In the United Kingdom, the government is considering a bill that would ban Pokémon-themed clothing and cosmetics.
The move has sparked outrage from some, including many members of the Pokémon community.
A spokeswoman for the British Home Office told The Verge that the government was looking at whether to ban the Pokémon characters and merchandise that are popular in the UK, specifically clothing, cosmetics, and toys.
According to the government spokesperson, it would be an “extraordinary measure” to ban “any product that is in any way associated with the Pokémon franchise.”
The spokeswoman also added that the Home Office would “continue to work closely with the British media, charities, schools, and other interested parties to ensure that we provide clear information and support to children and young people affected by the proposed legislation.”