Japanese YouTuber Mutekimaru Channel set up a fishtank to play Pokemon. A camera tracks the fish’s position in the tank to indicate controller inputs. The video above goes through the whole set up. After one unfortunate game crash the fish actually end up making an eShop purchase and revealing the credit card info!
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the newest paired games in the Pokémon franchise, and so there are a lot of YouTubers streaming gameplay of them these days. What sets Mutekimaru Channel’s Pokémon Violet stream apart, though, is that it’s played by fish.
In short, the system allows the fish to use the system’s controller, even without directly touching it. However, the unexpected side effect of that is that this allows the fish to use the controller for non-gameplay functions too, which led to an absolutely crazy chain of events
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