Lawmaker Seeks Probe On Pokemon Craze

posted on 1999-12-01 00:00 EST

Roberto Cruz, Representitive of the city of Ponce, in the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico is calling for a formal investigation of the Pokémon craze after hearing reports of U.S. schoolchildren brawling over the phenomenally popular Pocket Monster trading cards. The Rep. filed a resolution on Monday calling for the government to investigate the effects of the rapid market penetration of Pokémon trading cards, video games and other toys made by Nintendo Co. Ltd.

"The Pokémon fever in Puerto Rico is notable ... something that began as a video game and is now flooding the collectible cards market," Cruz told reporters last week after filing the resolution.

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