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Japanese Stars Advised Against Discussing Palworld Amid Concerns About Pokémon Franchise Relations

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Recent coverage by Japanese news outlets suggests that some Japanese celebrities have received guidance to steer clear of referencing Palworld, to maintain good standing with The Pokémon Company for potential collaborations.

The Tokyo Sports daily newspaper (highlighted by VGC) reported, drawing upon an anonymous talent agency insider’s remarks (translated via Google Translate) – “In consideration of our relationship with the Pokémon franchise, we’ve instructed our clients not to mention Palworld on their social media platforms or in any public appearances. This precautionary measure anticipates potential partnerships in the future.”

The exact identities of the celebrities potentially impacted by this counsel remain uncertain. Nonetheless, there’s been ongoing chatter likening Palworld to Pokémon. Fans have speculated if The Pokémon Company might take legal action against Palworld, but so far, the company has not singled out Palworld. The Pokémon Company did issue a statement last week ambiguously referring to “another company’s game released in January 2024” — stating plans for investigation without offering current updates. While there’s no indication that these cautious steps are directly mandated by The Pokémon Company, it seems talent agencies aren’t taking any chances, knowing the substantial influence and prominence of the Pokémon brand in Japan.

Since its recent early access launch, Palworld has swiftly garnered significant success. Earlier in the week, Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg tweeted about the game’s astounding reach, with over 7 million players on Xbox within a mere 10-day period, setting a record for the most significant third-party Game Pass debut ever. For detailed insights into the game, consider reading our guide on the most efficient methods for chest farming in Palworld, or learn about a hidden trick to obtain an elusive Legendary creature in the game.

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