Ramar Larkin Jones, one of the people named in the lawsuit, was prepared to host the so-called "5th Annual Unofficial Pokemon PAX Kickoff Party," but on the eve of the event, he was forced to cancel and give refunds after the Pokemon company caught wind of it and served him with a lawsuit.
"The Pokémon Company International, Inc. ("TPCi") brings this action against Ruckus Productions, Ramar Larkin Jones and Zach Shore, to put an end to and obtain redress for their blatant and willful infringement of TPCi's copyrights," said the lawsuit, according to Scribd.
"I thought it was a scare tactic," said Jones. "I thought once the party was canceled there would be nothing more about this. I'm shocked."
Jones said that the $2 charge was to help cover some of the costs for the event, but he says he still loses money every year from it, according to GeekWire.
Working as a barista, Jones said it was impossible for him to pay the money requested in the 45-day time frame so he went to GoFundMe to earn enough to settle the claim.
Within three days, Jones was able to reach his funding goals.