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Starshone_Lugia
 
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Here are mine!

6 ~ Unova : I immediately felt a burning hatred to the region that stole Sinnoh Thunder and had had a horrific storyline. Most people love Unova, but I completely despise of it. It ruined Ash's personality and brought in that poor excuse for a girl Iris, and in the games it had a bad soundtrack and stupid green haired men. I've tried to like Unova, believe me, but I cannot bring myself to do it. Not to mention they introduced to us a coffin, pokeball mushroom, ice cream, and (3) ugly men Pokemon.


5 ~ Kalos : I don't seem to like new regions. I love the anime of Kalos but I never felt any emotion for the games. It somehow felt incomplete. Zygarde : Incomplete! That's the big thing. The game was soo easy to complete and there was little post-game stuff. I did enjoy Kalos, but I never really liked it.

4 ~ Kanto : Don't get me wrong ; I love Kanto, but the three in front of this I love more. Kanto will always have a special place in my heart ; it is the birthplace of my favorite ever franchise. I never played Red or Green, but I've visited Kanto in SS (SS Lugia hehehehe), and I loved it. Kanto also has by far the best anime out of them all.

3 ~ Hoenn : I was introduced to this region when my aunt bought my Emerald as a surprise. I chose my little Torchic and began my journey through the beautiful region, the one region your Dad was present. I really liked this game, and the remakes are fantastic, but the anime not so much. *cough*itsalsohometomygirlanimecrushmay*coughcough*


2 ~ Johto : I absolutely love the second ever region which is home to my favorite Pokemon Lugia and my tied-for-fave game. Johto, in my mind, is completely flawless. My grandma bought me Soul Silver with the Pokewalker when I was about 6-8, and I totally LOVED it. I remember naming my redhead rival Zacky as a joke and how much I cried when my game crashed because of AR. Johto is such an amazing region, but not great enough to reach Sinnoh.


1 ~ Sinnoh : How can I say this ; I love Sinnoh. It is a gorgeous region with beautiful Pokemon, wonderful gameplay, and a strange yet emotionless Cyrus. I got Pokemon Platinum when I was 9, and when I lent it to my best friend, he lost it. Engulfed with emotion, I immediately bought a new one so I could enjoy my favorite region. Oh, and SINNOH HAS THE BEST MUSIC. EVER. Many people hate the flawless region, but my heart will ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE FOR SINNOH.

What are yours? :3
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I've always felt that Sinnoh has had a special place in my heart and out of all of the regions it really was the  one that not only was the most well rounded but felt fully immersive without being gimmicky or anything like that such as Unova and Kalos which perhaps felt a bit too unrealistic or unvaried at times. Unova felt quite samey at points and comes of Kalos shifted around way too quickly for me to find it plausible. (Beautiful lush seaside resort backing onto a dead desert? Really?) Not to say they are bad or anything but there were some glares there.

Sinnoh is definately my fave for sure
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*High fives you* Gotta love Sinnoh <3
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Kanto > Sinnoh > Johto > Unova = Kalos > Hoenn

"Not to mention they introduced to us a coffin, pokeball mushroom, ice cream, and (3) ugly men Pokemon. "
Ah, yes, let's forget that gen 1 featured such gems as living sludge, Pokeball and its evolution upside down pokeball, rock, and magnet.

Complaining about Unova's Pokemon designs is so overdone and irrelevant because every single gen has at least a few unoriginal Pokemon, even your precious Sinnoh (where a large portion of the "new" Pokemon were either evolutions or pre-evolutions of already existing Pokemon).
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I know every region has its flaws. Kanto obviously had some, but it was made first so what to think of it?

"even your precious Sinnoh"
Are you trying to prove something? Such as I'm so overprotective of Sinnoh? Because it sure seems like you have an issue with my opinion.
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Does it matter when it was made? My point is, people always pick Unova for having unoriginal designs when every region has some.

If you didn't notice, I ranked Sinnoh second on my list. Despite the fact that you called it "flawless", I don't have any problems with your opinion on it.
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Yes, indeed. I'm sorry I kinda flamed at ya, I have a short temper... ;^^
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You know I wonder what it would be like if someone tried to eat a Vanilluxe?

Never mind I forgot to mention that I also like Hoenn and Johto...
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^ Me too. I would probably "refurbish" a Vanilluxe to "chocolate" so I could actually nom on it..

