So along came GSC. Johto. Such aesthetically pleasing beasts as Houndoom, Espeon, Sneasel, to name a few. Day and night. Breeding. Kept us going for ages.
Then came RSE. Hoenn. The competition was blown wide open with unique types and ablities, not to mention power in general (many useables such as Salamence, Swampert). Day and Night, however was taken away, as was 186 Pokemon, and all that came after the Elite 4 was the Battle Tower (before Emerald).
"I miss Johto"
"Johto remake plz"
"Bring on 4th gen"
Weavile, Perap, Bonsly.
Along came DP. Day and Night wahoo. New Pokemon wahoo. 3D wahoo.
Storyline = wtf. Is there one?! Time...Space....something about the universe, what, WHAT?!
Dex = wtf. 493 creatures, 150 odd are actually obtainable before the Elite 4. And after the Elite 4, as if by magic, a little radar makes them appear and there's not much point in using them anyway. New beasts that have been created aren't even available until Platinum (Mamoswine, Gallade and the like).
Everyone's team consists of starter, Staraptor, Lucario, Luxray, Roserade and Floatzel (on average).
There really are few notable competitive battlers this gen apart from the starters and new evos. Bastiodon, Rampardos, Lucario....uummm...?
So who misses Hoenn?!