The Pokémon Company has launched its own community forum but that has proven to be a huge mistake, based on some fan topics. While there were good intentions behind this, the site has quickly become home to some NSFW talking points, which isn’t great for the brand.
Fans on social media were quick to point out some of the lewd topics that these infamous chat boards are known for. On Twitter, user @UltimaShadowX revealed some of these topics include “which girl would you tickle torment” and “which Pokémon is the hottest.”
Nothing else needs to be said, other than the fact that these topics aren’t great for a community board with the Pokémon branding. Granted, these are (unfortunately) normal topics for some of the Pokémon fanbase, but they’re usually stuck in Reddit or 4Chan. We doubt that this company wanted to see these topics on their message boards.
Many fans are already comparing this incident to when Nintendo made Miiverse, which was also home to topics like this. Like these message boards, Nintendo had good intentions with Miiverse, as they wanted fans to connect and talk about their favorite games, but then weirdos take over.
As expected, the original goal for these Pokémon community boards was to update fans on current and future games. It’s not a horrible idea since gamers love going to boards like these and discuss their hopes for future titles. However, given how the internet is the home for some of the most disgusting creatures around, the company should have given more thought to this.
Overall, it looks like fans will be getting updates on Scarlet and Violet on typical social media posts or Nintendo Direct-style showcases. In a perfect world, these community boards would have been a great way to update fans about the upcoming DLC.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are now available on the Nintendo Switch, with DLC coming to both games later this year. Expect fan-favorite critters to join the game once the DLC packs are made available.