The PokÃ©mon Company came down hard last night on those that have altered save files in PokÃ©mon Sun and Moon. In total, just under 6,000 bans were handed out to those who were found to have illegally affected their game with third-party software.
The official count from the company puts the number atÂ 5,954 cheaters. Those who cheated will no longer have access to the gameâ€™s online functions. No Game Synch, rated online matches, Battle Competitions, or even Global Events. Any attempts to access these will be met withÂ error code 090-0212.
The PokÃ©mon Company also warns players that it will take â€œsimilar measures on a regular basis,â€ so beware. If you cheat, Nintendo is going to find you and mess you up.
What about the infinite Rare Candy trick?
I remember back in the day, we used to have a lot of fun with MissingNo. and the infinite Rare Candy trick. My buddies and I would battle out with all level 100 PokÃ©mon, and have a blast! Thatâ€™s a glitch that has obtained legendary statusÂ and is now part of gaming culture.
In todayâ€™s world, it would be erased from history and dismissed as little more than oversight. Itâ€™s just a different world we live in.