Pocket monsters provoke fights
Pokemons ("pocket monsters" in Japanese) first surfaced in Nintendo video games. But a trading card game based on the characters has sparked a craze n schools across the UK. Some schools have even banned the cards after fights, bullying and thefts broke out among children anxious to complete their collections.
The Pokemon movie, featuring characters such as Arbok, Polirath and Parasect, is in UK cinemas from this week.