My team is composed of Kanto/Sinnoh/Hoenn pokemon with only 1 Unova dragon type pokemon. I think the Gen V pokemon are pretty ****, tbh.
My Gen V team is mostly composed of old gen Pokemon: Blastoise, Charizard, Gardevoir, Lucario, Fraxure, and then Mystery Gift Darkrai. I found I easily tore through the main game without much difficulty using those guys, so the Gen V's can't be that overpowered? Unless we're speaking of Legendaries?
But you can't catch previous gen pokémon until after the main storyline in black and white unless you trade, so presumably that's what made it easy?
Huh? They banned Blaziken? Why would they ban a starter? Is he that overpowered? I didn't feel Gen V pokemon are that strong.
Smogon banned it. The community of uber turds that ruin all the fun. I don't understand why people want to play in "tiers" and abuse the same pokémon in online battles all the time. It gets incredibly boring. I play with my favourites just as I did against my friends when I was little, if that means I lose more often than other people I'm not really bothered...
I'm with daman. As many people claim that the Gen V Pokemon suck, there are several extremely strong ones in it.
I think people are usually referring to them aesthetically (like the vanilluxe line and garbodor). Personally I don't mind if the design is based really closely on an animal or some inanimate object.
I first got Pokémon red when I was 5... so I've been playing pokémon 14 years now. Still get at least one game every time a new gen comes out and I can't wait for B/W2. :D