YouTuber Mutekimaru Channel is famous for live-streaming pets playing various games through motion tracking software that records their pets’ positions as key inputs. The fish have done pretty impressive things during these flows – even in 2020 Defeated Pokemon Sapphire After 3,195 hours of running. But earlier this month, their fish did what no fish has (hopefully) done before: credit card fraud.
during Live broadcast 12 days ago, the fish got off to a good start in Pokemon Violet, winning a few battles and slowly but surely progressing through the story. About 5 hours into the stream, however, the game crashed, giving the fish free access to the rest of the owner’s Switch.
These fish committed credit card fraud while playing Pokemon. 💳🐟🐟🐟🐟 pic.twitter.com/w0TgKgJSUL
— IGN (@IGN) January 25, 2023
From there, the fish went to the eShop and added 500 yen (about $3.85) to the owner’s account, even revealing the owner’s credit card information to viewers in the process.
They also sent the owner a PayPal confirmation email, redeemed Nintendo Switch Online points for a Nintendo Switch Sports profile picture, and downloaded the Switch’s Nintendo 64 emulator app.
Fortunately, according to TechSpotThe YouTuber was able to get his money back after explaining the situation to Nintendo.
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Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, they have contributed to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.