Pokemon GO – Niantic Ban GPS Exploit Abusers

Pokemon GO users have recently discovered that the game has a few region specific Pokemon. The Pokemon, Tauros, is only located in North Amerca, Kangaskhan is available only in Australia, Mr. Mime can only be found in Europe and Farfetch’d only appears in Asia.

To obtain these region specific Pokemon, some users have been using fake GPS apps, among other exploits, to trick the game to think that they are in regions that these Pokemon are located in. Players in America have caught Farfetch’d and Mr. Mime without travelling to Asia or Europe.

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Pokemon GO players who play the game without these exploits are not happy by this exploit. Niantic CEO, John Hanke, has confirmed that these dishonest players will be punished for their actions.

Niantic have acknowledged the existence of these exploits and are taking action against these abusers. Players who use the exploit will be punished with a small ban, which will stop the user from catching the Pokemon. Sadly, players who catch Pokemon while travelling on a plane, have also reported to be victims of this ban.

Pokemon GO Devs Respond To The Community's Outrage

Do you think these abusers should receive a more severe punishment? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • Korey Flint

    GPS Spoofing Should Be Legitimate But Only For Those Who Are Handicapped And Cannot Walk Out There With The Rest Of The Crowd, But I Have To Agree With Zack… Get Rid Of Bots and Tracker… It Is Affecting The Servers Twice As Bad

    • whatsupjo

      then don’t play the game, if u are handicapped. there are many other games u can play at home

      • Korey Flint

        That’s a little heartless of you to say bro…i mean seriously..just because they are handicapped…but they see this and want to play it… they can’t because they /are/ handicapped? Show a little respect will ya? There are people who love pokemon alot who are handicapped you know..

        • greator

          You are stupid Korey. A handicapped know that they are handicapped and they don’t need your special privileges of cheating.

          • Korey Flint

            Wwwoooowww…let us be children and start name calling now. You guys do not get what i am saying at all. They are handicapped…so they cannot go out and enjoy the game like we can.. i do not consider it cheating if they have a valid reason to do so…such as a handicap. People should be able to enjoy Pokemon Go, whether they are handicapped or not. Be Respectful.

          • Eric

            Guess we should ban bicycling, surfing, skiing, bowling, and many other things since handicapped people can’t do it

          • whatsupjo

            there are many things, that u can’t do, if handicapped.
            Don’t try to abuse handicapped people to justify your cheating.
            Handicapped people could live without pokemon go. If u want to show some respects, then take a volunteer job at nursing home. At least u could help. A stupid mobile game won’t.

            Little cheaters just die if they can’t cheat.

        • Federico Cara

          More than 99% percent of videogames are useless to blind people. A minor % is useless to people with motor problem.

        • Eric

          So I guess banning handicapped people from non handicap sports is heartless, too?

  • Zack Murphy

    They need to focus on other things first. Such as the tracker, and bots. GPS Spoofing is one issue, but you’ve got thousands of bots running around getting people to 40 in a week. My town is littered with them. GPS spoofing is the least of your worries right now.

    • whatsupjo

      Another GPS spoofer, who is afraid of being banned 😀

  • Good for the people who play legitimately.

  • Finally.