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What is Defy-PokeStereotypes?

This is a group paying tribute to Pokemon that are not of their expected gender (or of what gender they are commonly perceived to be, in the case of legendaries) or nature. For example, a female Machoke or a timid Gyarados.

:bulletred: What kind of stuff is allowed here?

There must be some correlation to the theme above. :) Ranging from Pokemon fan-characters, gender/nature-bended species, to couples.

:bulletred: So, are any human couples or fan-characters in Pokemon allowed?

No, sorry. Any such artwork pertaining to the human characters are not accepted. Also, while you are allowed to include humans in your submissions (so long as a pokemon defying a stereotype is in the submission), we will not allow any images that show, or even hint at, pokephilia (Human X Pokemon pairings).

:bulletred: How about gijinkas?

So long as they contribute to our group theme and are original, by all means, yes. :)

:bulletred: What folder should I submit my artwork to?

We are still organizing our folders, so as of now, you may submit to the Featured folder.

:bulletred: Will there be any contests in this group?

Yes, there will be, but as of now, we are not planning anything.

:bulletred: How do I join?

It's just one click away. :) Your join invitation will automatically be accepted. But please keep in mind that you continue to behave appropriately and follow the rules.

:bulletred: Why does this group hate feminine and masculine Pokemon so much?

Defy-PokeStereotypes is not a hate group. It is not trying to promote any sort of hate towards others' ideas or artwork. If there are members who are in fact hating on another deviant's artwork, please let any of our founders know and such member will be dealt with. We're also not against feminine and masculine. We're only against the stereotypes, hence the name "Defy-PokeStereotypes".


:bulletgreen: Please do not submit anything that is not related to the theme of this group. It will be removed immediately. If violated more than 3 times, you will be banned from the group.
:bulletgreen: Don't submit any extremely sexual artworks or nudity. Occasional perverted things are okay, but keep in mind, it is best not to get too carried away with the theme. Artwork dealing with very sexual topics or nudity will be removed immediately, and any violators will be banned from the group.
:bulletgreen: RESPECT THE ARTIST's WORK This really should go without saying, but please do not flame, troll, or bash any works of other members or other deviants. (Constructive criticism does not count as bashing, trolling, flaming, etc.) Violators will be consulted and warned. Any further harassment by violators will be banned.
:bulletgreen: Do not post stolen artwork to the gallery. Violators will be banned.


This group is still under construction, so of course many things still need to be worked out. ^^; Again, any newer rules that we come across will get updated here.



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Given how submissions as of late have been almost constantly rejected because they simply do not defy stereotypes at all, I believe I should attempt to assist members in explaining what does and does not belong in our group by listing some stereotypes that many commonly depicted pokemon exhibit and explaining (hopefully in better detail) how one might avoid submitting work that does not defy stereotypes.  I suppose one could consider this a overdue part 2 to my previous entry "Gardevoir Overload" ( defy-pokestereotypes.deviantar… ) in which I discuss alternatives to simple gender stereotyping and I will attempt to explain how one might defy such stereotypes (even though it should be somewhat obvious, though I'm mostly doing this for our newcomers).

Common Gardevoir Stereotypes:

-Almost all of them are depicted as female.
-If it's a male, it is probably homosexual.
-Laid back, peaceful, caring.

Lopunnies suffer similar stereotypes:

-Almost all of them are depicted as female.
-If it's a male, it is probably homosexual.
-Laid back, peaceful, caring.
-And, of course, extra horny...  Yeah...

Now, how might a pokemon "defy" one or all of these stereotypes?  By being the exact opposite of one or all of these characteristics. A caring female gardevoir could instead be an insane male one (or like the gardevoir in the previous journal) .  However, not all of these stereotypes need to be defied in order for it to qualify.  For example, A lopunny could be laid back and caring....but also be male and maybe straight (Yes, I know it seems like I'm a broken record, but you wouldn't believe how many depictions of male-on-male gardevoir/lopunnies are made simply on the basis of a feminine looking pokemon being male somehow meaning it's homosexual).  Or, better yet, a male lopunny who is also badass and will tear apart anyone who gets in his way, like this one:

Fluster by LilCoqui

As I said in the previous journal, don't limit yourself to just swapping a pokemon's gender and saying, "There ya go!"  While this does not in any way break the rules, it limits creativity and, after a while, gets rather bland.  But when you combine elements and characteristics that would otherwise be unseen in a particular pokemon.  As depicted in the previous journal, who would have thought that a Roselia, a grass type, would enjoy playing with fire?  Literally?!

It's even ok to make genderbends of pokemon who are ordinarily gender exclusive.  Take this image for instance:

Meet- Benji the Miltank by Fyuvix

Miltank are female exclusive, but here's a male one!  A MALE MILTANK!  AND IT'S BLUE TOO!  Oh's just shiny.  Well, you get the idea.

There are all kinds of possibilities to explore, like a Primeape who is nice, or a Machoke/Machamp who isn't instested in working out and showing off feats of strength.  I'm sure you can come up with other examples.

Hopefully you now have an understanding of what does and does not go in the group.  If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to leave a comment.

EDIT: Also, let's not forget natures.  You know: Jolly, Timid, Quirky, Lax, Hardy and all the others?  These can also be taken into consideration when defying stereotypes.  Take the example of the Machoke/Machamp I mentioned earlier.  This kind of Machamp might qualify as a "modest" or "lax" natured creature since it doesn't want to show off.  A timid Gyarados is another good example, since these sea serpents have nothing to be afraid of (except, maybe, electric type pokemon).
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Broanna Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Thanks for making this group!
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Our pleasure. :)
Streamwhissper Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Would this fit?:… A Lopunny who is female, but also muscular, sadistic, loves to fight and will Ice Punch you to death.
LilCoqui Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Sure! :)
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Streamwhissper Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Great! ^^
PhasmaSilvia Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sure bet a Psycotic Togetic would work here. 
DaBair Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely love to defy Pokemon stereotypes. The Dragalge in my Pokemon X and Y fanfic is friendly and playful and repeatedly tries to hug Shauna, yet the species is described as a very territorial creature that spits poison at intruders.
Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im sorry. ;u;
But this are two male Pokemon. °xD…

Male Mega Gardevoir…

And its not in the correct foulder. I cant change. ;///;
MetalShadowOverlord Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Fixed. :)
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