The game was much like previous Pokémon editions; the main character was a four-pixelled Pokémon trainer bent on viciously beating every kind of Pokémon in the game until rendered unconscious, as well as fulfilling some weird claustrophobia fetish and forcing them each into an impractically small "ball". Nintendo eventually admitted that the balls were a metaphor for anus, as many had long suspected.
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The game had immediate success, with a predicted 340% of the world's population playing it at any one time, though this can be largely attributed to the absence of porn on the internet at the time of the game's release. Popularity stayed strong until 1994 when someone accidentally photocopied up their skirt, the picture inexplicably ending up on the internet and starting the social transition to porn-centred social lives that left no room for such irrelevancies as video games.
Because of its growing redundancy in the face of newer games, Nintendo offered old customers a chance to trade in their used golds for cold hard cash. The scheme was widely publicised, with seven in ten stay-at-home dads admitting to have masturbated to the adverts at some point.
Unfortunately the Japanese translator for the Nintendo CEO wasn't the greatest, and all those that took part in the scheme ended up with a cool hand rash instead. Subsequent attempts at suing Nintendo for this side effect inadvertently failed as the hand rash rendered them unable to point to those responsible during the court hearing.