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Pokemon creative design director killed in windstorm

Posted on March 15, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 0 Likes

The Pokemon Company Interational creative design director Eric Medalle died on Sunday during a windstorm. Medalle was taking his one of his daughter for a drive, but a massive tree crashed down on the family’s SUV. The girl thankfully made it out with only minor injuries.

Medalle was credited with several games in the Pokemon series. Here’s the lineup, courtesy of Bulbapedia:

– Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: English & European Graphic Design
– Pokemon X and Y: English & European Graphic Design
– Pokemon Black and White Versions 2: English Version Artwork
– Pokemon Conquest: Graphic Design
– Pokemon Black and White Versions: English Version Artwork
– Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs: English-Version Graphic Design
– Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions: English-Version Artwork
– Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia: English Version Artwork

More disappointing news to share. Our hearts goes out to Medalle’s family during this tough time.

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  • pegadoodle

    That’s awful to hear… RIP

    • Stiffy Weiner

      Literally, tree brances are powerful enough to tear through people.

      • RoadyMike

        Classy

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        • Theroux721

          Bruh, you’re the only one I see crying LOL

          • RoadyMike

            This is fun, you’re my new pet

          • Theroux721

            What cancer. I hope you don’t speak in public like that spergie.

          • RoadyMike

            Hush now or I won’t take you for that walk with the leash you love so much

          • Theroux721

            Is this a fetish? No one likes it

          • RoadyMike

            You do though :/

          • Theroux721

            I wonder if I can flag your comments as spam for being inscrutable spergieness

          • RoadyMike

            Go ahead

      • lanmanna

        Your profile pic is talking about yourself, right?

  • AquaBat

    A real shame, to be caught by something like that. I don’t even want to know the odds.
    Thank goodness that anonymous woman was there to pull the kid out. Can’t imagine what she’ll have to go through now, losing her father at such a young age. At least one of them wasn’t there to see it happen.

  • Logan Wayman

    Rest in Peace, Mr. Medalle. May Arceus bless your soul in heaven. 🙁

    • Pokemon Trainer Gold

      Where we are ALL shinies

      • HaqM123

        And with our Dream World Abilities

  • awng0781

    What a horrible tragedy. RIP.

  • John Enigma

    My goodness. This is really sad.

    I wonder what’s gonna happen to his children now.

  • Adrian Brown

    RIP both Eric Medalle and Akira Tago.

  • RoadyMike

    SoulSilver,White,Black 2 and Y. This man played a part in the development of 4 games that I, and millions of other fans around the globe, enjoyed very much. His contributions may have been taken for granted, but even those minor details are part of the big picture
    Thank you, and may you rest in peace good sir

  • Reggie

    Dear 2016, can everyone please stop dying?

    There is only so much of this I can take. This is truly sad news. My condolences to his family.

    • There are so many people dying already. Not just video games, but all entertainment. It is just crazy this many are passing away at such close times.

      • KGRAMR

        Yeah,my condolences goes to all those poor peoples

      • Reggie

        Hence why I made my comment.

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      Yes exactly. Jesus christ 2016 is probably going to be named the year of death at this rate.

  • Stuart

    What a…horrible way to die…a true tragedy…

    I hope the best for his daughter, some injuries are harder to heal than others.

  • :)

    Helped make some of the best games in the franchise.
    Godspeed.

  • Burning Gravity

    =(

  • shaw98

    This is truly sad. I pray he is with God now. 🙁

  • Condolences to his daughter, family and friends. Terrible event :/

  • link2metroid

    God that is so sad and tragic. What state must the daughter be in? She’s scarred for life. To be there when her father died and she may have been helpless to save him. R.I.P. and my deepest sympathies to his family, friends and work colleagues. Just a few seconds later or a few seconds earlier and this freak accident would have been avoided.

  • Melatelo

    So incredibly tragic. What are the odds? We really can never take for granted the time we spend with the people we love. R.I.P.

  • Ethan Classetti

    Glad I live on the east coast and not somewhere west like Seattle where these kind of windstorms happen. RIP 🙁

  • Drake Featherwing

    Oof. Right in the feels… Condolences to his family… A better man there never was.

  • Wendigo

    Aw man

  • Haseeb Khan

    Thank you ARCEUS !!!! FKN Pokemon Betrayer.. R.I.P MR. Eric Medalle…

    • Drake Featherwing

      Why? Cause he did Conquest? Or am I missing some context here?

  • Brotha Kyo

    2016, you need to stop this madness.

  • ycisneros

    A YouCare fundraising page has been created for his daughters: https://www.youcaring.com/daughters-of-eric-medalle-539492

    • Zazu22

      Seriously? Why does everyone start a gofundmepage? The man made good money and was driving a BMW. I’m sure he had insurance and other assets. Every tragedy doesn’t call for donations.

