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What would you like to see more of in a Pokemon story? 

84%
398 deviants said A more serious, complex and realistic story with deeper characters suited to older fans of the franchise.
16%
77 deviants said A continuation of Pokémon’s typicaly colourful, children-friendly adventure with themes such as friendship and basic morals being the main focus.

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:iconsparkiesparkechu:
SparkieSparkeChu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
I dont know which to choos because i prefer both.
So i just flip the coin and randomly pick one of it
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:iconpokemontristan:
PokemonTristan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student General Artist
I'd like to see more serious plots.
Like Gen 4, where we had to stop an Organization from destroying the universe. :D
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:iconbuijesty:
Buijesty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's not forget how the person organizing the group wanted to create a new universe where he would basically be a god! :dummy:
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:icon15crashbandicoot15:
15CrashBandicoot15 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
I'd really enjoy a deeper story for older people. It's time to add something new to the basic formula!
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:icondunethezangoose:
DuneTheZangoose Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A good healthy dose or both would be pretty good :)
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:iconlonewolf991:
LoneWolf991 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Both would be good :3
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:iconbuijesty:
Buijesty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd really like a balance of both types. I figured X and Y was kinda like that, to an extent. I mean the main antagonist was basically about to commit mass genocide. And there was actual mention of death and a situation where an NPC actually passes away. (The old man in Anistar City who asks to borrow a Pokemon of yours to keep him company; after a week or so you visit him and there's just your Pokemon in its ball with a goodbye note attached to it)

However, as much as I'd like a more mature Pokemon game, I think it's best if it's kept acceptable to a general audience like it has been.
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:iconpokemontristan:
PokemonTristan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student General Artist
woah.
I never noticed this.
o-o
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:iconbuijesty:
Buijesty Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it's pretty sad. ;-; You get a Star Piece out of it though.
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:iconpokemontristan:
PokemonTristan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student General Artist
The feels. D:
y u do dis.
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:iconunluckyxse7en:
UnluckyxSe7en Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ummmm .... ;_; I guess seeing more serious, true-to-life's-hardships type of story is always fun, since the Pokemon franchise kind of does the whole cute friendly-to-all-ages storylines already, it adds a different dimension to the fandoms, artwork, and the concept of pokemon as a whole, I suppose...?
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:iconstarlightsparklestar:
starlightsparklestar Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A TV show or movie doesn't have to appeal to one group.

Although the visuals and characters can be bubbly and fun, oftentimes there can be a more mature theme or moral underlying it all.

A lot of Disney and Pixar movies have this. Although they are very obviously geared towards children, the people who make the film keep adults in mind.

*SPOILER TERRITORY FOR BIG HERO SIX*
A good example of a recent Disney film that mixes "Fun" with "Mature" has to be Big Hero Six. The characters can be goofy at times, the power-suits are colourful, the action scenes are a delight to watch, and yet the eventual moral that revenge is the wrong is pulled off very well and is mature. Children, teens and adults can learn from and think about this moral, and understand for themselves as to why Hiro and Professor Callaghan were drawn to this pathway, and why it was ultimately wrong.
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Ironclad40K Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
While you may favor one over the other, I think that the story should actually have a good balance of both. It's one thing to do one element well, but to do both well is just awesome.
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SilentTyper2000 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to be realistic, mature. I like to feel connected to a comics characters so I actually feel something if one of them is hurt or killed. It makes for a better story. But i dont mind if its lighthearted at times. Lifes not all laughs and giggles, It Never is.
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:iconactfast231:
ActFast231 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Perhaps a story like the PMD games? Colorful and playful, but with a deep and mature plot under the surface
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:iconflightpixel:
FlightPixel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to see something different from the typical "new trainer fights with pokemon goes to get all the gym badges defeat a random team something and become champion the end".
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:iconchaoscaptainflygon:
ChaosCaptainFlygon Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I just want something like origins. The animation, dubbing, plot, and characters were all so good! Not to mention, the mood was surprisingly mature for pokemon, but the childlike sense of adventure was still there. 
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:iconfantasyrebirth96:
FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
violence....
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:icondiamondparka:
Diamondparka Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Honestly, I just want Pokemon to adapt the Pokespecial Mangas into an OVA or spin off game series, especially now with all the game's 3D advancements and the release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire only being a few months old- The Adventures fandom would wolf that stuff down.
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:icontomz92:
Tomz92 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I like looking deeper into a character but keeping it age appropriate for like K 10 but then giving it a teen twist.... or something
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:iconpyritecove:
PyriteCove Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like best a good balance of both, such as, for example, the story of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (all games). That franchise was the one Pokemon game series that I actually thought was pretty deep. Maybe cheerful as well as philosophical at the same time?
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:iconwanderer619:
Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
A more serious story b/c we all know that Pokemon games have mostly been 
just child-friendly when it comes to the story
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:iconxpolyesterpantsx:
XPolyesterPantsX Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Writer
"A continuation of Pokémon’s typically colourful, child-friendly adventure with themes such as friendship and basic morals being the main focus."

