Not long after Pokemon Go players began reporting that they were receiving red slashes across Pokemon that were caught through methods that broke the game's rules and guidelines, players have again begun reporting that they're seeing more of these
These red slashes that appear across Trainers' Pokemon are a scarlet letter attached to those who used services such as GPS spoofing programs or other third-party programs to help them nab Pokemon without actually putting forth the effort to get them themselves. The slashes do a bit more than just shame players in this situation, though, as it also limits what those Pokemon can do.
One of the biggest effects of having a Pokemon slashed is that
Spoofers are apparently being hit harder with this ban wave as users have taken to Discord and Reddit to discuss the slashes. A user posted an image on Reddit from a large Discord group that confirmed multiple accounts were being hit; some are still safe, for now, but those users who are spoofing carelessly are receiving more of the slashes. Several of the users reported that those spoofing within smaller distances were not hit with slashes, but those sniping Pokemon from far away locations are being targeted.
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