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    - Ruby and Sapphire are easily the worst games (ORAS and Emerald are good though).
    - I hate Tepig.
    - My favorite Kalos starter line is Chespin.
    - I don't like any of the Gen 8 starters.
    - Emolga is easily one of the best Pokemon.
    - The best generations are 4 and 5.
    - I like Pansage and Pansear (I hate Panpour though)
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      - I think the Pokéathlon is a fun minigame in HG/SS;
      - Tepig is my favorite of the three Unova starters, followed by Snivy;
      - Crasher Wake is the best Gym Leader;
      - Ice type is among my favorite types;
      - Route 11 - Summer is the best Route theme in Unova in my opinion, and it's very underrated.
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        I legitimately wasn't bothered by the cutscenes or "handholding" in Sun & Moon (or the Ultra version). It's such a common complaint, yet I didn't even really notice it - maybe I'm just oblivious??

        I prefer having a larger number of Legendaries in a generation.

        Speaking of Legendaries, the Lake Trio (Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf) are some of my favorites.

        Chikorita is my favorite Johto starter.

        I...Actually sort of like the friend group from XY. I say sort of because, objectively speaking, I realize they weren't the most well-written characters, and I wish they had been used better; but I just can't help but be attached to them! (Maybe it's because I never had many friends in real life...That got dark.)

        I don't like Blaziken. :/ Something about its design just leaves a bad taste in my mouth - I can't put my finger on it. Mega Blaziken looks a bit better, I guess?

        I don't like Mega Metagross either, even though regular Metagross is one of my favorite Pokemon. Partially because of the design, and partially because its Pokedex entry doesn't make sense to me. (It fuses with extra Metang and Beldum to Mega-Evolve? Where do they come from? Where do they go when the Mega Evolution ends? How do they even unfuse in the first place, the Beldum that form Metang and then Metagross can't do that. My head hurts.)

        And finally, this isn't an unpopular opinion now, but it was back when BW were first announced...Oshawott is NOT ugly! It is a little ball of otter-y adorableness! :pouting: :tongue-poke:

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        - Emolga is easily one of the best Pokemon.
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          There is no such thing as a bad main series game, nor generation.

          There, I said it. I prefer the newer gens over the GB ones, but I still appreciate gens 1-3 for shaping the franchise into what it is today. As for main series games, all of them have ups and downs. Even the ones I like less are still enjoyable. I even find other people complaining about their least favourite main series games to be really uncomfortable. And yes, I used to be picky with my games too, but I’ve matured from then and I regret having being like that in the first place. Honestly, I’ve even seen cases where some people on certain sites or media platforms complaining their ‘least favourite’ Pokemon games are “the worst thing to happen in humanity” or “worst thing ever anyone who likes them should die”, seriously try playing an actually bad or hated game, people like those are why I feel this is easily the worst side of the Pokemon fanbase by far.

          Every Pokemon game and generation are all good and bad to equal standards. It’s okay to think one is better than others out of nostalgia, a feature of the said game stands out, or if you just enjoyed playing it a lot. However, I think it’s pointless to complain endlessly about something that not only isn’t objectively bad, but tons of people put in hard work into, possibly even dedicating their lives to.

          So yeah, just my 2 cents.
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            And finally, this isn't an unpopular opinion now, but it was back when BW were first announced...Oshawott is NOT ugly! It is a little ball of otter-y adorableness! :pouting: :tongue-poke:
            Agreed. Oshawott is my favorite starter of all time.
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              - Chikorita is my favorite starter Pokemon of all time.

              - Generation five is the best generation you will not change my mind on this. Even though I admit when it first came out I didn't like it, its aged wonderfully.

              - I've been playing since gen 1 and even I'm sick to death of Kanto, please don't give us anymore Kanto for at least ten years thank you Game Freak.

              - I loathe Lucario, my least favorite Pokemon, hate it, hate how it looks, hate how its shoe-horned into every game, movie and promotional art for seemingly no reason.
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              Object Pokémon aren't a bad concept. That doesn't mean Pokémon like Grimer don't look dumb, though.
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              Ash doesn't need to be replaced.
              Ash doesn't need to age.
              Ash isn't a bad character nor does he need to change.
              Best Wishes is a good series.
              Ash in Sun and Moon and Best Wishes is a good Ash.

