My favourite pokemon game is Emerald!! Then LeafGreen then Soul Silver then White. I played Crystal before but I liked SS/HG more, and Yellow was just so unplayable.. Anyways can't wait for the 6th gen!!
thi sis a series which doesn't really have a best game. its subject to what you grew up with or what title you jumped into first.
for me i grew up with yellow blue and red. so id have to say leaf green and fire red are the best game. i like a great amount of the pokemon in that game. however gold and silver on the game boy would be a good second choice.
for me i found each game got gradually worse and there were less and less pokemon which were likeable. so if history has taught me anything x and y wont be any different.
Gen five started out as not-too-great-but-okay, but then Black 2 brought the most enjoyment I've ever gotten out of a pokemon game. And they made breeding and training good pokemon a bit easier. It made it easier to breed the right nature onto pokemon with everstone, and I can get them up to level 100 easily with the level-up features in the Join Avenue shops. Before, I had only a team of six level 100 pokemon per game because training and breeding good ones was a pain in the butt and took too long. Now I have an entire pc box full of level 100 pokmon in black 2. They actually put in a good incentive to complete the pokedex in B&W2(the shining charm). I love that they gave a lot of pokemon great new hidden abilities. I learned to use the berry patch on the dreamworld website to grow custap and micle berries and sell them for 30,000 each in my game. I'm very rich in-game. Very rich. >: D In older pokemon games, there isn't such an easy and quick way to make that much money. Plus the story/adventure/whatever part of the game actually was a little interesting. So I have to go with Black and White 2 as the best games. Oh man, this game has sponged up so many of my hours. So many...
I'm expecting a lot of good features to show up in gen six. Maybe something as handy as join avenue. I will be very disappointed if they don't bring in anything good.
Honestly I do like Black. Can you believe someone smashed my face into a wall for saying that once? After that it's the old Red game. I think the reason I liked Gen 5 was because I liked the designs much better than Gen 4 (I HATED that generation...)
Emerald is my favorite, hands down. Even though I played Red/Blue as a kid, I took a hiatus from that and started back up again with the Hoenn region. Since I didn't remember much about Red and Blue, Emerald became my "first" game. That's not the ONLY reason though lol. I just love the map, and the music, and the plot, and the Pokemon Honestly, I have reasons why every region is amazing. I caught two shinies in Platinum!..One of which was a Magikarp...:I I'm anxious to see the rest of the dex for Gen 6, hopefully it'll be amazing!
Who plays a handheld game for the story? Better yet, who plays POKEMON for the story? The story could be written by Jesus Christ and star Leonardo DiCaprio but if the pokemon sucks then the game sucks.
Most people will opt for the earlier games, but I'll have to say Back and White was my favorite, just because the story had more impact and you even had more to do after defeating the elite 4 and champion.
my personal favorite is Black and White. I think, compared to the previous games, the characters seem more interesting to me. I know people complain about the new pokemon, but I beleive that each generation has their strenghts and weaknesses.
HeartGold and SoulSilver are the best in my opinion. They took one of my favorite childhood games, made them so much better, and let your Pokemon follow you around. Emerald is a close second. I really want a remake of Emerald for the 3DS with X/Y graphics.
I think I agree with the few fans that think like this.
It's just way too hard to pick which game is the best, they all just have so many perks on each of them that makes them so fun to play and always gives something new to look forward to. It's like choosing between nacho cheese or fresh salsa, you just want them both for different reasons.
If I really had to though, Pokemon Black. It had a mixture of both Japanese and American elements and the blend feels very nice. Also, the story actually felt pretty well made for a Pokemon game while giving some pretty memorable scenes and locations. Great music and pretty fun game-play and also has my favorite Pokemon roster.
For spin-offs, I would say Pokemon Mystery dungeon Explorers of Sky. Great characters, great story, amazing music, very immersive, and overall, enjoyable gameplay