Eric Medalle

Sad news today from Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. It’s now being reported that Creative Design Director Eric Medalle was killed in a windstorm in Washington state.

Western Washington state outlet King 5 News is reporting that Medalle was killed around 1:30 on Sunday afternoon in his car. Medalle was with his toddler-aged daughter, though, luckily, she survived. Medalle leaves behind another young daughter and his wife.

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Medalle had been with The Pokémon Company since 2003, and he worked on the likes of Omega RubyAlpha SapphireXYHeatGoldSoulSilverBlack 2White 2BlackWhite and more. Put simply, he’s had a mark on the franchise.

This is awful news, and we offer our sincere condolences to Medalle’s family and loved ones.

Image Source King 5 News