              I could go on about the Ash opinions I have that are sadly in the minority. :U But non-anime related opinions...

              I still like XY. Not the best games but idk I enjoy replaying them.
              Bidoof is a good Pokemon.
              Quilladin is cute. So is Pignite.

              Uhh... I'm sure there are plenty more but hilariously enough I cannot think of more right now rip.
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                - Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is both my favorite game and remake.
                - Johto and Sinnoh are uninteresting regions.
                - I love both Gen I and Gen V, but I wish there was less Kanto pandering though.
                - All of the Unova starters are cool.
                - Eeveelutions are way too overrated and steal the spotlight of other Pokémon who are much more interesting.
                - I dislike most of Pokégirls.
                - Poison-type is one of my favorite types.
                - Grass-type is good too.
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                Ultra Sun/Moon were great remakes, with the new side-quests and story lines. I felt they provided more to the original games than Crystal/Emerald, which were also both good in their own right.
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                  - There are too many Pokémon generations (that's got to be the most unpopular opinion). I want more games, but focused on storylines and improved gameplay mechanics, rather than adding more regions and Pokémon, etc.
                  - The latest games should have adopted the same art style as the anime (prior to the Sun and Moon series).
                  - Venustoise needs to happen.
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                    Mega evolutions and regional variants fell forced, are a sign of lack of creativity and shouldn't exist.
                    Pokémon designs in general ent downhill after the first 251.
                    All Pokémon should keep their animal growls and be unable to speak.
                    New evolutions to old Pokémon after Johto feel completely out of place.

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                    - There are too many Pokémon generations (that's got to be the most unpopular opinion). I want more games, but focused on storylines and improved gameplay mechanics, rather than adding more regions and Pokémon, etc.
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                      Best Wishes is a good series.
                      I...I thought I was the only one who felt this way ;_; I mean, I can't really talk about it objectively, because I haven't seen it in years, but - my preteen years were spent with Best Wishes, and I always found it to be the most charming series since the original. :love: On the same note, Iris and Cilan are among my favorite companions. (Especially Cilan - I seriously had no idea so many people disliked the guy!)
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                      I...I thought I was the only one who felt this way ;_; I mean, I can't really talk about it objectively, because I haven't seen it in years, but - my preteen years were spent with Best Wishes, and I always found it to be the most charming series since the original. :love: On the same note, Iris and Cilan are among my favorite companions. (Especially Cilan - I seriously had no idea so many people disliked the guy!)
                      If you ever want to talk Best Wishes with someone hit me up! Its my favorite series from the Pokemon anime and yeah its still definitely a minority opinion in the fandom. And honestly in general if you ever want to talk the anime that isnt your typical toxic opinions i would love to talk!
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                        - Grass is not the worst type ever. While it's true that it's not good as a type because of all those weaknesses, that is made up by the fact that a lot of Grass Pokemon are fast, strong, or just great in general. A lot of my favourite attacks in the game are Grass attacks too. And no, I'm not biased in a way that Grass is my main starter type, that is Water. Back when I was new to the franchise I assumed Grass was a bad type, but after using a bunch, I definitely like it now.

                        - Gens 4-7 > Gens 1-3, but I still appreciate the older gens for shaping up the series.

                        - #MalePrimarinaIsBestPrimarina

                        - The Pokéathlon was great! It's cool that you could get rewards for winning too. My only complaint with it is the Skill course as a whole, which I will leave for another story.

                        - Am I the only one on this entire site who still plays Pokemon quest?
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                          ~Generation V is the best generation. And I prefer B/W over B2/W2
                          ~Generation VII is the worst generation, with Generation III not being too much better (that was until LGP/E became a thing... That took Generation VII down a lot lol)
                          ~I dislike Generation VII (S/M/US/UM) less because of hand-holding/cutscenes, but more because of inconsistent difficulty, the region (and how limited it is), etc.
                          ~Generation VI is good. I love Kalos, and X/Y has the best OST of the series.
                          ~Red needs to go away for a while. The female Pokemon trainers deserve so much more love.
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                          Hot take here. While I enjoyed the Pokemon and some of the innovations that Gen IV brought, DPPt were my least favorite entries in the series, and I wouldn't be bothered if we never got remakes for them.

