Nintendo has been on a rampage of sorts lately with all the ROM sites it has been shutting down. Among the latest victims of Nintendo is the Pokemon Essentials tool. A fan-made creation tool which spawned hundreds of fan-made Pokemon games.
It shouldn’t really come as a surprise considering Nintendo’s stance on anything unofficial, but nevertheless, fans of the tool and of the fan-made games are obviously upset.
Nintendo has also closed down the Pokemon Essentials tools’ Wiki, to prevent others from getting the information they would need to make the fan games.
The person who handles Pokemon Essentials took to Twitter to make the announced, stating that due to a copyright infringement claim from Nintendo’s lawyers, all downloads for Pokemon Essentials have been shut down and the Wiki has been deleted.
The naturally extends to derivations of Essentials, including Essentials GS and DS.
The website that hosts such wikis, Fandom, took the Wiki down after Nintendo’s DMCA notice.
Pokemon Essentials has been around over 10 years, set up in 2007 to be exact. It was a popular tool for use by amateur developers thanks to its ease of use among other things. We saw a huge rise in fan-made Pokemon games around then. The Wiki provided info to make the whole process simpler for developers.
Many of these creators have pointed out that the majority of them created the games purely for entertainment and not for profit, since all of them were pretty much free to download. Anyway, while the tool is now officially down, there are still several ways to acquire it, because as well all know, once it’s on the internet, it’s not going anywhere.
Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh
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