Pokémon may be a franchise geared towards children, but that doesn't mean it hasn't encountered its fair share of controversy.

In the latest video from Did You Know Gaming below, you will learn how Pokémon has been equated to demon collecting, received the backing and support of the Catholic church, and had to stop printing certain trading card game cards because because of offensive symbols.

For an alternate take on the overlap of Pokémon and religion, learn how the TwitchPlaysPokemon phenomenon inspired its own internal beliefs by heading here.

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For our review of the latest entry in the Pokémon series, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, head here.

[Source: Did You Know Gaming]