Pokémon Company Lawsuit Settles Sword and Shield Leakers Ordered to Pay $150,000 Each

This week the news came out that the 2019 lawsuit that The Pokémon Company had filed against two people responsible for leaking information from the Pokémon Sword and Shield video games ahead of their release.

In the weeks leading up to the release of the games in November 2019 critical details from the game were posted online including revealing game mechanics such as the Gigantamaxing feature. It turned out that these leaks came from two people that were working at a company that TPCi had hired to print the strategy guides for the games. The leakers took photos of the guides as they were printed and posted that information online.

In the suit The Pokémon Company claimed that the leaks caused irreparable damage to the upcoming release causing losses of countless profits and doing damage to the brand overall. Due to these damages the judge decided that the defendants would pay a fine of $150,000 each.

The decision can be read here.

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