The Pokémon Company donates $200,000 in aid of Ukraine
Pokemon logo

The Pokémon Company donates $200,000 in aid of Ukraine

The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has affected many industries, including gaming

The Pokémon Company announced Thursday that it will make a $200,000 donation to GlobalGiving in aid of Ukrainian people during the current Ukraine crisis. The company wrote in a statement on Twitter that “the growing crisis in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, which continues to cause the displacement of families and threaten the safety of children, is heartbreaking.”

Recommended Videos

The statement also outlines the details of the donation, which will go to GlobalGiving with the intent of distributing the funds to “community-led organizations supporting families and children affected by the crisis.” GlobalGiving, a partner of the Pokémon Company, currently has a donation page for the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, which has raised over $5 million to “support humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine.”

This is not the first time the Pokémon Company has donated money in support of a social cause. In June 2020, after the murder of George Floyd sparked protests against systemic racism and police brutality across the world, the company donated $100,000 to the NAACP and $100,000 to Black Lives Matter.

The Ukraine crisis has had a profound global impact. Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine in February, an act that has had consequences in many different areas, including the gaming industry. Other major publishers have responded as well. EA recently removed the Russian National team and all Russian clubs from FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online as a means of calling for peace. Additionally, some Ukrainian esports professionals across games like VALORANT and Apex Legends are now unable to compete in ongoing tournaments.

related content
Read Article Best trade codes for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Miraidon Pokémon Scarlet Violet top
Miraidon Pokémon Scarlet Violet top
Miraidon Pokémon Scarlet Violet top
Read Article CoD Mobile redeem codes (February 2024) — All working codes
COD Mobile redeem codes
COD Mobile redeem codes
COD Mobile redeem codes
Read Article Escape From Tarkov promo codes (February 2024)
Escape from Tarkov Promo Codes
Escape from Tarkov Promo Codes
Escape from Tarkov Promo Codes
Read Article THE FINALS Update 1.5.0 patch notes: Solo Bank It, C4 nerf, and Las Vegas updates
A FINALS character standing against a yellow wall with THE FINALS written in white lettering.
A FINALS character standing against a yellow wall with THE FINALS written in white lettering.
A FINALS character standing against a yellow wall with THE FINALS written in white lettering.
Read Article Steam leak suggests Smite 2 could release in March
Two characters, one the God Zeus and another wearing a shield and sword, standing outside a white building with gold accents.
Two characters, one the God Zeus and another wearing a shield and sword, standing outside a white building with gold accents.
Two characters, one the God Zeus and another wearing a shield and sword, standing outside a white building with gold accents.
Related Content
Read Article Best trade codes for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Miraidon Pokémon Scarlet Violet top
Read Article CoD Mobile redeem codes (February 2024) — All working codes
COD Mobile redeem codes
Read Article Escape From Tarkov promo codes (February 2024)
Escape from Tarkov Promo Codes
Read Article THE FINALS Update 1.5.0 patch notes: Solo Bank It, C4 nerf, and Las Vegas updates
A FINALS character standing against a yellow wall with THE FINALS written in white lettering.
Read Article Steam leak suggests Smite 2 could release in March
Two characters, one the God Zeus and another wearing a shield and sword, standing outside a white building with gold accents.
Author
Bonnie Qu
Just a fun guy who likes playing games and also likes writing about people playing games.