Freaky Pokemon stuff #2: Seizure causing episode (WARNING: DO NOT WATCH IF YOU HAVE EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS)
(WARNING: DO NOT WATCH IF YOU HAVE EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS)
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This scene used an animation techinque called "Paka paka" creating an effect similar to strobe lights.
Unlike the false-rumored Lavender Town music syndrome, this episode of the Pokemon animation series actually caused
"blurred vision, headaches, dizziness and nausea. Some experienced seizures, blindness, convulsions and loss of consciousness."
"Japan's Fire Defense Agency reported that a total of 685 viewers – 310 boys and 375 girls – were taken to hospitals by ambulances.Although many victims recovered during the ambulance trip, more than 150 of them were admitted to hospitals."