Nashville, TN — The Pokémon Go! phenomenon that has swept the nation turned deadly last night. An unarmed black man, Chris Simmons, was attempting to catch a rare Pokémon Arcanine when the Pokémon deliberately targeted him.
Simmons was blasted with fire from Arcanine’s flamethrower ability. He was killed instantly. Arcanine was later captured by Jim Tabor, a white man armed with a poke’ ball. This information has led police to believe the killing was racially motivated.
Demarkus Johnson, head of the Nashville Black Lives Matter group, spoke to the Scooper about the killing.
“Once again a racial injustice has occurred, we will come together as a community and protest Pokémon wherever they appear,” exclaimed Johnson.
Keeping to their promise, BLM protested outside of Killians Pub where a Pokémon was located. The pub paid $10 to lure the rare Pokémon to the pub, they had a 75% increase in business. They were forced to close when the protesters arrived. By 10pm the pub was on fire, unfortunately killing the Pokémon trapped inside.
Pikachu, the famed Pokémon, spoke to the Scooper regarding the killing.
“Pikachu”, said Pikachu.