I've seen a lot of threads floating around with misinformation regarding the bans nintendo handed out for going online with sun/moon. The purpose of this thread is to collect and maintain the latest information in one central place rather than spread out over several threads. I will be updating as more information comes in. What Exactly is going on? About 2 days ago, Nintendo initiated a ban wave targeting any users who played pokemon sun or pokemon moon online before the offical release. These users received a 002-0102 error when trying to connect online in games, a 022-2812 error when trying to connect to NN services (NNID creation, eshop, miiverse), or both. What is the 002-0102 error? The 022-0102 error is a ban that restricts a console from accessing online features in games. This includes ALL 3DS games, not just pokemon sun/moon. What is the 022-2812 error? The 022-2812 error, also known as a hyperban, restricts a console from accessing Nintendo Network (NN) services. These include the eshop, miiverse, NNID creation, and any other app that requires an active NNID. Why can I access my NNID on the Wii U/Is my NNID banned? In most cases these bans do not actually cause your NNID to be banned. That being said, there is evidence to suggest that nintendo HAS banned some of the effected NNID's. The simplest way to check is to see if you can log on with your NNID on the web or on the Wii U. Is the ban permanent? I'll be totally honest here, we simply don't know and there have been many conflicting reports. The current consensus is the 002-0102 error is a 15 day ban, as this error has occurred in the past (most notably, users of early sky3DS carts received this from using public headers). That being said, there is no guarantee that these cases are the same. The 022-2812 hyperban on the other hand, is a ban that we have very little information on. Previous to this incident only a few systems had ever received this error and it was a lifetime ban. Reports from those who contacted nintendo also infer that this ban is permanent. All that being said, we don't have concrete proof so the best suggestion at this time is to wait out the 15 days to be sure. There has also been some indication that Nintendo is willing to unban those who have a legitimate sun/moon cartridge. It's been suggested that contacting nintendo with proof of purchase and the details of the cartridge will result in the system ban being lifted. (note: as of this post, I have not heard of this working for anyone) Update 11/17: A few people have posted screenshots of emails where nintendo says the bans are lifetime bans. I don't want to wait 15 days, is there anything I can do? Currently a bypass method exists for the 002-0102 online ban HOWEVER it is strongly recommended you DO NOT use this method. We have no idea as to what long term effects, if any, this method has on the systems involved. If you insist on attempting this bypass, I will outline the instructions at the bottom of this post. The 022-2812 hyperban has no current bypass methods. Several people are making attempts to bypass this but there is no word of a stable bypass. OK, here's the thing that WE REALLY DON'T RECOMMEND YOU DO: Requirements: an unbanned 2/3DS capable of running decrypt9, a hex editor to edit the secureinfo file, and a modified nnidsave.bin (figure out where to get this on your own). 1) Open decrypt9 on the unbanned 2/3DS. 2) Dump LocalFriendCodeSeed_B 3) Open decrypt9 on the banned 2/3DS. 4) Dump SecureInfo_A, LocalFriendCodeSeed_B, and nnidsave.bin 5) PUT THESE FOUR FILES IN A SAFE PLACE FOR BACKUP REASONS. MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEARLY LABELED!!!! 6) Hex edit SecureInfo_A and edit the serial number of your console (It will be in the 'Text' section, not the 'Hex' one) 7) Copy the modified SecureInfo_A, the unbanned LocalFriendCodeSeed_B, and the modified nnidsave.bin onto the SD card of the banned 2/3DS 8) Inject the modified files using decrypt9 9) Restart your system 10) Attempt to access the online servers for a game Note: you will still not have access to apps that require an NNID as the NN ban is in place.