It opened me to the power of video gaming literature. Which is why this series opened me to many other video games.
Which is why story is very critical for me to observe in every video game on release. But if you're the one who started this thread reading, it has taught me truly the value of going against the normal society. I was a high school student victim from bullies. You know how many years I have been humiliated by my own school for being a different personality and refusing to be myself? 3 straight years!
And yet I've changed in little ways, I'm quite the same today in a much more mature yet childish way. Its what these pokemon taught me so far. Value Pursuing your talents and passion. Even if everybody around you refuses you to be yourself. There comes a time that you have to decide the choices you have to do and plan. Diligence is a crucial factor that Pokemon has taught me.
And you know what, there's a reason why pokemon faint rather than die. Satoshi Tajiri, "founder of pokemon", decided to faint them is because children in america tend to treat death dis-respectively. He wanted to educate the children to treat death with respect. Respect, even the ones who offended you, you have to respect them if they have a good intention for their actions. And I'll be honest, you can also learn forgiveness. I recommend you try pokemon mystery dungeon series.
In this series, you learn morals that many tend to forget and/or ignore the more they grow up.