Pokemon News

posted on 2000-12-09 05:05 EST
The Turkish government ordered the privately operated ATV network to shut down for a day to discipline it for airing an episode of Pokémon BBC reported Thursday. State broadcasting regulators took the action under a law that bars "broadcasting that could affect children's and teenagers' physical, emotional and ethical development negatively." The BBC said that the move follows two incidents in which Turkish children were injured when they jumped from their balconies to imitate a Pokémon character.

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Burger King has announced the launch of its ‘’shining'' holiday promotion that features Pokemon™ Mini Game Boy® toys with the purchase of a Kids Meal or a Big Kids Meal, while supplies last. Based on Nintendo's best-selling video game system, these non-electronic toys come in 12 official Game Boy® colors with eight different play functions. The four-week promotion powers its way into participating U.S. Burger King® restaurants beginning December 11, 2000 through January 7, 2001.

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