The second generation was the one without dual-types. Bulbasaur has always been grass/poison and Charizard has always been fire/flying. And all the starters are fairly powerful.
Perhaps you like the first generation more because of nostalgia?
Whaddya mean? How is the first gen. nostalgic? Personally i like 5th gen best cuz its the newest. And NO i dont mean 4th gen. 5th gen as in black and white which isnt out yet. SO TAKE THAT!!! XD lol
[Edited by Lufly, 4/12/2010 3:06:40 PM]