Pokemon Go Cheaters Are Being Punished In A Surprising New Way
Their Pokemon are going to behave differently...
We already knew Pokémon Go was cracking down on cheaters but in yesterday’s big patch update, things got serious.
Talking about the recent update in a Reddit post, rep for Niantic (who make the game) NianticGeorge confirmed that anyone caught using third-party software like a tracking app will see a “slash” in their inventory.
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"With the announcement of Raid Battles and the new battle features, we are staying true on our commitment to ensuring that Pokémon Go continues to be a fun and fair experience for all Trainers,” NianticGeorge writes. “Starting today, Pokémon caught using third-party services that circumvent normal gameplay will appear marked with a slash in the inventory and may not behave as expected.”
We’ve no idea what the slash is or how Pokémon “may not behave as expected” means… but we’re looking forward to finding out!
Only last month, Pokémon Go accounts that use third party trackers (and by that, we mean accounts that are already flagged as cheats) won’t be able to see rare Pokémon in scanned areas. So if you’re account is flagged, you could be standing next to someone in the very same place and not see *the same* rare Pokémon in front of you.
Did you catch the recent news that Pokémon Go is disabling its gyms…? And if you want more Pokémon Go, check out this hack to grab yourself some super rare Pokemon!
- By Vikki Blake @_vixx
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