A few days ago, Niantic confirmed that they were banning Pokémon GO players who were known to be cheating. However, one dedicated trainer has received a ban despite playing legitimately. Jimmy Derocher was streaming his attempt to gain one million XP in 24 hours, when he suddenly found himself unable to catch more Pokémon. Despite Derocher not breaking any rules, Niantic’s anti-cheating measures believed he was boosting his level illegally. While he was still able to play the game, every wild Pokémon he encountered would instantly flee. The error was likely caused by Jimmy gaining more XP than Niantic thought was possible in such a short time. Derocher explains it well in his interview with Kotaku.
“Niantic Labs recently implemented an anti-botting policy becoming more well-known to players as a ‘soft-ban. More or less, the policy is a 24 hour ‘cheating prevention’ tool which stops you from getting more XP than should be possible”
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