By Brett Peterson
How close can we get to the occult and still call it 'good
social interaction & imagination stretching fun for kids?
Pokemon is a role-playing game like Dungeons and Dragons, MAGIC
(another card game like Pokemon), and many other 'games' and
cartoons that have occultic overtones. Proverbs 22:6 "Train
up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will
not depart from it."
Pokemon is a copyright of Nintendo Japan. It was first created
in Japan and is highly influenced by Japanese mysticism. It is
very popular there now, and has been since 1996. In 1997 - 685
people went into epiliptic seizures while watching the Pokemon
cartoon. Pokemon is short for Pocket Monsters.
By 300 AD, the sun-worshipping Yamato kingdom had loosely
unified the nation through conquest and alliance. Buddhism was
introduced from China in the mid-6th century and soon became
the state religion. Rivalry between Buddhism and Shinto, the
traditional religion of Japan, was diffused by presenting Shinto
deities as manifestations of Buddha. They seem to embrace all
mystical religions and warrior religions.
We finally have a researched answer to the influences behind
Pokemon and the religions and philosophies that are
taught within the game. Pokemon is the result of influences that
are completely mystical. These are just to name a few:
Buddhist Mysticism, Hinduism, meditation rituals, Egyptian
Book of the Dead, Book of Tao, the Analects of Confucius, the
Gita, the I Ching, The Tibetan Book of the Dead: All These Philosophies
C.G. Jung summarizes all these philosophies in his theory
of collective unconsciousness, & he assures his
followers of the congeniality with occultic energy sciences and
the evolutionary sciences with the occultic practices and tapping
into the water energy, fire energy, leaf energy, and wind energy
you can achieve spiritual enlightenment and success all
of which are incorporated in Pokemon.
Jung draws upon Oriental conceptions of consciousness to broaden
the concept of "projection": Not only the "wrathful"
demons/monster (pocket monsters) but also the "peaceful"
deities/spirits (pika-chus) are conceived as animal projections
of the human psyche the fundamental religious teaching
and game play in Pokemon!
The Bible says: EPH 5:8-17 "For you were once darkness,
but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness
and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to
do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in
secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it
is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ
will shine on you." Be very careful, then, how you live--not
as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity,
because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand
what the Lord's will is."
Color energy Cards:
In the Tibetan tradition life is a sort of game,
and they state that each of the levels of game-existence is associated
with a particular color and also certain geographical symbols.
Note the energy cards in Pokemon have colors and elements that
also refer powers and positions.
In Tibetan teaching, each person (trainer of projections) has
to learn to decode his own internal road map. The Tibetan indicators
may be used as a starting point. The purpose is clear: one should
follow the signs of the three higher types and shun those of
the three lower. One should follow light and pleasant visions
and shun dark and dreary ones. Look at the Pokemon cards
both are represented and role-played by our children.
Recently I observed a group of children who were role-playing
Pokemon. They were making evil faces and chanting their Pokemon
character names over and over! One three year old was chasing
another boy almost trance like in expression saying in a deep
raspy voice, bulbasore attack, bulbasore, bulbasore.
They are meditating and projecting their spirits just like practitioners
of the occult!
Pokemon monsters in the game and the cartoon can only say their
name, so when they talk they are really chanting their name
the children, I have observed, do the same thing while they are
playing. They are actually opening their selves up to personality
modification an occult practice!
This is what is taught in Tibetan practice: "Use your foresight
to choose a good post-session robot. Do not be attracted to your
old ego. Whether you choose to pursue power, or status, or wisdom,
or learning, or servitude, or whatever, choose impartially, without
being attracted or repelled. Enter into game existence with good
grace, voluntarily and freely. Have faith in the protection of
the deities and choose." (Revised Tibetan Book of the Dead)
Why would Satan influence a game like Pokemon? It opens up players
to the demonic realm, channeling (a power some of the pokemon
characters have), and possession.
