Re: Villains in Pokémon Fanfiction
I kinda like my stories to not have a definate villian until later in the story. Or, have several villians. At the risk of sounding self-centered, my example is coming from my fan-fic (big suprise) The Pokemon Wars.
I'm not going to go on a huge explination of the storyline, but basically the main character, Kanji (anyone figure it out yet?) is being attacked by Sinnoh strike team members. But then he is captured by an organization that he once works for that wants him to do some... research for them. And then there is all the other regions strike team's that could be the major villian.
See what I mean? If you just flat out introduce the villian, then it usually makes for an overall bland story.