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Hack-Check Thread (Read the OP for simple hack-checking)

Discussion in '6th Gen Wi-Fi Center' started by ellie, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. ellie

    ellie Δ Staff Member Admin

    Disclaimer: Remember, it is impossible for anyone to truly say a Pokemon is legit unless you caught it yourself. This thread can serve as a guide to tell you if a Pokemon is definitely hacked, or tell you if it looks legit, but hackers can make any Pokemon look legit with enough effort.

    Post here if you're not sure if your Pokemon is legitimate or not, or to help another user. Be sure to follow all other rules and use this form when posting:

    Pokemon Species:
    Pokemon Gender:
    EV's: (if known)
    IV's: (if known) Serebii's IV Calculator
    Level Caught at:
    Current Level:
    Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.)
    Date Met: (if known)
    Pokeball Caught In:
    Blue Pentagon? (yes/no):
    Any other notes?:

    If you can provide a picture with this info and more, that would help out people checking.

    EDIT: Even if you're using PokeCheck to just check if a Pokemon is legit or not, please don't mention/link to it here as it's still deemed illegal.

    Quick ways to distinguish hacks:
    Hoopa and Volcanion CAN'T be shiny.
    Diancie CAN ONLY be shiny from this event (TID 12125).
    Arceus CAN ONLY be shiny from this event (TID 03075).
    Xerneas (TID 10295) and Yveltal (TID 11055) CAN ONLY be shiny from an event.
    Reshiram and Zekrom CAN ONLY be shiny from ORAS.
    Most legendaries in ORAS CAN be shiny.
    Pokemon in Apricorn Balls CAN'T have hidden abilities.
    Shadow Pokemon from Pokemon Colosseum CAN be shiny.
    Shadow Pokemon from Pokemon XD CAN'T be shiny, but basically everything else can.

    Seems to have traveled across both space and time in order to reach [destination region] from [original region] - usually regular/non-events
    A fateful encounter seems to have led it across space and time to reach [destination region] from [original region] - usually past-gen. events
    Seems to have traveled across both space and time in order to reach [destination region] from a distant land - Colosseum
    A fateful encounter seems to have led it across space and time to reach [destination] from a distant land - XD

    Not sure if a Pokemon can be caught in a specific Poke Ball?: Serebii's Poke Ball database

    Event information: Serebii's Database and Bulbapedia's Database

    6th Generation Hacked Event Dates: /r/pokemontrades
    Last edited by a moderator: May 17, 2016
  2. FruitSalad

    FruitSalad A Lazy Breeder

    Pokemon Species: Lucario
    OT Gender: Male
    IDno: 00498
    It is Shiny
    Nature: Adamant
    Ability: Inner Focus
    Moves: Extreme Speed, Swords dance, Close combat, Counter
    Level Caught at: Came from egg
    Current Level: 51
    Stats: Atk: 180, Def:92, Sp.Atk: 110, Sp.Def: 90, Speed: 118
  3. DarumakkaImposter

    DarumakkaImposter Well-Known Member

    OT Gender: Blue
    IDno: 57523
    Nature: Adamant
    Characteristic: often lost in thought
    Ability: Overgrow
    Moves:Tackle, magical leaf,aromatherapy, poison powder
    Level Caught at: (its from HG and its on white now
    Current Level:50
    Stats: Attack 100
    Defense 107
    Sp. Atk 89
    Sp. Def 111
    Speed 95
    Location Caught: From HG
    Egg?: IDK
    Pokeball Caught In: Masterball
    Any other notes?:umm... no
  4. ForeverFlame

    ForeverFlame WATER TRUMPETS

    Starters can't be caught in Masterballs.
  5. Skresh

    Skresh New Member

    Well, technically, there CAN be Johto starters from Colosseum(Distant Land + Long travel through time) in master balls. But if it is infact from a HG game, yeah, you're right.

    Why anyone would use a masterball I dunno, but if you had mutliple, ya might...

    Just wanted to mention that. =U
  6. Ditto_Dude

    Ditto_Dude Active Member

    a shiny pokemon with a nature that benefits it just looks suspicious, not 100% but my guess it is
  7. Falconx03

    Falconx03 Legendary

    That looks fine to me. It is capable of being shiny and from an egg since Lucario can breed, it would hatch as Riolu but evolves through happiness. It can also learn all of those moves. If I missed something and someone else notices it as fake, then I apologize.
  8. DarumakkaImposter

    DarumakkaImposter Well-Known Member

    o.0...i honestly dont know why i didnt notice that before. thanks for that though. ill release it now
  9. DominusSapientia

    DominusSapientia New Member

    OT Gender: Male
    Shiny?: Yes its Shiny
    EV's: Unknown
    IV's: Unknown
    Characteristic:Alert to sounds
    Moves:Tackle and Flame Charge
    Level Caught at:1
    Current Level:1
    Location Caught: Day-Care Couple, Route 3
    Egg?:From an Egg
    Pokeball Caught In: Default Pokeball.

