With the recent release of Pokémon X and Y, buzz towards the franchise has hit a point not seen since its conception. Not everyone’s enjoying the re-found popularity though as PETA is once again aiming their attention towards Nintendo and the game industry.In a recent blog post by Miranda Bryant (after being confronted by a lawyer, we learned we had the wrong name here), Miranda wrote that her teenage daughter received a Nintendo 3DS with Pokémon Y from a friend for her birthday. She continued by saying that she’d originally heard of Pokémon from her eldest daughter many years ago due to her wanting the LeafGreen version of the game.
According to her, she nearly bought the game for her daughter until she saw the connection between “Green Leaf” and marijuana. “My daughter may have become a serial killer or worse, an animal abuser, if I had bought her the game,” she recalled, “I considered suing Nintendo right then for causing me so much distress all those years ago. Are there even any Christians at Nintendo?”
Deciding to do some research about the new Pokémon games, she came across the recently aired Pokémon: Origins series which she described as “telling the story of the first computer games in the form of a Japanese cartoon.”
Curiosity quickly turned to outrage though as she witnessed a scene where “a small dog and her puppy are chased by some poachers and they end up cornering the baby dog.” It was then that she noticed the puppy had no skin on its head and its skull was visible which made it clear to her that these poachers must have abused these poor creatures for science experiments. She went on to describe that “the puppy eventually got away but had to listen as these vile men beat her mother to death.”
Further angered, she then went on to describe another scene where “a turtle was being forced to mate with an orange dinosaur.” Unfortunately, this was not a beautiful scene of animal lovemaking as it turned out the turtle was actually attacking the dinosaur. She said that the scream that the dinosaur let out as it was being tortured still rings in her ears and made her physically sick. “I haven’t been able to sleep for days because of watching this,” she wrote, “The people who own these animals just stand around and watch while this slaughter is going on. It’s barbaric.”
She ended the post with the following:
After a brief argument, I was able to wrestle my daughter’s Nintendo away from her and broke it in half. I flushed that horrible Pokemon game down the toilet with my cat’s droppings. I’ve banned her from any video games and anything Pokemon-related and told her that she’s never going to see the boy who bought the game for her ever again. And I’ll be home schooling her from now on.
The following Instagram post from Bryant’s daughter was deleted after the blog post went viral.
Bryant now says that she is having meetings with her lawyers about suing Nintendo and McDonald’s (a sponsor of Pokémon: Origins) for emotional trauma, home tuition fees for her daughter and for the price of the broken handheld. Sources also say that Bryant recently filed for divorce after catching her husband hiding in the bathroom on the toilet playing the game. He apparently told her to “fuck off” as he was about to catch a Shiny Mr. Mime.