Depending on which game you're playing, beating the fuck out of villainous teams and foiling their plans can be this, with a nice heaping of Catharsis Factor.
Real Life example: Ray Rizzo, an American Pokémon video game player who won the Pokémon Video Game World Championships (in the Master Divisionnote Originally was the champion in the Senior Division for 2010 before the adult-oriented Master Division was made as a third tier to the kid-oriented Junior and teen-oriented Senior Divisions.) three years straight. This guy is such a freakin' juggernaut in the competitive Pokémon video gaming space.
Unfortunately, it appears he wasn't able to bring a repeat performance as he wasn't able to win the 2013 Championships. On the upside, it seems 2013 is the first time someone from Europe won, and it was in a division usually won by either someone from the United States or Japan.
Remember this game PETA made not too long after Black 2 and White 2's North American release? PETA simply called it a parody. What was the most of the fandom's reaction to the game? RAGE. Nearly every Pokémon fan out there leapt to the defense of their favorite franchise. Now those are some dedicated fans. Even better when Nintendo themselves stated that they might sue PETA for it.
Which gets into some fridge humor if you remember the stated plot of Team Plasma in the first game. So yes, Team Plasma is a parody of PETA, and they didn't realize the irony when they made the game. Made even more funny when you take into account that Team Plasma's motives display all forms of hypocrisy, which is exactly what PETA was criticized for.
Overcoming the cheating AI and making it to a 50 (or 100, depending on game) win streak in the Battle Facility.
On February 27th, 2016, Pokémon turned 20 years old. How did they celebrate? By airing a commercial celebrating the franchise during the goddamn Superbowl earlier in the month (February 7th), focusing on the human aspect of the franchise. Children of all different ethnicities and walks of life telling themselves, "I can do that." Also counts as an example of Visual Effects of Awesome, with the beautiful CGI depictions of Gyrados, Mega Lucario, Pikachu, and others. The absolute best part, though? At the end, there's a family watching the match that's about to take place in the stadium depicted moments before. It's not the child saying, "I can do that," this time. Instead, the father says to his son, "You can do that."
Thought to be impossible, Gamechamp3000 managed to beat Pokemon Bluewithout taking any damage whatsoever. That's right, not a single hit whatsoever from any attack, with zero Save Scumming. Through this, she had to train really reallyreally hard to ensure she'd be fast enough to hit all her opponents first, and this is taking in account a glitch that makes any attack, even those with 100 accuracy, have a chance of missing (with the exception of Swift, which she took advantage of). She had a close call due to this glitch, but otherwise she managed to pull through. And she ended up exploiting The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard loopholes as well, which led her to win the day.
In the manga Surf's Up Pikachu, Pikachu takes its victory against Drake's Dragonite a step further and crawls down into Dragonite's mouth, delivering the attack internally. Even the announcer declares Pikachu to be scary at that point.