Since Pokemon Go was initially released, cheaters have been downloading third-party applications in-order to get an un-fair advantage over other trainers. Niantic has been banning players since the start of the game, but over the last couple of days, it seems that they could have changed their method.
Pokemon Go cheaters have been complaining (as if they have rights after cheating, ha) that Niantic has been issuing “shadow bans” without the players being notified. The theory is that being shadow banned in Pokemon Go removes your ability to find rare spawns, even in the exact same location where another playing could be finding rare spawns.
For instance if a shadow banned player and a regular player were standing next to each other, the regular, hard-working trainer will see better spawns than the dirty cheater. Sounds about right to me honestly, but who am I to judge. Oh yea, someone that doesn’t cheat. Anyway, Reddit users have been compiling a list of Pokemon that banned players are unable to see.
Niantic recently teased the introduction of legendary Pokemon (finally) into the game this summer, and if this is true, they might be beefing up their security measures in advance. While nothing is confirmed yet, it’s kind of hard to feel bad for cheaters.