I know I may get a lot of hate after posting my opinions about this or deleted if PETA wants to roll that way, but this is what I honestly think about the Pokemon Parody. I am a pokemon fan plus an animal lover so I am on nobodys side this whole time.
Honestly, this promotes more violence than anything at all. It’s a turn based system where both the pokemon and the human either attack eachother, raise, or lower eachothers attack or defence. I know where Peta is trying to come from with this game but I just don’t see no positive outcome with all of this. In real life, there are animals with human owners. Some just want to have fun and others want to compete to see who is best of the best. Just like pokemon, each pokemon is with its own partner to eather just have fun or to compete to see who is the best of the best. Near the end of the game is where I raged a lot. Ash is a 10 year old kid from Palet Town in the Kanto Region whos first pokemon is Pikachu who both sparked a life long friendship together. In the very first episode, Pikachu refused to get inside its pokeball because it didn’t feel comfortable inside. It wanted to be free to see every action that came by. Then two different times, Ash tried to release Pikachu out into the wild but Pikachu didn’t want that. It sparked too much of a friendship to just abandon Ash like that. I might of been a little happier with this game if they at least got half the info right, but they didn’t bother doing research on the series at all.
I got to say I knew the second this came out this would cause controversy. The game was a fun parody and a lot less gruesome than Mario Kills Tanookis. Still with such a huge demographic of Pokemon fans shit will hit the fan when the media gets ahold of this. I play Pokemon and watched Pokemon. Some of the episodes and even the movies discuss important issues including animal fighting. I think if the concept was conducted a little better like making Ash realize treating animals badly is wrong and teaming up with Pikachu to stop Pokemon abuse rather than as an enemy. The idea isn’t bad, but needs to be revised.
Pokémon Black & Blue is a parody of a popular game series and we’ve created it to make a statement about animal rights, specifically that animals are not ours to use and abuse. They exist for their own reasons. PETA has created several successful parody games in the past, including Super Tanooki 2D, Cooking Mama: Your Mama Kills Animals, and Super Chick Sisters. By creating these parodies, PETA is able to introduce the serious issue of cruelty to animals to a wide online audience.
I was just about to make this thread myself lol. To keep it short, because I could write an essay on my feelings about this, it’s completely ridiculous. If they think Pokemon constitutes as animal cruelty then they clearly have not watched the show, despite what the blog post says. Anyone who really grew up with Pokemon or who has spent any time at all for that matter watching the show would know that it has nothing to do with animal cruelty. It’s about never giving up on your dreams, respecting and caring for humans and Pokemon alike, and treating all beings equally. Yeah some of the Pokemon battle, but they like to and if they didn’t want to then they’d be doing something else or just being cute lol. Also they’re not forcibly put into Pokeballs. Pikachu is a prime example of this because he didn’t want to be kept in there, so he wasn’t! Gah!
Wrote a little more than I had originally planned to, but this was a huge mistake on PETA’s end. smh.