This question was asked by multiple Twitter followers. The short answer is to use the Report form provided by Niantic, but you can do more than that.

Make sure that the player you are reporting violates one of the following:

Moreover, have valid evidence to support your case. Screenshots from multiple trainers, proof of continuous cheating and other users’ reports help a lot! If everything else fails, and your report doesn’t get resolved in a while, reach out to Niantic Help on Twitter to escalate your issue.

Also, we strongly recommend to focus your reports on spoofers and botters, as Niantic is targeting them more severely with bans.

  • XZ2017

    I taked down a gym from level 8 to 5. And at the same time i get almost reach level 5 edge “Wasu92” was fighting from anywhere to finally get level 8 gym putting his pokemon that is a 3449 tiranitar. King of that gym until he be banned on future i hope.. I think the cheaters dont see diferences between level 8 and 10 but when they see battle in process they know there is a place for his always number 1 of the gym, cant be get out before yo get out real efforts people gym pokemons. If not a gps spoofer its a bot. But not normal, being for days same level he let go battle at my same timee??? Please finish that. Its like a madness fight against world in my mind. Bye. Will waiting for a couple week to fight again. Hope its will be solved as soon as possible. Thanks bye

    • SakShou

      learn to use the right Pokemons in battle, a 2200 Vaporeon is enough to beat 3500 Tiranitar 🙂 when you dont have Vaporeon use water type WHO HAVE water attacks, Id recommend Golduck and Politoes, Rhydon and Tiranitar will be as good as fainted

      • XZ2017

        Thanks for your recommendation. My biggest problem is the high speed that spoofers have to be alert all time, and the death of my pokemons like mi 2200 rhydon. 1700 tiranitar or 1300 tentacruel or golduck. I have more around 1800 ather types. But my really big problem is i dont have enough revives to battle spoofers that have hundreds revives and potions without walk a feet away. What can i do to get more, if i just can get basic pokeballs or berries.??
        Thanks

        • SakShou

          calm down, I understand and I know that you are speaking about spoofer, but since I have nothing to say about them… however, what I meant is lvl up a Gym is a lot more pain than taking down one. So make him angry by beating the Tiranitar right away 🙂

          On another note, I save my revives and tranks by fighting with Ratikarls and the like, you will surpise how good they are 🙂 anyway, enjoy the game and feel lucky that you have a chance to battle. In my town all gyms are lvl 10, and they are in the same team as I so I cant even fight :))

          • XZ2017

            I have decided like a trick, never battle with a level 10 gym because they cant battle also. And if you battle with. Probably you get out the only one is not a spoofer because is the less power pokemon of that gym. And other spoofer put a 3000 or more new pokemon. And i hate blisseys. Not problem to almost win, but the battle time, its just imposible to reach on time. Incusive with kadabra 20 confusion 100 psyquic attack. Im hoping for an wild Alakazam or something similar…
            Thanks its being useful for me. But i need some recommendation for revive my death pokemon. I use power up to revives some of them but my rhydon needs 4000 stardust. Irs like 30 pokemos caught just to revive one time.
            Recommendations please…

          • Armel Apelete

            You are so wrong! A level 40 blissey can be taken dow with a level 30 machamp with C/DP or CC even if you dodge all her attack

    • Josh Hack

      Same here. I was battling a gym and a spoofer takes it immediately. Then an hour later at a completely different location, he takes another gym, and another, and so on for hours afterwards.

      • XZ2017

        I get down another gym from7 to 6 just to go home 1 of those gym pokemon. Just for revenge. I use less than half combat power to get a thousand gym points less for each time i battle. Its the new trick i learnt. Kill one with my half power and give up the battle at this moment. I loose the battle but reduce 1000 gym power. Try it ten times for level 10 gyms to 9 and again. My problems are the revuves and basic pokeballs on pokestops. What can you recommend me to get revives and potions? I go to churchs and hospital pokestops but not have any relation with its drops…

    • johann augustine

      Yea, it’s never a problem taking down A gym or defeating any Pokémon.. the problem is dealing with spoofers who never have to walk to the next gym, and teleport instantly and take any gym, any time. tHAT, along with botters auto defending and auto prestiging gyms, ARE the problems. Just to mention, sniped and perfect Pokémons with max CPs/levels.

      • XZ2017

        Yeah. And the revives and potions just to dont get all my pokemons death all time.
        I couldnt have any problem if i have hundred revives because i just want 1 gym to earn some coins. Im not asking for 10 gyms, just one, but i cant battle level 8 to 0 and less if someone is powering up gym while im powering down. Because just have 10 revives and already 40 deads pokemons at least.
        Any recommendations???

        • SakShou

          If you started too late thus still at too low lvl, I can only recommend making friends who are in the same team (via fb is a good way) because fighting together is at least 3x more effective. If you are asking a way to deal with the spoofers, then Id say there is still no way except reporting them to niantic. By battling it is extremely important to know your own Pokemons, because for example, 1300 Golduck with both water attacks can easily take 2200 Rhydon down but not with 1500 Golduck with psycho attacks

          • XZ2017

            Okk i take your recommends about friends and golduck attacks. I still hoping niantic get out cheater.
            Difficult enough is to know all pokemon attacks on my mind.

