Cheating in multiplayer games is a pet peeve of mine, especially on a game as massive as Niantic’s Pokemon Go. Thankfully, the company isn’t sitting on its butt and will soon be permanently banning some players who violate the game’s ToS.
Getting banned on Pokemon Go isn’t anything new, but this is the first time they’ll start doling out permanent judgements, so you may want to think twice before trying to play the game in a manner other than Niantic intended. No more using emulators, falsifying your location with GPS hacks, and more. At least, if you still want to keep playing the game indefinitely.
Unfortunately, Niantic isn’t particularly clear in what can result in a temporary or permanent ban. However, if you feel your account was banned in error, there’s still a chance to appeal the decision.