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How does a Pokemon Game start a new generation?

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Is it when there are new Pokemon introduced?

asked Jul 17, 2012 by There

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A new generation is when a new game includes the following.

New Pokemon

New Region

Is not reverse compatible with previous games(Meaning the previous games can trade to it but it can not trade back).

Example: Gold and Silver were the start of Gen II which had new Pokemon, it was the new Johto region, and while you could send Pokemon from R/B/Y to it you could not send them back.

However in Gen IV there was Heartgold and Soul Silver, this was not the same region as the other Gen IV games (Platinum, Diamond, and Pearl), but this was not a new region, it was a region from Gen II and it had old Pokemon and it could trade directly with the other Gen IV games.

Generations

Gen I: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green(Japan); Region: Kanto
Gen II: Gold, Silver, Crystal; Region: Johto
Gen III: Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald + Fire-red and Leaf-green; Regions: Hoenn + Kanto
Gen IV: Diamond, Pearl, Platinum + Heart-Gold and Soul-Silver; Regions: Sinnoh + Johto and Kanto
Gen V: Black, White, Black 2, White 2; Region: Unova

answered Jul 17, 2012 by Speed freak
selected Jul 17, 2012 by There
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Im pretty sure its when a new region is introduced

answered Jul 17, 2012 by TheCanisMajor