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1[[quoteright:300:]]²²-> ''"For generations, Pokémon have suffered at the hands of their cruel trainers. Help PETA free Pikachu and his Pokémon friends as they struggle for Pokémon liberation!"''²-->-- '''Blurb''' on PETA's official website²²''Pokémon Black & Blue'' is a DarkParody of ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). It's a short UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash game loosely based on the then-newest title, ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', with elements of [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime]] sprinkled about.²²You play as a Pikachu who ran away from his trainer. Along your journey you fight various humans and recruit abused Pokémon to join your party.²²Like all of PETA's games, it's an AuthorTract on animal welfare and animal rights using ''Pokémon'' as its backdrop. ²²In 2013, a sequel titled ''Pokémon Red, White & Blue'' was released, which had Pikachu team up with a Miltank, a Jigglypuff, and Grimace to fight against the evils of UsefulNotes/McDonalds.²²Both games are available on the games section of PETA's official website, with ''Black & Blue'' [[ here]] and ''Red, White & Blue'' [[ here]].²²----²!!Tropes pertaining to ''Black & Blue'' include:²²* AdaptationalUgliness: The LongHairedPrettyBoy Cheren and HotScientist Professor Juniper are both ragged and dirty.²* AdaptationalVillainy: Every opponent bar Ghetsis[[note]]Who, hilariously enough, is probably the only one in the entire game to not have his character completely derailed[[/note]] is heroic in canon. [[spoiler:Ash]] is the strongest example, going from a sweet AllLovingHero to an abusive JerkAss.²* TheAlcoholic: Cheren is portrayed as an abusive drunkard whose shirt is covered in blood. It also counts as underage drinking as WordOfGod states Cheren is 14-15, meaning at the oldest he’s 17 as he’s depicted here (presuming Unova has similar laws to either NYC or Japan).²* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: Essentially all trainers and professors. The game treats Pokémon battling as if it's a socially acceptable version of abuse and that humans only see Pokémon as tools to be used. It even says Pokémon battting caused many kids to start [[TheBully bullying each other]].²* BatterUp: Cheren has a bloody bat that he beats Pokémon with.²* BlushStickers: Cheren has them to show that he's drunk.²* BloodierAndGorier: The actual games reference a lot of violent things but they feature BloodlessCarnage. Here everyone is bloody and injured. It's even more-so this trope to the anime, which has shown blood less than ten times in twenty years of running.²* BreakingTheFourthWall: Ghetsis does. It also [[LateArrivalSpoiler spoils the ending]] to ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'':²-->''I don't want Pokémon freed--I want to control them. Didn't you finish the last game? There was a whole twist to the ending! It was great! Well, up until I was defeated by a kid.''²* CanonCharacterAllAlong: [[spoiler:The Pikachu you play as turns out to be Ash's Pikachu]].²* CoolDownHug: One of the original attacks is "Group Hug", which lowers the opponents attack.²* EarNotch: Pikachu is missing a huge chunk of his ear.²* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:Ash Ketchum]] is the last opponent faced.²* EnfantTerrible: [[spoiler:Ash]] is only ten but is a ruthless, abusive trainer who only cares about money.²* FurAndLoathing: Ghetsis wears a coat made out full body Pokémon hides. It contains a Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur, and a Aerodactyl.²* HappinessInSlavery: Subverted. Cheren thinks his Tepig feels this way but she doesn't.²* HeelFaceTurn: After being beaten Professor Juniper starts rethinking her views on Pokémon and gives up her Snivy.²* MadScientist: Professor Juniper is a crazed scientist covered in blood who experiments on Pokémon. ²* MessyHair: Professor Juniper's normally neat and straight hair is a messy, puffy mess.²* RepulsiveRingmaster: [[spoiler:Ash]] wears ringmaster-styled clothes. He even uses a whip and bullhook (which are used on circus animals).²* TheReveal: The Pikachu is not a random Pikachu. He's [[spoiler:Ash's]] Pikachu. ²* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Ash]] sports a toothy smile.²* TakeThat: At ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', though they were almost twenty years late to the party on that.²* TalkingAnimal: It's never explained why or how they talk, but all Pokémon can speak in the game.²* WingdingEyes: Cheren has spiral eyes to show that he's drunk.²* WouldHurtAChild: The Pokémon have no issue beating up [[spoiler:Ash]], though admittedly he is the one with the whip and bullhook.²²!!Tropes pertaining to ''Red, White & Blue'' include:²* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Ash Ketchum]] makes an appearance where he has redeemed himself and offers to help Pikachu in exposing [=McDonald=]'s cruelty to animals.²* FatBastard: One of the opponents faced is an overweight [=McDonald=]'s customer who has mistreated his Jigglypuff.²* FinalBoss: The final boss fight is against Ronald [=McDonald=], [[spoiler:who is really the CEO of [=McDonald=]'s in disguise]].²* MonsterClown: Ronald [=McDonald=] is portrayed as a fanged monster.²* NoNameGiven: Hamburglar is the first enemy faced in the game, but is only called "Mysterious Stranger".²* TakeThat:²** In addition to once again accusing the ''Pokémon'' franchise of encouraging cruelty to animals, the game is itself an attack towards [=McDonald=]'s, accusing the fast food corporation of teaching children that it's okay to torture and kill animals.²** The opening description of the game accuses Nintendo of releasing two versions of the same ''Pokémon'' game and having the audacity to release a slightly different version a year later. Made even more explicit in the ending, where it is facetiously stated that a sequel with minimal differences called ''Pokémon Purple - A PETA Parody'' will come out because it wouldn't be ''Pokémon'' if they didn't (soy)milk this thing for all it's worth.²** The [=McDonald=]'s customer complains about his childhood being ruined and accuses the Pokémon of taking things too seriously after being defeated, a not-so-subtle jab at [[TakeThatCritics the people who criticized]] ''Pokémon: Black and Blue'' (and presumably PETA's other video game parodies).


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