Lame Lockdown

There have been several ways to punish cheaters, soft bans, permanent bans, the occasional mii character who shouts at you, but pokemon go just topped the charts.

Now if you are caught cheating you shall be shadowbanned. Niantic has a new automated system which can easily differentiate between how to punish you.

For those of you G.P.S guys no more soft bans, now either perma bans or shadow bans.

But what is the mysterious shadowban. Well, while everyone else sees a tyranitar, you see a pidgey. Cruel right.

It makes you unable to see strong pokemon and leaves you with thrash. That is complete evil, like wow, i mean, WOW. But how do you know if you've been shadowbanned?

How to tell if you've been shadowbanned

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The easiest and most obvious way is through this warning. I mean, come on that is just an indirect way of saying, Haha you were cheating and we caught you! Now prepare for pidgey filled torture.

Another way incase you still want another reason instead of the super obvious warning they just gave try taking another person's phone (preferably on the same level as you) and see if there are pokemon he sees that you don't see.

Thanks to pokemon dev on reddit there is a manageable chart you can use to know the pokemon which pokemon you can and can't see,

Can be seen by banned accounts:
Pidgey, Rattata, Ekans, Sandshrew, Nidoran, Zubat, Oddish, Paras, Meowth, Psyduck, Poliwag, Bellsprout, Tentacool, Geodude, Magnemite, Krabby, Goldeen, Staryu, Magikarp, Sentret, Ledyba, Spinarak, Natu, Marill, Hoppip, Sunkern, Wooper, Murkrow, Snubbull, Slugma

Cannot be seen by banned accounts:
Evolved Pokemon, starters, Caterpie, Weedle, Spearow, Clefairy, Vulpix, Jigglypuff, Venonat, Mankey, Growlithe, Abra, Slowpoke, Shellder, Gastly, Onix, Drowzee, Voltorb, Koffing, Chansey, Tangela, Horsea, Mr. Mime, Scyther, Magmar, Lapras, Eevee, Porygon, Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Dratini, Hoothoot, Chinchou, Mareep, Sudowoodo, Aipom, Yanma, Unown, Wobbuffet, Girafarig, Shuckle, Sneasel, Teddiursa, Swinub, Remoraid, Houndour, Stantler, Larvitar

Unsure (probably cannot be seen):
Diglett, Doduo, Seel, Grimer, Exeggcute, Cubone, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Lickitung, Kangaskhan, Jynx, Electabuzz, Pinsir, Tauros, Pineco, Dunsparce, Gligar, Qwilfish, Heracross, Corsola, Mantine, Skarmory, Phanpy, Hitmontop, Miltank

Unsure (conflicting reports):
Ponyta, Rhyhorn

So those of you who cheat, you are only cheating yourself. Keep in mind that not every cheater has been caught yet.

To me that is a really good system to implement because the cheaters still get to play but not as good as the innocent players.

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