Pokémon GO News: Niantic Releases New Statement on Cheating and Bans

Pokémon GO News: Niantic Releases New Statement on Cheating and Bans

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Niantic has been very busy on hunting down cheaters and it has released two statements in the past few days on it. If you have ever cheated in Pokémon GO or have ever thought about it, don’t.

It appears Niantic has made cheating one if it’s main priorities. After releasing a statement a few days ago, it released another specifically calling out cheaters:

Cheating and Bans


After reviewing many reports of in-game cheating, we have started taking action against players taking unfair advantage of and abusing Pokémon GO. Moving forward, we will continue to terminate accounts that show clear signs of cheating.

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.

If you do believe your account has been terminated incorrectly, you should report it to the Pokémon GO Help Center:



The Pokémon GO Development team

With that in mind it would be wise not to cheat anymore. If you have had your account banned for cheating, let us know in the comments or give us your thoughts on the whole matter.

  • Danie

    I got an email saying that my account was banned for cheating when I have never cheated or used a hack in my life. I have been playing the game according to the rules and still got banned. The only thing I can come up with that they suspect is that I live in a small town with little signal so my gps jumps me all over the place sometimes and I assume they think I’m spoofing my gps, extremely frusturated with the company. I worked hard to get to where I was in the game.

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