“When it comes to business, the one thing I’ve always said ‘no!’ to is ‘the act of buying Pokemon with money,” Sugimori told the website 4gamer. “That is something that has been said since the days [long-time Pokemon producer, Satoshi] Tajiri was completely involved in everything.”
When it comes to the reason why, Sugimori thinks it would ruin the Pokemon brand if they were to just start charging for the popular little monsters.
“The reason being is because it’s one of the things that could ruin the worldview of Pokemon,” he said. “I believe the reason we don’t simply commercialize [Pokemon], is that it’s a way of protecting the brand, and for this purpose, we have the specialty company called The Pokemon Company.”
Though that is their belief, the company did say that if there was ever a fun way to distribute Pokemon for money, they would look into it with serious consideration.
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