Spoofing in Pokemon Go is such a complicated issue that it is one of the few topics I don't like to post on. Its a topic ever expounding over the course of time, and to fully elaborate on it would take me at least a full day in order to cover it from every angle. But honestly that holds true with most things in life really. That's why this forum is great because we build on each others ideas, theories, strategies, etc, and come to sound conclusions here on the GOHub. So i'll just share a field report from today and a theory of mine in relation to the next step Niantic is quite possibly already implementing to combat spoofers breaking their terms of service. Firstly, my rival level 40 spoofer is still active (not soft banned or banned) and joysticking around from raid to raid just as he has been since raids were released. Yes, I know, at this point my field report is about as informative as a weather man stating obvious facts like its raining outside or its hot. However, my field report does allude to one thing though, much like the weather mans' field report does. In regards to the weather mans' obvious observation that it is raining, one would be ill prepared to venture outside in the rain without an umbrella and get wet. In regards to my obvious observation that spoofers are still out spoofing given the new security measures implemented by Niantic, I mean to connote that spoofers know that they cannot teleport or overextend their account in relation to the time it takes for them to get from point A to point B in a car. What I'm getting at is that it doesn't take a weather man to know to bring an umbrella with you if you intend to go outside when you've already heard the pitter patter of rain on your roof. What I'm also getting at in relation to spoofers and the new security measures implemented to target them is that they only need not over extend themselves in order to literally fly under Niantics' current radar. The pitter patter of rain on ones roof means bring an umbrella. For spoofers the pitter patter translates to the first real stance Niantic took against spoofers back in April when they implemented the red slash through Pokemon that spoofers caught by teleporting. Believe you me, spoofers know its raining and they are still out there with their umbrellas. Their umbrellas however are in the form of google maps. If it takes 10 minutes to get from point A to the raid at point B they are bound to that time. For example, on discord chats I have seen my level 40 spoofer rival say "on the way with two, be there in 10 minutes". Niantic is smart; the Pokemon Go community is too. At any rate I'll just get right to a theory of mine I've been investigating for the last 4 weeks in regards to network errors at gyms. Here is my most recent theory on how Niantic is going to complement this new bot / spoofer ban recently updated. How do you catch a wild animal, AKA a spoofer? Well, Niantic has already implemented a ban for certain animals that like to graze where there are vast amount of resources available (spoofers that have teleported to metropolitan areas to farm Pokemon and resources). The grass is certainly greener (more resources) in this metropolitan area that they are grazing but after teleporting and grazing for too long Niantic has built a fence around them to keep them there. So, how is Niantic going to rid the pasture of these animals (spoofers) that migrated to a region for resources. In my findings I believe Niantic has implemented bots on gyms. For example, I've shared that I recently moved ten minutes across town. I still have 10 gyms around me within 20 minutes driving distance. I've played in all of these gyms since the games inception. However, since I moved across town and now have a new home gym and new gyms in which I frequent more than the ones I used to at my old residence I've been receiving "network errors" when I battle some of these gyms I used to battle less frequently. I'm positive the network error is not a service issue, I still have the same service provider and phone and never received it before. In my opinion Niantic has botted their own gyms in regards to the time it takes for a trainer to beat the gym. My Dragonite with over 1,700 battle wins easily demolishes all of these gyms since the gym rework. If there is only a Caterpie defending a gym that I'm battling in order to gain control of I cannot just spam my Dragonites quick attack and take the Caterpie down in under a minute. It thinks I'm a bot and will give me a network error for being too superior. Now this is just a theory I've tested myself, with my brother, and conferred with other trainers around me but we'll see.