Here's what happens if you're caught cheating in Pokémon Go

After the launch of Pokémon Go last sevetal weeks there have been multiple reported cases of players being banned for GPS spoofing — changing their location to catch Pokémon in other cities and take over remote gyms without ever getting out of their seats. While most players using GPS spoofing and modified versions of the game are from rural areas where it's a little more desolate for budding trainers, developer Niantic Labs doesn't hold any sympathy, and has been issuing soft bans on players who decide to cheat.

According to some players who have been banned for using GPS spoofing hacks, here's what happened to their accounts
once they were discovered,

1. they were no longer able to catch Pokémon,
2. they were no longer able to collect items from PokéStops
3. they couldn't battle or claim a gym.

When players try to throw a PokéBall at a Pokémon in the game, players discovered the opposing Pokémon would just run away instead. Most players have used the cheating tool to flock to heavily populated areas, where there are more Pokémon available to be caught.

Many on the game's subreddit page said it's not enough to stop them from using cheating tools. One player said, it's only a soft ban and the inability to effectively play the game only lasts for a couple of hours.

It's an interesting discovery considering when players tried to use GPS spoofing technology during the game's beta stage, they were met with harder bans from Niantic, who seem to have dialed back the punishment being doled out to players caught cheating.

Source: Polygon
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