Pokémon, one of the largest entertainment franchises in history, has routinely come under criticism for various themes that people do not agree with. Some are relatively sound in their allegations, others are completely ridiculous.
Some Christians have claimed Pokémon goes against the teachings of the bible by promoting the concept of “Pokémon evolution,” in which the creatures level up. While this is completely ridiculous, perhaps no allegation is more ridiculous than the claim by two boys in 1999.
Two nine-year-old boys, with their parents, sued the company because they claimed constantly searching and spending money on different Pokémon cards promotes gambling! They even said that the kids are already addicts and their lives are ruined!