Cheaters beware: Niantic cracks down on Pokemon Go cheating


Today, Niantic announced changes to their policy regarding cheaters in Pokemon Go. 

Under the new changes, cheaters will be dealt with via a three strike system and three strikes leads to account termination. Previously, instances of cheating were dealt with by degrading the quality of monsters encountered.

Here's how it will work. Strike 1 lasts for 7 days and acts as a warning; you will not be able to encounter rare Pokemon and you will be disqualified from receiving EX Raid Passes. Strike 2 is a suspension and lasts for 30 days; you will be unable to access your account during that time. And if, after two strikes you continue to engage in cheating behaviors, you will encounter Strike 3: Termination; your account will be terminated, forever.

Keep in mind that the Strike system is not set in stone; Niantic still retains the right to ban accounts on an individual basis without accumulating strikes. And if, by chance, you believe that your account was terminated on accident, you can always appeal; but Niantic is quite confident in the accuracy of their system. 

Some things that could earn you a Strike include location spoofing, accessing Pokemon Go via unauthorized 3rd party clients, or using any other 3rd party add-ons. 

This is all trying to say: don't be a cheater. A few perks is not really worth having your account terminated is it? 

source: niantic via engadget

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6 Comments

1. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

That one guy still playing is gonna be pissed

3. two_soggy_waffles

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 10, 2017

LOOOL

2. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

1.5 to 2.5 million $ a day. Yeah that one dude spends a bit on the game.

4. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Game is dead bruh.

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

it may not be 2016 peak but the game still churns money in. has Millions of players daily

6. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

It's truly not. It's still very widely popular. There's people that's always out and about downtown where I stay that plays.

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