You can stop calling now – The Pokémon Company’s lawyers are working on the case.in a statement Posted on company websiteThe Pokémon Company said it was aware of “a game that was released in January 2024” and planned to “take appropriate steps to address any infringement of Pokémon-related intellectual property rights.”
Everyone familiar with Nintendo’s litigious reputation for being quick to protect its intellectual property rights is wondering when or if the company will bring down the hammer. friend worldof”Original characters, please do not steal” Monsters. The video game section of social media is abuzz with comparisons between monsters. friend worldfriends and Nintendo friends, including accusation Direct plagiarism (Which Pocketpair? CEO denies.)
The company has Take down the trailer of the mod Created by YouTuber ToastedShoes, it replaces friends with Pokémon. ToastedShoes posted a full video detailing his experience with the mod, but it has since been deleted.
You can read The Pokémon Company’s full statement below:
We’ve received a lot of inquiries about another company’s game being released in January 2024. We do not grant any license to use Pokémon intellectual property or assets in this game. We intend to investigate and take appropriate measures to address any infringement of intellectual property rights. We will continue to cherish and nurture each Pokémon and its world, and are committed to uniting the world through Pokémon in the future.