  • Justin McQuillen

    That’s horrible news! RIP brother you were a great one.

  • wiki443556

    I can’t even imagine the odds of that happening. It makes me fear my own mortality

    • Zazu22

      I lived in Florida for years, and people would go out in hurricanes and get killed all the time. Right after a storm, there would be many walking the streets and get hit by tree branches or electrocuted by downed power lines. I’m not getting the specifics, but the article says he took his daughter out for a drive in a windstorm. Not sure if that was deliberate, but it wasn’t a bright move if it was.

  • Cris Ryan

    R.I.P. I will continue to worship the titles you worked on including Sun & Moon.

  • Theroux721

    Karma for making too many Pokemon games?

    #Metroid #Fzero

    • Jack Red

      Don’t make jokes like that over a death.

      • Pedro U. D. I. C. S. I. P.

        Yeah, jokes are reserved for non-serious subjects, evidently.

        Anyway, rest in peace.

      • Theroux721

        Don’t tell me what to do cuck.

        • Addy the Wanderer

          Flaging.

          • Theroux721

            Huh? Speak up ignorant one, that isn’t a word.

          • Addy the Wanderer

            Um, yes it is. I was flagging you for being an idiot on an article about someone’s death.

          • Theroux721

            Clearly if “being an idiot” was a flaggable offense (lol) you lot would not be able to post.

            And no, “flaging” is not a word little ignorant one.

          • Addy the Wanderer

            Yes, I made spelling mistake, who cares?

          • Theroux721

            We do, after you actually had the audacity to deny it “Um, yes it is”

            0/10

          • Addy the Wanderer

            We do as in only you. Go play in the mud.

          • Theroux721

            Cute little spergie thinks he has friends, hahah.

        • Jack Red

          How would you feel if someone died and that you felt bad for that person’s family, and some jerk comes around and says, “Ha! I guess that’s karma for (Insert stupid idea to make fun of the fact that someone is killed.)”?

        • MagcargoMan

          “cuck”

          Shouldn’t you be back on 8chan with those ebin buzzwords?

          • Theroux721

            >8chan

            KYS degenerate

          • MagcargoMan

            >/pol/kiddie getting mad

            It’s odd because 4chan has more moderation since Moot sold out so I’m surprised edgelord supremos such as yourself didn’t jump ship.

          • Theroux721

            Anyone that mentions /pol or 8chan out of nowhere is always the degenerate that actually browses them. You probably think they’re deep web or something lmoa. Disgusting neckbearded manchild. Go play your pokeaids games man.

          • MagcargoMan

            “out of nowhere”

            Sorry for your lack of self-awareness, but cuck buzzwords and calling things you don’t like degenerate is a staple of chan culture.

    • Joachim

      Being a douchebag work for you?

      • Theroux721

        QQ pansy, you’ll get your carbon copy games soon enough.

        • Joachim

          Awww cute…..That’s brilliant mate. You are a talentless troll, it seems like you try real hard but you’re not enough, You are a joke Piss off dude Lmao

          • Theroux721

            That was pathetic. Why bother attempting to retort with that stale effort? You should have your computer privileges revoked little one.

          • Joachim

            You so hilarious troll Good luck with that Lmao Fu^* off

          • Theroux721

            “le tr0000llll xD I got him guyz”

          • Joachim

            Fuc^* moro* Lol You are so laughable lmao Thanks for make my day basemant troll lol

          • Theroux721

            Why did you censor ‘moron’? Why is the asterisk blocking a consonant. Are you really that malnourished mentally? Boy what a low to hit.

          • Joachim

            Thanks for the censorship Dude. By the way your days are over the Mod will take actions with you

            Good day 😀

          • Addy the Wanderer

            He’d better, giving me a damn headache.

          • Joachim

            It’s ok the Mod will take over him soon. nintendoanything is a free place of trolls,and personals attacks.

          • Addy the Wanderer

            Good, because I don’t want this place to turn into another Wii U Daily.

          • Joachim

            I know…..I know……Don’t remind me thta. I have to deal with this people over there veryyyyy often

          • Theroux721

            Yes, please do run along little one. Next time don’t interfere with your superiors. Corrupt moderation won’t save you btw kek

    • RoadyMike

      F Zero is a dead franchise overshadowed by Mariokart and Metroid still doesn’t sell well
      Neither sells anywhere close or is loved by the hundreds of millions as Pokemon does
      Cry harder you little sh!†

      • Theroux721

        This is why no one likes Nintenyearolds

        • RoadyMike

          Truth hurts, doesn’t it?

