The first time was with the Pokémon: Advanced with and.
As the finished Red and Blue versions were being prepared for release in the U.
Pokemon cards were handed down to younger siblings, thrown away, or sold; videos were ripped out and used as streamers; plushies were gifted to the family dog; and the games slowly lost their battery life sitting in your drawer.
It was also the first one to introduce Pokémon mid-generation, with five new Pokémon making their debut in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and two new Pokémon debuting in Let's Go, Pikachu! HeartGold and SoulSilver also introduced the Pokéathlon to the Johto region, which consists of many Pokémon based sporting events making use of the stylus.
Bidding farewell to his friends in Kalos, Ash once again returns to Pallet Town.
It was also the first generation where the first new Pokémon in National Pokédex order is not a starter.