September 28, 2012
[…] In a 1997 episode of the show, a rapid succession of blue and red flashes caused 700 viewers to experience epileptic symptoms, specifically seizures and vomiting.
The military got wind of the incident and was inspired to harness the power of Pokemon.
[…] ‘It is thought by using a method that would actually trigger nerve synapses directly with an electrical field, essentially 100 per cent of individuals would be susceptible to seizure induction,’ the report said, according to WIRED which obtained it.
Below is the trauma inducing, weapon inspiring video. The You Tube uploader’s description carries this warning: “DO NOT WATCH IF YOU ARE EPILEPTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT LIABLE FOR ANY MEDICAL ISUSES CAUSED BY THIS VIDEO!!!!!!”. Please heed this warning.