A 23-year-old man was arrested by local authorities in Nagoya City after he was allegedly caught selling a hacked Pokémon. The Japanese is said to have used a Nintendo Switch with jailbreak software to generate the various pocket monsters in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

The Pokémon included a Memmeon, which is one of the starters of the current generation. The suspect is said to have asked for around 500 yen (around 4 euros) for each hacked Pokémon. If a customer wants to buy more than six Pokémon, there was an additional processing fee of 800 yen. Since the release of Pokémon Sword & Shield in November 2019, he is said to have earned 1.15 million yen – that would be the equivalent of just over 9,000 euros in around a year.

In fact, the Japanese now have against the so-called Unfair Competition Prevention Act violated. What punishment the 23-year-old now faces has not yet been revealed. It was only in January that the Pokémon Company announced that they would take stricter action against cheaters in Sword & Shield and Home in the future. In addition to a ban in multiplayer, those responsible did not rule out further legal action at the time.

The Pokémon franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The company has numerous announcements planned. Recently, rumors made the rounds that there will be a Pokémon Direct with new information in February. So far, nothing has been confirmed here.

via Destructoid

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