If you own a nintendo DS, then the pokemon games are a must have for you. And
as far as pokemon games go this one is the best. It is based on the first two
regions, Johto and Kanto, yet it has functionality built in for all previous DS
and GBA pokemon games.
You can use the pal park to move GBA (fire red, ruby etc) pokemon to your DS
game, and you can trade with other DS games such as Diamond and Platinum.
Gameplay wise, pokemon is said to be a turn based strategy game, and it plays
like one too. As your pokemon grow they learn new attacks, and you can even give
them items which have different effects.
One of the best strengths of any pokemon game is how much fun it is for
people of any age. The story is simple, and even older teenagers will enjoy
training the perfect pokemon to beat their friends team. If you don't own a DS,
this game will definitely sway you if you're on the fence.