Pet fish spend money and expose Nintendo Switch owner’s credit card during Pokemon live stream

Pet fish spend money and expose Nintendo Switch owner’s credit card during Pokemon live stream
Pet fish spend money and expose Nintendo Switch owner’s credit card during Pokemon live stream

The pet fish spent money and revealed their owner’s credit card details to thousands of people during a live broadcast.

The unlikely incident happened during an unusual experiment conducted by a Japanese YouTuber, who wanted to see if his fish could finish a video game on his own.

Using a webcam pointed at their aquarium and motion-tracking software to monitor their movements and translate them into button inputs, Mutekimaru set up his fish to play the latest Pokemon title on nintendo Change.

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The fish operated the Nintendo Switch by swimming on a grid marked with buttons. Image: Mutekimaru/YouTube channel

The footage shows them swimming across a grid drawn on their bowl, with each square labeled with a command on the Switch’s controller.

The fish had managed to complete a previous game in the series – and it only took 3,000 hours north.

On this occasion, they had been playing for over 1,100 hours when the game crashed, which is perhaps no surprise given the latest Pokemon games. have been criticized for being bug-prone.

Mutekimaru was away from his streaming setup when this happened – and the Switch continued to accept button commands from the fish.

Eventually, they managed to access the console store.

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From there, the fish managed to add 500 yen (£3.10) to Mutekimaru’s account using the credit card that was stored on his Switch – and expose the card details to anyone who looked.

The fish also triggered a download from the store, asked PayPal to send a confirmation email to its owner, and changed its account name.

Nintendo seemed to view the situation with sympathy, as Mutekimaru said the company had issued a refund.

Sky News has contacted Nintendo for comment.

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