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Silverwolf: Hello everyone! Silverwolf here today to debate the most pivotal question of all time. What is the best Pokemon generation, and why? Believe it or not, neither myself, nor the esteemed Tarabisu, have chosen Gen 1 to defend. I’m of the opinion that Black and White (aka Gen 5) is the best. Please note that I haven’t played B2 or W2 yet.
Tarabisu: Yes, it’s true. Gen 1 is remarkable in many ways, and most will likely defend its place as the king of Pokemon games. It set the precedent and began what is an incredibly resilient franchise. But I’m going to take a different opinion and argue that Gen 2, Gold and Silver, are indeed the best Pokemon games, not to mention the incredible remakes on DS they were both honored with.
Silverwolf: Actually, had this conversation been a month ago I’d totally agree with you. Gold was my favorite for the longest time, and I absolutely LOVED Heart Gold. In fact, the only Pokemon generation where I got more than one of the games was the original Gold and Silver. Recently, however, I finally got my hands on a copy of Black and gave it a whirl and found that it gave me everything I wanted in a Pokemon game and more.
Tarabisu: Interesting. To me, Black, the version I chose, felt empty and soulless in comparison to other Pokemon games. It was like a stranger wearing a mask of a friend, trying to parade around as someone I know and like. Something about the atmosphere threw me off, perhaps. I will also note that save for a few rare gems, the Pokemon to be found in Black and White are some of the strangest and least Pokemon-y Pokemon I have ever seen. Thoughts?