The runaway popularity of “Pokemon Go” has opened up a lucrative market. People who sell gaming accounts online are finding that profiles for the mobile game are selling for thousands of dollars.
One listing for “Pokemon Go” on a site called PlayerAuctions is for $999,999. It is for a custom order, so a buyer can tell the seller what they want from an account. The seller will then play the game for them to get the profile up to the requirements requested.
On a site called LeagueofTrading, a user managed to sell an account for $2,000. On PlayerAuctions there are several accounts going for over $11,000. One of these is claiming to be Level 30 with Pokemon that have “combat power” in excess of 2,000. Level 30 is relatively high and the combat power refers to the attack strength of the fictional creatures. A combat power of over 2,000 is also very high.
“Pokemon Go” accounts are also listed on eBay though the values appear to be lower.