Nintendo banning Pokémon Sun and Moon unlicensed players

Nintendo is applying bans to 3DS players for all online features, affecting people who got unlicensed early access to the games.

Many people are playing the full version of Pokémon Sun and Moon from last week because of some leaked ROMs that have been uploaded to the Internet. However, Nintendo have started banning people who have gotten access to the online features before the official release.

Also, Nintendo’s official comment about this provided by Kotaku.

As a result of a number of Nintendo 3DS users using unauthorized versions of several games, and connecting to the official game servers in violation of our terms of service, these users’ Nintendo 3DS systems that stored the unauthorized game code have been banned from Nintendo’s online network effective immediately.

Banned users should receive a message saying:

This device’s access to online services has been restricted by Nintendo. For help, visit

What do you think of Nintendo’s decision about this?

Edited by bobandbill, colours and Jake.