Code of Conduct

PokeMMO's Services are governed by certain rules. These rules (the "Code of Conduct") are maintained and exclusively enforced by PokeMMO's Staff and must be adhered to by all users.

1. Rules related to "Chat" and communication with other users:
  1. You may not harass, threaten, embarrass or cause distress and/or unwanted attention to other people using our Services. This includes posting insulting, offensive, or abusive comments about people, repeatedly sending unwanted messages, reporting users maliciously, attacking a player based on race, sexual orientation, religion, heritage, etc.;
  2. You may not spam, flood, or repeatedly make duplicate posts. Messages composed of gibberish and messages outside of their designated chat channels are considered spam;
  3. You may not impersonate any other person;
  4. You may not solicit, advertise, or promote any services other than PokeMMO while using PokeMMO's Services without the express written consent of PokeMMO;
  5. You may not upload, attempt to distribute files, or facilitate the distribution of files that contain viruses, corrupted data, any other malicious software, pirated material, or illegal software;
  6. You may not transmit, distribute, or facilitate distribution of any other person's personal information (name, account name, telephone number, address, etc.);
  7. You may not transmit, post, link to, or facilitate distribution of any sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, hateful, vulgar, racially or ethnically offensive imagery or content; and
  8. You will follow the instructions of PokeMMO's Staff while using PokeMMO's Services.

2. Rules related to Gameplay:
  1. You may not exploit errors in design, features which have not been documented, or "bugs" to gain access which is otherwise not available, or to gain a competitive edge over other users, and You may not communicate any exploitable issues either directly or through public posting, to any other users of PokeMMO's Services;
  2. While participating in Player vs Player (PvP) gameplay, You may not participate in any form of match manipulation. Match manipulation is defined as any action taken to manipulate the outcome of a match, or alter or manipulate any official rankings;
  3. You may not use cheats, automation software (commonly known as "scripts", "macros", or "bots"), hacks, or any third-party software which can be detrimental to other users' experience, nor will You relay or store any items for other users who are using these processes; and
  4. You may not exploit the game or any of its parts for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to:
    1. Gathering in-game currency, items or resources for sale outside the Game (commonly known as "Real Money Trading");
    2. Performing in-game services in exchange for payment outside the game; and
    3. For use at a cyber café, computer gaming center or any other location-based site without the express written consent of PokeMMO.

3. Rules Related to Usernames and Team Names:

When you choose a character name, a username, a Team name, or otherwise create a label which can be seen by other users when using our Services, you must abide by the following guidelines.

You may not use any Username or Team Name which:
  1. Belongs to another person with the intent to impersonate that person, including PokeMMO's Employees, Volunteers and any other user of PokeMMO's Services;
  2. Incorporates offensive racial, ethnic, national, or cultural connotations;
  3. Incorporates bigotry or hate speech;
  4. Is sexually suggestive or pornographic;
  5. References any form of criminal activity or drugs;
  6. Makes inappropriate references to the human anatomy or bodily functions;
  7. Is comprised of gibberish;
  8. Uses misspellings or alternative spellings of any of the above guidelines.
4. Miscellaneous Rules:
  1. You may not attempt to or facilitate any attempts to bypass any restrictions set in place against user accounts or characters;
  2. Exploits (as defined by Section 2, Paragraph A of this document) must be communicated to PokeMMO's Staff within a reasonable timeframe either via PokeMMO's Website or the e-mail address: [email protected]
  3. You may not use any unauthorized third-party software that intercepts or otherwise collects information from or through the Game or Service, including without limitation any software that reads areas of RAM used by the game, any program which reads and attempts to manipulate network traffic between your Game Client and the Game Server.
  4. You agree that You will not, under any circumstances violate any applicable law or regulation in connect with Your use of the Game or PokeMMO's Services.
  5. You may not disrupt or assist in the disruption of:
    1. Any computer used to support the Services (each "server"); or
    2. Any other player's Game experience