Is it true there are five generations (creations) of Pokemon video game fun?
You heard right. Pokemon is a series of games. Each generation introduces new Pocket Monsters. A generation features new challenges and gaming technology.
Game Freak and Nintendo develop the original games. Their remade and enhanced games include new characters, character moves, abilities, contests, and hardware like Game Boy, Nintendo DS, Wii, e-readers, wireless, etc.
The primary goals of Pokemanics are to collect, train, trade, and battle the 718 Pokemon.
Let's basically describe each generation of the series:
1st Generation Pokemon:
Pocket Monsters Red and Green (Japan version), and Red and Blue (worldwide version) were created in 1996. FireRed and LeafGreen is the remake. The enhanced version is Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition. The first 151 creatures are Bulbasaur (Pokedex #001) to Mew (Pokedex #151). Their place of play is named Kanto Region (a peninsula like Florida, USA).
Gold and Silver was unveiled in 1999. HeartGold and SoulSilver is its remake. The enhanced version is Crystal. Chikorita (#152) to Celebi (#251) are set in the fantasy Johto region of old fashioned cities.
Ruby and Sapphire was published in 2002. The enhanced version is Emerald. 135 new characters made their debut with Treecko (#252) to Deoxys (#386) for a total of 386 cartoon characters. Their setting is Hoenn Region, a big island.
The appearance of Diamond and Pearl for Nintendo DS was in 2006. Pokemon Platinum is the enhanced version. Also, introduced is Pokemon Battle Revolution for Wii Nintendo game console. Turtwig (#253) to Arceus (#493) rounds up the fourth generation in the Sinnoh Island Region of mountains, cities and towns.
5th Generation Pokemon:
Black and White was released in 2010. The new pocket monster characters range from Victini (#494) to Genesect (#649). The Unova region for this role playing game is set in a metropolitan city like New York City. The remakes and enhanced versions of Pokemon Black and Pokemon White are on the drawing board.
6th Generation Pokemon:
X and Y was released in 2013. The game is based in the Kalos region. The Team Flare is the opponent. X and Y introduced 69 new species: Chespin (#650) to Diancie (#719). The game's new features are Mega Evolution and a new Fairy type.
7th Generation Pokemon:
Sun Moon was released worldwide on November 18, 2016. Set in the Alola region.
8th Generation Pokemon:
Sword and ShieldGalar is the eighth region that appeared in Generation VIII 's game Pokémon Sword and Shield. It is based off the United Kingdom.
Let's wrap it up...
Each generation ups the ante in the Pokemon universe while maintaining ease of play. Nintendo fans are die-hard. They have purchased over 200 million games since 1996. Poke-Masters do not mess around.