@ Superlink: Oh ok, so you grew up with the 3rd series. Yeah I grew up (was 12-13 when it came out) so yeah i grew up with that series.
I just didn't like their Design in the 3rd series, 2nd series was already giving away a bit of that design and I was hoping they wouldn't end up going with it but they did .
Actually I wouldn't say growing up, but you could say it was at that time I began to take gaming more seriously. I grew up with Red Blue and Yellow like most people did, 3rd Gen is just when I matured and started to see that Pokémon was much more than what I always thought it was.
As for the design, I've heard this argument before, but all Pokémon are meant to look so different from each other that I think it's simply irrelevant. Believe it or not, 3 of my favourite Pokémon are from 3rd gen, and my 4th favourite is Raichu.
It's like Digimon, for me only 1st and 2nd series are good in my eyes. But Jesus Christ, the translation in Digimon is TERRIBLE. Like seriously, things they say seem so out of place once you get the jap, spanish or portuguese version. maybe it wouldn't make much sense in english the words placed are they were but even so, they put dumb things instead. IMHO kk??
I didn't like the second series but I liked Digimon Tamers. Why is it terrible? I don't really plame them since when Digimon was first translated, noone likes Anime or knew what it was, it was just a regular cartoon with a weird animated style. Personally I commend them for keeping so many Digimon with their Japanese names, and even keeping the story set in Japan. I was so expecting them to change the location to America, but they didn't, which was a good idea in the long run.