I honestly believe if it weren't for the childish anime, Pokemon would be perceived as a standard RPG and be played by those of all ages. In my encounters with those who say Pokemon is childish they also bring up why Ash isn't good at battling or why he hasn't aged. I have tried to explain Competitive Battling and in the end they say it is bullshit (Or I have confused them to the point of ignorance.) and say they will own me with Pikachu or Charizard. All faults do to the anime. So, does the anime give Pokemon a bad reputation to Pokemon?