Maybe A Dark and Gritty Pokemon Wouldn't Work

Oh, sure, many of us would love to see Game Freak try for a more mature Pokemon, just to see what it's like. But could it even work? Or would it just seem ridiculous to take the elements of Pokemon and try to make them dark?

I'm starting to have my doubts after looking at SamC-Art's comic, which pokes fun at the idea.

Maybe A Dark and Gritty Pokemon Wouldn't Work

COUNTERPOINT: this.

Pokemon: Future Days [SamC-Art]