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    Default Pokemon Gets Ready For Its Next Battle: Piracy!

    Press Release:

    More than 47 million counterfeit products seized worldwide in past 16 months

    BELLEVUE, Wash.—April 7, 2008 – Pokemon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in trading card games, today announced the results of recent anti-piracy actions taken in cooperation with Nintendo of America Inc. to combat the production and distribution of counterfeit Pokemon® Trading Card Game products.

    On March 26, law enforcement officials in New York raided seven stores known to be selling fraudulent Pokemon Trading Card Game merchandise. Thousands of products were seized and several arrests were made. In early April, one action at a production facility in China secured nearly 1.2 million counterfeit cards and investigations continue.

    During the past 16 months, more than 47 million counterfeit products have been seized at production facilities in Thailand, Singapore, Poland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Australia, and China. One seizure in China in 2007 netted more than 26 million illegally produced cards. Nintendo and Pokemon will continue to target the retailers and manufacturers trafficking in counterfeit Pokemon product.

    “Pokemon wants to send a message to importers and producers that we will not stand for the distribution of fraudulent Pokemon product,” says Pokemon spokesperson, J.C. Smith. “Pokemon is committed to ensuring our fans receive the quality product they've come to expect.”

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    This is like the fake Diamond and Jade games and the hacked ROMs, right? Yeah, I'm against things like Diamond and Jade because no effort went into them, but when I play ShinyGold or whatever, I'm okay with it, 'cause it's just giving us a game and admitting that it was Nintendo that came up with everything.

    All in all, that amount of money on counterfeit Pokčmon products is pretty bad.

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    Wow that's crazy. Who has enough time on their hands to even make fake cards or anything else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyBlonde13 View Post
    Wow that's crazy. Who has enough time on their hands to even make fake cards or anything else?
    People who can sell them and make money from it.

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    Trading Cards? They should be doing something about their GAMES! Those can be so easily pirated and are so much better than some 5$ trading cards game.



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    Hmmm, I wonder how many fake cards I've come across, considering I have literally over 1000 cards...^^"
    I is a Blonde::)

    YOU KNOW YOUR A BAND GEEK IF.....

    1. Band is your favorite sport.
    2. You hum band songs in other classes.
    3. You've ever done roll-step while walking with a full plate or glass to keep things from spilling.
    4. You've never been on a Friday night date, thanks to the football games.
    5. You walk in step with any music you hear.

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    i dont mean to sound enviromental friendly or anything here, But wotta waste of trees

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    i dont mean to sound enviromental friendly or anything here, But wotta waste of trees & the games are far better, i dont even get the TCG and i dont collect them

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    DAMN IT!!! DOUBLE POST!!! WERES THE EDIT BUTTON WHEN U NEED IT
    *looks around fr the edit button*

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    Haha yes I'm a tree killer. Actually my cousin had them all. I've only bought like 2 decks . But I dunno they amuse me
    I is a Blonde::)

    YOU KNOW YOUR A BAND GEEK IF.....

    1. Band is your favorite sport.
    2. You hum band songs in other classes.
    3. You've ever done roll-step while walking with a full plate or glass to keep things from spilling.
    4. You've never been on a Friday night date, thanks to the football games.
    5. You walk in step with any music you hear.

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    i only got 1 packet quite a while ago, and it had my fave pokemon in, i think i still have that 1 card left, and thats it

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    Well I'm just a packrat *rolls eyes*
    I is a Blonde::)

    YOU KNOW YOUR A BAND GEEK IF.....

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    2. You hum band songs in other classes.
    3. You've ever done roll-step while walking with a full plate or glass to keep things from spilling.
    4. You've never been on a Friday night date, thanks to the football games.
    5. You walk in step with any music you hear.

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    *raises eyebrow*some of your sayings i dont understand at all

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    *is still looking for the edit button*WERE THE HELL ARE YOU

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    Edit button...is gone?? WTF?! Hmmm....o and what I meant by packrat was I collect random things for my amusement. for the obvious reason.
    I is a Blonde::)

    YOU KNOW YOUR A BAND GEEK IF.....

    1. Band is your favorite sport.
    2. You hum band songs in other classes.
    3. You've ever done roll-step while walking with a full plate or glass to keep things from spilling.
    4. You've never been on a Friday night date, thanks to the football games.
    5. You walk in step with any music you hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asher View Post
    *is still looking for the edit button*WERE THE HELL ARE YOU
    It's at the bottom of your posts past your sig

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    You people amuse me.

    Fraudulent products? Yu-Gi-Oh's been pirated millions of times. I know because I've seen them. It'll be no different with Pokemon; they won't be able to catch all of the fakes, or even most of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyBlonde13 View Post
    Hmmm, I wonder how many fake cards I've come across, considering I have literally over 1000 cards...^^"
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    i feel bad for the copany for dealing with this a person once hacked the printing machine so only 20 cards had BIG errors luckily my step bro has one o those

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smithy View Post
    You people amuse me.

    Fraudulent products? Yu-Gi-Oh's been pirated millions of times. I know because I've seen them. It'll be no different with Pokemon; they won't be able to catch all of the fakes, or even most of them.

    Agreed.
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    True, if you go into a store that sells Yu-Gi-Oh cards you'll packages that are already open. This happens with every card game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smithy View Post
    You people amuse me.

    Fraudulent products? Yu-Gi-Oh's been pirated millions of times. I know because I've seen them. It'll be no different with Pokemon; they won't be able to catch all of the fakes, or even most of them.
    Well I hope the people tracking fakes are at least being paid damn well.

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    They probably won't be paid, but that would be cool.
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    i now whire to find all the pokemons

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    Quote Originally Posted by raika View Post
    i now whire to find all the pokemons
    What's "whire"?
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