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Palworld's Wild Ride: Pokemon Mods, Legal Quackmires, and Steam Sensations

In a post on the Palworld Modding Community Discord server (accessible via a link on the PalworldMods subreddit), server admin Archery 100 dropped a b...

David K Jan 22, 2024
Palworld's Wild Ride: Pokemon Mods, Legal Quackmires, and Steam Sensations

In a post on the Palworld Modding Community Discord server (accessible via a link on the PalworldMods subreddit), server admin Archery 100 dropped a bombshell announcement. They declared that all links and files related to Pokemon mods would be banned on the Discord, and anyone caught sharing such material would be promptly kicked to the curb. However, fear not, dear players, for you can still engage in "casual discussion" about the mod. Phew!

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Archery 100, the server admin, had this to say about the mod: "Hey y'all, I've noticed the flood of content surrounding the Pokemon mod for Palworld. While the memes and whatnot are side-splittingly hilarious, we need to be cautious since the mod poses a colossal risk to our community. We must take preemptive measures to avoid being crushed under the weight of Nintendo's legal wrath. According to Nintendo, the mod most likely employs ripped assets, making it an illegal endeavor in their eyes."

Nintendo has a reputation for swooping in when their intellectual property is involved. Just last year, they issued a DMCA takedown to remove an emulator from Steam that allowed users to play a variety of Nintendo games. And in 2021, they issued another DMCA takedown order, resulting in the removal of 379 fan-made games from the gaming website Gaming Jolt. Nintendo claimed that these games made unauthorized use of their property, including characters and music. Yikes!

Now, let's not get our hopes up for the future of the Palworld Pokemon mod. Although the mod isn't live yet, it has already caused quite a stir in the game's community. ToastedShoes, a popular YouTuber, teased a forthcoming video with over 5 million views on X (formerly known as Twitter). In this video, they promise to dive deep into the world of the Pokemon mod for Palworld, showcasing the ability to play as none other than the iconic Pokemon protagonist, Ash Ketchum. Furthermore, they claim a total conversion of all the game's Pal creatures into actual Pokemon. Talk about a transformative experience!

But while we eagerly await ToastedShoes' video, Pokemon mod enthusiasts will have to do some sleuthing. Users on the PalworldMods subreddit report that Pokemon-related mods are mysteriously disappearing from the popular mod-hosting site Nexus Mods. Fear not, brave trainers, for there is still hope! At least for now, other sites like CurseForge seem to allow Pokemon-themed mods. In fact, there's currently a mod available that transforms players into Misty, the beloved Pokemon character. So, keep your eyes peeled, fellow modders!

Palworld's success has taken the internet by storm, soaring past the 5 million copies sold mark in a flash. And mind you, this is all while the game is still in early access. It even launched on Xbox Game Pass, captivating both console and PC players alike. Over the weekend, Palworld achieved the remarkable feat of attracting over 1.5 million concurrent players, securing its place as the third highest concurrent player count in Steam history, trailing only Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and PUBG. Impressive, to say the least! According to the developers at Pocketpair, there are currently no plans to release Palworld on PlayStation 5, but they haven't ruled it out entirely. Keep those hopes alive, PlayStation fans!

Well, well, well! That's the scoop for now, folks. Palworld's wild ride continues with Pokemon mods, potential legal quagmires, and steamy sensations on Steam. Stay tuned for more adventures in the ever-evolving world of Palworld. And remember, if you have any juicy tips or simply want to reach out to us, drop us an email at [email protected]. We promise not to send any Pokemon with guns your way. Until next time, happy monster collecting, trainers!