The fifth generation of Pokémon games, also known as the “Gen V” games, was released in 2010 and includes Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2. This generation introduced 156 new species of Pokémon, bringing the total number of species to 649.
The fifth generation games take place in a new region called Unova and feature new cities, towns, and routes to explore, as well as new Gym Leaders and Elite Four members to battle. The games also introduce new gameplay mechanics, such as “seasonal changes” which affect the appearance of the in-game world, and the ability to capture and battle with previously uncatchable mythical Pokémon.
Another significant addition of the fifth generation is the concept of “triple battles” and “rotational battles,” where three Pokémon are used at the same time in battle, with the player able to choose which two will attack each turn. The fifth generation also introduced new forms of evolution, including evolution through merging with another Pokémon and evolution through exposure to certain environmental factors.
Overall, the fifth generation of Pokémon games brought new innovations and additions to the franchise, continuing the tradition of expanding the Pokémon world and captivating fans.