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Pokemon Sun/Moon – official announcement about online ban of nearly 6,000 players

Posted on January 28, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News

Pokemon Sun/Moon

An announcement was recently made that close to 6,000 players have been banned from online play in Pokemon Sun/Moon. These users “engaged in unauthorized modification of their game data”, resulting in the ban.

The original piece of news was shared from the Japan-side of things, but now we have a full, English announcement about the situation. It fully explains how the ban affects players, the error code they encounter, and how action will continue to be taken in the future.

Continue on below to read the official notice in full.

Thank you for using the Pokémon Global Link.

It has come to our attention that a small number of players participating in Rating Battles, Online Competitions, and Global Missions have engaged in unauthorized modification of their game data.

As a result, we have taken the following action against these 5,954 players:

– They will be excluded from the rankings of any Rating Battle they have participated in thus far.
– They will not be able to participate in any future Online Competitions.
– They will no longer be able to use Game Sync, play in Rating Battles, or participate in Online Competitions or Global Missions using the game with which they performed unauthorized data modification.

When affected players try to use Game Sync or participate in Rating Battles or Online Competitions, they will receive the following message:

The connection to Pokémon
Global Link from this saved data
has been denied.
(Error Code: 090-0212)

Going forward, we will take similar actions at regular intervals if we continue to identify players using game data that has been modified in an unauthorized way. If we identify that certain players are repeatedly engaging in such unauthorized behavior, further restrictive actions may be taken against them without warning.

We will continue to monitor and deal with unauthorized data modification as it comes to our attention in order to preserve a safe and fair gameplay environment for all users of the Pokémon Global Link.

We encourage all players to follow the instructions in the manual that came with their game in order to protect their saved game data and the Pokémon that they have raised. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.


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