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Pokemon MMO would be like (oh, to dream). There is also a dark side of Pokemon to consider, and not exactly the type that PETA likes to take up on occasion.
This take on the series from Nightmare Mode addresses the cultural implications of the series from its inception, from the economy of the Kanto region to the segregation of people and Pokemon in the first games that appeared on Game Boy. The article also briefly discusses The Silph Company's monopoly and the controversial topic of cloning in relation to Mew, Mewtwo and the famous MissingNo glitch.
The Nightmare Mode piece is worth the read, especially for those that already miss Halloween and love kind of creepy things.