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Pokemon Co. says they won't hesitate to ban players cheating in Pokemon Sword and Shield online battles/tournaments

Your days are numbered, cheaters!
by rawmeatcowboy
08 April 2020
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We recently talked about Pokemon Sword and Shield players cheating in online battles/tournaments by hitting the power button on their Switch at the right time in order to miss out on losing points in battles. Pokemon Co. is apparently well aware of the issue, and they're ready to dish out bans for cheaters. Check out their full statement on the matter.

“We truly thank you for supporting Pokemon Sword and Shield.

We are able to confirm that a number of players have been disconnecting from the Internet to manipulate their win/loss records for online battles and tournaments.

From now on, if we determine that players abuse this bug for their own gain in online battles and tournaments, we will not hesitate to temporarily ban or even permanently ban players from accessing online play in Pokemon Sword and Shield.”

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