Another company has come forward to both offer its support for the Black community and commit to charitable donations in an effort to help. The Pokemon Company International, The Pokemon Company’s subsidiary, has issued a statement. In it, it outlined how it intends to pledge $100,000 to the NAACP and another $100,000 to Black Lives Matter.
Here is the full statement from the company, which was shared on the Pokemon Twitter account. While it doesn’t highlight continued efforts, like Niantic’s statement, The Pokemon Company International did suggest that there could be future donations as it said, “Our commitment to you is ongoing, and our support will be as well.”
Here at The Pokemon Company International, we believe in friendship, inclusivity, and equity. These are the values that anchor the Pokemon brand. There is no place for oppression within our community.
We stand in solidarity with our Black employees, fans and families who continue to be impacted by systemic racism and senseless violence.
We will be making a $100,000 donation to the NAACP and a $100,000 donation to Black Lives Matter. Our commitment to you is ongoing, and our support will be as well.
We believe that Black Lives Matter.