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Ancient Temple by arkeis-pokemon
Hyperbeam by Khalitzburg
Clefable and Gengar by bluekomadori
ER R1: DTKA-127 - ILLU 2 by Vhu
1st Generation
Charizard Flying by Meridian-Hawkins
Arcanine by dekunobou-kizakura
GRAFIX by Meridian-Hawkins
Realistic Blastoise!!! by Meridian-Hawkins
1st Generation Legendaries
Legendary Trio by ChrisMoschler
(Not so) Doomed in the mountains by SebasVishno
Moltres by AyumiRiddle
Mewtwo by Twarda8
2nd Generation
Murkrow by Twarda8
Elekid (2013) by Twarda8
Typhlosion by Twarda8
Laserbear by ChrisMoschler
2nd Generation Legendaries
Entei by dekunobou-kizakura
Suicune by dekunobou-kizakura
Lugia by dekunobou-kizakura
Legend by CaraidArt
3rd Generation
Com: Flygon by Twarda8
Realistic Absol by Twarda8
Ice Beam by Mossygator
Cradily by bluekomadori
3rd Generation Legendaries
Latias used Mist Ball by Twarda8
A Falling Star's Doom Desire by blueJAY2
Commission: Shiny Rayquaza by ShadeofShinon
Deoxys Attack form by AbelVera
4th Generation
COMM: Floatzel by Twarda8
Eon of Flora by Peachfuzz
Malfunctioning Appliances by Orangetavi
Aura Presence by Deruuyo
4th Generation Legendaries
Invasion by salanchu
Arceus (2/2) painting by Twarda8
Creation Trio + Arceus by Twarda8
Wild Palkia appeared! by Twarda8
5th Generation
Samurott Hunting by Meridian-Hawkins
Mebukijika by hellcorpceo
Leixia by Sylvaur
5th Generation Legendaries
Berserk by salanchu
6th Generation
The first vs the sixth by nganlamsong
6th Generation Legendaries
Serpentine by Tapwing
7th Generation
Break and release by Tapwing
7th Generation Legendaries
Let the sky run red by Tapwing
Group Pictures or Multiple Generations
Equilibrium :commission: by Tapwing
Pokemon Trainers or Human Characters
:: walkies! by hawberries
Empoleon by caffwin
Icon Contest
Group Icon Contest Entry ~ PremiumPokemon by Judiette



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Premium Pokémon


Welcome to PremiumPokemon, a group dedicated to featuring the finest of Pokemon fan-art throughout the deviantART community. Unlike most groups, membership is not automatically approved, as we are a group that only grants membership to the skilled Pokémon artists of this website.

Should you wish to apply for membership, simply submit your request with a small, brief introduction about yourself and why you think your art skills match our standards. Keep in mind that if you fail to provide us with an introduction in the application request, you could automatically be rejected. Once you send the application, our admins will browse your gallery to see if your work is the kind of stuff that we are looking for. Do not apply if you have yet to make any Pokemon fan-art, as your membership will be automatically rejected. Your request will be voted upon by our set of admins.

If you do not wish to join, but still want to see the artwork that we accept, then just add the group to your WATCH.:+devwatch:

Being a member of PremiumPokemon:

:pointr: For members, the submission limit is one deviation per week. Also, please keep in mind that even as a member, your artwork will still be passed through our submission process, in which our admins will vote upon using strict quality control.

:pointr: Please contribute your works into the correct folders. If your work in submitted into the wrong one, it will be declined.

:pointr: No WIPs. We accept only finished, high-quality art that meet our standards.

:pointr: No Fakemon. We only accept official characters and Pokémon from the actual series. Original characters are still fine. Crossovers are accepted, as long as they are submitted to the "Miscellaneous" folder.

:pointr: Our group will currently not accept artwork that is deemed mature, as we try to offer a fair viewing field for both our members and watchers.

:pointr: If your Deviation submission or join request expires, please resubmit.

:pointr: If your artwork is declined, we will ask you if you want to know why. We will give you a critique on the artwork if you say yes. Keep in mind though that most of us aren't professionals in art.

:pointr: This group will not accept any favourites. We have no use for them.

:pointr: This group does not accept fan-fiction. We are dedicated solely to artwork only.

:pointr: Please do NOT post comments such as spam or self-advertisements, as they will be deleted. Also, any comments from complainers or trolls about how we are "unfair" or how "we don't know good art when we see it" will simply either be ignored or deleted. Any repetitive offenders will be banned.


