If you thought Niantic Labs was kidding about bans, then you better get your Pokemon Go accounts ready. The developer is about to bring down the hammer ban.
"After reviewing many reports of in-game cheating, we have started taking action against players taking unfair advantage of and abusing Pokemon Go. Moving forward, we will continue to terminate accounts that show clear signs of cheating."
Apart from announcing this on the official Pokemon Go website, Niantic Labs also assured fans that their goal is to provide a fair and fun gaming experience. So if you're one of those who used some kind of software to cheat, better wait around for that email that informs you of your account termination.
However, if the account has been wrongfully terminated, the developer is still letting fans report the mistake via this link.
This is a good move for the Pokemon Go developer. Some fans, myself included, have been struggling when we see cheaters left and right. When Pokemon Go launched in Asia, it was a little annoying to see trainers dominating gyms with thousands' worth of CP ‘mons a day after launch.
No matter how populated the area is with Pokemon, it's just impossible to do that. Especially when the Pokemon in question is not Pidgeotto, a Raticate or a Fearow.