Let me tell you why I think Generation 3 of Pokémon is the best generation

There was once a game called Pokémon Colosseum

The game was not like any other Pokémon game. There were no wild Pokémon, and all the battles were in a Double Battle Format. On top of this, there was another unique feature in the game. 

This is the key point in the game; Shadow Pokémon. Shadow Pokémon operate differently to regular ones of the same species. They do not level up, they do not evolve, they cannot be taught any moves, and they can never be raised to be happier than 0. How do you fix this you may ask?

Each Shadow Pokémon has a “Heart Gauge” which, when reduced to 0, lets it have the ability to be purified and become a regular Pokémon that can level up, evolve (if applicable) be taught moves, and have their happiness raised.

All the Shadow Pokémon are caught from trainers around the region of “Orre,” a region far out from the Indigo Plateau, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Kalos, and even Unova. The place has a desert like feel. Of course, it’s not a Pokemon game without an evil gang.

This is your primary objective. This is Team Cipher, a cyber-punk team bent on stealing trainers’ Pokémon and locking the door to their hearts in order to make them become Shadow Pokémon. Dakim is only one of the four admins, and that’s as far as I’ll go with villains. I don’t want to spoil anything.

Pokémon Colosseum was so popular that it warranted a sequel.

Pokémon XD Gale of Darkness improved everything that was “not good” on Pokémon Colosseum. In the first game, trainers were limited to only one Shadow Pokémon, but in Pokémon XD, some trainers might have an entire party full of them.

This is the Purifying Chamber. Since there are a lot more Shadow Pokémon to catch and purify, it would make sense to have something that would make things easier. in Colosseum, You had to walk around, battle with, and massage Pokémon with scents so you could purify them, and you could only do it in Agate Village. In Gale of Darkness, all you need is four Pokémon that can make a flow and tempo rise by having Pokémon with certain types that are super effective against the other in a clockwise motion. As you can see in the picture, Nosepass is Rock, which heavily damages Vulpix, which burns  Pineco, which infects Carvanha, which douses Nosepass.

But that’s not the best part. You may be wondering what’s up with Lugia in the box art.

This is Shadow Lugia, a Shadow Pokémon who’s heart is locked tight. It is said to be incapable of being purified. But once you find out how to do it, Lugia becomes purified and gets a special move; Psycho Boost, which is Deoxys’ signature move!

Wanna play these games? You can probably find them at a Video Game store that sells 6th gen and older games, or on a website such as Amazon or Ebay. You’ll need either a GameCube or a Wii (with GameCube support), a Memory card for GameCube, and a GameCube controller. If you want to transfer your Pokémon to your Game Boy Advance games so you can Pal Park them and transfer them to X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire, you’ll want a GameCube GBA Adapter.

Team Harmony is a neutral ground. It’s about bringing people together and ending the division. Discord is also neutral, but it’s about laughing at the banter and shit talk, and creating more. It’s a strive to keep the Teams divided.

Artist notes:

I made my own Team, Discord, heavily inspired off of Seoxys’ Team Harmony logo! This design features Shadow Lugia (yes, an actual Pokemon), “the ultimate Shadow Pokemon”, that was claimed to be immune to purification. 

"As a sign of this corruption, its appearance is different from that of a normal Lugia.”