Originally Posted by Fat GREEN00
Very interesting. This greatly strengthens the feeling I'd already held that gen 1 & 2 are the closest generations. GS's supposed new designs seemed a direct extention of GR's 151, in contrast to gen 3 and 4's paradigm shifts.
That's not just a feeling really. The pokemon haven't been designed by Ken Sugimori since Gen 2, he simply oversee's the design process, so there's a pretty clear difference between Gen 1/2 and the rest.