          • Addy the Wanderer

            Don’t feed the fire.

          • RoadyMike

            Troll or not, he’s being an idiot

          • Theroux721

            “le tr0000llll xD I got him guyz”

            This the best you got Pokeaids community? Nobody uses the word “Troll” anymore you disgusting 2012 spastics. You guys are 20 and still live with your parents. Please get some head.

          • RoadyMike

            Yea you obviously have no reading comprehension skills man. I’m not the one calling you a troll. I’m calling you what you’ve proven to be: an idiot

          • Theroux721

            “Argument is lost: call him an idiot”

            0/10

          • RoadyMike

            There was no argument tho
            8/10 for effort

          • Theroux721

            Exactly, you couldn’t come up with anything other than ad hominem

            -4/10 no effort or intelligence found

          • RoadyMike

            Both those statements are true. What now?

          • RoadyMike

            Sure. Ok. What else? I’m intrigued

          • RoadyMike

            Says the guy calling me spergie. But ok

          • Theroux721

            Kill yourself please

          • Addy the Wanderer

            You must really enjoy talking down to others, and “kill myself please”? No thanks.

          • Theroux721

            Yes please

          • Theroux721

            Pokemon Mario and Zelda are the shittiest tier of video games. Truth hurt don’t it aspie?

          • dannyxzero

            both sell more then any game you like lol.

          • Addy the Wanderer

            What did I just tell you? Stop talking to him! Ignore him!

          • dannyxzero

            *blush* You got mii LOL, made me laugh so hard, sorry, Wont happen again!

          • Theroux721

            Both? lol. And no, you’re wrong.

            Lastly, idiotic autistic manchildren like you eat up one-dimensional garbage such as that so easily so it’s no surprise. Doesn’t make it better in any way.

          • RoadyMike

            I actually stated facts. Those are just opinions. Seriously, behave of you’re not getting fed tonight

    • dannyxzero

      What is wrong with you?……..if you don’t like Pokémon games, go play something else, I’m 100% sure you won’t be missed.

      • Addy the Wanderer

        Don’t waste you’re time with this joker, he’s just going to talk you down anyway.

        • dannyxzero

          You are totally right Addy. I just wish all the “I hate Nintendo” people will go elsewhere. Comment like this are messed up for all the reasons we have listed and more, none the less…why add more fuel to the fire. Thanks for the reminder.

          • Theroux721

            You are everything wrong with modern video games. Consider a lobotomy.

          • dannyxzero

            Thank you, will do.

  • Maverick Hunter

    May god shepherd his soul into the next world

  • Kristen Chipman

    So very sad. :O/ A page has been set up to raise funds to send his little daughters to college:

    https://www.youcaring.com/daughters-of-eric-medalle-539492

  • Chris Harris

    Rest in paradise…

  • lucaslink2

    A terrible loss of a man that bring happiness to so many people. I hope that his family finds a way to overcome their loss and that his kid doesn’t get traumatized by the accident. R.I.P.

  • sonicfan1373

    May he rest in peace. My condolences go to his family.

  • Karpa San

    RIP :/

  • Tiffany

    RIP

  • Samantha Evertte

    This is so sad. RIP good sir. You’ve earned it.

  • Joachim

    That’s sucks! R.I.P.

  • That’s just so horrible. That’s really all I can say. My thoughts are with his family.

  • Nathaniel King

    As I was reading this I was thinking to myself “he died eerily similar to a family I heard about last night on the news…” turns out it’s actually him, wow…small world. Worst wind storm in the last few years just hit here in the Seattle area, that’s how this happened.

  • Unfortunate.

  • Jerry Byington

    read the date -.-

  • poguxd

    why must the important people die so soon!!!

  • Rest In Peace; you did a good job mate. 🙂

  • Jaisys

    First our beloved Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passes, followed by our pokemon creative design director Eric Medalle, then our dear Professor Layton “Puzzle Master” Akira Togo. It’s been such a sad time for our video game industry..
    Rest in Peace, you all will forever be in our hearts.

  • キロ

    It’s scary to think that the heavy winds that cut power to my place (and many others) was also responsible for the death of someone like that…

    It really puts things into perspective. Rest in peace.

  • Theroux721

    BTW posting “RIP” like a sheep doesn’t exactly fulfill anything. In a few days none of you nintenyearolds will even remember his name lol. That’s the real cruelty.

  • Zazu22

    Man, gamers have the mentality of four-year-olds based on the comments under all the articles about his man’s death. Grow up. My five-year-old can articulate in more mature language.

  • Theroux721

    lol. stupid autistic salty nintenyearolds. Your ignorance fuels my superiority.