- The Twitter teaser for the first Palworld Pokemon mod has been taken down by Nintendo.
- Made by YouTuber ToastedShoes, the mod was still treated to a 16-minute gameplay showcase on January 23, though that video is likely to get taken down soon as well.
- ToastedShoes said he doesn’t intend to release the mod for the time being due to how quickly Nintendo cracked down on his content.
Nintendo has cracked down on the first Pokemon mod for Palworld. The copyright-infringing mod that adds both Pokemon creatures and characters to Palworld was first teased by its creator yesterday, January 22.
Given how PocketPair’s newest title has seemingly been envisioned as a parody of Pokemon, unofficial community content that adds actual pocket monsters to the hit survival game was only a question of time. But that time arrived even earlier than many had expected, with Australian YouTuber ToastedShoes taking mere days to put together a prototype mod that replaced Palworld‘s Pals with Pokemon.
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Nintendo wasted no time in cracking down on ToastedShoes’ initial teaser of the mod, which has already been removed from Twitter following a DMCA takedown notice, as per the YouTuber’s own admission. Yet that turn of events did not discourage ToastedShoes from showcasing his work. On the contrary, the content creator just made good on his promise to post an extensive video of the mod. But the 16-minute clip that emerged on his YouTube channel on January 23 is likely going to get taken down soon as well.
Palworld’s First Pokemon Mod Won’t Be Released For the Time Being
Despite being unbothered by the idea of risking his YouTube account with copyright-infringing content, the Australian internet personality doesn’t appear keen to keep poking the Nintendo bear using different means. Specifically, ToastedShoes has just taken to Twitter to state that his mod won’t be releasing anytime soon, if ever. Elaborating on that point, the YouTuber said he wants to “tread lightly” due to the swift and decisive manner in which Nintendo reacted to his initial Twitter post teasing the Palworld Pokemon mod.
The game itself has so far avoided legal issues with Nintendo and other Pokemon IP stakeholders. But whether that remains the case moving forward remains to be seen. After all, even The Pokemon Company’s ex-Chief Legal Officer has recently described Palworld as “ripoff nonsense” that he used to deal with on a daily basis, albeit without outright stating the game offers grounds for a copyright infringement lawsuit.
Pocket Pair’s Palworld is a creature-collection game set in an open-world. Entering early access on January 19, 2024, the project blends survival, building, farming, monster breeding, and shooter elements.
- January 19, 2024
- Pocket Pair, Inc.
- Pocket Pair, Inc.
- Unreal Engine 5
- T For Teen Due To Violence
- Number of Players
- 1-4 (Co-Op); 32 Players Server Limit