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This condom shaped Pokémon wants to protect you from sexually transmitted infections

Rosie West July 21, 2016

Planned Parenthood says there are some things people really do not want to catch.

Taking full advantage of the world’s current obsession with Pokémon Go, sexual health organisation Planned Parenthood introduced the world to a brand new creature – who looks suspiciously like a condom.

Planned Parenthood say the critter will protect its owner from a host of nasty STIs, whilst also reducing the risk of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies.

“There are some things you don’t want to catch. Reminder: Condoms help prevent both pregnancy and STDs. #PokemonGo #CatchEmAll #SaferSex,’ the organisation wrote on Twitter.

“When you don’t want to #CatchEmAll, condoms help prevent pregnancy and STDs.”

The illustration is created by Advocates For Youth – a sexual health organisation aimed at young people.

Sadly, the newest addition to the Pokémon family is yet to be named.

The massively popular new smartphone game, which was officially released in the UK last week, tracks players’ location and allows them to ‘hunt’ for Pokémon in the real world.

Pokémon Go – which has been praised for allowing users to play as non-binary – pulls data from Google Maps, which means that Pokemon, gyms and Pokéstops are automatically generated across the entire world as you travel in real life.

However, there’s some places that you probably shouldn’t be focused on catching Pokemon – as demonstrated by appeals from the Holocaust Museum and former Auchwitz concentration camp, both of which have been listed as in-game ‘PokéStops’.

The two locations, which commemorate the millions of Jewish people who were persecuted alongside other minorities including the disabled and LGBT people, have both put out appeals asking people to stop hunting for Pokémon on their premises.

More: LGBT, planned parenthood, Pokemon, Safe Sex, Sex

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