Ethics of Pokémon Go

Is it okay to spoof in Pokémon Go? Even if I’ll never go to Australia? Isn’t it cheating to use a Pokémon Go Plus instead of catching things myself? Should I really stuff animals into tiny balls and make them fight each other? Join Dr. Catherine Flick, an ethicist; Dr. Propriety, organizer of the PAX East Pokémon League; and Dr. Tyr Fothergill, an expert in human-nonhuman relations for a discussion about Dr. Flick’s recent research into the ethics of playing Pokémon Go!


Catherine Flick [Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University], Tyr Fothergill [Research Fellow, De Montfort University], Dr. Propriety [Organizer, PAX Pokemon League]