Honestly, I get a lot of …things said to me about being on “PETA”s side, and I don’t like it. Sure, I don’t agree with everything that is done by PETA, but I do agree with a lot of it, and I feel I should support what things I do agree with. I wish everyone could see it that way.
As for the game, maybe it was a little too far, but I think it has good intentions and points behind it. I don’t know what makes younger children violent – games, tv, how they see older people interact – but I have witnessed loads of little kids hitting or throwing things at their pets when the pets don’t do what they want. The game was supposed to be a parody in which the characters and Pokemon were all experiencing the same theme, humans being cruel to animals, and show a lesson to be learned! No one is saying that the trainers abuse their Pokemon, but that because Pokemon is something so widespread, that they could be used to teach children a lesson is all. Plus, I thought the game was cute/fun!
Thanks Rachel-S for the explanation.
However, this strategy still isn’t quite right because most people are leaving the site thinking the people at PETA are retarded.
They think that PETA is launching a campaign against perceived animal cruelty in Mario & Pokemon games.
They may stick around to watch the undercover videos but you have to keep in mind that most people are trained to think in terms of sides.
They’re either on PETA’s side or they’re not on PETA’s side.
If they see these undercover videos put forward by PETA while being given the impression that the people at PETA are retarded, they will question the authenticity of the videos. They’ll think that perhaps the footage is actually of isolated criminal incidents being exaggerated by the PETA.
Some will even go so far as to side with the animal cruelty simply because they don’t want to side with the ‘retards’ at PETA.
Doesn’t PETA have psychologists who understand how this stuff works?
I only representative of one of the pokemon group of Brazil, and found it ridiculous that peta fes, pokemon never had the inspiration of mistreatment of animals and so an anime and games such thing has nothing q qa peta ugly version that was very fes disappointed.
eu so um dos representante do grupo pokemon do brasil, e achei ridiculo isso que a peta fes , pokemon nunca teve de inspiraçao de maltrato aos animais e so um anime e os jogos nao tem nada dessas coisa q essa versao feiosa q a peta fes fiquei muito decepcionado .
Too many people can’t see past the game and see it’s making a reflection on animal use within real life. Mind, most people don’t get many campaigns by AR groups and such. Just shows how crap humans are.
I like the pokemon series, and I think the PETA version is well made and humorous, also including the mudkip meme. I only hope the message is what I said above and not a simple attack on a cartoon franchise.
My sister has permanently abandoned PETA because of this stupid game and now donates to the humane society instead. I agree with the message of this game and like that it makes people think but seriously PETA should not have gone up against a game so popular. It is going to lose supporters and so will the AR movement as a result.
Yea. A lot of people are bashing on me about peta now because they made this game. -__- like some people will just not get the point, and just conclude that peta is crazy. Although I understand what they are trying to achieve and their tactics sometimes I feel they choose the controversial path. But then again it gets people more talking, however, it gets people more opposed too.
Guess we’ll see how this one plays out
So this is the second time I played this game & everytime I get to the 4th pokemon my computer stops working and says internet not responding.. then when it comes back to responding the game starts all over again : (.. I dont know why but it is the second time !!
I do get what message you and the PETA group are trying to deliver here, but to be honest I don’t see it at all. All I got out of this game is that violence will always be out there, even though everybody decided to stop mistreating the pokemons. But you have to understand here. Most of the people in the pokemon world don’t do that sort of stuff. They keep the pokemons and befriend them. It takes days, weeks, months, even years to know the pokemon in order for both the trainer and the pokemon to prove they are the best in the world. Each pokemon knows they can just go if they choose to, but they decide to stay with the trainer because it sparks a life long friendship with the trainer. This is just a helpful tip, if you are going to make a parody game, could you at least get half of the info about it correct?
The game offers a lighthearted way to bring attention to the very serious subject of cruelty to animals. The game’s main message is that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way. PETA’s game allows Pikachu and his friends the opportunity to spread the message of Pokémon rights by sharing PETA’s video “Free Me”: http://features.peta2.com/GoVegan/, which takes the person playing on a heartbreaking journey through the horrors of using animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment.
By packaging an issue like this in a game we can capture people’s attentions for long enough to actually explain the issue. And once someone has finished the game then they can go post about it on Facebook to tell their friends.