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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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13Z-Stars Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I haven't submitted in this page in ages (last time was what? 2012?), but I did submit a journal regarding my thoughts on more ways to defy stereotypes a few days back. Are you sure journals are okay? If so, should they be kept to a minimum and and are appropriately talking about your thoughts? If not, feel free to reject my submission.

I'm not too sure if opinions are actually allowed in something like this. Thought I'd ask. :I
Broanna Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Actually, I'm unsure if Journals are allowed so you can just ignore it.
LilCoqui Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
We should really consider adding a literature section, though. I mean, if we're allowing stamps expressing opinions, I guess we could also allow a couple of journals alongside fanfics. Plus, I read it and it doesn't sound like you're hating on anyone.
Broanna Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2015
Alright, thanks!
RGB64 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
I feel I should point out that Ash has a male Leavanny.
LilCoqui Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Yup! This reminds me of something, there's someone going around now raving claiming Goodra is female only and the person is claiming that the proof is Ash's Goomy. Whether its true or not that Ash's Goomy is a girl, the person's still a twit for ignoring the fact that there's male Goomys, Sliggoos and Goodras in the game.
RGB64 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
That guy claims that "male Sligoo don't evolve" or something. Still a twit.

I would've called him a retard, but I don't want to insult the intelligence of the mentally retarded.
LilCoqui Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
:| I often wonder if these people even bother to check the official pokemon site. They have the damn gender ratio there. Goomy, Sliggoo, Goodra 50/50 gender ratio.
Dumuzi-ouji Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Gardevoir = feminine male elven knight. :lol:

No seriously that's what Gardevoir is based on. There's a reason in Japan he's called Sirknight and that's it.
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