It'd probably freeze my sometimes idiotic mouth.
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My least favorite would probably be Unova. I typically don't like desert areas. They're void of any color other than a pale yellow and orange. There was also a lot of big cities( I know it was based on New York but... I do like more grasslands.)That doesn't work with me. I also didn't much care for the graphic change. It was alright but... I liked the pixels more than that. I personally didn't mind the new pokemon. I liked a lot of the new ones like Deerling and Sawsbuck. I also liked the vanilish line.

Next is Hoenn. To be honest, I haven't played the original Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald. I got Omega Ruby. While I do like the different landscapes and such, it was a little bit weird to travel. I felt as if I was going to places out of order even though I didn't. There was a bit too much water travel in my opinion. I also didn't get a Sharkpedo so... that may help benefit.

Orre is a bit odd for this list... I guess. It was technically my first region so it holds a special place. It unfortunately suffers from that desert theme. I hate deserts! I really liked the 3D models for that game. It made the pokemon feel more real. It made me feel bad for making them faint. I loved the music in it. They had memorable characters. ( I only played XD though...) Jovi was one of those exceptions though. She was annoying. It also got me introduced to my favorite pokemon.

Kalos was a good place for me. I loved it's vibrant colors. I didn't even mind the fairy typing. It did seem short though. I didn't like the battle chateau. They didn't introduce many new pokemon, and they changed some of my favorite pokemon's typing, forcing me to rethink what they're weak against. I saw that Flebebe and thought it was a grass type. I was confused when it didn't faint from one attack.

Sinnoh is next. This one was my first " real" region as Orre is from spin-off games. I thought it was a little mountain- heavy. I was fine with that though. I loved the cities. I loved the legendaries. ( Although I didn't know how to get like 4 of them...) I even loved the multiplayer! I had a blast playing with my sister in the underground caves. We'd set traps. ( Although anything to do with the mics were outlawed.) We'd even tell each other to steal each other's flags. It was fun running around down there. I felt that there was an overabundance of rock type pokemon though. I never liked those.

Finally, I loved Johto.I may have a slight bias to it as my favorite pokemon is Lugia... but I loved it's layout as well. I felt that the towns were memorable. I loved the pokealathon. Hey, I even liked the unknown cave. They introduced the Pokewalker when I played the region, which I really liked. I would take that thing to gym class just to train my pokemon. Too bad I lost that thing on a mountain. I felt that the post-game was extremely long, which I loved! I loved collecting pokemon! Plus, I found my first shiny there. It was... a Graveler.

Anyway, these are just my ( Biased) reasons.
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Hoenn was my first region so the nostalgic value alone makes it my favorite.

I liked Ruby but Omega Ruby... not so much. I like the little touches of the old game but 3D Ruby isn't... right...
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Sinnoh/Johto > Kalos/Kanto > Unova/Hoenn

My favorite Gens are 2 and 4, I like Kanto for nostalgic reasons, Kalos was really fun to explore, and Unova/Hoenn are nice places but they don't really click as much as the others.
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"I liked Ruby but Omega Ruby... not so much."
Really? As someone who's always strongly disliked Hoenn, I thought ORAS was very enjoyable, much more so than the original games.
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Sinnoh = Kanto > Hoenn > Johto > Kalos > Unova

It's really hard for me to pick. Sinnoh or Kanto would be my favorite. Kanto was my first region, so it's special to me. I have always enjoyed Sinnoh's geography though, despite Diamond/Pearl being my least favorite Pokemon games. Unova has always been my least favorite. I love BW and B2W2, but the Unova region is confusing and too urban for me.

"Ah, yes, let's forget that gen 1 featured such gems as living sludge, Pokeball and its evolution upside down pokeball, rock, and magnet."
Thank you.

Unova has a lot of new Pokemon, but they grow on you. I didn't like it at first, but once I gave the games a chance they ended up being some of my favorites. And every generation has had it's "we're running out of ideas" type of Pokemon.
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Everyone makes fun of the pokeball lines or the icecream line, but we have plenty of foxes, cats, and dogs. Nobody bats an eyebrow.
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Sinnoh > Johto > Kanto > Hoenn > Sevii > Kalos > Unova

Not much to add to what others have said, but I would like to mention the Sevii Islands. This added region made a great addition to FireRed and LeafGreen.
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Ah, this thread. It seems to pop up every now and again on just about every site I visit.

I find it interesting that the most popular region this time around is Sinnoh, with Unova the least so. The last time the topic came up, Hoenn was rated far above the rest, with Sinnoh being reviled; a few years before that, Johto was all the rage (no pun intended), and anyone who admitted to liking Hoenn was flamed to oblivion.

