My oldest one started watching Pokemon when he was about 6. As he got older, he wanted the cards, the movies, etc. I thought the little things were kinda cute. But, after a few years determined that they were just getting too violent. So, no we don't watch it anymore.
Guys, come on.. you parents are just getting too worried these days.. I mean what can possibly be wrong with... POKEMON?!!! Seriously, it's like one of the most childish yet productive shows on T.V., and you're worrying about that?! I don't know about yu-gi-oh, but come on.. pokemon is good.. don't worry about it!
Dude pokemon is fine, relax.. it's actually one of the better non-graphic/non-violent cartoon shows out there, I still remember that show from like the 90's, it's a great show, no need to worry about your kids!
I think you're the first person ever that actually thinks that Pokemon is a bad show.. there's not much to explain, just read what the other people said.. I completely agree with each and every one of them.. haha