PETA Plays Pokemon

| 8 Oct 2012 18:05

The minds that brought you Mama Kills Animals and Super Tofu Boy are at it again with Pokemon: Black and Blue.

Have you ever really thought about what actually goes on in Pokemon? It's basically dogfighting for kids. You trap the little beasts, stuff them into tiny cages, "train" them to make them more powerful and dangerous, and only let them out when you want them to fight for your entertainment. Nasty stuff, really.

So it is that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has decided to celebrate the recent release of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 with Pokemon: Black and Blue, a short online game in which you'll help Pikachu, Oshawott, Tepig and Snively beat down their oppressors and make their way to freedom. Gotta free 'em all, baby!

The game features a reasonably accurate (for a PETA parody) representation of Pokemon battles between the four battered, mutilated Pokemon and their former masters, like Professor Juniper and Ash Ketchum, who probably don't appear quite as you remember them. As a reward for your efforts, you'll help Team Plasma set the Pokemon free, change the mindsets of their former trainers and of course get the usual PETA payoffs: a wallpaper, downloadable PETA Pokemon cards and a music video featuring horrific clips of animals suffering unspeakable cruelties and deprivation.

It's not what I'd call truckloads of fun, but it's not a terrible parody either. Just do yourself a favor and skip that video.

Source: PETA

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