Nov 30, 2012 at 09:09AM EST
The Porygon seizure event was a pretty big event. Certainly not as big as the Aum Shinrikyo incident. But enough to stay in the public consciousness of its own and create something of a folklore of its own among occult enthusiasts. And many major events related to early Pokemon like Mew and Missingno. and Porygon have reportedly gone on to influence franchises like Digimon and .hack//Sign. I believe reading in an interview before that .hack//Sign and the premise of high technology creating essentially a situation of involuntary whole brain emulation against the will of the user through VR goggle induced seizures was influenced by Pokemon.
And it would seem wrong to assume that franchises like Pokemon and Digimon did not influence each other in any ways.
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