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Enjoying Pokemon White so far, but I’m mildly startled by it’s pro-slavery culture slant. So far I’ve learned that Pokemon are sentient and friendly, and that capturing them, keeping them in cages and forcing them to fight until injury or exhaustion overtakes them is both for their own good and a fun, healthy and vital part of my characters development from a child to adult. I’m not really exaggerating here either. This is pretty much the premise of the game, and it only gets weirder when the antagonists show up with their nefarious goal of… freeing Pokemon so they can live happily?
Except they don’t actually DO that, at least not on the ground floor. One of the grunts actually tells you, practically verbatim, “It’s bad for people like you to use Pokemon… but it’s good for people like us to use Pokemon!” So, um… complicated.
O-kay, is it “Teatime,” or “Teh-ah-ti-meh?”
LOL! terry pratchett references ftw!
I got to ask with there being at least ten pokemon games how are you just picking up on that now. All of them have the same premise. You never seen or heard jokes about it been compared to different kind of animal fighting. To be honest I’m surpised PETA havn’t said anything about this game and series yet.
Yeah, it’s been there sort of in the background, but my understanding is that in this newest wave it’s actually discussed openly in the game world.
There’s actually another webcomic that kind of covered this.
In a parody of Pokemon, there was a trainer who was reluctant to force his little creatures to fight.
This was the result:
Shower scene!! omg I’ve never seen this strip before XD somehow skipped over this. Fuuuun 😀
She still smells like pee?
Pfft, like people waiting in line at midnight for a video game release will have showered and not smell like bodily fluids/gasses anyway.
Yeah, you don’t live in Portland, right? In Portland we dress up and shower fro our geek stuff.
Geeks around Saskatoon seem to come in two varieties: Those in top hats and monocles, and those who’d probably pull a Wicked Witch of the West should water ever touch their skin.
Yo! PDX! Representin’ and keepin’ it weird! ^_~♡
>swims in cold water
Actually, battling is how Pokemon mature. No Exp=no physical growth, i.e. leveling up. Pokemon in the wild battle one another all the time, whether for fun or for survival. In addition, do you really think that a 120 pound 10-year-old can make a 250 pound flying lizard that breathes fire do anything that it doesn’t want to do? No. Pokemon fight for their trainers either because they like them or because their trainer is brutal and controlling, like the enemy organizations throughout the games. The whole goal of Ghetsis and his gang of cronies was to get people to question whether their Pokemon “really” wanted to fight for them. After that, the rest came easy. At the end of the game, it was revealed that Ghetsis was basically just trying to disarm the populace so he could take over the world unopposed. And he almost succeeded, too. The guy was about to forcibly release everyone’s Pokemon from the PC storage system, until you stopped him.