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Does "hacked" pokemon simply mean Pokemon simply caught using a cheat device?

#1RagirothPosted 9/9/2013 11:40:11 AM
In Diamond or Platinum (now in White), I used an AR to capture some Pokemon I couldn't get. Are they counted as hacked Pokemon? Pretty sure they're pretty normal and all that.
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#2LotrMorgothPosted 9/9/2013 11:41:49 AM
if you had to alter the programming to catch a pokemon it was hacked, though i also think there are degrees of this

you just used it to make pokemon appear that otherwise wouldn't have; apparently some cheat iv's and ev's and movesets to win competitive play
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#3KeairaaPosted 9/9/2013 11:44:10 AM
The pokemon themselves are not hacked, but the means of capture may be hacked. The Pokémon them selves are only hacked if you used a cheat etc. to get them into the game if they were not originally meant to be there.
#4Baha05Posted 9/9/2013 11:44:36 AM
Basically any altered Pokemon are hacks. Pokemon caught in the wild depends on location/shiny/level.

Like catching a level 70 Shiny Mew in the wild is hacked.
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#5NessEggmanPosted 9/9/2013 11:45:07 AM
There are no "degrees" of "hacked." It either is or isn't. Which types of hacking you find ethical (or more ethical than others) is not relevant.

Yes, the Pokemon would be considered hacked if you did, by most definitions of hacking.
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#6jayman7Posted 9/9/2013 11:45:50 AM
When they check for hacks, I see no reason to believe they won't check things like location met or game captured - Pokémon do store such data, you know.
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#7MM125Posted 9/9/2013 11:46:16 AM
Depends on how thorough the hack-checker is. If it checks for what Pokémon can be caught where, you're in trouble. For example, if it looks to see if your Mandibuzz was caught in White, it'll flag it as hacked.

Not sure if it does that, but yeah, it's pretty likely.
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#8TruePowerSeekerPosted 9/9/2013 11:47:54 AM
It really matters the algorithm for identifying hacks. It could just be a simple check for identifying pieces of data that don't match what they should or it could actually recognize if a pokemon was obtainable through a certain means and at a certain area at a certain level.

We don't know what length the check will go to yet.
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#9Ragiroth(Topic Creator)Posted 9/9/2013 11:49:36 AM
Ok well the two I remember that I'm transferring that I used cheats to get are:

-Darkrai: Pretty sure I tried to make it as much as the battle you have with him in D/P as possible, like same level and such. When I encountered it, it even did the same theme and stuff. Not shiny or anything.

-Salamence: Perfectly normal. Not shiny or anything.
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#10MagmastaPosted 9/9/2013 11:53:31 AM(edited)
I can't wait to test it out on my wild Bastiodon caught in lake verity at level 20 XD

I didn't hack it though, got it off the GTS from some random.

Edit: if it could transfer it to my white2, I don't see how it wouldn't be allowed in the bank.
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