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Is hacking Pokemon illegal?

#21PokerChamp42Posted 11/29/2008 1:46:27 PM
If you know the IV generation method you can create "legit" hacks really easily.

It's really only necesary for legendary pokes like Azelf.
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#22Chronoman17Posted 11/29/2008 1:53:07 PM
Do they just check the pokemon? Or do they check the game to see if it had an external device used on it?

Now then, couldn't you just trade hacked pokemon to the game and no one would know (so as long as it looks legit)?
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#23perdia13Posted 11/29/2008 1:54:42 PM
they check the pokemon, i believe. dont think there's any way to check if an external device was used.
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#24kaonohiokalaPosted 11/29/2008 2:08:01 PM
Sigh...

Okay TC, the conversation you might of saw was most likely discussing the legality of the moveset. If a Pokemon has a moveset it cannot get without the means of hacking it is deemed "illegal" by competitive battling standards.
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#25bolandiiPosted 11/29/2008 2:33:37 PM
Definitely not. Its just POKEMON :P
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#26High DragoonPosted 11/29/2008 2:54:55 PM
They do not check the Pokemon. Some of the 2008 Showdown winners mentioned later that they themselves had used Pokesav to create their teams (Pokesav is actually a Japanese program).

The most "secure" method of checking a Pokemon's legallity is to use it on PBR's wifi. Thats the highest measure of security Nintendo can perform. PBR wifi will not accept a Pokemon if a Pokemon's Secret ID is 00000, has an illegal moveset, more than 31 IVs in a stat , more than 255 EVs in a stat or more than 510 EVs in total. The stupidest things can get by too, such as having a hatched Pokemon be contained in a duskball.

I wouldn't put hatched Pokemon in different balls in an actual tournament though. Too risky. Bottom line, if PBR can't tell the difference, no one can. Just don't use illegal movesets and only have hatched Pokemon in regular Pokeballs.
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#27perdia13Posted 11/29/2008 3:15:39 PM
PBR wifi will not accept a Pokemon if a Pokemon's Secret ID is 00000

really? 00000 is a possible SID too, way to leave out every 65537th player, gamefreak.
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#283shigen2Posted 11/29/2008 4:20:20 PM
What does PBR stand for?
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#29perdia13Posted 11/29/2008 4:26:36 PM
Pokemon Battle Revolution. You know, that horrible Wii game.
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#303shigen2Posted 11/29/2008 4:29:43 PM
Oh... Damn. That's far too expensive and useless.
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