You can all hang up now, as The Pokémon Company's attorneys take up this case. In the current situation Posted on the company's websiteThe Pokémon Company says it is aware of “the game released in January 2024” and plans to “take appropriate action to address any acts of intellectual property infringement related to Pokémon.”
Everyone familiar with Nintendo's reputation for litigation over protecting its intellectual property rights has quickly been wondering when or if the company will drop the hammer on… In the world's “Original character, do not steal“Monsters. Video game sections on social media were full of comparisons between In the worldFriends and friends of Nintendo, including Accusations From direct plagiarism (Which is Pocketpair The CEO denies.)
The company has already removed a trailer for a mod created by YouTuber ToastedShoes that replaced pals with Pokemon. ToastedShoes released a full video detailing their experience with this mod, and it has since been removed.
You can read the Pokémon Company's full statement below:
We have received many inquiries regarding another company's game released in January 2024. We have not given any permission to use Pokémon intellectual property or its assets in that game. We intend to investigate and take appropriate measures to address any acts of infringement of intellectual property rights related to Pokémon. We will continue to cherish and care for each Pokémon and its world, and will work to bring the world together through Pokémon in the future.