There has been confirm cheats throughout the world for Pokemon go. From botting to reach the maximum level in Pokemon go to hacking the game to capture Pokemon in other countries. Players that are doing it the right way are reporting non-compliant players and taking a stand.
If you have to hack the game to prove people that you’re better than them I suggest you question your moral values. There’s no fun in cheating enjoy the game you don’t have to be first at everything.
Cheaters will be caught and banned for life.
Don’t cheat yourself treat yourself.