The algorithm Niantic use to detect and ban accounts is likely to be automated. Spending money in it is unlikely to save it. It's like "I'll bribe you a few coins to allow me to cheat". If it works, then everyone will be doing it.
12-24-2016, 11:19 PM
(This post was last modified: 12-24-2016, 11:21 PM by ThatOneChick.)
Here's my experience...
- Main Lv24 (BANNED): Played legit until lv16 (took about 3 weeks) then botted to lv24 (took a little more than 1 week). Used all options of the bot (kill-switch, auto-drop, auto-ignore, auto-incubate, manual path entries, etc.) I was new to the bot so I did some careless teleporting at first. Jumped to California for a bit, waited a few hours, then jumped to Australia for a whole day. Got the region-locked Pokemon. Slept. More experience with the bot and take some advice from other botters. Went to Japan next day and stayed for 2 days to get the region-locked. Next day, set bot in New York, 2-3 days. Soft bans were frequent and bot was on 4-5 hours at a time. I would use Pokemon Go on my phone (after a 1-3 hour wait after using the bot) without GPS location to change up my buddies. It’s vacation time now so bots are not in use and I play on my phone. Took over a gym at the airport, put my pokemon down. Legit flew to Cayman Islands. Open app to find my account suspended. Sent ban appeal.
- Second Lv22 (ACTIVE): Created a long time ago but account was inactive at lv1, then botted all the way to lv22 (took little more than 1 week). Bot options are all the same as my main. Less adventurous with this one, didn’t go out of North America. Parked account in New York and ran bot 4-5 hours at a time. Less soft bans than main but didn’t wait before relocating bot. Same situation with the Pokemon buddy on this account. Same situation with taking over the gym but no ban.
In my situation, bans seem to correlate with jumping out of the country and getting region-locked Pokemon and soft bans. Gyms may or may not be related with the ban since my main was not banned before parking one of my Pokemon at a gym but my second account was fine. Hope this is more information in the pot. I may edit this post once my brain is less dead.
Hope you guys aren't using the same screen name or email as your Pokemon Go account on these forums.
In reading the messages, my results may be confusing. I have a level 33 account (just got there) and I try to do all the things that were mentioned above with a few exceptions.
I do use the bot for training and fighting at gyms, 'cause its easier
I try to limit to no more than 2 hours a day and I break that up into smaller pieces if I can
At the end of the day, i try to play a few minutes on my phone hoping the last thing you do legit in case they look to see what api you are using or some other bot related junk they are tracing.
That's about the only changes
in total I have 6 accounts most are about level 22 - 27. None have been banned now running for over 2 months.
My advice would be:
Stick to slow speeds, don't teleport unless you have time to get there.
I haven't used sniping because i once had pokemons that you could only get on another content when I snipped. I thought that might be one way we were getting detected for a ban so I deleted all those and am just running local.