No revived fatwa issued for Pokémon Go, trading card game still evil

No revived fatwa issued for Pokémon Go, trading card game still evil

CNN Money are reporting that the government of Saudi Arabia have denied reviving an 15 year old fatwa against Pokémon as reported earlier this week.

In an official statement the government said that “No religious fatwa came from the council for senior scholars in Saudi regarding the Pokemon Go game”.

The country’s Council of Senior Religious Scholars issued the original fatwa when the hype around the Pokémon Trading Card Game was at it’s peak, but Mashable reports the Council took to Twitter to deny any new fatwas.

So there you have it. Pokémon trading cards are evil, Pokémon Go is fine.

Original story (20 July, 2016)