It’s fair to say that Pokemon Go has been around for a while now, and while it is still the most popular game of any format, it is also a source of frustration to many. So if you’ve ever been impatient with the game and used third-party apps and websites to help you find rare Pokemon, Gyms or nests and fallen victim to Niantic and its strict rules, carry on reading for some help.
Is your Pokemon Go account banned?
If you have used an app to give the Pokemon Go servers false location information or bent the rules in some other way, there’s a good chance you have attracted the attention of Niantic and have gotten yourself banned.
If you have been banned, you may have suddenly rediscovered the life you had before playing the game, but if you simply can’t get enough of it and find yourself seeking some Pokemon action, you’re not alone, as many people like you have been looking for a way to overturn the ban and start from scratch.
It turns out that you do not have to look far for a solution to getting your ban overturned by Niantic and Nintendo because there already is one. However, to get back in, you will have to promise to be a good boy/girl and follow the rules.
Here’s what Niantic has to say:
“Our goal is to provide a fair, fun and legitimate game experience for everyone. We will continue to work with all of you to improve the quality of the gameplay, including ongoing optimization and fine tuning of our anti-cheat system. If you believe your account has been terminated in error incorrectly, you can appeal that termination through this form. For privacy reasons, please do not post appeals on social media.”
Submit an appeal
If you want to appeal your ban you can, but it offers no guarantee that it will be overturned. As to why some are overturned and others are not, there is no information available. However, it is the first step in a process you must undertake to get your account reinstated, and if you’re lucky enough to be able to play Pokemon Go again, just don’t cheat!
You can submit an appeal and try and get your banned account reinstated here. The first thing you should see when trying is the below message:
And that’s it. So good luck with your appeal; just remember Niantic is likely to be keeping a close eye on past offenders and as far as I am aware, there are no third chances.