Pokémon Inspired The Army To Develop An Epilepsy Gun

Sometimes the military makes weird stuff. This is one such case of weird. Back in 1997 an episode of Pokemon revolving around Porygon aired in Japan that caused a large number of children to suffer from seizures resulting in hospitalization. What’s weird about this is that the military was going to use this as an idea for a weapon.

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Trago13374173d ago

*Fox News*

Video Games INSPIRE Militarily WEAPONRY!

but seriously that's odd

Dovahkiin4173d ago (Edited 4173d ago )

Very odd, can't imagine the military watching pokemon, and thinking of this.

Also with Japan being discussed, I couldn't help but see weaponry as weaponly.

Myst4173d ago

Must have been that Porygon (Sp?) episode even then I'm still kind of confused as they made the connection to making it into weapons.

SeraphimBlade4173d ago

PLEASE tell me they call the weapon HM05.

jghvhv4173d ago

*GASP!* Pokemon are not tools of war! Okay,you can strap some C4 onto a Bidoof,but leave the other ones alone.

Salamander4173d ago

Why dont they just develope Pikachu.


Pokémon Gen 10 Release Date Predictions: Are New Pokémon Games In 2024?

Even if Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have not yet completed their first anniversary, it is possible to predict exactly when Gen 10 is arriving.

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Pokemon Doesn't Need to Sue Palworld, It Needs to Get With the Times

The Nerd Stash: "There's been a lot of talk about Pokemon and Palworld recently, but if anything, Pokemon's new competition should be a sign to change."

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DeusFever32d ago

Fortunately for Nintendo, the legal team is separate from Game Freak’s development team.

NotoriousWhiz32d ago

Unfortunately for us, as their legal team seems to be more competent than Game Freak's development team.

gold_drake32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

they do tho .. IF there is something to sue for. IP infringement is such a delicate thing.

but absolutely agree on the change

GoodGuy0932d ago

That, have longer dev time, and absolutely get rid of Nintendo as the exclusive platform. Imagine a AAA pkmn game on current consoles or next generation.

But money, they'll make billions with little effort.

badz14932d ago

you know that's never gonna happen

FinalFantasyFanatic32d ago

Gamer Freak, Creatures and Nintendo all have a stake in the Pokemon franchise, Nintendo especially will never let them go, I don't know how Creatures or Game Freak feels about it. Plus, the other two don't have a financial incentive to ditch Nintendo, they make mega bucks regardless. Although I think Nintendo should help Game Freak out more since they're clearly struggling, other they'll all just have to accept longer dev times and bigger gaps between games, or maybe just make some cheaper low-tier games in-between.

shinoff218332d ago

Idk yall. I'd take a Pokémon jrpg over a Pokémon with guns, online play etc. Plus wasn't Pokémon mobile pretty fking big like 4 years ago then covid hit.

--Onilink--32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Even Scarlet/Violet had sold 24million as of early November (and undoubtedly sold even more during the Holidays), its not like they are currently suffering.

Yes, there are plenty of things I would like Gamefreak to do better, and yes I happened to like Palworld, but not because its a Pokemon clone, because its not, but because its a good survival game, something that I have zero interest for the mainline Pokemon games to become.

Most publications keep bringing up these topic ls just for clicks, because clearly the game is your typical survival game (most who do well on PC) with some Pokemon sprinkled in and not a Pokemon competitor, the core gameplay loop is clearly just Ark with dinosaurs swapped for Pokemon like creatures

And again, while I’m enjoying the game itself, I hope it doesnt set a new precedent for what we expect from game devs these days because, based on their other games, this developer really seems to basically just try to go as close as possible to ripping off other games without getting into trouble and then not really following up on those projects as promised (Craftopia players seem particularly angry).

I doubt they ever expected the discourse around this game to reach this level of popularity to push those insane sales numbers, and they actually take the opportunity to increase the quality of their work

FinalFantasyFanatic32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

I'm going to say something somewhat controversial, the last set of Pokemon games weren't that bad, it wasn't a great game, but a good game if we ignore the performance issues (and I personally didn't have many bugs).

They just need more interesting towns and NPCs (give them interesting dialogue, there's literally no reasons to talk to NPCs), interesting areas/locations (like the sunken ship and Bellsprout Tower), and some decent side quest, there isn't really any interesting side quests in those games, and fix the barely there lore for the game (Idk even know what was going on with those 4 "legendary Pokemon"). And maybe add less new Pokemon into the next game so they can transition more of the older Pokemon into 3D.

I think Scarlet/Violet had the potential to go from a good game to a great game if they implemented most of those ideas, but they also needed more development time to optimise the game as well.

Profchaos32d ago

Yeah agree id take a remake of red in the style of the links awakening remake any day of the week

Profchaos32d ago

No they don't I don't want any of the gameplay anywhere near Pokemon the only link between them is the idea of Pokemon except there's guns you enslave humans and Pokemon and there's a survival aspect.

Pokemon is fairly family friendly can't see Nintendo going ok let's give them m16s and slaughter each other

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The Pokemon Company Makes an Official Statement on Palworld: 'We Intend to Investigate'

The Pokemon Company has finally made an official statement regarding Palworld, saying, "We intend to investigate and take appropriate measures to address any acts that infringe on intellectual property rights related to the Pokémon."

English translation provided on page.

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Eonjay38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Nintendo and GameFreak are best served by not commenting at all and just focusing on making the next Pokémon as good as it can be. Also what exactly are they gonna investigate? Are they gonna try to get the game taken down and sue the devs?

CantThinkOfAUsername38d ago

There are reports on Twitter that some Pals are 1:1 copies of Pokemons. Whether that's true or not, Nintendo intends to find out.

oof4638d ago

That guy was debunked. He scaled and edited stuff to fit his narrative.

MrBaskerville38d ago

It isn't, but a lot of the pals are obviously based directly on Pokemon designs. It's probably not illegal, just a little derivative and boring.

gold_drake37d ago

to be fair, ive seen some of those comparions and some i sort of agree and some are just not true at all lol

xHeavYx37d ago

Either Nintendo will do nothing and try to improve their own Pokemon games, or they'll sue Palworlds, and then release their usual Pokemon games that barely have any upgrades. If the later happens, hopefully fanboys will finally open their eyes and ask for more.

GamerRN37d ago

They aren't 1:1, but they are way too close, can be mistaken for Pokemon, and are handled like Pokemon, and even calling their game Pokemon with guns is damaging to the Pokemon IP. I think this game will be gone soon. Or at the very least, altered.

Rocketisleague37d ago

It's a copy that made money. Why wouldn't.they sue...