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New 'Ghost' Pokémon Based on Dead Coral is Exactly Why Need to Care About Global Warming

A kind of Pokémon that is based on a dead coral and was wiped out due to sudden climate changes and global warming has been introduced.

Jashodhara Mukherjee | News18.com

Updated:November 21, 2019, 9:06 AM IST
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New 'Ghost' Pokémon Based on Dead Coral is Exactly Why Need to Care About Global Warming
A kind of Pokémon that is based on a dead coral and was wiped out due to sudden climate changes and global warming has been introduced.

You know climate change is real when reference begin sneaking into pop culture, with almost every television show and film speaking about how we, collectively, have destroyed the environment and how it might just be too late.

The latest? A kind of Pokémon that is based on a dead coral and was wiped out due to sudden climate changes and global warming. If you're an avid fan of the game, you'll know about Corsola, a coral based Pokémon which first appeared in 1999.

However, recently, the game released a Galarian version of the same Pokémon, and if things continue the way they are now, we might just end up with a similar fate. Unlike Corsola, who's pink in colour and has a smile on its face, the ghost version is pale and white and can be seen frowning.

The description of the Pokemon says, “Sudden climate change wiped out this ancient kind of Corsola."

Climate crisis is real, guys, and this is just one of the signs that our planet is dying. Apart from the fact that we're slowly killing ourselves and every living being around us slowly, the realisation that we're also destroying every 90s kid's favourite cartoon may have hit a tad too close to home. This is what Pokémon lovers have to say:

As most users pointed out, the Pokemon is a commentary on the issue of coral bleaching, which is one of the consequences of global warming. As water temperatures rise above average, it leads to coral bleaching. According to the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), coral bleaching has led to the death of coral on an unimaginable scale. About time we took global warming seriously, isn't it?

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