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The Pokemon Company is suing 3 people for leaking unreleased Pokemon from the official Sword & Shield strategy guide

The Pokemon Company has filed a lawsuit in a Seattle court that accuses 3 people of leaking Pokemon Sword and Shield information prior to the game’s release by posting photos from the official Pokemon Sword and shield strategy guide, which was also unreleased at the time. The photos, which leaked earlier this month, included images of unreleased Pokemon. They are also accused of stealing trade secrets from the strategy guide on Discord on November 1st.

However, the lawsuit cannot move forward until the identities of the 3 defendants, who are currently being called John/Jane Does 1-3, are found. A Discord account associated with the leakers have been discovered, but nothing more. The Pokemon Company will need the court’s help to find the account’s owner. The lawsuit seems to be unrelated to Pokemon Sword and Shield itself breaking its street date not long after the strategy guide leaks occurred.


20 thoughts on “The Pokemon Company is suing 3 people for leaking unreleased Pokemon from the official Sword & Shield strategy guide”

  1. A baseless lawsuit designed to punish people by forcing them to pay for lawyers, rather than a genuine attempt to recover damages.

    Even if you could show liability, what damages would they report? That some guy on a message board somewhere, said he wasn’t buying the game? Honestly, they should file for sanctions in response.

      1. Well, this explains everything why people should not reveal the game story mode and gameplay before its release. I know some people are being sued by them don’t have liability insurance and they will be forced to pay the lawyers.

        1. Of course, anyone could sue you at any time for anything, and put you in the position of having to pay lawyers. So you could use this as a reason not to do literally anything.

        2. Uh oh. Looks like TPC is sour that Sword and Shield didn’t have the biggest launch and they are trying to supplement profits by suing 3 people they don’t even know.

          It sure is tough for an indie dev like game freak.

          1. Why spin the energy on 3 men when they need to make another Pokemon title in R&D immediately and correct the issue people are complaining about? I dont want to wait 10 years to play another Pokemon title.

          2. The court needs to throw this out honestly. Give TPC their way & it’s hunting season on every leaker & possibly even the people that reported what the leakers leaked as they were explicit in getting the leaks out there. Lucasfilm would love it if TPC won this as then they could go after everyone leaking Star Wars 9’s shit script.

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