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Pokemon Goes Vegan: Free Pikachu in PETA’s Pokemon Go Spinoff

In case you have been living in a cave the past week or so, Pokemon is back and bigger than ever. All of the kids that were picked on just a few years ago are the cool kids… and now leaders in the new Pokemon Go smartphone game.  It truly is cool, and gets people up and moving with its interactive interface. However, we must caution you; it is highly addictive.

Thus in the wake of the Pokémon Go smartphone app tsunami People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has issued a game called Pokémon Black & Blue: Gotta free ‘em all! The object of the game, PETA said, is to “free Pikachu and his Pokémon friends as they struggle for Pokémon liberation.”

In the game, Pokémon are forced by their “trainers” to fight each other. However, that clever Pikachu escapes from his pokéball cage. Pikachu now battles his cruel trainer to earn his freedom and free other Pokémon characters from a life of enslavement and violence.

In PETA’s Pokemon remix players are able to use “fight” tactics such as ThunderShock, Group Hug, and Protest to defeat their those holding them captive. Previous PETA spoof video games have included titles such as: Super Chick Sisters, Super Tofu Boy, and Pokémon vs. McDonald’s. Credit is due to PETA and all of the organizations that are capitalizing off the incredible amount of interest in Pokemon Go.