Nintendo, Game Freak Inc. and Creatures Inc. have filed for three new trademarks relating to ‘Pi!car!’ in Japan. According to Japanese Nintendo, the filings are for a collaboration between The Pokemon Company and Toyota Motor Corporation for a ‘futuristic car project’ that utilises a compact design without using petrol fumes.
No other details have emerged from the trademarks that were filed on 13th August but Japanese Nintendo states the following:
All three applications use both the “Vehicle” and “Education and entertainment” categories with all three also using 42 product services related to the above categories. None are for a potential Pi!car! video game.
So those looking at these trademarks thinking that a new Pokemon game is on its way should probably put the breaks on and gear up for disappointment. However, the prospect of having a Pikachu self-driving electric car is both the stuff of nightmares and potentially a dream come true.