Niantic is sending out another ban wave to curb down the cheaters. The ban will more specifically target players who are using third-party apps and spoofing software like PokeGo ++ and iTools.
Both of these are spoofing software that helps a user to set coordinates, teleport and check Pokemon IVs.
The players who have been using this software are reporting and receiving a ban for a duration varying from one week to two months. However, some spoofers have claimed that they have not been affected by the ban wave yet.
The use of this software breaks the term and agreement of Pokemon Go game as per Niantic.
Pokemon Go Types of Ban
Strike 1: Warning
If this strike is issued, you will see a warning message within the Pokémon GO app informing you that we have detected cheating on your account.
In addition to this warning, your gameplay experience may be degraded in the following ways for the duration of the warning:
You may not be able to encounter rare Pokémon in the wild. These Pokémon may not appear on the map or on the Nearby Pokémon tracker.
You may be excluded from receiving new EX Raid Passes.
This strike will last for approximately 7 days. After this period, your gameplay experience will be fully restored.
Strike 2: Suspension
If your account is issued a second strike, you will temporarily lose access to your Pokémon GO account. When attempting to log into the game, you’ll be presented with a message stating that your account is suspended. You will not be able to bypass this message.
This strike will last for approximately 30 days. After that period, your account access will be restored.
Strike 3: Termination
If you receive the first and second strikes and continue to cheat, your account will be permanently banned.
Soft Ban usually takes place when there is suspicion of speed or catching too many Pokemon.
The soft ban may disable the user’s ability to catch the Pokemon and spin Pokestops.
Pokemon Go Spoofing
Pokemon Go spoofing has always been a controversial topic for the game. A high ratio of Pokemon Go players opposes this cheating or spoofing. But it is still popular with many users as the subreddit of Pokemon GO spoofer has 35000 subscribers.