Pokemon controversies

Gambling in Pokemon?

Over the years, there has always been a growing distaste towards gambling and exposure of it to kids. Due to the unpredictable “risk-it-all” nature of the features and the high impressionability of youths, more and more people have voiced their opposition towards allowing minors to partake in gambling and/or gambling activities, with gambling in video games falling under particular scrutiny.

As a result, the PEGI organisation implemented stricter guidelines that limited gambling to adult-oriented games and rated all games featuring gambling 18+. Critics have labelled this move by PEGI as a stark warning to all game developers  and casino operators to not cross the fine line between games and video slots. This move was seen as an indirect warning to modern comic casinos such as Cashmio and Casumo.  While such restrictions are absent in other territories, many nations perceive gambling in video games as immoral, leading to the Pokémon games slowly phasing the concepts out from Generation III onward.

English releases of Pokémon Red and LeafGreen renamed the Gambler Trainer class to Gamer and removed the term gambling references from their dialogues. The English versions of the Generation IV games renamed Gamblers once more but to PI instead; however, the references to gambling were kept.

In South Korea, the releases of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum replaced the slot machines in the Veil stone Game Corner with non-playable game machines. These changes were later copied to the releases of Pokémon Platinum in Europe as a result of changes in the classification standards at PEGI. This change has been greatly criticised by European players, who felt that it completely defeated the purpose and concept of the Game Corner.

All non-Japanese releases of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver replace the slot machines of the two Game Corners in Goldenrod City and Celadon City with a new game called Voltorb Flip. In this minigame, coins are not wagered against a win or a loss but instead given out for completing a level. While many find the game to be entertaining, the change removed the ability to buy coins, making Voltorb Flip the only way to obtain them.

All core series games since Pokémon Black and White remove the Game Corner entirely, remakes included. This is referenced in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, where the Mauville Game Corner has been closed down; the owner will instead provide the player with three dolls. In the Virtual Console re-releases of the Generation I games, however, the Game Corner was completely untouched, although the games were rated 12 by PEGI.

Pokémon GO

The sudden enormous popularity of Pokémon GO resulted in a lot of controversies worldwide. Numerous organizations and companies complained about the spawning of Pokémon at places such as Holocaust and 9/11 memorials train rails, and while driving a car.Several people worldwide have been killed or seriously injured in accidents related to playing the game

In Russia a 21-year-old video blogger received a suspended sentence for three and a half years in prison for charges of blasphemy after playing the game in a church. Like the Pokémon mania in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Pokémon GO caused strong reactions in the Islamic world, declaring fatwas against the game as it could lead to “haram” activities such as “gambling”. The game was banned in Iran over security concerns. In New York, registered sex offenders on parole were banned from playing Pokémon GO.In a Belgium town with 35 inhabitants, playing the game became forbidden at night because the small town was constantly flooded with players.

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A Beginners Guide to Pokemon Go

A Beginners Guide to Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is the latest sensation in the world of gaming. Being one of the most enjoyed games on smartphones it was developed by Nintendo and Niantic labs for iOS and android users. It is based on real time location and augmented reality. If you are gaming enthusiast then this is your perfect guide to begin playing Pokemon Go!

A Brief on The Game Theme

Pokemon Go is basically an advanced and more realistic version of Pokemon games. The basic blocks of the game still lie on catching Pokemon, evolving your creatures, battling at gyms and so on. But the twist in the tale comes with the addition of augmented reality to this otherwise simple game.

You are actually made to walk or even run in real time along with your friends on a pursuit to catch the pokemon. You will check into various historical monuments and make new friends around you which are known as PokeStops and Poketrainers respectively in the world of Pokemon Go.

How to Get Started?

You can download the Pokemon Go app from the Google or Apple play store. Create an account by registering with your primary google account. If you do not want to share your primary details with the application you can create another google account exclusively for the game.

Customising Your Avatar

Right after creating an account your Pokemon Go character know as a “trainer” will be available for you. You can customise the character with various in built features like gender, hair style, hair color, eye color, clothes, back pack and hat. At this stage you are also required to choose a name that the other players will see when you hold a gym.

Things on Your Screen

Right after this you can see the Pokemon world on the screen except the buildings around you. The following are some of the things you will see on your screen even when you are not moving.

● Pokemon :  You visit this place when you want to evolve, power up or heal any of the Pokemons. This is where you will find all the Pokemon’s you have caught alive.

● Items :  This section consists of all the items that you have either purchased or acquired from the PokeStops.

● Avatar :  This feature will appear on the bottom left with the face of your avatar and your current level. By tapping on this you will be able to see your current stats like coins, level and team.

● Pokedex :  It is a catalog consisting of all the information about different breeds of Pokemon you have caught and is yet to catch.

● Nearby Pokemon :  By tapping on this white rectangle displayed on the bottom left of your screen you can find the nearest Pokemon and marks indicating its distance from you.

Capturing the pokemon

Once you have got acquainted with these things you are all set to get into the actual play area. By wandering around in the wild you will be able to find the nearest Pokemon. Your phone will vibrate and pop and image of the Pokemon when you are set to capture it.

You now have all the information needed to start playing this fun and adventurous game. Stay tuned to this place for advanced Pokemon Go tips and tricks!