The Most Game-Changing Pokemon Features From Each Generation

The Pokemon franchise has been around since 1996, and it has evolved in a number of ways over the years. Each mainline title brought new features that slowly came together to form the games that fans enjoy today.


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It’s no secret that the first generation is loved by many, including Game Freak themselves. However, it had more than a few areas that could be improved upon gameplay-wise. Unbalanced types and a 20 item bag limit are things fans may have forgotten about.


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These issues and more would eventually be addressed in gens II-VII. So, without further ado, here are the best new gameplay changes from each generation of Pokemon.

Generation II (Gold/Silver/Crystal) – Pokemon Breeding

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Pokemon breeding is one of, if not, the biggest new feature to be added in a Pokemon game after gen I. Breeding allows players to obtain a Pokemon egg after leaving two others in either a Day Care or Nursery.

Not all Pokemon are compatible, but there are a few surprising pairs out there. Through some biological miracle, even a pairing like Muk and Chandelure will produce an egg.

Breeding changed things for both casual and hardcore players. It became a relatively simple way to obtain plenty of the same Pokemon, or hatch a Pokemon with desired optimal stats and moves.

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