Pokémon issues statement on AI-generated entries selected for its illustration contest

Pokémon Trading Card Game under fire
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Update 25 June 2024: The Pokémon Company International has today issued a statement on the AI controversy within the contest. 

"We are aware that select entrants from the top 300 finalists of the Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2024 have violated the official contest rules. As a result, entrants in violation of the rules have been disqualified from the contest. Furthermore, additional artists participating in the contest will soon be selected to be among the top 300 finalists. We're committed to upholding the integrity of the Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest and appreciate fans’ continued support as we celebrate the artistic abilities of the talented Pokémon community.”

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