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Pokémon controversy

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In the past, several animal rights groups have tried to ban Pokémon, claiming that Pokémon battles closely resemble {{wp|cockfight}}s. This aspect of the controversy was actually touched upon in {{game|Black and White|s}}.
Upon the release of [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2]], {{wp|People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals|PETA}} released a mock game named "Pokémon Black and Blue". In the game, the player controls the Pokémon to attack the opposing human. PETA claims that the way the Pokémon are "stuffed" into the Poké Ball is similar to how circus elephants are chained inside railroad carts. Nintendo responded to this by simply stating, “Nintendo and The Pokémon Company take the inappropriate use of our products and intellectual property seriously.” Less than a month afterAround the release of [[Pokémon X and Y]], PETA released another mock game called "Pokémon Red, White, and Blue" that features Nintendo's "association" with McDonald's and also makes fun of the frequent release of sister games.