After an initial period of relative tranquility, when some Pokémon GO players used any means available to capture Pokémon in an orthodox manner, Niantic began using a less permissive policy.
From the applications that showed where to find the best Pokémon to those of GPS-spoofing to simulate a different position from their own, there have been many, too many, according to the developer who, at the recent update, announces new drastic measures.
With a post posted on TheSilphRoad’s subreddit, Niantic announced a new measure that will “permanently mark” Pokémon obtained in a non-orthodox way. Additionally, the Pokémon may have strange behaviors, even though the developer has not clarified what.
If you happen to encounter a “branded” Pokémon in some combat you will now know what its faults are. A possible attack could be resolved in your favor if we have correctly interpreted Niantic’s words.
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