    A friend wanted me to check his two shinies, going to edit post with the other.

    Nickname:Rhyhorn (apparently nicknamed that way/not capital)
    OT Gender: Female
    Shiny?: Yes its Shiny
    EV's: Unknown
    IV's: Unknown
    Nature: Adamant
    Characteristic: Alert to Sounds
    Ability: Rock Head
    Moves: Stealth Rock, Substitute, Aqua Tail, Rock Polish
    Level Caught at: 1
    Current Level:1
    Location Caught: Sinnoh "Apparently arrived at Lv.1"
    Egg?: Unknown
    Pokeball Caught In: Default Pokeball.

    This one doesn't seem legit even to me and I don't even know what to look for, but positive nature on a shiny just seems suspicious to me.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
  10. Rakurai

    Rakurai Well-Known Member

    A good first step to determining whether or not a shiny is hacked is to have it inspected by the judge at the Battle Subway, since many hackers like to take things a step further and give the Pokemon flawless IVs in every stat.
  11. Lucario0708

    Lucario0708 Destiny Combining...

    just because a shiny has a benefitting nature doesnt mean its hacked, using an everstone on one of the parents that has that nature during breeding = nature passed down, in fact many MM'ers do that

    @dominussapientia(sp?): both pokemon look legit, both seem to have been bred, so i'd say they are legit

    @fruitsalad: legit

    @darumakkaimposter: thats not a good idea to release it, look at what skresh said, if its not along the lines of what he said, it's hacked stupid me, didn't see HG on there, so yes it's hacked
  12. hydrasly

    hydrasly New Member

    Pokemon Species: Espeon
    Nickname: In Japanese
    OT: In Japanese
    OT Gender: Rd
    IDno: 32760
    Shiny?: Yes
    EV's: (if known)
    IV's: (if known)
    Nature: Timid
    Characteristic: Somewhat Vain
    Ability: Synchronize
    Moves: Psychic, Morning Sun, Curse, Yawn
    Level Caught at: 1, seems to have came from an egg
    Current Level: 100
    Stats: HP: 272, Atk: 153, Defense: 156, SpAtk:298, SpDef: 226, speed: 281
    Location Caught: Skyarrow Bridge (Again, seems to be from an egg)
    Egg?: Seems like it.
    Pokeball Caught In: N/A
    Any other notes?: N/A
  13. Falconx03

    Falconx03 Legendary

    To me, that looks legit. Psychic and Morning Sun are Level Up moves while Curse and Yawn are both egg moves. I am not an expert on egg moves so I am not completely sure on how egg moves work, I only have novice knowledge on egg moves. But from what I got out of looking it up, Torkoal was egg moved to learn Yawn and knew Curse and then he was bred with whatever to make it hatch an Eevee with those two moves.

    If it hatched as an egg and it says Sky Arrow Bridge it's probably because the bridge is very large and an ideal place to hatch eggs.
  14. Thehackcatcher

    Thehackcatcher Pokemon Breeder

    This reminds me of the good ol GTS Guardians i used to do with some people for gen 4 :) I will help out in anyway possible :D
    Falcon is correct , that is a VERY rare and legit specimen you have there , shiny pokemon are hard to hack unless this person somehow made a program to hack pokemon for black and white (which currently does not exist) CONGRATS on your shiny pokemon :D it is indeed legit :p
    EDIT: Wait did it say from an egg or caught on skyarrow bridge?
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
  15. hydrasly

    hydrasly New Member

    Egg, Looks like it hatched on Skyarrow Bridge.
  16. Thehackcatcher

    Thehackcatcher Pokemon Breeder

    its legit , congrats :D you got a very rare shiny pokemon
  17. Juxta

    Juxta New Member

    Dont the IDno's need to be Over 10000 and not anything below?
  18. Black&White

    Black&White Well-Known Member

    I'm not 100% sure if the Tepig is legit or not, but why would somebody trade a very rare shiny like Tepig? It took me over 500 eggs to hatch mine, so I know I wouldn't trade it for anything, so my guess is it's hacked.
  19. Marvs

    Marvs Shinneeee!

    If someone is new to the game they may not even know what a shiny is, and tepig isn't that different in its first form.
  20. Jessie Mulay

    Jessie Mulay Well-Known Member

    He said his friend wanted him to check them for him. Also, some MM'ers have gotten Shiny Starters in less than 100 eggs.

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