Game Freak employees morale on the ground due to leaks and Dex cut

Reportedly, Pokémon developer studio employees, whose latest game Pokémon Sword and Shield is launching next Friday, are having an “all time low”.

Though nothing more was said, this means that employees at the studio are aware of the backlash of cutting about 60% of the Pokémon, not having expected the backlash to happen before the decision was announced in June with the hashtag #BringBackNationalDex being spammed in their corporate social media profiles and even in the employees personal profiles.

Furthermore, during the weekend, the whole Galar Dex was leaked on various sites, forcing the studio to take stricter measures regarding breaking embargo and sale dates.

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