BGR writes that Niantic has announced that it intends to crack down hard on anyone found to be cheating at Pokémon Go. According to a post by the company in the FAQ section of its web, cheaters face a permanent account ban.
In the FAQ post, Niantic explains why someone’s account might be permanently banned.
“Your account was permanently terminated for violations of the Pokémon Go Terms of Service. This includes, but is not limited to: falsifying your location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing Pokémon Go clients or backends in an unauthorized manner including through the use of third-party software.”
Niantic also sets out its core beliefs and standards for the game:
“Our goal is to provide a fair, fun and legitimate game experience for everyone. We will continue to work with all of you to improve the quality of the gameplay, including ongoing optimization and fine-tuning of our anti-cheat system.”
Niantic also provides a form on the site for people to appeal their ban.
Source: Niantic introduces permanent account bans for hardcore Pokemon Go cheaters