With each new generation of Pokemon, there’s always the argument over whether or not the new Pokemon are worthy of their title. Both parties have their reasons, of course, whether it’s because the parties are divided between the new, blank-canvas generation and the old, loyal generation, or because of tastes in aesthetic appeal, or even because of stat distribution.
As is simple human nature, a player will typically fall in with the pace of the first experience, and so remains true in video games, namely Pokemon. If a player’s first Pokemon game is of an early generation, he or she will naturally compare all further experiences to that first game. As one may have guessed, this often leads to automatic judgement, or even dismissal of the new generations, as they’ve changed from what a player is familiar with when playing Pokemon games. This is, predictably, one of the major causes of the new versus old generation; old players are so caught up in their earlier experiences with meeting Pokemon, they don’t see the new additions, created from the bottom up by entirely new artists, coders, and designers, as fitting the Pokemon already introduced, and new players are so quickly familiarized by the faces of the ?New? Pokemon that the old Pokemon become the strange, ill-fitting ones. The familiarity with a generation, whether it be the new one in question or the veteran standard, is often the most definite dividing line when it comes to judging newcomer Pokemon species.
A more reasonable, yet superficial, factor Pokemon are often judged upon is appearance, and those newcomers are getting either end of the stick fairly hurriedly. Over time, in order to maintain individuality, Pokemon designs have become increasingly complex. A quick comparison of Ekans, Seviper, and Serperior will show just how complicated the artists have had to make snake-like Pokemon?what was once a reptile with a stripe has become a glorified creature donning leaves and vines as an queen may her crown; laughably simple to uncomprehendingly complex. For those who enjoy a being meticulous and particular to details, you may find the forthcoming generations to your liking, for the pattern has been increasingly in your favor. Unfortunately for the rest of us, it seems things won’t be getting any simpler as far as Pokemon designs go. Regardless of the trends and reality, though, the argument is and forever will be there? Pokemon have been changing with the times, and there will always be those who hold true to the old ways while others take to the new. This isn’t to say, though, either side will accept the truth sitting down, and so there’s wood in the fire.
With each generation, the fire is also kindled in fighting spirit of Pokemon. In layman’s terms, they’ve become increasingly overpowered. Recall the days of Pokemon where Mew and Mewtwo were the all powerful, unbeatable Pokemon legendaries? Well, now Mew is hardly on the radar and while Mewtwo is strong, he’s harely the all powerful he once was. Now, what with Time, Space, and God even old news, it’s easy to see how many are frustrated by the new additions. The gap between the strongest and weakest has become so great, it’s no longer even laughable, merely ridiculous. Of course, this argument is exclusive to the in depth players, IV and EV trainers and the like, so it’s a fairly overlooked, and fairly inconsequential, debate with generation releases. Major or not, though, there are a number of arguments for and against the new generations.
Despite it all, though, the ruling over the new Pokemon will always come down to the individual, and may the masses ultimately give way to the world of Pokemon, regardless of what riches and fools’ gold may be found.