| From strapping phones to ceiling fans and family pets to fake distance covered, to hiring chauffeurs to drive them around, gamers are finding a multitude of ways to get ahead in Pokémon Go.|
But those caught cheating could soon find themselves unable to play the addictive game at all, according to the app's developer Niantic.
Anyone found violating the app's terms of service will now be permanently banned from Pokémon Go.
|Niantic states on its website that: 'Falsifying your location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing Pokémon Go clients or back-ends in an unauthorized manner including through the use of third party software will all result in a ban.'|
Cheats include 'GPS-spoofing' where players trick the game into thinking their location is somewhere else to catch rare Pokemon.