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Is Pokémon GO Encouraging Cheating During Community Day Events?

Trainers, as we all know, using two or more Pokémon GO accounts is considered cheating, and many players have been banned or restricted from using the app, precisely for this reason. But why is it considered cheating when they post pictures of players visibly using more than two phones/accounts? And that happened during the Community Day event when there were a lot of players.

The Bellsprout Community Day is over, and as a sign of thanks to all the players, Niantic and Pokémon GO have shared some pictures from different locations around the world.

They took us to Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia, some parts of Europe, South America, and North America. There are many players, many smiling faces, but it seems that there are also cheaters, and caught in the act.

If you read Niantic’s Player Guidelines, in section 4 – Play Fair, it states that “Using multiple or shared accounts to circumvent gameplay is considered cheating.”

In one of the pictures from the USA, you will notice how one of the players is holding two phones, which is considered cheating.


They clearly say “If you violate our Player Guidelines, we may issue a warning, degrade your gameplay experience, suspend your account, or permanently terminate your account, sometimes without warning.”

Will they come out with an explanation after this? Or will they just delete the picture and say no one cheated?

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Dejan Kacurov

Hello everyone! My name is Dejan, but you can call me Mr.D. I enjoy all video games, especially Apex Legends, Pokemon Go, and Spider-Man. A husband and father of two who also goes to the gym often and does Crossfit. I got inspiration for gaming exactly 8 years ago, and I've been writing gaming news for 7 years. I hope that you will find all the answers to your questions regarding gaming on our site. Stay healthy, and love each other!

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