The Pokémon Company settled their November 2019 lawsuit against two Pokémon sword and sign Delicious, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The company filed the lawsuit in 2019 after photos of an unpublished person. a Pokémon sword and sign Strategy guide published online – In front the release date of the game.
The defendants must each pay The Pokémon Company $ 150,000 in damages and attorney’s fees.
When The Pokémon Company first filed the lawsuit, only screenshots of the guides were posted on a Discord chat. Throughout the trial, The Pokémon Company found that one of the two defendants took the photos while working for the company that was hired to print the strategy guide. The second defendant then shared those photos on Discord, which they distributed to a “global audience,” The Pokémon Company said in the original complaint. The photos revealed features not seen before, like the Gigantamax shapes of certain Pokémon.
The Pokémon Company said in the complaint that it was “quick” to respond to the leaks, including providing removal requests over the Internet. However, these weren’t the only leaks. Before and after these images were available online, a Portuguese website posted a series of leaks which the website has since blacklisted by Nintendo. Videos from the game were also posted on the Internet.
In response to these leaked images and videos, a new hashtag, #GameFreakLied, began to be trending in America. Before the game’s release date, gamers were angry with the company Pokémon sword
Following in 2020 Pokémon sword and signAfter the game’s release date, the game was leaked again – specifically a beta version of the game. Hackers said the leak was from a Nintendo violation in 2018.
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