Darkrai.com goes live: Pokemon’s reputation continues to plummet

The Pokemon games are solid turn based RPGs. They also feature a world that is at times a clever parody of our own. Where humans in our world are obsessed with silly things like football and politics, the people of the Pokemon world are obsessed with Pokemon. Hearing the Pokemaniacs of the Pokemon games droll on and on about Pokemon this and Pokemon that actually puts dealing with real world obsessives in perspective.

Unfortunately, because of that crappy TV show and shameless multi-media promotions like this, Pokemon is far from being as respected as other names of Nintendo like Mario or Star Fox. This latest commercial for Pokemon, Darkrai.com, features another hidden monster to collect, likely through a future in-store event or forced purchase of another Pokemon product. That could be the upcoming Pokemon Ranger sequel, the upcoming straight to DVD Pokemon movie, Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai, or any number of other Pokemon games, toys, or shows that are surely on the horizon.

You’ll have to tune into the site periodically to find out just how you’ll be able to catch this new pocket monster. Please take care along the way not to be caught yourself by the techniques Nintendo continues to use to try and make the world of Pokemon obsessed maniacs of their games into reality.

P.S.- The banner is a play off the old “Vote or Die” skit from South Park (link NSFW due to language). It’s similarity to the now famous Pokemon TV show theme song (link NSFW due to awfulness) is positively striking, no?


Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes