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A YouTuber’s fish secretly buys from Nintendo – owner only realizes it 7 hours later

A fish gambles on the Switch Pokemon Crimson & Crimson. A YouTuber set up an aquarium so that a fish could “gamble”. He also secretly shopped on the owner’s switch. How this works exactly, we explain to you in our article.

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YouTuber Mutekimaru connected the aquarium to a motion sensor and webcam. A grid was integrated into the image, which in turn was filled with controller inputs. When a fish paused or changed direction, the appropriate controller input was registered in-game.

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In an experiment, the fish was supposed to play Pokemon Crimson and Crimson. You can watch the entire Japanese stream in the following video:

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Fish buys for 5 euros in the Nintendo eShop on the switch

How did the purchase come about? The game crashed after 1,144 hours, but the motion sensor continued to register the animal’s input.

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Here the fish then managed to launch the Nintendo eShop and randomly entered the correct inputs to make a purchase in the eShop. In total, it is a sum of 500 yen, which is around 5 euros. Much more annoying: After the purchase, all viewers knew the Youtuber’s credit card details. Otherwise, the fish did some other mischief:

  • He bought a new avatar
  • downloaded the N64 emulator
  • got PayPal to send him a setup confirmation email
  • changed the Nintendo account name from “Mutekimaru” to “ROWAWAWAWA¥”
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Why wasn’t the error noticed at first? YouTuber Mutekimaru wasn’t even present when the accident happened, so he didn’t notice the mistake at first. Only after 7 hours did the owner manage to turn off his switch and undo the actions.

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How did it go? In the end, the YouTuber Mutekimaru got the 5 euros back from Nintendo. He has not suffered any financial damage from it. Only the points for the new avatar that the fish bought are not returned.

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By the way, the experiment is not entirely new, because Mutekimaru had already carried it out before. In 2020, his fish successfully completed the test, finishing Pokemon Sapphire in about 3,195 hours. An average player needs more like 30 hours for this.

By the way, the fish is still alive and has not been processed into fish sticks (as in the following article). You can read in the following article whether a fish finger pizza can really taste good:

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I ate that famous fish finger pizza the cool kids are talking about!

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