Published On: Thu, May 7th, 2020

The Pokémon Company Begins To Ban Sword And Shield Players Who Deliberately Disconnect From Online Battles

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Last month, we ran a story about a new feat ruining rival play in Pokémon Sword and Shield on a Nintendo Switch. It became such a “well-known bug” one video on Twitter demonstrating this nasty pretence was noticed some-more than 50,000 times before it was removed.

The Pokémon Company held onto this a week after and released a unrelenting warning to players who were deliberately disconnecting from online battles and tournaments to manipulate their record, and threatened to “permanently ban” them.

According to Pokemon-Matome, Japanese players who have been abusing this bug have now started to accept online bans. While these bans are believed to be permanent, The Pokémon Company pronounced it was also open to proxy bans.

Here’s a accurate warning released in April:

We are means to endorse that a series of players have been disconnecting from a Internet to manipulate their win/loss annals for online battles and tournaments.

From now on, if we establish that players abuse this bug for their possess benefit in online battles and tournaments, we will not demur to temporarily anathema or even henceforth anathema players from accessing online play in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

So, if you’ve been abusing this bug online, we competence wish to stop before we are temporarily or even henceforth criminialized from online play.

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