In Pokémon GO, if I stray from the game’s fair play guidelines, consequences may result in a “shadow ban.” 😬A shadow ban is a disciplinary action taken by Pokémon GO against accounts suspected of violating the game’s terms of service, mainly by using unauthorized third-party apps or software.
😇In this piece, I will explain shadow bans, what they entail, and provide insights on how to lift them.
If you’ve ever wondered about shadow bans🌞 in Pokémon GO or sought guidance on their removal, read on to uncover the details of this enthralling gaming aspect.😎
What does a shadow ban look like in Pokémon Go?
A shadow ban in Pokémon GO typically affects the visibility and availability☠️ of certain in-game elements for players suspected of violating the game’s terms of service. Its characteristics include:
Limited Pokémon Visibility
Shadow-banned players may have visibility of certain Pokémon reduced, particularly rare or desirable ones. It means that such Pokémon may not appear on the in-game map for the affected player.
Limited Access to Features
Some game features, like participating in raids or accessing special events, may be restricted🤥 for shadow-banned accounts.
Changes in Gameplay:
The gameplay experience may be altered, with certain features behaving differently or not being available to the player.🤕
How do you get rid of a shadow ban in Pokémon Go?
If you’ve been shadow-banned in Pokémon GO, here are some general steps you can take to resolve the issue and have the shadow ban lifted:🤓
Stop Using Unauthorized Software
Ensure you’re not using third-party apps, cheats, or other unauthorized software that may violate Pokémon GO’s terms of service.
Wait It Out
Shadow bans are typically temporary, and in many cases, the best course of action is to wait for the ban to be lifted.👴🏼 The duration of the ban may vary depending on the severity of the violation.
Contact Pokémon GO Support
If you believe the shadow ban is unjust or you have stopped using any unauthorized software but the ban persists, you can contact Pokémon GO support.
Some players have successfully appealed shadow bans through the Pokémon GO support system. Be polite and clearly state your case, emphasizing your commitment to fair play.
Avoid Future Violations
Ensure that your gameplay aligns with Pokémon GO’s terms of service 👩✈️to prevent future issues.
How to seek support:
To contact Pokémon GO support
Open the Pokémon GO app.
Tap on the Poké Ball icon to open the main menu.
Go to “Settings.”
Scroll down and select “Get Support.”
How do you prevent a shadow ban in Pokémon Go?
Here are some tips to help prevent receiving a shadow ban:
Familiarize yourself with the game’s mechanics and rules. Understanding how Pokémon GO works and what is considered fair play can help avoid unintentional violations.
Avoid Using Unauthorized Software
Do not use third-party apps, cheats, or any unauthorized software that may violate Pokémon GO’s terms of service.
Participate in Legitimate Gameplay
Play the game 🏇🏼genuinely and fairly. Avoid any actions that might be considered exploiting or cheating, such as using bots, auto-clickers, or other tools that provide an unfair advantage.