Why Pokémon's #ThankYouGameFreak is trending

Pokémon developer Game Freak has had a tough time of it lately. The Japanese studio has faced a barrage of criticism online from players angry at certain aspects of the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield, with recent leaks exacerbating the issue.

Now, the hashtag “ThankYouGameFreak” is trending worldwide on Twitter – and people are using it to send positivity towards the embattled developer.

This week the Pokémon Company called off its Japanese launch event for Pokémon Sword and Shield, due to take next place in Tokyo next week. Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori, the series’ veteran lead producer and its game director, were both due to make an appearance.

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Source: Eurogamer Why Pokémon's #ThankYouGameFreak is trending