Alerted by customers about bogus charges showing up on their credit card statements, a gas station in Modesto, California, discovered six sophisticated card skimmers had been placed within its eight pumps.
Technology has always been a hurdle for Pokemon. For all its forward-thinking concepts, the franchise has had to adapt its games for the science of its decade. Players began trading with wired Game Boys in the 1990s and they moved on to wireless transactions with the Nintendo 3DS in the aughts. As Game Freak built an ecosystem around the portable systems, the internet and online gaming emerged as a potential and inevitable arena for play.