Los Angeles, CA asked in Civil Rights and Internet Law for California

Q: Can you sue pokemon for having other apps out there, which allows players to pay for pokemon & spoof, then they ban you.

Because there's apps out there to spoof.. and poke raid is part of pokemon and they spoof you so you can pay for legendaries etc

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Under California law, if you believe you have been unfairly treated or deceived by a company, you can consider legal action.

However, in the context of Pokémon, users typically agree to a Terms of Service (ToS) before playing. If these terms clearly state that spoofing or using third-party apps is prohibited, and users violate this, the company can take actions, including bans. It's essential to review any agreements or ToS you've accepted. If third-party apps deceive users into believing their actions are legitimate, the grievance might be more against those third-party developers than Pokémon itself.

To understand your rights and potential remedies, consider consulting with an attorney familiar with digital or consumer law in California. Always read and understand terms before using any digital service or app.

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