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Pokémon Sword & Shield Uses Corsola To Teach A Harsh Lesson About Climate Change

Pokémon Sword & Shield's Pokédex entry for Corsola warns about the dangers of climate change.

Pokémon Sword & Shield was released this last week for the Nintendo Switch and was met with positive critical and commercial reception. Proving to be another solid entry in the acclaimed pocket monster series, it didn't do everything it could with the Switch's hardware. One thing it did do was to remind players old and young about the dire situation in regards to climate change.

This warning comes in the form of Corsola, whose bio can be seen below. The description in Pokémon Shield reads, "Sudden climate change wiped out this ancient kind of Corsola." Though not the most mystical origin story, it does bring home just how inescapable the climate crisis is if even game developers find it necessary to mention it in their products. It certainly hits home with any Pokémon fan, and if the thought of a Pokemon going extinct is upsetting, one can only imagine how it must feel knowing real animals are in danger.

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This is hardly the first video game to address the climate crisis. Guerilla Games' Horizon Zero Dawn on the PS4 tackled similar issues. Set in a world where all life (human, animal, and plant) was wiped out and forced to start from scratch, the game's open-world setting allows players to rummage through decrepit ruins to learn how this crisis occurred.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has notably warned that we only have until 2030 before we're left to face the worst aspects of climate change. The sooner people of all ages can be made aware and do something, the better. To save concerned players and readers a bit of trouble, multiple sources report that around 100 fossil fuel corporations are responsible for roughly 71% of the emissions threatening our planet.

These industries must be tackled head-on through contacting local elected officials in your town, city, state or country so that they know you care and wish for action on this critical issue. Some things you can do for yourself are also shopping with reusable bags, drinking from refillable bottles, bringing metal straws instead of using the single-use plastic ones provided at places that serve drinks, and taking public transport when possible.

Source: Reddit

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Pokémon Sword & Shield was released this last week for the Nintendo Switch and was met with positive critical and commercial reception. Proving to be another solid entry in the acclaimed pocket monster series, it didn't do everything it could with the Switch's hardware. One thing it did do was to remind players old and young about the dire situation in regards to climate change.

This warning comes in the form of Corsola, whose bio can be seen below. The description in Pokémon Shield reads, "Sudden climate change wiped out this ancient kind of Corsola." Though not the most mystical origin story, it does bring home just how inescapable the climate crisis is if even game developers find it necessary to mention it in their products. It certainly hits home with any Pokémon fan, and if the thought of a Pokemon going extinct is upsetting, one can only imagine how it must feel knowing real animals are in danger.

RELATED: Twitter Tries To Cancel A "Toxic And Abusive" Pokemon

Via: The Pokémon Company

This is hardly the first video game to address the climate crisis. Guerilla Games' Horizon Zero Dawn on the PS4 tackled similar issues. Set in a world where all life (human, animal, and plant) was wiped out and forced to start from scratch, the game's open-world setting allows players to rummage through decrepit ruins to learn how this crisis occurred.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has notably warned that we only have until 2030 before we're left to face the worst aspects of climate change. The sooner people of all ages can be made aware and do something, the better. To save concerned players and readers a bit of trouble, multiple sources report that around 100 fossil fuel corporations are responsible for roughly 71% of the emissions threatening our planet.

These industries must be tackled head-on through contacting local elected officials in your town, city, state or country so that they know you care and wish for action on this critical issue. Some things you can do for yourself are also shopping with reusable bags, drinking from refillable bottles, bringing metal straws instead of using the single-use plastic ones provided at places that serve drinks, and taking public transport when possible.

Source: Reddit

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