Niantic have now confirmed new Pokemon Go security updates made to the game
A new Pokemon Go update was launched recently that made huge changes to the game for some players.
While most Trainers don't use any overt tricks or spoofing techniques to grab the best Pocket Monsters or level up fast, there is still a problem that exists with the practise.
And it was recently revealed that a new patch was deployed to tackle just that issue, during the recent Adventure Week event.
While fans were gathering up new Rock-Types and earning candy quicker, Niantic released a new security patch to try and combat bot users.
As such, those who use bots and third-party trackers may have seen a severe drop in rare Pokemon appearing in the wild.
And that might be because a new security measure effectively blinds accounts that use these techniques.
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Since then, Niantic have released more Pokemon Go news on the subject, confirming they are continuing their fight against spoofers and bot accounts.
“We’re committed to maintaining the state of Pokémon Go and our community of Trainers,” Niantic told fans on Reddit.
“People who violate the Pokemon Go Terms of Service (including by using third party software and other cheats) may have their gameplay affected and may not be able to see all the Pokémon around them.
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“While we cannot discuss the systems implemented, we can confirm that we are constantly refining new ways to ensure the integrity of the game in order to keep it fun and fair for all Trainers.”
The new Pokemon Go update makes it harder for bot-users
It has also been revealed that further security measures may have been taken against flagged accounts.
Bot accounts are now reportedly banned from buying any items in the Pokemon Store, according to the latest reports.
The team at Pokemon Go Hub have also put together a list of Pocket Monsters that are known to have been blocked to flagged Trainers.
This includes: Evolved Pokemon, Starters, Caterpie, Weedle, Spearow, Clefairy, Vulpix, Jigglypuff, Venonat, Mankey, Growlithe, Abra, Slowpoke, Gastly, Onix, Drowzee, Voltorb, Koffing, Chansey, Tangela, Horsea, Scyther, Lapras, Eevee, Porygon, Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Dratini, Hoothoot, Chinchou, Mareep, Sudowoodo, Aipom, Unown, Girafarig, Shuckle, Sneasel, Teddiursa, Remoraid, Stantler, Larvitar.
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It follows news that the first Pokemon Go promo codes for Android are starting to rollout, albeit not in the UK.
The Sprint wireless group have announced a new campaign in which customers can grab promo codes for more items by visiting one of their participating stores in the United States.
The prizes include a Pokemon Go Code for Great Balls, Lucky Eggs and Incense, as well as 200 Trainer Rewards points.
This is apparently a limited-run event, with Sprint warning that Promo Code will only be available as long as stock lasts in-store.