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#1 NotAPenize3000

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:05 AM

Is there really any difference anymore? There are tools out there these days that let you select down to the region and generation a Pokemon was caught in when generating it. Can Nintendo's system reliably tell the difference between, say, a 2012 Summer Event Keldeo received legitimately through the distribution cart, and one created with the same specs via a hacking tool?


I ask mostly because I have one of those distribution carts and there used to be a market for selling legit event Pokemon :p

#2 Amethyst

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:10 AM

I think it entirely depends on what you use to hack the pokemon, and what you do to it. 


Pokemon have slipped through in impossible balls before in official tournaments so, I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't difficult to do. 

#3 jaredyne

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:17 AM

TBH if the data's the same, yeah there's no way to tell. But people like showing off "legit" stuff anyway, think it's more better even if they're getting it in ways that aren't totally legit :p

#4 Eefi

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:20 AM

Event Pokemon used to be the easiest things to generate because you could just put the Mystery Gift cards on your cartridge and get the gift Pokemon inside the game.


if you generate the data from scratch there's a lot of things that you can do wrong (like checksums or impossible combinations) but I guess the tools that people write account for that.

#5 Romy

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:43 PM

Protip: To avoid any kind of cheat detection Nintendo uses, breed your hacked pokemon.


A perfect Pikachu bred with a perfect Ditto (with the right items) will give you a 100% legit offspring. Be sure to use only pokeballs when creating the parent pokemon so you don't mix your balls up.


That's how I've always done it.

#6 Kelvin

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:35 PM

Poke bank certainly doesn’t catch hacked Pokémon.

I’m not sure if this help anyone but as long as the hacked Pokémon is within normal limits in its move pool, IV/EV, and specials (ie hacked event Pokémon with special origins), I’ve never had any real problems with pokebank or even online play.

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