Niantic, the company behind, appears to be bringing down the hammer on cheaters.
Since the game has erupted in popularity, bots that help trick the location-tracking system have begun to crop up. Though this is considered cheating under the Pokemon Go terms of service, the bots and services, as well as those who have used them, have yet to be penalized.
Now it looks like Pokemon Go addicts who have taken advantage of the loopholes might have to pay the ultimate price.
Niantic didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.