            Just seeing anyone around a gym on no flats land getting prestige is very hurtness to me.
            Hope for the future
            Try to be happy… Spain to the World ^^

          • SakShou

            Its easier than you think, rename your pokemons. Like Gold w and Gold p or Gold p w for different attacks types….

          • XZ2017

            That is effective for sure? Or yust to try??. Is effective only with golduck ore with alls pokemons. I think it will be more recommend like eeves names known by everyone. That i dont know there is people saying just one time valid use. Waiting reply. Thanks

          • SakShou

            oh no, the rename thing is just for you to know which Golduck to use :)) and it is just an example. For EXAMPLE again, against rock and ground types like Rhydon and Tiranitar is water attack super effective, so it applies to not only Golduck but other water types as well, like Tentacruel or Starmie or or or or. But Golduck, Tentacruel or Starmie or or or or have movesets that might not be water, like psycho or poison or whatever. When you want to fight Rock type you should ALWAYS use pokemons with water attacks, best is water type pokemon with water moveset (like Vaporeon is pure water type and has only water move). Back to the rename thing, lets say you have 5 Golducks, 2 of them have water/water, 2 others have psycho/psycho and the last one has psycho/water attacks, now you know from the name which one to choose against Rhydon.

          • XZ2017

            Ohh. Thanks thanks. I just writing. Rhydon 15/100. To know their attacks. Now gonna increase my pokemon information. But i get mad when i think on IVs. I write to niantic please put that info on pokemongo. But i think is just for the future not to now. And just for computers knowers, i just play with the inside pokemongo app information.
            Thanks

          • SakShou

            I also use just the appraise by team leaders to know the IV, but for big and important investment like Gyarados, Dragonite or Larvitar I strongly recommend using IV calculator, an easy to use is pokeassistant, the website is friendly, everyone can use without register or whatever. I think it is not cheating but some might say otherwise. Its up to you, but I dont want to waste hard-earned 400 candies on a weak magikarp :))

  • Josh Hack

    Why is every spoofer in London all on team Valour. This has always confused me

    • XZ2017

      Same in Spain just seen a level 10 yellow team. And a month ago 2 blue team level 6 gym. That i use to get 80 coins in four times i battle with. But i just spend in two xp eggs with the easter store offers. That i used three days ago at day 7 pokestop and pokemon with double xp easter event. Thats marvelous thing make me happy after my week in hospital. And i do 30 evolves. Almost get all level 24 in a day. It get me happy againt all other things. Im happy to be on blue team, here named “knowledge team” traduced in spanish, “equipo sabiduria” . Whats the name in english??

      • SakShou

        ??? You use a whole lucky egg with only 30 evolves or I understand it wrong? Dude, 30 mins is enough for around 70 evolves and the series bonus (1x catch and 1x spin) 1 lucky egg should get you around 160 000 XP in the event

        • XZ2017

          I evolves alls that i had. But i just had a month playing and it cost to me. I do a list inclusive to dont forget anyone. Hehehe. At my first evolves with xp egg. I get 42. Because i stop to get pokestop. After i learn isnt effective pokestop are nothing xp against evolutions. But i evolve all that i had planned for. Because i dont get evolved 3 evolution pokemons. But with easter 2xp event i evolve all 2 and 3 evolution i had. Little number because i was in hospital and waiting in bed around two weeks. But i started to play a month ago. 18.03.2017. And now im in the 25 level. Say me yor stadistics like mines to compare please.
          Thanks

          • SakShou

            Im at lvl 33, have been playing since day 1, kind of hardcore which resulted in one cellphone dead :'( and some almost accidents (because I rode bike, not recommend it though, dangerous for you and others, now I rode bike only to fight gyms) by the way Im lucky that I live both in a small historical town and a mega city in Germany, pokestops and gyms are everywhere

          • XZ2017

            I hope if its possible to reach you this summer. But my problem is how much xp has lvl 33? Around a million i think. Just playing all month to get pass no?? Some trick can i do.? Should i do or not do something special to be better on future? Thank for the hope that i can evolve 70 with lucky egg. My problem is i dont have space for more pokemon actually quit a lot. Really a lot and never down from 200 of 250. Need gym to get coins to get space. Its a whole circle of confussiin for me because i had 80 coins but i spent in easter event offers. And i probably need focus, earn Xp or keep coins for pokemon and bag spage. Actually 0 coins. So sad for me.
            Waiting for reply…

