PETA’s new Pokemon parody “Pokemon Black & Blue” has been making the rounds across the online community.
Here are a few views from various other sites and articles.
Mike Rose of Pocket Gamer:
Putting my cynical journo cap on for a second, though, it’s hard to believe that this is anything but a publicity stunt. To the trained eye, you see, it would appear that PETA is just attempting to ride the Pokemon wave of popularity.
The thing isâ€¦ PokĂ©mon arenâ€™t real animals. Are they even animals? To me, this seems equal to PETA protecting unicorns or basilisks. I get the point, I do… PokĂ©mon teaches children that itâ€™s okay to be hurt and mistreat animals. I get it. Itâ€™s PokĂ©mon though, I donâ€™t think people will take it seriously.
Even though PETA is regularly misguided and takes their beliefs to an extreme, theyâ€™re actually more correct than usual this time around, as PokĂ©mon is pretty much a game that promotes something very similar to dog fighting.
PETA seems to have missed the single biggest theme of the PokĂ©mon series: That PokĂ©mon should be treated humanely and live as our equals. The games are loaded with an endless stream of characters who go on and on about true friendship between man and PokĂ©mon. Itâ€™s so saccharine and so completely the opposite of what PETA suggests that it boggles the mind.
Let me let you in on a little secret: This is how PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, works. They try to make a big deal out of something newsworthy in the hopes that they get more press, more donations, more members… So, with a high profile video game release of Pokemon Black and White 2, PETA is trying to insert their agenda into the newscycle.