For those who write Pokémon fanfics, have you ever gotten this 'review' before: "You wouldn’t capitalize animal or mouse or dragon, so you shouldn’t capitalize words like Pokémon or pikachu or charizard. The only time you should capitalize it is if you’re using it as the Pokémon’s name, ie, Ash’s pikachu is called Pikachu. This is because you only capitalize when it’s a proper noun, which are the names of places or things. Similar reasoning should be applied to any other words you’re thinking of capitalizing, like telephone or trainer. Or professor. Before you message me about this, please look at fanfiction (d o t) net/topic/11834/55376155/1/Capitalization-Thread to make sure your argument hasn’t already been addressed." Is this a legitimate criticism? I have tried it both ways and not seeing things like Professor or Pikachu capitalized looks weird, though I can easily see why this makes sense in the 'real world'. Even the games capitalize these things, and they're as close to a primary source as you can get. How do you handle things like this? Personally, it irks me - not because of the advice, which in other contexts would be legitimate, but because they didn't bother to critique the actual story.