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The Pokemon Company is cracking down on cheaters

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The Pokemon Company has issued a statement warning users who use methods of hacking Pokemon video games of bans and corruptions to saved games.

The statement highlights the use of smart phone apps that can be used to hack the game by imitating the game's servers in order to distribute Pokemon. According to the company, these unauthorized apps can corrupt the user's save game and the game of the player the user is playing against.

Additionally both The Pokemon Company and Nintendo warns that neither company will be able to return save game data to normal. Users who are caught using hacks during official tournaments will be disqualified from competing and barred from future events.

The fully published statement is available on the official Pokemon Japan website.