My hypothesis is that people consider the region or generation they first played to be better than average (supported by my preference for Johto and Unova, as my first games were HeartGold and White). I expect that, in a few years' time, Unova will be considered the more popular region, as the people who got into the series around B/W/B2/W2 start to emerge onto the internet.
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I think a lot of people just like to hate the newest region.
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I feel like I am missing something here, but surely Unova is not the newest region?
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I'm not saying it is. I'm just saying that's usually the trend whenever a new game comes out. I'm surprised this thread isn't filled with more hate for Kalos, but you basically just outlined the reaction to every new region in your post.
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My favorite region has been Sinnoh since 2007, and I grew up with GSC and RSE (mostly RSE). I'm definitely an outlier on the first region trend.
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My first region was Kanto. Emerald is definitely my favorite game, but I've always like Sinnoh's region a lot.

I was thinking you were going to say the top region was the one next up for a remake.
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Kalos
it was hard to put these in a list because I love em all but kalos is my least favorite it was holding your hand to much and the legands didn't really have that much to do with the story it was good for noobs but with being with the series for so long it was hollow

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Unova
This place was great charming and lovable it great critsized because it has the ice cream pokemon and the garbage pokemon the ice. Cream pokemon are adorable and lets not forget muk the blob from gen one but the post game like kalos was dry and tedios

4
Kanto
Being in the middle of pokemon blue I have a new love for this place with a good yet simple story it is one of the best gameboy games I've played but there's three regions that are in my opinion better

3
Sinnoh
This place filled with dragons and myths is charming in its own way home to the all powerful god that is bidoof  I don't have much to say about it it gets lots of hate probably thanks to tamashi hiroka  but all around its OK home to one of my favorite pokemon darkria I love it

2
Hoenn
Ah hoenn such a great region home to my all time favorite pokemon jirachi it has some of  the best legandaray pokemon ever and pokemon in general from the swaggy mudkip to the beast rayquaza it is a amazing place only trumped by

1
Johto
My first region full of life good pokemon and good character there's not much more I can say
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I didn't start out with Johto though. My first region was Orre. I liked the areas.. but most of it was deserts. My first actual region was Sinnoh. I just like the fact that Johto had a lot of things to do within it!
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From Favorite to Least Favorite:

Unova, Kalos, Sinnoh, Johto, Kanto, Hoenn.

I can't really tell you why Unova is my favorite. I became strangely nostalgic and attached to 5th Gen. The region seems smaller, but feels so much bigger than it is. I love the Pokemon introduced in 5th Gen, introducing some of my most favorite Pokemon in the series.

Kalos is number two because every time I play X/Y, it sparks the love I have for Pokemon all over again. Kalos feels very much like a second home. I love the towns, love the locations, everything just feels so lively.

Sinnoh I mainly like because its the first (and only if I recall) region to feature a colder climate for almost the entire region (subtracting Unova's winter season, of course). Huge mountains, snow, marshes, its a far cry from the other regions, with a good amount of variation. Some locations even feel treacherous, and it makes the journey to be the best feel much more like a journey as you travel through harsher environments. And if you are tired of the cold, once you beat the Elite Four, you can travel to the Island to the northeast for some sunshine, sand and volcanoes.

Johto is fourth because while I love its more down to earth Japanese theme, it really feels like it rides on the back of Kanto.  Johto is small and missing a lot of what makes each region is own, so Kanto is right next door for you to travel to in order to prevent that.

Of course, while I started way back with Red and Blue, Kanto is pretty low on the list for how...Common it feels. Everything feels samey and day to day, with the towns not really featuring any sort of variation in architecture. I won't say I dislike Kanto though, but it does feel a little bland.

Hoenn is on the bottom of the list for many reasons, at least since ORAS hit. There was once a time were I would call Hoenn my favorite, but ORAS just ruined the region for me. The games themselves feel dumbed down to the degree that any sense of challenge that the originals had has completely vanished, and now ORAS stands beside you, tending to any boo-boos immediately and holding you by the hand, leading without any sense of freedom, always pointing you in the right direction. Hoenn originally was a big region, easy to get lost in, but now feels sectioned off and has a panic attack if you so dare to try to find your own way to a new location. Some may argue that X/Y do the same, but at least that was a new game. Its made me realize that I just don't remember Hoenn as fondly as I once did.
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