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What's bad about hacked pokemon?

#1EffectAndCausePosted 3/23/2011 12:03:12 AM
I see people talking about how they only want "legit" legendaries in trades. Why does it matter if they're hacked or not? Are hacked ones weaker or something? I'm just curious. I've never raised a hacked pokemon, i've just got 'em to fill my Dex up, so I wouldn't know.
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#2ThreeKarmaLossPosted 3/23/2011 12:04:28 AM
And here we go!
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#3SkulliganPosted 3/23/2011 12:04:31 AM
That they are hacked.
#4jEr3mYPosted 3/23/2011 12:06:22 AM
Some people dont like the use of an AR or cheating in general.

Hacked Pokemon aren't weaker or anything (assuming it has correct stats etc) there's nothing different about them except being fake.
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#5Callista08Posted 3/23/2011 12:06:50 AM

I think it's the fact that when you hack... you kind of take the easier way around.

#6lunarswordPosted 3/23/2011 12:06:51 AM
1. Theyre worried it wouldnt pass testing for official tournies
2. They think it destroys some sort of fictitious "value" of "legit" versions that they never had to begin with
3. They regret not having a hack device themselves to get what they want when they want
4. They have a subconcious sense of having wasted time going through IV hunting/breeding and EV training
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#7EffectAndCause(Topic Creator)Posted 3/23/2011 12:10:33 AM
Oh, so really I could just carry on raising my Keldeo knowing it'll be a perfectly normal Keldeo?
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#8X_Ayumi_XPosted 3/23/2011 12:14:11 AM(edited)
1. I don't need them
- 151 in Gen 1
- 252 in Gen 2 (I remember it being glitched... I think it was because of an egg though
- All I could in Gen 3 (Didn't trade Pokémon from FR/LG to R/S/E other than move from RSE to FR/LG)
- All in Gen 4 (Even though I didn't get Arceus until last year some time.
- All but 3 in Gen 5 (the last 3).

2. They're hacked (no explanation needed)

3. Hacked Pokémon "can" probably damage your game and of course not allowed in certain areas. (Had a friend with ONLY hacked Pokémon and he couldn't play PBR as they all came out as bad eggs... good for him).

4. They're not weaker... more like stronger than what the game allow which isn't really fair... it's like a Civil War Soldier against a Modern Soldier

5. People like the pleasure/feeling of accomplishing something in the game rather than go "aaah I got all 649 Pokémon in my game/dex 2 days after buying the game! Woooo!!!"


Those are the more general reasons. I myself have no respect for people with hacked Pokémon

EDIT: And to the guy about "They just mad they don't have a device". If I want I could probably buy one device per DS system I got AND one for the 3DS I'm getting on Sunday... but of course I rather not
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#9jEr3mYPosted 3/23/2011 12:12:30 AM
EffectAndCause posted...
Oh, so really I could just carry on raising my Keldeo knowing it'll be a perfectly normal Keldeo?

Pretty much. If its stats are normal and everything, there won't be any difference.
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#10Tequila_ShotPosted 3/23/2011 12:12:35 AM
EffectAndCause posted...
I see people talking about how they only want "legit" legendaries in trades. Why does it matter if they're hacked or not? Are hacked ones weaker or something? I'm just curious. I've never raised a hacked pokemon, i've just got 'em to fill my Dex up, so I wouldn't know.

The reason I personally don't want to be traded hacked Pokemon is because I don't trust the people to give me hacks. I don't know whether or not they have the ability to properly hack something, and a bad hack can cause problems in games, like Bad Eggs. That's why I prefer not to get them.
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