The Pokémon Company International has posted a job listing on LinkedIn for a high-ranking executive advisory role that requires the applicant to be an expert in all things NFT, blockchain, and the metaverse.
The role will have a multitude of responsibilities, including to advise TPC president Tsunekazu Ishihara about the strategic direction of the company, as well as identifying and executing investments, projects, and partnerships to support TPC's growth.
But to add to this, it's noted that the applicant will need to bring "Deep knowledge and understanding of Web 3, including blockchain technologies and NFT, and/or metaverse," as well as a deep "network of investors and entrepreneurs in the technology sectors above (Web3 and metaverse)."
Considering the success of Pokémon cards and how embedded into Pokémon as a whole trading is, it doesn't seem out of the blue to say that TPC could be looking at NFTs and blockchain as its next big step. Either way, we'll just have to wait and see whether these areas (and the metaverse) is something the company will be exploring in the future.