Pokemon GO is a popular augmented reality game that lets players catch and battle with virtual creatures called Pokemon. One of the features of the game is the Pokemon GO Battle League, where players can compete against each other in online matches using their Pokemon teams.
However, some players have found a way to cheat in these battles by using a Discord bot that can access the game’s code and reveal their opponent’s team information. Discord is a voice, video, and text app that is widely used by gamers for communication and socializing.
The exploit works by using a Discord bot that can read the game’s code during battles and send the information to the cheater’s device. The information includes the opponent’s Pokemon names, combat power (CP), and movesets. This gives the cheater a huge advantage as they can adjust their strategy accordingly and counter their opponent’s moves.
How widespread is the exploit and what are the consequences?
The exploit was first exposed by a well-known Pokemon GO YouTuber, ZyoniK, who called it “blatant cheating” and urged the gaming community to “amplify” this issue so that it reaches Niantic, the developer of Pokemon GO. He also said that he does not know what Niantic can do to fix this problem, but that it needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Another Pokemon GO YouTuber, Poké AK, also reported on this exploit and said that it is bigger than ever, despite claims that the original server where the bot was used has been shut down. He said that he does not believe that the exploit is gone for good and that it needs to be eliminated immediately.
The exploit has the potential to ruin the competitive aspect of Pokemon GO battles, as it undermines the fairness and integrity of the game. It also discourages honest players from participating in the Battle League, as they may feel frustrated and demotivated by facing cheaters who have an unfair edge. Moreover, it may affect the game’s reputation and popularity, as players may lose trust and interest in the game.
What is Niantic doing about it and how can players help?
According to Pokemon GO Hub, a website dedicated to Pokemon GO news and guides, Niantic is aware of the issue and has asked them to take down an article talking about the exploit. They also said that Niantic told them that a fix was already being worked on.
However, Niantic has not made any public statement or announcement about this exploit yet, so it is unclear when and how they will resolve this problem. It is possible that they are working behind the scenes to isolate and prevent the exploit from getting more attention and usage.
In the meantime, players can help by reporting any suspicious activity or behavior they encounter in Pokemon GO battles. They can also avoid using or sharing any information about this exploit, as it may encourage more cheaters to use it. Additionally, they can spread awareness about this issue and urge Niantic to take action against it.