At 10/11/12 01:41 AM, Xenomit wrote:
At 10/11/12 01:37 AM, Ryanson wrote:
It's too bad Pokemon Black and White, the actual game, beat them to the punch with this message. And was much more subtle about it.I didn't look into it at all, do they portray abuse in the game or something?
I have it slightly off actually, now I think about it. Silly Ryanson brain.
The game does kind of attempt to tackle the issue of animal abuse that's been thrown its way for some time -- Team Plasma wants to "liberate" pokemon from humans, the main rival seems to think all humans abuse Pokemon because that's what he'd been raised to believe. But after their first major appearance, the villains constantly reveals their hypocrisy when the grunts of the team kick and push every Pokemon they see on screen, using Pokemon just as everyone else does. Later it's revealed the leader of Team Plasma just wants to rid others of their Pokemon so he'll be the only one left to use them, which is silly but whatever it's Pokemon. It's intended theme is to show balance -- it's not always black and white, it's about harmony between the two which in this case is between Pokemon and humans.
So... just replace Team Plasma with PETA and the game still makes perfect sense.