The Pokemon Company is implementing stricter measures to deal with cheaters in Pokemon Sword and Shield. The company released a statement in Pokemon Home addressing the issue and outlining some of the ways in which it plans to penalize those who alter game data or use hacked Pokemon.
“We are aware that some users are playing Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, as well as using Pokemon Home, with altered data,” the statement begins. “Additionally, certain users have been causing issues that impair the function of games or apps or that cause problems for others.”
The statement goes on to list the measures The Pokemon Company will take against users suspected of using altered data, including banning them from online play in Sword and Shield and preventing them from using Pokemon Home’s trading features. The company says it may even suspend hackers’ Pokemon Home access entirely on both Switch and mobile devices.
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