Niantic bans Pokémon Go cheaters

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Pokémon Go developer Niantic said it will "continue to terminate accounts that show clear signs of cheating."

Niantic noted it will permanently ban Pokémon Go trainers who:

  • Falsify their location
  • Use emulators and/or modified or unofficial software
  • Gain unauthorized access to Pokémon Go clients or backends, including access via third-party software

"After reviewing many reports of in-game cheating, we have started taking action against players taking unfair advantage of and abusing Pokémon Go," Niantic said in a prepared statement. "Our main priority with Pokémon Go is to provide a fair, fun and legitimate game experience for all players. If our system has determined that you cheated, then you will receive an email stating that your account has been terminated."

VG247 reported Niantic also has issued a "soft-ban" to a Pokémon Go trainer who attempted to accumulate 1 million XP in one day. 

In addition, Niantic has even banned some Pokémon Go trainers for playing the game on the highway.

But the threat of a permanent Pokémon Go ban has failed to stop some developers from modifying the game.