Pokemon GO cheaters now getting permabanned


Bad news for everyone trying to cheat on their way to Pokemon hunting stardom! Niantic has gone strict with its law enforcement policies, permanently banning Pokemon GO accounts that are suspected of the following, but not limited to: "falsifying their location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing Pokémon GO clients or backends in an unauthorized manner, including through the use of third party software."

In other words, if you want to cheat, you're going to have a harder time than ever! Still, there's always the possibility to appeal a terminated account through the game's support page.

Niantic insists it's resorting to extreme measures in order to "provide a fair, fun, and legitimate game experience for everyone." We'll have to take their word for that, lest Pokemon GO turned into your local Counter-Strike server, where everyone and their grandmother is on h4x of some kind.

Recently, Niantic was spotted beta-testing a Pokemon radar, of sorts – a revamped Nearby feature showing Nintendo monsters' approximate locations in the span of 500 metres. Hopefully, this official tool will help eager Pokemon trainers have a better time catching and developing their army of super-powered cuties!

source: Pokemon GO support

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12 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Hope phonearena efficient enough to ban some annoying commenters as well

2. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Look who's talking

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Hahaha.. Nice

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

from 45minutes ban to permaban.. surprise madafaka

5. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Windows users must be butthurt by now. Especially the fact that they're using emulators and falsifying their locations. Its better for them to get and own an android or an ios device.

6. evildog2

Posts: 2; Member since: May 19, 2013

#freedomofgaming

7. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

"provide a fair, fun, and legitimate game experience for everyone." Thats why i never encountered a Charmander !! Meanwhile in the city of London there is a hotspot for Charmanders...

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6793; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Make it hard enough and maybe the fad will die out quickly.

11. gsv619

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

its already dying out! too freaking tough to catch even the basic pokemon.

9. jsdechavez

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

But there are no pokestops in my town!!

10. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Didn't the game have kids leaving home to go far away? It's just super realistic in the most depressing ways.

12. TerrellAmerica unregistered

Dear Phonearena.. You wonder why people use Adblock... I click on this page and it forwards me to a stupid YOU'VE WON! bla bla bla website. You guys have gotten your selves off the white-list.

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