                          And to double down on that, I would be more interested in seeing another set of Johto remakes before we get them for Sinnoh.
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                          - BW is incredibly overrated. B2W2 was the saving grace for fifth generation otherwise it would've been a snoozefest. Sometimes I wonder if the people who put BW on a pedestal played the same game as myself because I cannot honestly forgive a game that replaced the Battle Frontier with the most terrible post-game in the main series, and that's counting XY because at least XY gave you something to do with Battle Chateau. Even SM's Battle Tree allowed you to team up with interesting characters, and the Battle Subway wouldn't even let you do that much. Simply put, if there was any legitimate criticism of laziness on Game Freak's part, BW's post-game had to have been it. It's a real shame because Game Freak essentially dumped cold water all over a good plot with the most boring post-game ever. In short, I felt like I was trying new food that initially tasted really good but then the aftertaste came and the experience went downhill from there.

                          - B2W2, for what they're worth, are good games but I feel like the people complaining about seventh generation gloss over the fact that B2W2 suffer from very similar issues. The plot also isn't as great as seventh generation's nor does it have close to the amount of memorable characters, but B2W2 makes up for this by having the best post-game since Emerald's Battle Frontier, so at least Game Freak gave us that apology.

                          - Trials really highlighted how boring every gym leader prior was. The only exception to this was BW when all the Gym Leaders appear to help out the player with Team Plasma, which was cool, but that was like the only noteworthy thing they did. Gym Leaders were essentially glorified checkpoints with the personality of a wooden plank most of the time, making most of them completely unremarkable. By the way, Gen IV is my favourite generation and I couldn't even tell you the Gym Leaders for Sinnoh off the top of my head. That is how much this bothers me.

                          - I like cutscenes personally because, if utilized properly, they can add depth and background to a character or character(s). All the characters that mattered in SM were given more than enough time to be memorable. Even the region Professor did more muk than like every Professor in all the past regions combined. Maybe it's just the amount of screentime he had, but Kukui was one hell of a guy for sticking with the player character throughout their entire journey.

                          - I don't care for remakes. Game Freak should focus on original content and not on remakes. I'd go so far as to say that Gen IV probably shouldn't get a remake because then those who like Unova would want a remake of that, and so on and so forth and it'll never end. Game Freak is a small team and I'd much rather they focus their resources on creating new, original content than remaking things over and over again just to appease nostalgia.

                          - I'm not sold on open world Pokemon just yet. This is an idea that so many wish for, but anyone who's paid attention to Breath of the Wild would know that many of the enemies that you encounter are basically the same and there are areas where you explore where there's a whole bunch of empty space. Considering this is Nintendo's dev team we're talking about here who made that game, I'm not sure if Game Freak would be able to pull this off and do it right.

                          - I really don't get what's so popular about shipping in the Pokemon anime, and sometimes I feel like people take it way too seriously. Some people do it out of fun and I understand that, but that's about as far as it should go.

                          - I love 2D sprites and I think there's a unique charm in 2D that 3D can't match, but overall I think 3D models are better because I prefer my Pokemon to overall be more expressive and animated rather than flat and with pixels, but that's just me.
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                            - Ruby and Sapphire are easily the worst games
                            - The best generations are 4 and 5.
                            - I like Pansage and Pansear
                            Agreed.

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                            - I think the Pokéathlon is a fun minigame in HG/SS;
                            - Tepig is my favorite of the three Unova starters, followed by Snivy;
                            I only played Pokeathlon for the first time recently and I think it's super underrated. I agree with both of these points.

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                            I don't like Blaziken.
                            Absolutely agree. Though for me it's because it loses most of its "bird" aesthetic.

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                            - Generation five is the best generation you will not change my mind on this. Even though I admit when it first came out I didn't like it, its aged wonderfully.
                            I agree, though I think this is becoming less and less of an unpopular opinion as time goes on.

                            I only have two unique hot takes that haven't been said already.

                            -I liked Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee for what it was - a cute nostalgia trip that made me feel like a kid again. It had a lot of aspects that I thought were adorable and the art style is good.
                            -I really like bug types. And Flying types. But I wish we had more more unique bugs instead of a generic Bug/Flying mon we've seemed to get every generation. Most of the bugs with interesting type combos tend to be niche, weird or otherwise unusable, and it makes me sad.
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