We didn't think we would have to say this, because you've all been to a zoo, right? You know the bit where it says "please don't feed the animals"? Well, the implication is also that you shouldn't LOB UNDER-RIPE FRUITS AT THEM, EITHER.
And yet, here we are. Multiple people have reported that — to their utter surprise — chucking hard objects at animals knocks them out. Did you need us to tell you that? Do you also want us to tell you not to kick puppies? Honestly.
But there's really one person to blame, and that's Professor Mirror, the chaotic force that gives you these apples, and names them "Fluffruit" like we can't all see that those are apples, Professor. What happened to "not interfering with the local fauna", eh? Is there a Lental version of PETA that we should be calling?
But oh, it gets worse. Professor Mirror doesn't just encourage you to zonk out these poor, innocent Pokémon. Oh, no. He wants you to actively take photos of animals being devoured.
What kind of Professor are you, Mr Mirror? Did you get your degree from the University of Sadists? Why are you so fascinated by the food chain, and why have you roped a young student into feeding your mad taste for murder?
Still, he's technically better than Professor Oak, who used to fill balls with poisonous gas to throw at the Pokémon back in the original game. Sure,
apples Fluffruit have replaced Prof Oak's more, ahem, unorthodox methods, apparently because the developers were trying to be more humane, but David Attenborough would still not approve.
Have you had moments of abject horror in New Pokémon Snap? Have you inadvertently killed a Pikachu with a slightly-too-firm vegetable? Let us know in the comments.
Snap is so much fun so far! Coming from someone who didn't get to play it as a kid, seeing how good this one is gives me joy. Bandai is doing great on their projects!
Professor Mirror's wardrobe is nothing but Wooloo-skin coats.
DOWN WITH THIS SORT OF THING!
I feel like he’s the sort of guy who’d be a villain in a Pokemon Ranger game.
He's NOT pinin'!
What evil parent would name their kid "mirror"?
I know this article is meant to be as a joke, but it comes a little too close to real people saying such things. Remember PETA going after Mario? Sigh..
Just give me some of Oaks pester balls to throw anytime
I mean in the safair zone we used to throw rocks at them lol
I don't know why they tried to give the apples a different name. Afraid some ***** kids will throw apples at animals and blame Nintendo?
I wonder what the apples are called in the Japanese version of the game? 🤔
I'm at the final stage and I'm expecting Mirror to show up at anytime now, maniacally laughing, then revealing his plot for world domination and thanking me for unknowingly aiding his evil plans by doing all the research.
@Prizm They explain in the game that the fluffruits look like apples, but are lighter, which makes them safe to throw at the monsters. So both apples and fluffruits seems to exist in the Pokémon universe.
@Quarth Apple is one of the few fruits/berries to keep their name in lore. Hence Nanab Berry, Razz Berry etc but there are Pokémon like Applin which evolve through items Sweet Apple or Tart Apple.
"Is there a Lental version of PETA that we should be calling?"
This would depend on if there's a branch of Team Plasma in the Lental region.
@Tyranexx You mean Team Plasma. Galactic was about creating a new world. Plasma was about Pokemon liberation.
People sure have issues +sighs+
If that bothers you don't go outside or nature will shock you to death.
But funny that you mentioned Peta, the one organisation that lies about being nice to animals and killing them to thousands at the same moment.
Life is brutal and only the strong one survives, get use to it.
@Flamethrower Oof, you're correct. Post edited. That's what I get for commenting after a long day. Thanks!
@HotGoomba .....I'm gonna be "that guy" and say that it's usually the last name after "Professor", and not the first name. lol
Mareanie chasing Corsola: “Oh look, they’re playing tag!”
The pokedex those pokemon specifically mention Corsola being prey for Mareanie, i’m not sure if Prof. Mirror is completely oblivious, or outright evil...
Well, in his youth he used to be part of a gang that stole pokemon. He's trying to be better.
Not only can Pidgeot eat Magikarp, you have to actively lure it over to the Magikarp to be able to get that sweet 4 star photo from the professor. I believe that says it all.
That's why he's called Mirror.
"I didn't tell you to throw that fluffruit. I gave them to you implying that they weren't as hard as they really were, but honestly... You know what an apple is. And it was your hand that threw these fruit all over Lental. All for the hope that the ensuing photo you took would get you my approval. Monster? No, kid. Look in the mirror. You're the monster."
@MysticX omg, I thought the same thing when I saw that group of like, 3 of them chasing poor Corsola. I was like, "Omg that's not cute!! They're going to pick it's skull off!!!"
PETA“Don’t eat animals, they can feel but can’t speak up for themselves. Eat plants, that can’t feel pain.” Not gonna link to the vegan lady, not hard to find
Recent research into actually understanding plants and how to better care for them “Plants do feel pain. Fresh grass smell is the injured grass releasing emergency pheromones hoping to incite insects into rushing in and defending against the attacker. They also have a molecular response in addition to the pheromonal response that, using a laser measure, works in a way similar to sound akin to a scream or yell.” For parity, not gonna link the Howitworks page, but search “do plants feel pain” and it should be near the top.
-Awkwardly elucidating greenman
Well peta also went after Pokemon before.
Just here to let the last 25 commenters know, OP of the first tweet has called them "Gross Randos" and has told you to get friends. Also they called you dumb.
Hey Twitter OP, chill.
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