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

Requiem Aeternam

Dance like an eggplant!
I received a shiny Raikou on the GTS earlier today and want to double check that it's legit.

Pokemon Species: Raikou
Nickname: ペキヨロス (Pekiyorosu)
OT: ネオけんた (Neokenta)
OT Gender: not sure. It's on my X
IDno: 40371
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: 0
IV's: From the Serebii IV Calculator - HP 3, Atk 21, Def 1, Sp.Atk 6, Sp.Def 27, Speed 3
Nature: Hardy
Characteristic: Strongly defiant
Ability: Pressure
Moves: Flash (it only had one move for some reason)
Level Caught at: Not known
Current Level: 40
Stats: HP 123, Atk 81, Def 65, Sp.atk 99, Sp.def 95, Speed 98
Location Caught: Not known. Transferred from Johto
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Master Ball
Any other notes?: It's from a japanese Heartgold or Soulsilver

It looks legit to me given its poor stats and neutral nature but I just want to be sure.
 

SilverLanayru

It's a mystery.
I received a shiny Raikou on the GTS earlier today and want to double check that it's legit.

Pokemon Species: Raikou
Nickname: ペキヨロス (Pekiyorosu)
OT: ネオけんた (Neokenta)
OT Gender: not sure. It's on my X
IDno: 40371
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: 0
IV's: From the Serebii IV Calculator - HP 3, Atk 21, Def 1, Sp.Atk 6, Sp.Def 27, Speed 3
Nature: Hardy
Characteristic: Strongly defiant
Ability: Pressure
Moves: Flash (it only had one move for some reason)
Level Caught at: Not known
Current Level: 40
Stats: HP 123, Atk 81, Def 65, Sp.atk 99, Sp.def 95, Speed 98
Location Caught: Not known. Transferred from Johto
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Master Ball
Any other notes?: It's from a japanese Heartgold or Soulsilver

It looks legit to me given its poor stats and neutral nature but I just want to be sure.
Yeah, the Johto roamers are quite known for having terrible IVs. x:
Otherwise, this one does look legal on the surface, given the details provided.
Just in case, however, I'd say to get one more opinion.
 

deoxysdude94

I'm gonna miss my boi Deoxys...
I received a shiny Raikou on the GTS earlier today and want to double check that it's legit.

Pokemon Species: Raikou
Nickname: ペキヨロス (Pekiyorosu)
OT: ネオけんた (Neokenta)
OT Gender: not sure. It's on my X
IDno: 40371
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: 0
IV's: From the Serebii IV Calculator - HP 3, Atk 21, Def 1, Sp.Atk 6, Sp.Def 27, Speed 3
Nature: Hardy
Characteristic: Strongly defiant
Ability: Pressure
Moves: Flash (it only had one move for some reason)
Level Caught at: Not known
Current Level: 40
Stats: HP 123, Atk 81, Def 65, Sp.atk 99, Sp.def 95, Speed 98
Location Caught: Not known. Transferred from Johto
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Master Ball
Any other notes?: It's from a japanese Heartgold or Soulsilver

It looks legit to me given its poor stats and neutral nature but I just want to be sure.
It looks plausible, but there's no 100% way to tell if it's legit or not. The player could have used action replay to get master balls, and to make it shiny, but you can't know without having it in that game. If you wanted to battle with it, you could technically say it's legit.
 

Requiem Aeternam

Dance like an eggplant!
Yeah, the Johto roamers are quite known for having terrible IVs. x:
Otherwise, this one does look legal on the surface, given the details provided.
Just in case, however, I'd say to get one more opinion.
It looks plausible, but there's no 100% way to tell if it's legit or not. The player could have used action replay to get master balls, and to make it shiny, but you can't know without having it in that game. If you wanted to battle with it, you could technically say it's legit.
Thanks for the quick replies. I'm going to say it is legit as I found no record of it on the Pokecheck website and it looks legal enough. If the player used a code to make it shiny then that doesn't really bother me as much as it was still obtained in the game normally as opposed to being Sav'd or Gen'd. I was really happy when I received this thing and it looked perfectly legit, unlike the obviously hacked 6IV Adamant shiny Groudon and Lonely all 0IV shiny Suicune I received earlier. I've already gotten rid of both of these.
 

dewey911p

primus inter pares
Yeah, the Johto roamers are quite known for having terrible IVs. x:
I believe you are confusing gen 3 roamers with gen 4 roamers. Gen 3 roamers had an IV glitch whereby the HP IV was 0-31, the Atk IV was 0-7 and all the rest were 0. I don't recall which games this applied to exactly, I think all gen 3 games bar Emerald, but I'm no expert on gen 3 mechanics, so don't quote me on this one. As for gen 4 roamers, there was no such restriction on their IVs. Gen 4 roamers can have any IV spread the game can generate.
 

