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  • Online Ban Wave – Almost 6,000 People Affected


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    According to the Japanese Pokémon Global Link website[1] as reported by Serebii.net[2], thousands of people (5,954 to be precise) have been hit with bans from Online Play (Game Sync, Battle Competitions, Rating Battles, Global Missions).

    Banned users will see error code 090-0212.[1,2]

    The Pokémon Company has announced that they will continue their pursuit against people with edited save data.[1,2]

    We urgently recommend not going online until we have more information on how these bans were triggered.

     

    Sources:

    [1] https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/b87bc53f-7144-44ba-9a29-59bd00330d84

    [2] http://serebii.net/news/2017/26-January-2017.shtml


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    I set up Homebrew, and used PKHex and genned a couple of legit Pokemon. I went online and on Battle Spot and did a match. I'm not banned. Hopefully it doesn't change.

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    3 hours ago, LifeMushroom said:

    I set up Homebrew, and used PKHex and genned a couple of legit Pokemon. I went online and on Battle Spot and did a match. I'm not banned. Hopefully it doesn't change.

    but tat doesnt mean they wont ban you later it could be they havent gotten to you yet    .___.   hopefully we know all the answers soon  so i can help ppl get shiny pokemon again  ;o

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    i have a question ,since it seems to be related to trainer info.. if i got a pokemon via wonder trade and wanted too change the trainer id too mine would it still count as bad or can i change the trainer id and it be fine as long as i dont change my own?

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    2 hours ago, SolgaleoLunala said:

    i have a question ,since it seems to be related to trainer info.. if i got a pokemon via wonder trade and wanted too change the trainer id too mine would it still count as bad or can i change the trainer id and it be fine as long as i dont change my own?

    Editing a pokemon from wonder trade is fine just make sure to set it as egg and make sure to set the date for as egg as a new date example in the image below

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    10 hours ago, Simmsy said:

    Editing a pokemon from wonder trade is fine just make sure to set it as egg and make sure to set the date for as egg as a new date example in the image below

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    Please understand that you swapped the day and month fields. There is no 28th month. This should read 1/28/2017.

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    8 minutes ago, hehrerh said:

    Please understand that you swapped the day and month fields. There is no 28th month. This should read 1/28/2017.

    PKHeX displays the date based on the user's locale, I believe. Simmsy's computer displays it this way. PKHeX wouldn't allow you to have an invalid entry like that in the date field :P

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    Just now, ReignOfComputer said:

    PKHeX displays the date based on the user's locale, I believe. Simmsy's computer displays it this way. PKHeX wouldn't allow you to have an invalid entry like that in the date field :P

    It does. I have the same format DD/MM/YYYY

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    15 minutes ago, beakershell said:

    One question, if I'm not banned. Can I "un-link" my game sync with my save file by using Pkhex? QnP22Fb.png just like this, can I unsync my save and continue to modify my trainer info or gen pokemons?

    You must un-link it here https://www.pokemon-gl.com/ you must do it before next Tuesday 

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    23 hours ago, beakershell said:

    I went to pgl and I can't login to my acc. Is the maintenance started already?

    i don't think so they don't do it till Tuesday most times but they may have started early 

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    i got hit but only from SuMo i can access eshop just fine and other games can go online.  only thing i did was export my noibat from my OR save some time before the bank update went live, and had to plans to go online w/ it (i'm not much a competive player.) but i did go online in Sun.

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    From what it looks like it only seems to be happening if you're hacking stuff which you can't get naturally like shiny locks or unreleased pokemon. I just edited so I have 900 rare candies I think I should be in the clear

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    21 hours ago, abszs123 said:

    From what it looks like it only seems to be happening if you're hacking stuff which you can't get naturally like shiny locks or unreleased pokemon. I just edited so I have 900 rare candies I think I should be in the clear

    Considering you can buy Rare Candies with Battle Points (and get a bunch of Battle Points from Bank), I don't see that being something they'd ban for.

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    1 hour ago, Mewtwo Ex said:

    I don't do pkHex like i did with pokegen and pokesav back in the days, but i wonder why i haven't been banned after all the dumb experiments i do with powersaves and gamesync.

    Just because they haven't banned you yet, doesn't mean it isn't going to happen. There's a ton of people playing these games. They probably haven't got to you yet if you've done things they don't like. 

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    I think I should be in the clear. All I've done to my trainer is change his skin tone, but I never Game Synced until after the fact. I've synced twice and still no ban, but I'm crossing my fingers it stays that way. On my previous playthrough, I did give myself max rainbow beans and got all the Pelago islands that way .. not sure if that would've been grounds for a ban or not, but definitely trying to play this playthrough without using PKHeX as much, only hacking in things that'd make the game more fun and less of a grind (6IV Dittos for breeding, for example).

    But yeah, it's becoming more and more clear that these bans are happening from carelessly hacking in things that aren't possible, like shiny-locked legendaries, complete Pokédex entries before Bank, getting Marshadow, trainer modifications, etc. It never mattered before, but apparently it is now. Maybe that'll lessen the chances of getting pitted against a ridiculously hacked team in rating battles.

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    On 04/02/2017 at 7:22 PM, ironclouds said:

     It never mattered before, but apparently it is now.

    It mattered before, just not as strongly as now.

    (Having full dex, including unreleased, can block GTS access. I think Gen IV and V was affected. I didn't bother to try with Gen VI)

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