PETA is up to their usual stuff. I won’t judge their beliefs or their message. I want to talk about the hilarious game they made. Pokemon Black and Blue mimics the real Pokemon games, but delivers 100% more humor. Pikachu gets slathered in cosmetics, disciplined with a bat, all while taking out the evil trainers (some wearing coats made of pokemon fur) and exacting vengeance against his would-be captors.
When I play Pokemon it’s because I like the companionship my Pokemon provide. The thought never crossed my mind as a child, teen, and now man-child that by fighting Pokemon I was doing something wrong. For as long as I can remember my Pokemon have always told me they enjoy their life of battle, and being in a pokeball was a safe and comfortable place. My only Pokemon who didn’t like the pokeball was Pikachu, so he walked by my side.
I think the biggest message throughout all of the Pokemon games has been that we are all equals. Ash loves his Pokemon and always tries his hardest to help them improve. There are even some episodes where he rests a particular pokemon or bows out of a match because he cares more for them than the outcome of a battle.
Funny enough, this actually makes me want to go play a real Pokemon game now. In fact, now I’m seriously contemplating buying Pokemon Black 2 & White 2.
It’s clearly over-the-top, but it gave me a good laugh. I definitely won’t look at a Bidoof the same way again.
You can play the game after the break. Note: The sound will start automatically but can be disabled in the upper right.