Luke 11:24-26 "24 When the unclean spirit is gone out
of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding
none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 26
Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked
than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last
state of that man is worse than the first."
In Japan, Shinto is one of the oldest belief systems and was
developed out of worshiping the earth, such as sun, water, rocks,
trees and even sounds (jiggly puff, a cute Pokemon sings a song
and the sounds puts all who hear her into a trance this
is a common type of teaching in Shinto and is very evident in
Shinto teaches that all such natural features were felt to have
a god behind their power. Many Shinto beliefs were incorporated
into Japanese Buddhist practices after its introduction in the
6th century. Just as they believe in evolution and re-incarnation,
these ideas are manifest in Pokemon.
These pictures are typical examples of the dark side of Pokemon.
Haunter, an evolved spirit can hypnotize and has dream
eater power (powered by the purple Pokemon energy cards
which is the psychic energy). This power lets him drain the energy
from his opponents.
Some eastern and New age philosophies teach this principal and
call spirits that can do this energy vampires. This
is just the tip of the iceberg! The Pokemon game contains many
typologies manifest in the cards that reflect the philosophies
of Shinto with mystic Buddhism, in addition to many other beliefs.
Kadabra, above on the right, evolved from Abra. Both have demonic
Evolving dying and being reborn as an evolved
Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to
die, but after this the judgment:"
In Pokemon, the monsters actually die to their old self and evolve
into the new, more powerful Pokemon. This is the teaching of
eastern mystery religions and is spelled out in the Egyptian
book of the Dead and other occult religions.
In one Pokemon episode, Bulbasore (a frog) did not want to evolve
some feel this means to just grow up
but the idea is to go through a substantial change and it is
even suggested that the Pokemon looses its former
self or in a way dies to his current psyche a typical
example of Pokemon and its occultic influence. Children
are subtly being indoctrinated in the theory of evolution and
mysticism in the Pokemon game.
What other influences are evident in Pokemon? It gets more unbelievable
and shocking as you read on!
Wicca, Witchcraft, Paganism, Satanism, New Age,
and other occultic influences in Pokemon
Lets look at what these religions teach and a short history.
Remember Pokemons energy is derived from earth,
water, fire, lightening, etc. and the pocket monsters
are part of a universal whole.
First do you really believe there is power in the occultic?
Lets see what the Bible says about all this:
2 Chronicles 33:6 "And he caused his children to pass through
the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed
times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt
with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil
in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger." AV
These are real powers that have one intention to keep
you from knowing God and experiencing His plan and will for your
life! Any game, cartoon, etc. that even hints at occultic practice
Wicca, or Witchcraft is a popular and fast growing religious
practice all over the world today. Most Witches/Warlocks consider
their practice something that is learned by experience
not by books. They go through many incredible rituals to become
powerful in the craft. Pokemon trainers must go through
a lot of training and ritual type actions to become Master
Trainers, with the ability to controle the Pokemon and
Pagans use earthly powers and demonic spirits, shamans use animal
spirits their minds are set on the flesh the Bible
says the mind set on the flesh is death!
The Bible says: Galatians 5:16-23 "This I say then,
Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against
the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that
ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the
Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh
are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations,
wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness,
evellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as
I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things
shall not inherit the kingdom of God. " AV
Through the true power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus gives us
these according to that same passage: v. 23 "But the
fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is
1 Cor. 10:19-22 "Do I mean then that a sacrifice offered
to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but
the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and
I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot
drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot
have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons."
Are we trying to arouse the Lord's
jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
In Pokemon, trainers summon one of their Pokemon to battle other
monsters and they use them as guardians. In Wicca, guardians,
known as Watchtowers, are called. These spirits (and sometimes
animals) are called by them to protect them from evil
spirits while they open themselves up to these spirits during
rituals the circle, the pentegram, etc. all provide a
safe area to practice. (In Pokemon the monsters are
held in a Pokeball until the trainer summons them).
