How to tell if banned from Pokemon Sun and Moon Online Servers?

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  1. AwesomeSaucemGuy
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    I've been wondering about this for a while now and I haven't been able to tell once I go online but how do you tell if you get banned in Pokémon Sun and Moon? I know that an error message shows up when going online saying, “Pokémon Global Link cannot be accessed on this save data” or something like that. I also read that you cannot participate in global missions or anything related to game sync once banned. I’ve had several hacked Pokémon in the past but have never used them online and I’ve also went online to global missions and an error message never occurred. I recently tried going online and no error message hit me. So my question is how do you know that you’ve got banned? Where do you go to find the error message? I don’t know where to find an error message and I don’t know if I’m banned or not because I can’t find a source or video of anybody going into something (Game Sync, Global missions, etc.) and getting banned. Can someone help me or show me the place where the error message occurs or something related to this question? Thanks.
     


  2. Adeka

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    if you can wondertrade your not banned
     
  3. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    I thought if you were banned, you could WT, Battle Spot, trade, GTS, but not rated battle?
     
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    Open friends list while online no errors then your not banned
     
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    I dont think they got that type of ban. It sounds like they got a global link ban when it says it cannot be accessed on that save file.
     
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    That sounds like a hardware issue with the cart itself
     
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    NO people, he means a POKEMON ban, not a console ban. And yes, like stated previously it only effects rating battles and the PGL.

    You'll know because you'll get an error message when trying to use Game Sync or use rating batlles (which happens automatically when you connect online). If you don't get an error message, you're not banned. That really should be common sense.

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    You can, my Pokemon save has been banned since the dawn of time and I WT all day everyday and free battle. I have no interest in rated battles or global missions (those are the only things effected by the ban).
     
  9. AwesomeSaucemGuy
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    So basically when you connect online by pressing the Wi-Fi button on the right, you'll either get an error message meaning you're banned or nothing will show up meaning you're not banned? Like I've said, I've never used hacked stuff online.
     
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    It's after you already connect online, you will get this screen.....
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    Like I said, common sense....
     
  11. AwesomeSaucemGuy
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    Lol sorry for the stupid questions, one is coming up ahead, but what you're basically saying is that once you connect online you'll get an error message or are you saying that when you try to connect to things like Game Sync or PGL you'll get an error message. Is that correct?
     
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    Mine got banned but that was because I edited my saves region to JPN before using the PGL in game. My PGL account is for the USA so they didn't match and they banned my saved data. Weird thing is I never get the "can't use the service" message. I just get one that says I can't access the PGL at this time because a sync error occurred.

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    It's one in the same. Connecting online with a save linked to the PGL automatically starts Game Sync as long as you've used it once. So to answer your question; YES. You'll 100% get an error if you're banned. If you're not, you won't.
     
  13. AwesomeSaucemGuy
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    Whenever I try to connect to the internet and game sync it says this:
    I can’t find anything on the PGL website related to this. Does this mean I’m banned?
     

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    That's what mine says Lol. But only because my PGL account is different from my region. I'm guessing you've never gone to the Pokemon.com-PGL website and linked your game after getting your gamesync ID?
     
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    With the question essentially answered, I have to ask if this matters in the end with USUM right around the corner? They shut down global missions on SM, VGC 18 will only support USUM, and thus all other official online business will be more primed for USUM. It's like ORAS over XY, especially with new mega stones back then, and here, fucking 3 new pokemon. SM is outdated come November 17.

    No, it just means you never created a Global Link account.
     
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    I can get past the Global Mission screen. If you're banned does it stop you before you reach the screen where it displays all the missions?
     
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    This is true; none of this will matter in a month... Hoping to get another leak (which we usually do) but without all the 4chan dick stroking this time. I'm still salty about having to watch Lurantis play the entire game before dumping it. #Jerk Lol

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    Dude, you're not banned. Go to the website and link your game; all is well.
     
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    You're honestly being way too worried about this, which is really bizarre. I feel like the more you sweat it, the more likely it could happen to you.
     
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    Lol thank you. Now I can go worry free. By the way, can Nintendo catch you with illegal stuff (in this case, Pokemon) when you're not connected to the internet?
     
  20. RustInPeace

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    Basically yes, and judging by your OP, I don't think you're capable of making costly mistakes (if you chill).
     
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