Aug 12th, 2016

Pokemon GO has turned into a worldwide phenomenon in just a couple of months. This has led to just about everyone playing the game but there are those out there who want to cheat the system and use various hacks to collect all the available Pokemon. (I mean, not everyone can travel the world and catch ’em all.)

Previously, we have seen Niantic take care of those cheaters who use GPS spoofing applications by issuing them a temporary ban. This means that you won’t be able to use Pokemon GO for at least a few hours. It seems now that Niantic is upping the ante a bit.

Your account was permanently terminated for violations of the Pokémon GO Terms of Service. This includes, but is not limited to: falsifying your 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.

The above quote means that if you are caught using anything other than the game itself to catch various Pokemon, you will be permanently banned. This includes services such as PokeVision and others which were created to help users bypass the issues that accompanied the tracker that was eventually removed due to being plagued with issues.

Even though Pokemon GO has been riddled with bugs and server issues since its inception, that’s no reason for you to step out and cheat your way to the top. If you do, you’ll end up in Pokemon jail and that’s a place that nobody wants to be.

[BGR via Niantic]

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