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Discussion: Is Pokemon too childish for adults?

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 18, 2013, 6:33 AM

Greetings watchers.

I have a favor to ask you all to help me by sharing your opinion about this subject:

Do you think pokemon is childish for adults?

First of all, I mean no offence to any adults who loves pokemon. In fact I'm an adult too, and I love them, so I'm dead serious. The reason I'm asking this is because it's part of my job hunting assignment. I happened to choose pokemon as the topic so…
* Pokemon in general. But since it started off from game, that's fine too.

I'm sure many of people here loves pokemon. Many probably grew up with them – I'm one of that generation too. But then, I'm sure there are people who believe that it has became too childish as you grow up, or you can't openly say you like it anymore due to people who surround you (like parents), etc. I've seen some articles (?) and such for this topic, so I wanted to ask my watchers here on dA what you think about this.

I just want to hear your honest opinions. There is nothing wrong if you agree with this – I'd love to know the reason for it (like, why do you think it's unfitting for adults). I'm curious how thoughts differ between nationalities too, so it would be great if you can tell me which country you come from too if you can (if not, it's totally fine.) If it's possible, it's even more helpful if you can state your age group (like, 10s, 20s, 30s, etc.)
Whichever you choose, why do you say so?
On top of that, why do you love/dislike pokemon?

If you can take a moment to answer this for me, I'd be eternally grateful.
I also have a poll for this too, so if you don't want to leave a comment about it, just choose yes or no:…

Note: I won't be replying to the comments since this is an open discussion.
Please, do respect others. No bashing. There is no right or wrong for this question.

Note2: I'm going to close this in 12 hours- sorry for the super rush… short deadline…
If anyone is willing to help me gather data and opinions, I'd be extremely grateful if you can spread the word.

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GodXX Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
i like the games but the tv show got old for me fast, especially with characters never aging depite the narrator saying months quite a bit in the beginning and ash staying 10 years old...etc.
pekoe-pekoe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I'm 20, and from America. I personally have a few different opinions on the topic.
The /games/ imo aren't to childish at all. You can tell pretty easily what video games are okay for your age group and what ones aren't. In fact, there aren't a lot of video games out there where you might find yourself going "wow this is... I need to not play this." hahah :).

The SHOW might be a little more questionable. I wouldn't judge someone older for watching it but I really wouldn't watch it for the sheer fact that it, to me, is obviously for younger kids.

Collecting pokemon things is also something I find to be okay. Like, who doesn't want a flippin mudkip plush seriously :|.

I hope I helped a little. I'm tired I'm not even sure this makes sense xD.
cheetachyi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist

especially the original pokemons because now they are starting to run out of ideas a little bit. I grew up with pokemon too and I collected pokemon cards. YAY so awesome pokemon is.
Lunarbliss Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
no! im 14 teen and i still watch it in enjoyment!:D
sairabear Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You aren't exactly an adult though...
Lunarbliss Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ehhh wht ever
NelNel-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't think so. I'm 20years old and I still watch Anime and play video games like Mario and such. Can't wait to get Pokemon X and Y though.
wr0 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
---E 'course not! If you have a child's heart even if you're an adult, it's okay! Don't let people bring you down because of something you like! (i'm from the Philippines, in my early twenties lol)
crazyDoggy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't think it's childish at all, because there are shows meant to target much younger audiences than Pokemon. The adults that created the show had fun doing it, right? They weren't too old to enjoy the show, and neither is any other adult.
My father is in his 50's, but he still enjoys watching so-called "children's" cartoons from his day. So, who's to say that all adults will see Pokemon as a show for kids? It's very famous and has come a long way since it's creation, and it must have gotten support from its fan base made up of all ages and all countries to help it grow.

- 13 , United States
Dark-Merchant Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
the old seasons had real heart to them, about a child growing up and having to learn to let go of friends along the way. when he hurt, we hurt, when he showed loyalty we were encouraged. now in the current season the droll episodes consist of finding someone new, team rocket trying to steal them, failing, end of episode. if they brought back actual plots or continued development I'm sure I would get back into it. The comics themselves also touched on deeper issues such as death, loss, etc. so to answer your question the older seasons are more for adults, the routine stupidity that's on today is for children who don't know better
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