Q: When if the deviation that I want to submit has a picture of both a 1st generation legendary and any other regular Pokémon?

A: Deviations like these would simply fall under the "Group Pictures or Multiple Generations" folder. However, if it were to be a picture of two or more regular 1st generation Pokémon, then it would still fall under the "1st Generation" folder.

Q: Where do I submit Mega Evolutions or Primal Reversions?

A: In the folder of the generation they were introduced in. So at the time only the "6th Generation" and "6th Generation Legendaries" folders, however that might one day change.

Q: Can I be an admin? I'd love to help!

A: We are, in fact, in need of some more admins at the current moment, so if you would like to be an admin, simply comment somewhere. Your request will be reviewed.

Q: I saw a great artwork that should be added to your galleries, but it isn't mine. How do I submit it?

A: If you are a member, you can use the + Add to Group function on the Deviation page itself. It will appear for us like any other Submission, so we can judge it. If you are no member, please send us a note with a link to the artwork and some context (why we should add it for example).

Why we're here:

:pokeball: Our goal is to acquire only the better collection of Pokémon fan-art. One of the sole reasons we do this is because we believe there are way too many groups out there that just go ahead and accept everything and anything, thus making their galleries look a bit messy, while also hindering all the potentially good art. This group fixes that common issue, as the only things you will ever see in your inbox are pure, polished, quality work. Not everything we accept is absolutely perfect, but we try our best.



Hi guys!

For those of you that are submitting artwork, you might have noticed it's going very slowly. I'm currently doing it all by myself, and I don't have a lot of time either. So, apologies for that! My situation is going to stay like this until the end of the school year.
Don't worry about your artwork being left out though, I will get to everything eventually. And remember you can always resubmit should it expire! You just need some patience right now:)

With this, also again a call to anyone that would like to help out and wants to become an admin. I could very much use some extra hands!

Your admin,
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Meridian-Hawkins Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, the decision process is taking really long on one of my submissions. Would it be okay to get an answer to that? :P I'd really appreciate it! Thanks.
Phi8 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! Sorry for the delay, I'm currently running the ship on my own and I do not have a lot of time to spare. But I just got it :)
By the way, if you have questions like these (that are about a specific submission), please ask them on the Gallery Submisson thingy, that's a little bit easier to manage for me.
Meridian-Hawkins Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if i were to become an admin, what exactly would i be responsible of?
Phi8 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You would judge the Submissions and Joining Requests along with Eskaite and me. What's good, what's bad, do we accept it or not, why, that sort of thing. If you decide to become an admin, I'll send an invitation with a more indepth explanation, but that's the basic stuff.
Meridian-Hawkins Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what exactly are the requirements for admin? How good does your own art have to be and how do you know what standard you are holding other people's art up to? Are admins allowed to submit art?

Phi8 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Your own art doesn't have to be anything, you just have to be able to see quality. The standards that we use would become clearer the more you judge with us, that's something you kinda have to feel. But we are a team, so don't worry about that.
And admins are definitely allowed to submit art! Their art is judged by the other admins in a seperate mini-forum, because of the system (art that is submitted by admins is automatically accepted, so that you can add art from other people to the galleries without going through the entire system).
blueJAY2 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hello there! :) I've submitted a few join requests, but so far they've all expired before they were voted on. I've just sent a 3rd join request since the first time my join request expired I was sent a message by someone in this group asking me to resubmit. Anywho since my last join request has expired again, I just thought I'd mention it here too in case that helps people see my latest request :) Whenever you folks could take a looksee I'd really appreciate it! :)
ArbitraryRenaissance Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
If we found a piece of artwork that we think should really be accepted, how do we pass it to you as a recommendation? 
Phi8 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
On any deviation page, when you scroll down, you see 'Featured in Groups' on the right, with a list of Groups. Just below there should be a button that says  '+ Add to Group'. When you click on that, there are a few options you can use. This probably being the first time, you should go for 'Type a Group name', and type in PremiumPokémon. Select the right folder, and you're good to go. It appears for us to decide wether we want it or not.
If it doesn't work for you (I'm not sure, but you may have to be a member), you can send a note. A comment like this makes us aware, but here we don't have place to discuss it.

So, if the first method doesn't work, please send a note with a link to that artwork and maybe why you think it should be accepted, and we will consider it!
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