Pokemon Company hands out close to 6,000 bans for altered Sun & Moon save data, promises more to come

By Brenna Hillier
26 January 2017 23:27 GMT

Pokemon Sun & Moon is not at home to cheaters.


Pokemon Sun & Moon has been washed clean with a huge wave of bans.

In a Japanese announcement on the Pokemon Global Link website, spotted by Serebii, the Pokemon Company said it had banned 5,954 players over altered save data.

These players can no longer use Game Sync or participate in Pokemon Sun & Moon’s Rating Battles, Battle Competitions or Global Missions.

You ought to know whether you’ve been cheating or not, but just in case you didn’t realise that using third-party software to alter your Pokemon Sun & Moon data was against the rules, the error code 090-0212 will let you know you’ve been naughty. No more Pokemon Global Link for you.

The Pokemon Company said that it will take “similar measures on a regular basis” to help wipe out future Pokemon Sun & Moon cheaters. Furthermore, it is considering “further restrictions” for those who persist in using altered save data despite the ban.

The notice suggest players consult the Pokemon Sun & Moon instruction manual for advice on how to play the game fairly; the terms of service are probably the key bit.

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