Cheaters have nothing more to laugh about

Numerous cheaters in Pokémon are currently spoiling the fun of pocket monster hunting for honest players. But now the scoundrels should finally get upset. Harsh consequences have been announced – cheaters will soon have nothing to smile about.

Pokémon Sword & Shield

Pokémon Sword & Shield: Official statement declares war on Cheaters

The multiplayer mode has become an indispensable part of Pokémon games. In the two latest offshoots Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, players can also compete online against other trainers from all over the world in battles and thus rise in rank. But some opponents gain an unfair advantage beforehand. With a few cheats and tricks, you can get hold of particularly strong Pokémon that put honest players in a mess.

The Pokémon Company is also aware of this problem. In one official statement they now commented on the facts and explained how to deal with cheaters in the future. Among other things, access to the online function of Pokémon Sword & Shield is to be blocked for unfair players. In addition, the hackers are denied access to the exchange function via Pokémon Home on the switch and the smartphone.

The Pokémon Company will decide on a case-by-case basis whether the measures are temporary or permanent. If the cheaters use the premium version of Pokémon Home and request their money back after being blocked, their request will be consistently rejected. A reimbursement for the online service of the Nintendo Switch is also not considered.

And what else happened in the last week? We'll tell you in the GIGA headlines:

Hackers and cheaters in Pokémon games: developers tighten the noose

Until now, many players have felt that cheating has been given a free hand in Pokémon games. Now, however, a real offensive against the cheaters seems to be launched. Recently, a few Pokémon Go hackers were stopped.

The new Pokémon games are also full of secrets and interesting allusions:

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Pokémon Sword & Shield: 11 Secrets and Easter Eggs

The Pokémon Company also announces in a statement that they will regularly look out for cheaters in the games. In addition, the company leaves the option to take other measures that impose further restrictions on the hackers. So far, this announcement only applies to players in Japan. It remains to be seen whether the measures will soon also be implemented in other regions.