Pet fish creates own PayPal account, makes purchase on Nintendo Switch gaming platform

I’ve read reports of preschoolers accidentally making expensive in-app purchases in app stores or ordering pizza on their parents’ smartphones and iPads. But have you ever heard of pet fish shopping online? Yes, not parrots, dogs or cats, but bowl fish! Strange as it may sound, it happened in Japan.

The YouTube game streamer who goes by the name of Mutekimaru is popular for playing with his pet tetrafish on the Nintendo Switch. As reported by CNN, Mutekimaru installed advanced motion sensors in his aquarium to alter the movement of fish to control movement in his Nintendo Switch games.


During a recent game session, the Pokémon game that Mutekimaru and his pet fish were playing crashed due to a glitch and returned to the home screen of the Nintendo Switch platform. The former took a break and after returning, to my surprise, the water tank sensor allowed the fish to move around in the Nintendo UI settings.

what do you think the fish did? Turn on the legal terms checkmark, set up a Pay Pal account, purchase the owner’s avatar (animated profile picture), add 500 yen ($4), etc., and name the owner’s Switch account. changed) to the Switch account in your profile. The live video streaming also revealed Mutekimaru’s credit card details (later removed).

Invincible YouTube channel (screenshot)

The video went viral on social media platforms such as Twitter. Mutekimaru reportedly explained the bizarre scenario to Nintendo and asked for a refund.

It seems too flimsy to believe, but I’m curious to see if Nintendo is ready to buy the story.

Mutekimaru’s YouTube channel shows videos of his pet fish playing with Pokémon.

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