Today, The Pokémon Company has issued a statement announcing that it will donate a "minimum" of $5 million to charity.
The money will be going to nonprofit organisations working toward "improving the lives of children with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion". The notice comes after Pokémon GO developer Niantic revealed that it would be donating proceeds from Pokémon GO Fest 2020 ticket sales, also committing a minimum of $5 million to "fund new projects from Black gaming and AR creators" and for "US nonprofit organisations that are helping local communities rebuild".
Here's Pokémon's full statement:
The Pokémon Company says that a list of charities receiving donations will be shared soon.
Last week, Pokémon also shared a message of solidarity to Black Lives Matter, as well as its employees and fans who "continue to be impacted by systemic racism and senseless violence".