Niantic seeks an injunction against Pokémon Go cheater app creators

Pokémon Woe.

Pokémon Go developer Niantic has reportedly filed an injunction against a hacker group that allegedly helps players to cheat.

As reported in Business Insider, Niantic has filed a suit against Ryan "ElliotRobot" Hunt, Alen "iOS n00b" Hundur, and 20 other members of Global++, an "association of hackers" that it accuses of making and distributing PokeGo++, an "unauthorised derivative version" of Pokémon Go.

Niantic alleges the app not only infringes upon the developer's intellectual property rights, but it also gives players an unfair advantage over those who play fairly, too.

Gobal++ is also accused of profiting from unauthorised versions of Niantic's other augmented reality game, Ingress, and is thought to have already produced Potter++, which will similarly help players cheat in the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The new game is already in beta testing in Australia and New Zealand, and fears that Potter++ will harm sales of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is thought to have driven Niantic to take action now.

For tips and hints on how to get the best out of Pokemon Go without cheating, head on over to Eurogamer's Pokémon Go guide.

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