The mod which brought Pokemon characters to Palworld is actively being scrubbed from the internet by Nintendo.
Previously, we covered the mod which was being kept under wraps by its developer, but shortly after our X (formerly Twitter) was flagged for a DMCA violation due to the thumbnail we used.
Palworld already has a Pokemon mod, even though videos of it are getting copyright strikes. Story below: pic.twitter.com/EwkXh04YB2
— Niche Gamer (@nichegamer) January 23, 2024
We received an email shortly after with information about a DMCA request and can confirm that it was sent on behalf of Nintendo. The creator tweeted out “Nintendo has come for me”, alluding to Nintendo’s relentless legal challenges against mods, fangames, and other creative works.
Palworld has come under attack by critics and competitors, but criticisms such as Pocketpair using AI to develop the game are thus far lacking in evidence, with critics relying on taking comments out of context and death threats to try and make their point.
One user pointed out that ironically, if Palworld really was plagiarizing Pokemon, then it’s surprising that the game is still up when the company is so eager to stamp out this mod.
nintendo has taken down a mod for palworld that put actual pokemon in the game
which means nintendo has been very aware of palworld
and it means that if anything illegal was actually done, they would've had taken action already
— Jason (@envinyon) January 23, 2024