th, 2017 (2:51 PM).
        MechaMoth's Avatar
        MechaMoth MechaMoth is offline
        Eloquent Speaker
          Join Date: Mar 2017
          Location: Mountain Time
          Posts: 542
          Pokemon Black is hands down my second favorite game in the entire series (SoulSilver is first). The emphasis on a compelling story about making Pokemon fight for us, which has plagued the series with criticisms from the beginning, was finally addressed. The villains were great and working with the gym leaders was really satisfying. I started playing competitively for the first time since beginning all the way at Blue.

          Overall, the games felt epic and expansive. They challenged what a Pokemon game could be about. I love the majority of the designs even if some aren't as iconic. It's just a really complete package through and through. B2W2 were a little more iffy for me, but that's mostly because they felt slightly rushed.

          My opinions are bolstered by going to see the Pokemon Symphony, and when they played one of N's songs, I flat out bawled.
          Visit my Trade Shop with thousands of shinies and hundreds of events!

          Traded with me? Please leave a review here!
          Reply With Quote
          Old November 13th, 2017 (2:48 AM). Edited November 13th, 2017 by porygoing.
          porygoing's Avatar
          porygoing porygoing is offline
            Join Date: Nov 2017
            Location: Sinnoh
            Gender: Other
            Nature: Timid
            Posts: 66
            All games have pros and cons. I don't like when I can't EV train in Black/White. Story and musics are best. Especially, it has best story ever. And about Black2/White2, there're good stuffs to enjoy which was not in Black/White. Some Pokemons are ugly and stupid, but I found some of others are hilarious. But... about only new Pokemons, I can't say it's good generation, even I have some favs from Gen V. Hey, but there're not bad generation.

            I'm Sinnoh lover, but Unova is 2nd for me.
            Reply With Quote

            Quick Reply

            Join the conversation!

            Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

            Create a PokéCommunity Account

            Sponsored Links
            Thread Tools

            Posting Rules
            You may not post new threads
            You may not post replies
            You may not post attachments
            You may not edit your posts

            BB code is On
            Smilies are On
            [IMG] code is On
            HTML code is Off

            Forum Jump

            All times are GMT -8. The time now is 3:28 AM.