It would give the chance to see more Leon/Vagus fluff and explore their relationship a bit more.
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:iconvideogamer80:
Videogamer80 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'd like the dark themes. It'd make the world more dark and edgey (maybe)
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:iconmickey-the-luxray:
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd rather focus on the heavier themes of the morality of Pokemon battles and the society itself rather than just "OH LOOK I WONDER WHERE *CHARACTER* IS GOING TODAY"
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:iconcoldfire323:
coldfire323 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
We saw a peek of deepness with the Delta episode, and it wasn't overdone either. I'd like to see more of that!
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:iconchaoscaptainflygon:
ChaosCaptainFlygon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Delta was fun but I wasn't too big on Zinnia...
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:iconalphaxxi:
AlphaXXI Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Both, kind of the way it is now bur maybe with more elaborare details on the lore.
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:iconkage-niji:
kage-niji Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It should be a mix of both, with deep elements but also humour and comedy so that both kids and adults can enjoy it. That's partially why i enjoyed Mystery Dungeon quite a bit, it had a complex storyline but it still had lighthearted elements.
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Denuveus Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
to be honest I love when a story has a deep plot line and/or dark but with the way your style is it looks lighthearted, as many others are saying I think it needs a little of both,
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:iconquarteon01:
Quarteon01 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Perhaps a bit of both... not everything is black and gritty or bright and shiny through and through. 
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:iconselrik150:
Selrik150 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Everything has a moment and place, not everything will be serious and not everything will be childish
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:iconpikachulover2012:
PikachuLover2012 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Totally agree. :)
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:iconnot--anonymous:
Not--Anonymous Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Beat me to it.
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:iconpinkietane:
PinkieTane Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^
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:iconmahkowch15:
MahKowch15 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Agreed.
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:iconsongbreeze741:
Songbreeze741 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, I've gotten my fill of dark pokemon fics from Angelic Shadows and Poké Wars, thanks
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:iconmattinix:
Mattinix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Science! Biology! Something to make more sense of the Pokèworld contradiction! Dog Pokèmon to act like dog! Bugs to act more like bugs! Explore more what Ghost types are supposed to be!

SCIEEEEEENCE!
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:iconzalcoti:
Zalcoti Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015   Digital Artist
Hard choice!  But, serious stories for adults can sometimes go too far. There needs to be a balance otherwise it's too candy happy or downright depressing.
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:iconlucarishay:
LucariShay Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
"A continuation of Pokémon’s typicaly colourful, child-friendly adventure with themes such as friendship and basic morals being the main focus."

MY LITTLE POOOKEEEE, MY LITTLE POKEEEE
//shot
Hrmm, 
Maybe a pokemon that wouldn't be expected to be a main character?
Like instead of a pikachu a charmander or something? idek...
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