Generation 5 of Pokémon seems to have split most fans. Some people love it for it's story, change of scenery and a fresh lineup of Pokémon that didn't include ones from a previous generation until the sequels. I've seen people complain that the designs from the fifth generation isn't as food as the previous ones and that Gamefreak have lost their ideas, but I disagree. Some of the designs from the first generation are in particularly disturbing like the Golbat with the long tongue. Johto is my favourite generation because I love how it ties to the first generation and I love the mixture of adorable and powerful designs.
I’ve been picking my favourite pokemon from each type from each generation. As we venture into other regions, it is starting to get harder to pick. I always thought a lack of choice was just a gen 1 issue, but as less pokemon get added, it’s surprising to see just how common certain types are. I feel like Sinnoh was one of the more popular regions. Everyone went mad for Garchomp, and celebrated new members of the Eevee family. Migrating from the GameBoy Advance to the DS was a thing, so people could send their beloved Pokemon from the past back into action. Ten years has gone fast. Feels like only yesterday that Diamon, Platninum and Pearl came out.
I always considered Hoenn one of my favourite regions other than Johto. Migrating from GameBoy to GameBoy Advanced, it felt like pokemon itself was advancing. The new pokemon series was called Pokemon Advance. Pokemon and advance seemed to be really connected at the time. The only thing that I didn't like was the lack of backwards compatibility. There's no way to transfer pokemon from GameBoy to GameBoy advance, so it was a fresh start.
The Johto games have always been my favourite generation of pokémon. They tie in so well with the original games with the branch evolutions and how they share an Elite Four in GSC. I also think that a lot of the pokemon here are adorable.
How I came across it?
I've been into anime and manga since I was a child. In my teenage years, my manga passion exploded, and Gravitation was the first manga series that I really read and got into. Also one of the first I completed and read across all twelve volumes. Around the time I got into it in the early 2000s, Eiri and Shuichi were one of the most iconic couples at the time. It mixes dark character backstories with slapstick humour. It was the first media I consumed that honestly had LGBTQ+ characters and I was very hooked in the series.
I discovered the Favourite Pokemon from each type generator on an LGBTQ+ server on discord. After I made one which covered all eight generations, I decided I should do one from each region. The Kanto pokemon, also known as the original 151, had some legendary pokemon that have remained firm favourites for years. Despite the multiple flaws, limits and glitches in the Gameboy games, it didn't stop the games from being as well-loved as they are now.