Pokémon Creative Design Director Dead in Freak Windstorm Accident

A recent windstorm in Seattle, Washington has claimed the life of one of the key figures behind the Pokémon franchise. Pokémon Creative Design Director, Eric Medalle, 42, was driving with his young daughter when wind knocked an evergreen tree onto his car, crushing him. His daughter was fortunately not seriously injured.

Pokemon Eric Medalle

Medalle had been with the Pokémon franchise since 2003, working on such titles as Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Black, and Pokémon White. 

Freinds and family have set up a YouCaring page to raise money for a college fund for Medalle’s two children. COGconnected sends out our condolences to Medelle’s family, friends, and co-workers.