We all know what trainer fics are. They're basically Pokémon fics that follow a character and their Pokémon. Unfortunately, more emphisis is put on the human trainer while the Pokémon get far far less characterization, which kinda renders the fact that it's a Pokémon fic kinda moot. You have a bad Pokémon fic if you take out all the references to Pokémon and replace them with something else (like normal household pets or in the more severe cases, firearms.)
They also tend to at first be about a trainer trying to collect gym badges but funny enough, I can't think of a single instance where the fic solely focused on that. It seems like training is just an excuse to go galavanting across the land without the cares of home or school. They also seem to suffer from the The Cerebus Syndrome. (Sorta. it seems that they put alot of emphsis on twarting the bad guy and averting the world crisis later on in trainer fics.)
Anyway, are there any fics which solely focus on the Pokémon's growth and maturation (not just evolutions, but characterizations as well) and the relationship that Pokémon has with it's trainer? If they are, should they really count as "trainer fics"? Perhaps they could be called "breeder fics" instead.
The breeder fic is actually a subset of trainer fics, since it still involves trainers and the Pokémon they own. However, they don't get involved in world saving epic plots (since the focus is the relationship the humans and Pokémon share) and a romace subplot is entirely optional (Between people only, because HumanXPokémon is disgusting.)
What do you guys think? would this sort of fic be interesting to anyone?