Wow, so many Pokemon threads in general gaming. Yes, Pokemon has grown very different over the years. I miss the days of Red/Blue/Yellow/Gold/Silver/Crystal. When Ruby and Sapphire came out, we were stripped of a second region, a real-time clock, and many of the Johto and Kanto Pokemon. Even worse was the fact that you couldn't transfer Pokemon from you gameboy games because R/S/E were incompatible with them. The designs of Pokemon have also gotten worse. One of the gen. 3 Pokemon was Beautifly, which is just another Butterfree along with the gen. 4 Mothim being just another Dustox. I always thought team rocket were the best group of villains. In R/B/Y, they actually killed Pokemon and took over the Silph Co. building in Saffron City. In G/S/C, Giovanni disappeared and they regrouped, selling the tails of Slowpoke for money and sent out radio-waves from their hideout in Mahogany Town to somehow control Pokemon. They even took over the radio tower in Goldenrod. Now, we have Team Galactic and Team Magma/Aqua. Their plan is to "take over the world" using the power of legendary Pokemon, which when you think of it is far less realistic. But at least they made Heartgold and Soulsilver to relive classic Pokemon titles.