Nintendo Is Apparently Banning Pokémon Sun & Moon Pirates Who Play Online

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At the beginning of November 2016, Pokémon Sun and Moon leaked. People began playing, data mining, and uploading the game to the internet. Now, it seems people who played early or illegal copies are being targeted by Nintendo. Sites like GBATemp have threads with people saying they’ve been banned for playing the games online. (Thanks, Kotaku!)


These people who played Pokémon Sun and Moon online report they have been receiving a error code 002-0102 message any time they attempt to engage in online activities on their Nintendo 3DS systems. When they attempt to do things like go online within the game or even do something like visit the eShop, they receive a message saying, “This device’s access to online services has been restricted by Nintendo.”


Pokémon Sun and Moon will come to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan and North America on November 18, 2016. It will arrive in Europe on November 23, 2016.

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