The Associated Press Dropped The Accent From 'Pokémon' And Twitter Freaked

by Robert Anthony

As the Pokémon Go world takeover continues, I wasn't the least bit surprised to find out that the Associated Press issued a statement regarding how to properly use the word Pokémon.

AP took to its AP Stylebook Twitter account and unleashed some knowledge on the use of the single accent mark used in Pokémon. Here's the original tweet.

Look, at the end of the day, regardless of what AP says, most people and publications are going to continue to use Pokémon however they please. Whether they want to include the accent mark or fully capitalize the "go" in Pokémon Go, the options are in their hands.

In a recent article about the tweet, Mashable explained,

I'm just going to say it, AP: You're wrong. Mashable generally adheres to AP style conventions (although we do have our own, too). And in this case, we're absolutely going to continue to spell Pokémon correctly — with the acute accent mark. That is, after all, how it was intended.

Despite most people just ignoring AP's guidance, some Pokémon fans are outraged by the AP's tweet regarding proper use of accent marks and capitalization of the media franchise name. And I mean OUTRAGED.

Check out the hilarious tweets below!

AP then fired back with a few tweets of their own, saying,

It didn't stop there, either.

Well put, AP. Well put indeed!

Now excuse me while I go play Pokémon Go in traffic (literally).

Citations: Sorry AP, there is an accent mark in Pokémon (Mashable)