HomeNews6,000 Pokémon Sun/Moon Players Are Now Banned Online Alex Irish January 26, 2017 News The Pokémon Company has confirmed around 6,000 Pokémon Sun and Moon players, or 5,954 to be precise, have been banned from the game’s online features due to “altered save data”. This ban applies to using ranked online battles, participation in Global Missions, and the Game Sync feature as a whole. Those who have been banned will be hit with the error code ‘090-0212’. This online ban issue isn’t just applying to fake Pokémon, either. Select Pokémon being transferred through Pokémon Bank are experiencing issues as well. This ranges from the recent Meloetta event from 2016 to Pokémon from Red/Blue/Yellow not being allowed through if they have moves they no longer learn in recent titles. Hacking in the Pokémon series has been a longstanding issue in the series. With online features in play, players may be wanton to generate Pokémon with unrealistic stats or impossible move sets, or create an endless parade of shinies, something statistically improbable given their rarity. If you have not been generating fake game data within your copy of Sun or Moon, you should be safe. Thanks to Serebii.net for the heads up. Share this post: No related posts. Nintendo Download Highlights For January 26thHere’s An Early Look At Switch Operating SystemAbout The AuthorAlex IrishEditor-in-ChiefWhen he's not writing about or playing all the great Nintendo games, Alex Irish works by day at a local book emporium, and the rest of the time, he illustrates and writes online. His favorite video game franchise is Pokemon, but his favorite video game is Resident Evil 4. He also can tell you everything about animation history, from past to present.