Hello everyone! With the release of Pokemon X/Y I was inspired to make a post about the most annoying part of the Pokemon fandom; Genwunners. Since the beginning, these guys have been farting their nostalgic gasses ruining the Pokemon experience for all fans. They usually pop up when a new Generation is introduced, however they especially got whiny after Generation 3. In my opinion, Generation 5 had the biggest WAAAAH fest courtsey of the Genwunner's club but Gen 6 is also getting its whiners as well. Therefore I think its more than appropiate to release this post now that the whining is at full blast!
I've been part of the Pokemon fandom since the third grade. I can remember Pokemon as being the 'new hip trend' therefore everyone was into it and life was peaceful for the most part. Since I was a child and life was simpler back then, whenever I look back to Generation 1 and 2 I feel nostalgic and...well...happy! Pokemon wasn't just a videogame to us kids; it was a way of life (this is super geeky I know but hell, thats what we thought back then!). It made our imaginations run wild and it made us cut up paper Pokemon to pretend they were real.
Now as a kid, I played the Gen 1 and Gen 2 games obsessively. Because the time period was so fun and simple, I cherished and enjoyed the games fully even if my little child brain didn't catch the flaws. Who cares if the Golbat sprite was the most horrifying thing anyone ever designed? It was the game where it allowed us to be Pokemon trainers, and we thanked our lucky stars for that. Being children we fondly remember the godawful game glitches as POKEGODS and mysteries that needed to be solved. As a kid you are way more forgiving to flaws, especially to the phenomenon that was Pokemon. This my friends is called; nostalgia.
It feels like a UTOPIC AGE OF WONDER because we were CHILDREN. That holographic Charizard is technically a piece of cardboard but your childish mind registered it as the greatest way to make your school mates green in envy. THE KEY TO ULTIMATE POPULARITY.
So lets fast forward years later. Gen 3 proved to be quite an infamous generation for the 'old fans' because it lacked any of the old pokemon. Was this fair for the games? Absolutely not. Gamefreak wanted to try a new formula and new designs. They wanted to keep moving forward by expanding the Pokemon universe. It no longer felt familiar to some of the older fans and it ceased to be that awesome playground they used as kids. Let me put it this way, imagine that when you were a kid you used to go to this awesome little park. Even with the faulty swing and the rusty monkey bars, you still loved this park. Years later, they replaced the park with a more modern jungle gym and super slide. You've outgrown this park and it seems unfamiliar to you, therefore you feel that you can't use it. Its an understandable feeling.
In the game's case it was an entirely new region and it was really hard to get the old Pokemon, so perhaps they should've made a better balance with the old and new. Nevertheless, Pokemon lost a lot of its old fanbase and some of them evolved into the dreadful Genwunners.
In my opinion while Gen 3 wasn't perfect, it didn't deserve such harsh rejection from the old fans. Playing the game it did feel fresh and new and it still felt like Pokemon. Not to mention that got a new audience. Then Generation 4 came along, and they made evolutions to some old Pokemon. The Genwunners popped up again and sneered at the changes, and of the fact that it no longer had the Kanto region and that the games rejected the old pokemon.
However...this out cry was a whimper compared to Generation 5.
Despite the fact that Generation 5 was the best Pokemon games up to date, the Genwunners whined at full blast. WHY ARE THE POKEMON SO UGLY?!??! I MISS THE OLD DAYS WHERE THE GAMES DIDN'T HAVE POKEMON BASED ON ICE CREAM WTFBBQ.
The inverse effect happened when Generation 6 announced that there will only be 69 new pokemon. Many Genwunners haughtily complained that Gamefreak is running out of ideas while they jerked off to Charizard X/Y.
So, after this retrospective of the Genwunner species, what are the most common complaints you can find on these kind of fans? (and I say this term REALLY loosely because no real fan will forbid a franchise to change and evolve).
1) THE GENERATION 1 GAMES WERE A MASTERPIECE. WHY DON'T THEY JUST MAKE THE GAMES LIKE THEY WERE BEFORE?!?!?
Not only that but the games were full of glitches, plus wonky pokemon designs that looked NOTHING like the official designs, and
if you didn't have a link cable or a friend with the game you couldn't get all Pokemon (so in a way you couldn't beat the primary objective of the game). Most importantly, the game was incredibly unbalanced because Psychic types were overpowered. Nothing could beat these 'mons, so being competitive in Gen 1 was almost impossible.
