The audasity for people to bring up gen 1 & 2!? The simplicity was part of the appeal.
I'll take the boring and cute from those generations over the tragic -easily mistaken for bad fan art- Digimon Pokemon of gen 5 & 6. Particular emphasis on 6.
I can understand the Gen 5 part, but Gen 6?
Sure, it had the Sword Pokemon, the Key Pokemon and... Binacle. But the rest are all great Pokemon with really cool designs
Meanwhile Gen 1 had Diglett/Dugtrio, Voltorb/Electrode, Jynx, Exeggcute/Exeggutor, Grimer/Muk, Porygon, Mr. Mime and more. Do you find those Pokemon "cute"? because they certainly aren't to me.