Metagaming Pokémon GO: Hacking the Game to Level the Playing Field (a Hack_Curio) When is it okay to hack? When is it ethical to hack? For the Pokémon GO gaming community, these questions became more than just hypothetical after thousands of players studied the game’s programming, shared knowledge in video tutorials, and experimented with a range of techniques to exploit glitches. Did this hacking expand access and enhance the game experience? Or was it just plain cheating?