PETA Releases 'Pokemon Black and Blue'

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA as they're more commonly called, is known for some pretty extreme behavior when it comes to animal rights. Extreme behavior like chastising president Obama for killing a fly. Yeah, they're kind of crazy. Now they've set their crosshairs on... Pokemon?

Yeah, who would have thought that the biggest danger to animal rights is imaginary creatures that children befriend and fight battles with. You know, in a fictional video game. Of course, this isn't the first time PETA's taken aim at video games, specifically they've also done "parodies" of Cooking Mama, Super Meat Boy, New Super Mario Brothers, and Super Mario 3D Land. Honestly, I can't believe they haven't gotten a Cease and Desist from Nintendo yet.

So yes, while the Pokemon parody may not be the first video game parody that PETA has done, it certainly is one of the most out there. The game lets you take control of several battered looking pokemon who decide to fight their human masters using moves like "protest" and "shame." I swear I'm not making this up.

Let's gloss over the fact that Pokemon is a game about friendship and adventure, and that the first pokemon you get in Black and Blue is a Pikachu who has "liberated himself from Ash's circus of abuse," even though the show goes to great lengths to show Ash and Pikachu's frienship. Yeah, all that aside, the game's actually kind of fun. Mostly because it borrows mechanics from actual Pokemon games, but it also does have some kind of funny jokes in there, like a mudkip who shows up asking if you "liek mudkips" and a Snorlax that inconvenienantly blocks your path. Also, the music's not bad. So there's that.

If you're interested in trying it yourself, you can check it out here. Just watch out for the prize chests they give you. The first one, especially, is just a clever way to get you to watch a sad video.


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Matt Overstreet is a writer and creator, who's been with the 8CN since the very beginning. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and enjoys watching bad Nic Cage movies, playing too many video games, and reading silly books. You can follow him on twitter, if you are so inclined: @chilidog0.
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