In witchcraft these spirits are summoned and called to stay
in the circle until needed to fight off bad spirits. These Guardians
in Pagan practice are often the spirits with whom a person feels
comfortable with and has developed some form of a relationship
with (in Pokemon the trainers befriend their pocket monsters
and develop trusting and advice seeking relationships with them).
Possible guardians might be one of the Ancestors, a "spirit
guide," or other spiritual entity (including animal spirits
and even real animal like the typical witches black cat)
with which the person is familiar with. This is what occurs
in Pokemon play the pocket monsters are captured, trained,
and summoned as needed.
Elements & Powers, geography, and demonic realms of power
in Pokemon and astrology, New age cults, & Witchcraft.
Most Pagan and earth based religions and philosophies find power
in the Four Elements Earth, Water, Fire, and Wind. These
are the energy cards in the Pokemon game!
Look at this verse in the Bible: 1Tim 4:1 "The
Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the
faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences
have been seared as with a hot iron."
What are we allowing to come into our homes! The elements in
Pokemon are foundational to many earth religions and mystic rituals.
We draw our power from God, not the earth!
The Bible tells us: Galatians 4:3 "Even so we, when
we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
Galatians " 4:9 "But now, after that ye have known
God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak
and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Most all covens and eastern philosophies, and Pagan belief systems
hold the elements as sources of power, as the Pokemon game does.
Again the Bible says: 1 Timothy 1:4 "Neither give
heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions,
rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do." 1
Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise
thyself rather unto godliness."
2 Timothy 4:4 "And they shall turn away their ears from
the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
This is what all religions are nothing but mans attempt
to reach God. Listen finite man can not reach an infinite
God! He had to reach down to us, and He did in Jesus Christ!
One last example of occultic practices and Pokemon.
What are our children really playing with
- imagination and simple 'pocket monsters'?
In Paganism and the Occult there are sprit guides, messengers,
and elementals or artificial elementals. They can be summoned
to do things for the trainer or practitioner.
They can 1. Watch and tell the trainer what it sees, 2. Guard
the trainer, 3. Fight with other spirits or elementals, 4. Carry
out assignments given by the trainers.
Pagans can capture free elementals (much like Pokemon trainers
capture pocket monsters) and build relationships with them for
use (just like Pokemon trainers). Witches, Shamans, etc, recommend
ony master practitioners do this because you are not masters
of the elementals, just like Pokemon trainers are not masters
of the Pocket monster and they warn that they can be hard
to get rid of and may require an exorcism to become free of a
the name of the actual pocket monsters our
children are playing with!
Matt. 17:14-21 "And when they were come to the multitude,
there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed:
for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation,
how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring
him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed
out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then
came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we
cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard
seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder
place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto
you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Please pray and do what the Lord instructs you to do it
is time to take a stand for God and protect our children from
the influences of our enemy! My son is six and we had a
whole book of Pokemon cards after praying about it he
made the decision to get rid of his cards, because he could see
they were evil!
Listen Christians we are in a battle! The enemy is subtle
and is trying to influence our childrens minds. Pokemon
teaches all the basics of many false religion and occultic practices!
Pokemon also indoctrinates children in evolutionary thought and
pagan beliefs! It is not Pokemon that we fight - the Bible says:
Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers
of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in
These 'powers' are the very real demonic spirits behind all-false
religion and self-serving pursuits.
Again, Pokemon is not the enemy - it is Lucifer and all that
exalts itself against Jesus Christ and the true path to enlightenment.
Pokemon is a tool the enemy can use to build a false foundation
and plant seeds of futility in my child - and this I will not
allow, and I will, by the blood of Jesus and the power of the
Holy Spirit come against all falsehood and doctrines of demons
that try to indoctrinate my child with eastern mysticism and
I pray that our Lord Jesus Christ by and through the power of
the Holy Spirit will protect you and your children from the schemes
of the enemy. Grace, peace, and courage to take a stand for righteousness
be yours! Pastor Brett Peterson