Pokimane's bizarre Nintendo Switch mystery takes an unexpected turn - Dexerto

Pokimane’s bizarre Nintendo Switch mystery takes an unexpected turn

Published: 27/Dec/2019 11:12

by Matt Porter


Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has provided a new update in the saga of her Nintendo Switch, revealing that the console itself was stolen, rather than her account being hacked as initially believed.

The streamer was bemused on December 21 when she realized that someone had purchased Just Dance on her Nintendo account, offering a confused “thanks?” at the idea that someone had broken into her account just to buy her a game.

It now appears that this wasn’t the case after all, with the reality appearing to be that someone has actually stolen the console itself, with the theft taking place at some point before Christmas.


Twitch: PokimanePokimane was confused when someone bought Just Dance on her Switch.

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In a tweet posted on December 26, the 23-year-old provided an update for her fans who were still thinking about the Just Dance mystery, writing: “No one hacked into my account, instead my whole Nintendo Switch was stolen.”

When asked by a fan how she had only just realized that her console had been pinched five days after first talking about the situation, the streamer explained that she had been spending part of the holidays in Canada with her family, and didn’t realize it was gone until she returned to California.

“I visited my parents in Canada and left my Switch at home in Los Angeles,” she replied. “So I only found out when I came back and it was gone.”


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Pokimane lives in the OfflineTV house with fellow YouTubers and streamers like Michael Reeves, Lily ‘LilyPichu’ Ki and William ‘scarra’ Li, and currently it appears that the Switch is the only item missing from the property.

As for when the console went missing, Pokimane could only confirm that happened some time before Christmas, but doesn’t appear to be sure of an exact date or time that it was pilfered by the thief.

Unfortunately for Pokimane and her fans, the prospect of a possible Just Dance Twitch stream is definitely off the table now, thanks to the thief who is now enjoying their new Nintendo Switch console.