It is indisputable that Pokémon GO is one of the most complex games with a very long learning curve. Therefore, it is best not to lose all the progress made by keeping all the data in a safe place.
What you should know about account protection
The first thing to know is that it doesn’t always have to be your fault. In other words, many players think that the reason for an account ban or ban lies solely in using tricks or external applications to seek greater advantages. It does not have to be this way. There are many hackers or players hoping to obtain the credentials to boycott the accounts or simply keep them as property, which can be a bigger problem.
Keep in mind that if we are the victim of a hack, Niantic can’t do anything about it. If your account has been compromised, it is likely that it was accessed through the email address associated with the account. As a result, it is very difficult to recover the account. All you can do is make sure you always keep your account protected.
How to protect your Pokémon GO account
First of all, avoid cheating and third party apps, because if you use some of these apps for the game, Niantic can permanently block you. As long as cheats are available, there will always be players to use them. Niantic’s terms and conditions state that the use of third-party applications is prohibited, although they do not mention that word literally, as some applications are complementary to the Niantic game. Therefore, we must verify each app that we download.
Security in short and easy to remember passwords They can make it easier for you to log in, but they also make your account susceptible to being hacked. Also, using the same password on multiple sites is another vulnerability. On the other hand, having different and complicated passwords for each account you use is not feasible. Ideally, use a password manager. This allows you to have multiple, complicated and, more importantly, unique passwords for each account you use.
Another commandment to protect your account is don’t trust the Coaches Club. The reality is that old-school Pokémon GO trainers may have signed up for the game using the Trainer’s Club. However, doing it through Google has become an option. While some may not like the idea of Google running the credentials for your Pokémon GO account, it actually has a couple of benefits.
First, it gives you a way to recover your account, unlike the Coaches Club, which has a simple “Forgot your password?” Option. However, the most important thing is that Google has two-factor authentication, called 2FA. Simply put, this means that if your password is compromised, then the hacker will still not have access to your account as there is a second password layer to get through. If you’re still going to continue using the Trainer’s Club to access your Pokémon GO account, make sure the email attached to that account has 2FA.