Pokémon Sword & Shield Leakers Face Hefty Fine

Defendants ordered to pay $150.000 USD each.

Remember way back when Pokémon Sword and Shield hadn’t released yet, but we were getting leaks left and right? Evolutions, Dynamax forms, the whole shebang!

Well, the two individuals who leaked images from an unreleased guidebook prior to the games’ launch have been ordered to pay $150.000 each for damages and attorney fees. The two were working at the publishing company responsible for the guidebook.

The Pokémon Company’s legal representation argued the two individuals caused damage to the potential excitement and interest in the games.

Source: Nintendo Life

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