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Brace Yourself: (Another) Ban-Wave Is Coming

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Ho-ho-ho.
It's about time they caught on.

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While I never did go online to do battles with the cartridge in a different Region 3DS,
I did accidentally use the same save (on a different Region 3DS, pre-GameSync) to collect a wonder card for screenshots,
(which I remember the incident very clearly), so that is how they caught me.


I probably went online without checking my Luma's Region setting.
(it was set to a different region settings, argh)

We will update this page, as the story develops.


Sources: Me. [yeah, that's my game up there.]

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Let's hope you can get this solved sooner or later, @theSLAYER...

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Posted (edited)

So did the people who registered for the competitions that used PKHeX get banned only or those who also only just registered their game sync id on the PGL that use PKHeX? I know I haven't done any of the competitions aside for Global Missions and am still intact on my main save.

I'm also testing a new registered game save that I put all legal items and dex 'mons on to see if it holds on (Not registering it for the competition).

Edited by Holla!

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6 hours ago, Holla! said:

So did the people who registered for the competitions that used PKHeX get banned only or those who also only just registered their game sync id on the PGL that use PKHeX? I know I haven't done any of the competitions aside for Global Missions and am still intact on my main save.

I'm also testing a new registered game save that I put all legal items and dex 'mons on to see if it holds on (Not registering it for the competition).

As long as you have Game Sync, and you go online (and game sync captures your data),
they have immediate detection, so it seems.

When I used the wrong region, it was already after the period of the online competition.

(was doing free battles to test my team)
 

8 hours ago, coltonsmogon said:

Let's hope you can get this solved sooner or later, @theSLAYER...

This can't be solved.
The moment your save is banned, it'll be deleted by PGL.
Luckily, I got a pre-gamesync save.

I zero'd out the GameSync segment, and connecting online gives me another Game Sync ID.

Question is whether they realize I'm using the same OT/TID/SID combo the next time I log in..

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Posted (edited)

Weren't people able to bypass it by using a new game's sync id on their banned one? I know people on GBATemp and reddit said that worked for them. But then you'd lose all your PGL data such as Golbal Missions etc.

Haven't been playing the games as much now so I really dunno. 

Edited by Holla!

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6 minutes ago, Holla! said:

Weren't people able to bypass it by using a new game's sync id on their banned one? I know people on GBATemp and reddit said that worked for them. But then you'd lose all your PGL data such as Golbal Missions etc.

Haven't been playing the games as much now so I really dunno.

I dunno if there's a "Game Sync" Flag of some sort in the game, hence why I reverted to a state prior to being able to game sync.

There was the step to "unlink from PGL", so I basically bypassed that step,
when I change game sync ID portion to all 0 and went to obtain ID, on a pre-game sync save.

I already dragged all Pokemon over, so I kind of have no lost data progress too..

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Slayer, by evading the ban, isn't it still possible for them to find out?  They could check OTN/TID/SID/OTG and determine that you are regenerating your game?
With that said, were you successful in unbanning yourself?

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1 hour ago, Sabresite said:

Slayer, by evading the ban, isn't it still possible for them to find out?  They could check OTN/TID/SID/OTG and determine that you are regenerating your game?
With that said, were you successful in unbanning yourself?

It sounds like he has unbanned himself... for now that is...

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@Sabresite @coltonsmogon
It's totally possible for them to recheck TID/SID/OT/OTG, since the likelihood of having the exact same details is abysmal.

Funny thing is, they already issued a new game sync ID to me, its just that I've yet to connect it back to my account,
since it's also Pokemon Moon, and I need them to remove that game from old account first.

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Posted (edited)

I think I'm going to back up my save on Sun, house my shinies in Bernardo's bank for a bit, and restart the game. I'll just use Moon for any major hacks and not go online there. Maybe I can experiment with Sun and try giving myself like 100 rare candies/max revives/etc and report if I get banned.

If I do get banned, restarting the game will fix it right? Or Ill back up pre edit and restore...

Edited by BlueBraviary

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17 minutes ago, BlueBraviary said:

I think I'm going to back up my save on Sun, house my shinies in Bernardo's bank for a bit, and restart the game. I'll just use Moon for any major hacks and not go online there. Maybe I can experiment with Sun and try giving myself like 100 rare candies/max revives/etc and report if I get banned.

If I do get banned, restarting the game will fix it right? Or Ill back up pre edit and restore...

PGL did give a warning that seems to hint more severe punishment,
so we don't know if it can go as far as device ban.

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If this ban was triggered by your region settings, we who just use pkhex have nothing to worry about.

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Just a little update to interested parties.

My pgl account that had the ban save (as mentioned above) couldn't register for the latest may competition.

I'm not sure if it's permanent, or if my 3ds data is logged as no longer able to participate, or if my 3ds network banned (i have yet to check)

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False alarm.

It appears my JP account sign-up period is behind my US account.

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