- All Gym leaders and Elite 4 possessing teams of 6 using only the best Pokemon of their respective types and moves.
- The ability to catch all Pokemon except for Mew, Mewtwo, Celebi, Ho-oh, and Lugia before the League.
- Universal TM/HM compatibility so no limiting yourself when it comes to HM slaves!
- Since there is a lack of physical/special split, many Pokemon have had their stats adjusted to make them mixed attackers or have make better use of their STAB moves (i.e. Sneasel now has better SpAtk than Atk).