No rare Pokémon for Pokémon Go cheaters

Niantic has reportedly introduced a new anti-cheat measure in Pokémon Go that prevents flagged accounts from encountering rare Pokémon.

According to Pokémon Go Hub, this new server-side security measure targets accounts that have previously been caught using third party trackers and prevents them from seeing rare Pokémon spawns in the scanned area. However, the site adds that this block can be countered by creating a new account.

In statement sent to Polygon, developer Niantic didn’t confirm that the measure is now in place, but did say that it is constantly combating cheaters.

“Niantic is committed to maintaining the state of Pokémon GO and our community of Trainers,” a representative said. “People who violate the Pokémon GO Terms of Service(including by using third party software and other cheats) may have their gameplay affected and may not be able to see all the Pokémon around them. While we cannot discuss the systems implemented, we can confirm that we are constantly refining new ways to ensure the integrity of the game in order to keep it fun and fair for all players.”

Pokémon Go is available now as a free download on iOS and Android devices.

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Maj Jesus. People are still playing this? Just let it die

Exactly, this game was over-hyped and now it's completely trash. Don't see why people still play it.


Jesus. People are still playing this? Just let it die


wont affect them tbh, they will keep cheating


Played it once and stopped haha, cant believe this broken game is still being played. Developers just left it to die, a month of people playing non stop and then died.


I seen someone playing this yesterday and stopping to catch one. Never cringed so much.


Do people even play this game anymore? my account was banned months ago lmao


lmao it was fun for a bit, i see people play every once in awhile, idk y


Ah I remember when I was snipping rare Pokemon across the globe. Good times.


Super-Fly People still play this trash

It's a pretty dank game ngl

"was" a good game for the first month wtf u be doin if u still be playing this game

Game died when the company did shit nothing to patch all of the bugs and didnt listen to the community at all.


Man I kinda wish this games release was better, I feel it would be a lot more prominent today, would also make me want to play it more if more people played it.