Oh boy, Pokemon chat? Where do I begin?
Sun and Moon really knocked it out of the park I feel. It lost a handful of features that I was fond of, sadly, but overall it’s a much better experience than X and Y, and were probably the ones I had the most fun playing since Silver back in the day. Anyone who’s curious about the series would not be remissed to start the series on the latest installment because it’s probably the most accessible to newcomers. Even the story isn’t THAT ridiculous compared to where the series had been leaning the past few games, where things like Global Climate Catastrophes and World-Ending Super Weapons were featured prominently.
Red and Blue are also fine places to start, because they mostly hold up (especially if you haven’t played any of the series prior) and are a fascinating look into how a game held together by chewing gum and dental floss can actually succeed at being engaging.
There’s also a bunch of side stuff like randomizer hacks and battle simulators that I’ve been putting a lot of time into lately because while my love for the games is strong I do kind of get tired of the same old thing, and the hard mode challenge (colloquially referred to as the Nuzlocke) is not my bag of tea.
Feel free to ask me about Pokemon stuff because I know tremendously way too much about it. It’s a problem.