Palworld Pokémon mod returns with “legally-distinct pocket creatures” after Nintendo takedown

January 30, 2024
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We all knew Nintendo would come after the Palworld Pokémon mod, but its modder has quickly struck back with a new download which replaces Palworld’s friendly Pals with totally original “legally distinct” and “legit copyright free” pocket creatures.

Last week, YouTuber ToastedShoes took the Palworld’s close Pokémon comparisons to the extreme, with an unlicensed Pokémon mod. Footage of the mod remained on the internet for about a day, before Nintendo got to work scrubbing it away.

The Pokémon Company itself soon responded, stating its intent to “investigate and take appropriate measures” regarding anything that could infringe on its copyright. Meanwhile, modding hub Nexus Mods released its own statement confirming it won’t host Pokémon-themed Palworld mods thanks to the “headache of DMCA/legal threats from Nintendo”.

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