Gen 4 OU is the best Generation of OU Competitive Pokemon
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Opponent must argue in favor of another generation being superior to Gen 4 OU.
OU- the tier of Pokemon under Ubers and above UU. Teams in the tier may include Pokemon ranked under OU (UU, NU, PU, etc.) but not Ubers, which are stronger than OU Pokemon.
Best- of the most excellent, effective, or desirable type or quality.
Competitive Pokemon- player versus player battles that take place using the Pokémon video games (or battle emulators). Players construct a team of Pokémon as defined by a specific set of rules and battle as they would in the game until all Pokémon on a player's team have fainted or when a player resigns.
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- gen 4 was last gen before team preview.
team preview lowered the strategic difficulty of winning battles by showing everyone's full team before the battle, instead of only showing Pokemon you revealed through the course of the battle.
it won't let me show you the statistics unless you're logged into my account, but in 1,757 gen 4 ou battles, across over 30 teams I constructed, Ive won 883 and lost 874. A 50.2% win rate. This indicates that I'm either a mediocre player, or the Meta is very balanced.
Gen 4 had the physical-special split.- first gen to have it
The art direction throughout the Generation Five titles, and the Unova region as a whole, is beautiful.The pixel art in both battles and the overworld is incredibly detailed. Everything feels alive and real. The impression the games make just from the beginning is huge. Features such as the seasons gimmick really help to drive home just how great the art of these titles was....With advancements for the series such as full, animated cutscenes, Generation Five really brought Pokémon to the next level. While the games were still very much sprite-based, the amount of details paid to every single area of the overworld and battles is huge. Small but important details such as animated sprites for all Pokémon and the aforementioned seasons really made these games look stunning, and made them unforgettable in terms of the polish they delivered upon.
The music of Generation Five is arguably the best of any generation. While the Reshiram and Zekrom battle theme is literally the biggest bop that has ever been delivered by anyone and is better than the entire music industry as a whole, much of the soundtrack is very calm and peaceful. There are also many different areas of the game where you can talk to musicians that will add their instrument into the current track, which is a fantastic way to really integrate the music into the gameplay. Overall, the fantastic soundtrack is full of up-tempo and down-tempo tracks that make every single area of the games feel different and special.
I feel the same way. I love nearly all of Gen 5's pokemon. They just all "clicked" you know? I always found a lot of Gen's 1-2 pokemon kind of boring or bland but they weren't bad. Gen 5's just seemed like a more colorful Gen 1. I know people don't care for the really detailed mons but Pokemon is fantastical so the creatures can be too.
The region was so full of life, too. Every nook and cranny had something and many areas had little places to explore. And the seasons... beautiful. BRING IT BACK. I can't wait for gen 5 remakes!