I definitely cry when it comes to Pokémon stuff. I cry in joy when I play a new release. For XY specifically, because the world was 3D and showed a more side-view perspective during several scenes. My dream since Red/Blue was for a colourful 3D world to explore, and each game brings us closer to that dream. Wow there is SO MUCH STUFF now in Pokémon games. I also cry during the films or manga. Have you read the Birth of Mewtwo radio drama?http://www.rigelatin.net/oldcopycat/birthofmewtwomain.html
One of the foundational reasons I love Pokémon. It made Red and Blue come to life for me. I like to think that, the designers had a huge story they wanted to tell, but could only fit so much in a Game Boy cartridge. So Birth of Mewtwo and Mewtwo Strikes Back flesh out their original vision more fully.
Gold and Silver are probably my favourite games, usually tied up there with Platinum. The evolution and step up from Red/Blue was perfect. I would love to live in Johto. It seems so beautiful, serene, relaxed, laid-back. I always picture Azalea Town on the coast in autumn, late afternoon, slowpokes relaxing everywhere, Mt. Silver in the distance.
BW and Isshu/Unova have the best music in the series. It's not one of my favourite games, and I don't want to play again like I play all he others, but I respect a lot of it's aspects.
I still defend Pokémon in 2015. Especially when people say "poke-EE-mawn".
Dinnae ask I, but: Ho-Oh. The golden bird in the first episode. I was obsessed with it. I swore it was a totally new, post-151 monster. Other people just said it was a Moltres and ignored it. I researched and learned it was based off the phoenix and related mythology. Probably sparked my interest in mythology, actually. Later, Ho-Oh's existence what fleshed out in Gold and Silver! What a dream.