          • SakShou

            I dont know what you have done with your free lucky eggs you got from lvl up? Because as far as I remember I didn’t have to buy a single eggs up to lvl 30, and at the beginning in 30 min players could only have around 50 evolutions done (now the animation is shorter than before, so you can have around 80 evols so you now can get even morre from the eggs than we early players) and I even wasted 1 or 2 eggs at early levels… man, save your resources! the game is actually free to play! the coins I earned in the early games I spent it all on bag upgrade, and last time when pokebox on sale…

          • XZ2017

            I dont know how many xp egg the game gives to me. But i spend 1 every day7 from i started and another 1 for easter event day6 because i thought its be the last day esater event. But in my day7 on easter event i did an evolution to confirm at 00:10 and it be double xp, automatically i use my buyed egg to get day7 firstpokestop and firstpokemon (x4) and do my reserve of 3 evolutiions pokemons and some other i catched same day before… Im really happy with that but i spend all my coins, my eggs and my incense to catch maximum pokemon and xp that i could get. Sure that pretty good. But it takes my a little hurt cause i should be two days more on bed, but i really realky want. And being lucky nothing bad happens to me. What you think id do better than what i do? ^^

          • SakShou

            to make it short if you cant get AT LEAST 70 000 XP in 30 minutes of the lucky egg then the egg is wasted. In event it should be at least 140 000 XP. My Cellphone is slow and the app often freezes, especially during evolving but I usually get 74 000~ 82 000 XP/Egg

        • Huh? 30 mins allows for 45 evolutions MAX. At some points I can only evolve about 35 before time runs out.

          • SakShou

            My Pokemon go says otherwise or are we using different apps? if you dont believe me try google… One thing though, my cellphone clock is wrong and it is 2 minute faster than internet clock, dont know why and how to fix it so actually for each egg I have only 28 mins… maybe something is wrong with your phone’s clock

      • Josh Hack

        Mystic

      • Jesse James

        Mystic

    • AOretga

      The spoofers here where I live are all on team mystic.. the blue team

      • cdt

        Every team, and I do mean every team, has spoofers. No team is immune to bad players. In our area it’s Instinct.

    • Jesse James

      Spoofers where I live are mystic and valor this morning Mystic player YuzukiKoharuMei and others spoofed four gyms in my area within five minutes level them up to 10 and I’ve reported so many times and still
      Nothing has been done I can’t deal with this. they need to higher more staff to send out quicker bans because this has gotten far too out of hand

  • Pascal F

    They don’t react to these reports, my friends from another city told me that 4-5 of them reported the same person over 20 times and nothing happened. Proven spoofer, teleports around town, wins gyms that are ~5 miles apart within 2 minutes etc…

    • That’s not correct. We’ve reached out to Niantic Support several times and they have confirmed that they do react mostly based on player reports. However, the “ban waves” as they’re calling them do not roll out daily.

      Also, they have said several times that their backlog is huge, so your 20 reports are likely stuck under 800 000 other reports worldwide that are pending verification.

      • Pascal F

        Must be the backlog then. All I know this person is still around, 2 months after initial reports and despite still being reported.

      • Jesse James

        Team mystic and valor have the most cheaters by far. I hear all these talks about making it harder to cheat on android what about IOS ??

      • Richard Lynch

        How do I report this kind of spoofing. My wife and me were fighting a gym with 4 pokemon on it. We beat it but before the 3rd round was over for one Blissey that was left a 3000 CP Blissey and 3000 CP Gyardos were added. We beat those one round knocking them down 1000Cp but when we rejoined they were back up to 3000CP. This is an isolated gym, no one was near, and as far as I know it is impossible to heal guys mid battle so quickly by so much. What info is needed to get these cheaters banned?

        • Mike Scott

          they probably fed the pokemon berries

      • Richard Pawl

        No worries, if you’ve been reporting a spoofer for nearly a year and they do nothing, they will continue to do nothing. I know for a fact this person spoofs, there have been hundreds of reports filed against him, physical evidence in pictures and video. Back log or not this person should have been removed by now, and are still allowed to play. Personally i know they can’t ban everyone in a report because then you would have outcry from people who don’t spoof being banned because someone doesn’t like them and reported them for it, but this person in my area is ridiculous and completely obvious about it.

  • Monis Hasan

    I go to a nearby park I am 65 year senior citizen an enjoying Pokemon go reached level 31 after great efforts but sorry to say that spoofers are great problem. I see no one around my gym and see someone taking down my Pokemon. Further more when I spin the pokistop I get less balls but get items which I already have a lot. Niantic should consider balancing items we get after spin.

  • Pheniks

    but does niantic release info on the reporting player
    i have friends who spoof and if i report them and know it is me then i have a problem irl

  • MPWA

    We have a remote rural gym nearby that is a half mile off the main road up a rough open space trail requiring a fairly strenuous and occasionally treacherous hike to reach. There are no houses or structures near. I hiked up to it to add my character late yesterday morning. There was a fairly rough storm most tof last night with wind and rain. Suspiciously, my character was knocked out at 11:22 pm! Seems highly unlikely that anyone would be out in the wilds late at night in a storm the only way to knock this over is to spoof it.