An NFT project “Change Pokémon colors and run away for 30 million reais”, according to complaints from the community itself. In addition to false promises and agreements, according to the investigation, the funds raised have been transferred to exchanges.
The creators of the project, under the name Animoon, claim to have signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with the company that created the Pokémon. In this way, they have the right to use the image of the character.
“We have a partnership with TopDeck, we have signed a non-disclosure agreement with Pokémon. They get a percentage of the royalties.”
Red flags in NFT Pokémon projects
The poverty of art in the collection is one of the concerns observed by the community.Proving that Animoons are just Pokémon with different colors and creating 9,999 sets based on thatNFT
“Why would Pokemon associate their intellectual property with a low-effort project and incomplete team with no gaming experience. Not to mention the art is blatant theft.”
There are also benefits to owning one of the 15 legendary NFTs in the series, so point to another red flag.According to Animoon, because holders of these NFTs will receive $2,500 (R$12,000) per month as a stipend for the rest of their lives
“$2,500 per month. The first 15 cards are legendary and they automatically earn the owner $2,500 per month in lifetime benefits.”
The key to this series of red flags is Jack Paul In the promotion of Animoon. In the long run, Paul has been involved in other lawsuits related to crypto market scams.
“It was a pleasure to be a part of this project. I love the Pokémon inspired design. Personally, I will try to get one [NFT] legendary period [venda] listed. You better not miss this opportunity. “
Despite warnings, many invest in Pokémon clones
Project Animoon, in addition to collectible cards, also promises to create a game where NFTs will be used to generate dividends, similar to how Axie Infinity works. Still, in the five months after launch, nothing broke.
The team promised investors Supreme-branded T-shirts, Air Jordan sneakers and other perks. But as mentioned, none of these products were shipped to anyone.
Even so, the team appears to have raised around 30 million reais in the sale of the series. In the investigation of the case, it was pointed out that the funds raised began to be transferred and eventually entered the exchange, indicating the end of the coup.
“Shortly after launch, the team started running ads/chats less often, every 3-4 weeks,” ZachXBT, who investigated the case, noted. “At the same time, $6.3 million (30 million reais) was transferred to Binance and Kucoin exchanges.”
The animation developer disappeared
Animoon’s official Twitter account was suspended and one developer’s account was deleted, much to the dismay of the project’s investors. The site, while active, is no longer functional and Discord Chat has been removed from the platform.
Finally, it should be noted that the developers said they are talking to Bandai Namco to obtain a license related to Digimon. This may just be another argument for another blow.