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Life lessons from Pokemon: Life might be tough right now. Stick through it, life will get better.
The second phrase is a pretty common one in the LGBT community and it's also a popular video series of sorts. The red equals sign in the bottom is their new thing, for marriage equality, any gender can marry any other gender. I remember a time when pokemon weren't discriminated by gender (of course back then they had no gender at all!) so we humans should be able to do the same thing.

Oh and the background color is Viridian green, of course!

Pokemon copyright Nintendo/Gamefreak/The Pokemon Company International, apparently.

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Well, another motivational shirt or poster, how lovely! Let's see what we've got!

Vision
So, I see what you were going for. If things are tough in life, you have to "harden" up, and pull trough the attacks, and eventually, things will get better and you will have a new life. I like that message, and it earned you 4.5 stars!
4.5 stars

originality
Well, I'm not quite sure whether I should judge this on a scale like if someone did it before, or on the scale that you did a similar thing before. I'm not saying thise things are true, I'm just "scaling the scales!" So, the reason this image sticks out to me is because a lot of the same use art like Ken Sumigori's or even their own, but this image simplifies all that by putting sprites and making the greater focus go to the text.
4 stars

Technique
I mean yea, it's a nice piece, but in the message. Technically, it's a plain background, 4 sprites and 8 bit text. It does all blend together perfectly, and the message does drive the attention from the technique and onto itself, but technique-wise, it's not all that impressive.
3.5 stars

Impact
I have said it a million times before, thiis image carries a beautiful image, that of which motivates someone wh's having it tough to step up, be strong and pull trough it all. This made a big impact on me, since I used to have some tough situation myelf, and I didn't know what to do. Now that I've seen this, it makes me very happy.
5 stars

FINAL THOUGHT
This picture has it's pros and cons. I think it could use a bit more work, but the pros definitively overcome the cons. You made a brilliant message for everyone to see, and the bast part about it is that it's in a form everyone gets it. It carries a deeper meaning then just text and sprites, gamers see familiar faces, others see a good message. Everything left to say is... Good job. Keep it up.
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Imabronyforever Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
:XD: I see... i spend three years trying to harden in elementary school from bullies, and now for some odd reason... Middle school is just better for me :XD: I love these little icons deviantART has!
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Z3LO Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you need to harden before you can start drillin. . .
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MaxAlokin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconiswydtplz:
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luvHarryStyles Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats sooooooooooooooooooo coooooooooooooooooool :iconbutterfreeplz:
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alexyorim Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
harden for now :iconiykwimplz:...

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Ommin202 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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Feare909 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Artist
I thought of suggesting Silcoon and Cascoon, but then again, they're soft, cottony, a little delicate, while Metapod and Kakuna are firm and strong.
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Crazy pokemon! I'm a few generations out of date, I should really pick those games up, life just gets so busy, ya know. Looks like they would've worked too!
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Feare909 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Artist
Pssh, you don't know the half of it. When Pokemon first began, there was up to 151 pokemon, right? Well a few generations later, and there's 649 FREAKIN POKEMON!!! It's insane, man! They're coming up with all kinds of weird ones! There's one that looks like a feakin ice cream cone! Then there's one that looks like a germ! Two karate guys! Monkeys! Terriers! These people are getting paid to sit around, and thing of more weird animals to crank out!! AAHBPIUHOPERHNGFP3I4THBNIPBNAWF! *Explodes*

Seriously though, it's getting nuts. Here's a link on Bulbapedia, listing every single pokemon up to date so far:

[link]émon_by_National_Pokédex_number
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've played the first few games, but some of the new pokemon are still pretty weird to me; the ice cream cone one included.
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Voltorb Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Shhh, don't listen to him. Generation V is awesome.
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Feare909 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Artist
I know, right? I grew out of pokemon after Diamond & Pearl. Heck, I forgot to mention the pokemon that looks like an overflowing bag of garbage. I shit you not, they made a pokemon, that looks like a trashbag, with arms that look like lumps of trash. And it evolves into an even BIGGER, tore up bag of garbage. It's a Poison Type. Wtf happened o_e
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Voltorb Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Why does Thrubbish get so much hate? :( I thnk it's cute. Also, why the f*ck does WHOLE GENERATION 5 get so much hate? It's the best generation so far! I love almost all Pokémon designs in it (including ice creams, yes). Only ones I hate are Gurrdurr and Conkeldurr. I really don't see, why you hate gen V. Amazing games, amazing stories, huge world, huge multplayer, what's not to love?
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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Seems like a lot of people disagree about GenV being the best so far; the majority of favourites come from GenI. I think you're probably right, about it having a bigger world and bigger multiplayer and all the other great featurues - but looking purely at the pokemon, GenI has had the most time to gain fans, and it had the largest pool of ideas to pick from. With a pile of garbage and an ice cream cone as pokemon, it seems like they're running a little dry :(
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Voltorb Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
In gen I, you have just living Pokéball (Voltorb is my favorite Pokémon, but still), lavitating ball with two magnets, pile of sludge and amorphous pink blob. Every generation has simple Pokémon based on inanimate objects and more complex Pokémon. And I like generation V Pokémon, I think most of them have amazing designs. Chandelure, Beartic, Samurott, Reuniclus, bost three-evolution bug lines,...
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Feare909 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   Artist
It's the principle that Pokemon has been around for so long, and they keep cranking out more stuff. It's a VERY persistent franchise that keeps going, and going. And going. And going.
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Voltorb Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
And that's what I love :)
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cogznpogz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
This is exactly what I needed to hear :')
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Val-Dee Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Or just evolve a Caterpie/Weedle :trollface:
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CaseyKobies Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Artist
lol great work
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Reithya Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome poster, once again, very true to the nature of real life illustrated with the common knowledge of harden in the pokemon games. :XD: Just waiting for life TO get better is the hard part. >XD Sometimes I wish I only had to wait 3 levels instead of many years, haha!
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's too bad there are no rare candies in real life!
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Reithya Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah! You can say that again. >XD
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The real hard part would be finding Missingno to go duplicate it, after you finally find one :)
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Reithya Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Touche. :P
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EifiHanaki Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
This is amazing <3
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Isabella-Alice Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!

~Ceska
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!

Sweet name, and sweet gallery! You'll probably like today's poster: [link]
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Narwhale1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
My Metapod knows two moves: harden and pound!
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dirty.
:D
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updown343 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Use harden! harden! harden! harden! harden! harden! Don't worry that attack will not hurt as much now! so goes on life.
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Exactly <3
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caudara Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I love this one :-)
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like this one too :)
And welcome to DA!
And nice gallery :O
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Cawlo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funniest shit i've ever seen! :XD:
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha, thank you!
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Cawlo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so much welcome!
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Cherrybootielicious Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
It seems similar to bullying. Stay strong and things will get better!
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, that's the idea! :)
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Cherrybootielicious Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thought so. It happens to every one really. Just mostly these pokemon... and Magikarp.
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Pipmaster11 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I have to admit it's a good lession
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formaldehyd Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
yeah...that was my only motivation :D
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hehehe
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Bagdalog Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Gorgerous idea. Very motivating.
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D I love how everyone says it's motivating, makes me so happy!
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waterfuzzy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is so inspiring! And to think I used to hate Metapods :D
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Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
They were just beautiful butterfrees waiting to happen :)
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GDSmithy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Again very true
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Fundz64 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I'd definitely wear this as a shirt! :D
Glad I could help you out on this concept!
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