The new games are LIGHT YEARS better than the old games. This is coming from someone who played the old games obsessively as a kid, believe me when I say this. Gen 1 and Gen 2 games seem better because you were an easily impressed crotchdumpling when you played them. You forgave its imperfections and its flaws because it let you kill things with you level 100 Charizard with Fire Blast, Ember, Cut, and Flamethrower. If you STILL think that Gen 1 games are better in a technical level then I'm sorry but you are a lemming (I apologize to lemmings everywhere).
2) NINTENDO/GAMEFREAK IS RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS HARHARHAR LOOK THEY MADE AN ICE CREAM AND GARBAGE POKEMON, IN MY DAY POKEMON WERE BASED ON ANIMALS AND WERE MORE SIMPLE
Yes, the generation that brought us a pile of purple decomposed garbage, a bunch of eggs with faces on them, a mole that evolved into three angry moles, a pokeball with a face on it COULDN'T POSSIBLY BE UNORIGINAL NOOOO.
I'm not gonna lie and call Generation 5 perfect. Some of it's designs were overcomplicated. However, this applies to every generation. There will always be animal pokemon, object pokemon, beautiful pokemon and ugly pokemon. NO GENERATION is perfect when it comes to its designs and even if you believe in the bottom of your heart that Gen 1 had the best designs, that is an opinion and not a valid argument. What may be attractive to YOU may not be attractive to someone else.
But in a way, Genwunners are saying to IGNORE Generation 5 because it has 'the ice cream pokemon'. Yes, let's ignore the generation that has; a better story, better mechanics, better graphics, and higher team customization because it has a pokemon you think is ugly. BOOOOO FUCKING HOOOOOOOO.
3) HAHAHHHA YOU NEW PLAYERS HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT NATURES/EVS/WHATEVER IN MY DAY IT WAS JUST ABOUT THE BATTLES AND NOT STUPID MATH SHIT
Now there is a very simple solution to all of this, it might even blow you mind. If you don't want to bother with natures and Evs...Don't bother with them. Play the game casually and have fun your OWN way. However, you cannot deny the fact that making the game more strategic increases the possibilities and makes it more challenging (and in many cases fun). I know you cannot quench your thirst for destruction with all those complicated numbers, but back at Gen 1 the only Pokemon that had a chance competitively was Mewtwo. Psychic types were vastly overpowered and being the Psychic type legendary , it was ESSENTIAL to have this guy in your team if you wanted to survive.
I suppose since the games were uncomplicated it was easier for us to comprehend them when we were children. But it seems that Genwunners are still in that mindset. They DON'T want to change because they remember Pokemon as a utopic time of wonder, unaware that the only reason WHY they are so blind is because of nostalgia. They want to feel like they are in their little 8 bit playground again with their Charizard and Missingno. However, what differences Genwunners from nostalgic fans are one important factor; they want to ruin the fun for everyone else. That's what makes them an incredibly despicable sector in the fandom because instead of supporting the franchise they 'love so much' they want to kill it. Instead of offering constructive and logical arguments on how to improve the games, they take steps back and rely on insignificant things like the horrors of the ice cream pokemon.
Fans that want their franchise to take steps back are not true fans. Those who are afraid of change and progress are toxic. This is why its best to spray those Genwunners with logic and let them be. The best thing to do is to enjoy and play the games you love while they rot in their complaint pit. If someone dares to keep you from enjoying something harmless and fun, they are not worth it.
Thanks for reading, and I shall wait patiently for my copy of Pokemon X (just two more weeks for me). Happy gaming loves!
I don't mind people posting their negative opinions concerning me, but some people take it so personally. They believe that me posting a certain opinion or a set or arguments is going to change the fabric of reality as we know it, and they call me 'rude' for posting such opinion in the first place.
The only thing I said that really set them off is that Gen 1 is inferior to Gen 5. I believe Gamefreak thinks this too.
I never said the designs are better (unless you count graphics) since that depends on taste. But if you want to prove that Gen 1 is better than Gen 5 in the TECHNICAL sense, I would love to see your arguments. I really do.
Tell me WHY the story is better, why are the flawed game mechanics 'superior', and how the battle system is more refined.
The post I made was directly to GENWUNNERS who are a negative part of the Pokemon fanbase. They offer NOTHING constructive and they are NEVER polite. People who are Gen 1 fans and express their opinion in a well done manner are NOT Genwunners.
I get tired of replying to posts like this because they usually put words in my mouth or they feel like I'm 'attacking' them. I'm not attacking, I'm saying what many people have said before. Genwunners are the worst part of the Pokemon community for being mean spirited and rude and they should either grow up or get out.
I'm not here to challenge anyone, there are no 'opponents'. Calm yo tits peeps.