Pokemon Go was released in the Philippines on Saturday, August 6, but me and my family happened to be in Bulacan so I wasn’t able to check the Pokestops and Gyms near our village in Las Piñas.
We headed home on Sunday evening. On Monday morning, since I only have 3 Pokeballs left from the weekend hunt, I immediately checked the game app and see where can I get additional Pokeballs. I came across the Pokestop and Gyms in the village, and was dismayed when I saw these:
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Imagine that. The game is just two days old, and yet this dude owned 3 out of 4 Gyms in our Village and have at least 3 rare Pokemons! Furious, I went online to see if there’s a way to report this cheater. Luckily I found out that you can report these things directly to Niantic Labs’ support page.
I filled out the form, added my information, then sent them the 3 screenshots that I posted above. I never got an email reply from Niantic though, so I was thinking that my report will probably be ignored.
But after two days, I checked the Gyms again. I was surprised to see these:
Boom! Niantic came through! It seems that they do care about their players.
So there you go! If you’re suspicious of a certain player, or if you found any bugs related to the game, don’t hesitate to contact Niantic Labs. And for the cheaters, please stop. If you love playing the game, then play it fairly so everyone can enjoy.
Oh yeah, this Golbat..
.. I think it’s from a cheater as well. But I’ll let it slide. For now.