SilverLanayru

It's a mystery.
I believe you are confusing gen 3 roamers with gen 4 roamers. Gen 3 roamers had an IV glitch whereby the HP IV was 0-31, the Atk IV was 0-7 and all the rest were 0. I don't recall which games this applied to exactly, I think all gen 3 games bar Emerald, but I'm no expert on gen 3 mechanics, so don't quote me on this one. As for gen 4 roamers, there was no such restriction on their IVs. Gen 4 roamers can have any IV spread the game can generate.
I know what you mean, and I probably got them confused, indeed. My bad. xD
But yes, the IV roaming glitch you speak of exists in Ruby/Sapphire/FireRed/LeafGreen.
 

varanus_komodoensis

they call me Varanus
I believe you are confusing gen 3 roamers with gen 4 roamers. Gen 3 roamers had an IV glitch whereby the HP IV was 0-31, the Atk IV was 0-7 and all the rest were 0. I don't recall which games this applied to exactly, I think all gen 3 games bar Emerald, but I'm no expert on gen 3 mechanics, so don't quote me on this one. As for gen 4 roamers, there was no such restriction on their IVs. Gen 4 roamers can have any IV spread the game can generate.
That explains why my Suicune from FRLG has a spread of 12/2/0/0/0/0. I've been wondering for years how I had such bad luck....
 

tomatohater

Golden Sun 4?
Pokemon Species: Mew
Nickname: Mew spelled in Japanese
OT: Japanese
OT Gender: Japanese
IDno: 57342
Shiny?: yes
EV's: 0
IV's:
HP 24, 25, 26
Att 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Def 10, 11, 12, 13
SpA 27
SpD 0, 1, 2, 3
Speed 10, 11, 12,

Nature: Modest
Characteristic: Thoroughly Cunning
Ability: Synchronize
Moves: Pound, Transform, Mega Punch, Metronome
Level Caught at: presuming 30
Current Level: 30
Stats:HP107; AT. 63; DF. 68; Sp. Atk 80; Sp. Def. 65; Speed 68
Location Caught: Hoenn
Egg?: nope
Pokeball Caught In: Masterball
Any other notes?: Puurty sure this is fake, but it might be an Old Sea Chart one...
 
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varanus_komodoensis

they call me Varanus
Pokemon Species: Mew
Nickname: Mew spelled in Japanese
OT: Japanese
OT Gender: Japanese
IDno: 57342
Shiny?: yes
EV's: 0
IV's:
HP 24, 25, 26
Att 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Def 10, 11, 12, 13
SpA 27
SpD 0, 1, 2, 3
Speed 10, 11, 12,

Nature: Modest
Characteristic: Thoroughly Cunning
Ability: Synchronize
Moves: Pound, Transform, Mega Punch, Metronome
Level Caught at: presuming 30
Current Level: 30
Stats:HP107; AT. 63; DF. 68; Sp. Atk 80; Sp. Def. 65; Speed 68
Location Caught: Hoenn
Egg?: nope
Pokeball Caught In: Masterball
Any other notes?: Puurty sure this is fake, but it might be an Old Sea Chart one...
It's legal according to PokeCheck.
 

varanus_komodoensis

they call me Varanus
Oh, I forgot to say I have it on Pokémon X (I was traded it on X too)

Is it still 'legal'?
Yes, it was obtained in Japanese Emerald using the Old Sea Map and then transferred up to X. It's impossible to get Mew on X any other way than PokeTransfer.
 

Ze DreamGirl

Future Vaporeon
Are those legit (got them through Wonder Trade from diffferent people)
Sneasel
Level 1
OT: in Japanese
ID: 58284
Ability: Keen eye
Ivs: I don't know
Apparently hatched in Don't know the English name for that the town near the daycare the 15/03/2014
Jolly
Alert to sounds
Moves: Ice Punch, Fake out, Counter, Icicle Crash
Ball: The one with a crecent moon on it

Gastly
Level 1
Timid
Ot: in Japanese
ID: 35812
4 31 IVS in Hp/Spe attack/spe Defense and Speed according to the markings
Apparently hatched route 7 (the one in front of the Daycare) the 16/03/2014
Moves: Disable/Perish Song/Psywave/Grudge
Ball: same as Sneasel

Lickylicky
Level 50
nature: the one that raises spe attack and lowers spe Defense
Shiny
OT: Japanese
ID: 03446
ability: Oblivious
IVs: I don't know but none are 31
Apparently travelled Through time and space from Unova
Moves: Atrition, me first, Refresh, Screech
Ball: The standard pokéball
 

Lt. BLEU™

Top Class Lieutenant
Are those legit (got them through Wonder Trade from diffferent people)
Sneasel
Level 1
OT: in Japanese
ID: 58284
Ability: Keen eye
Ivs: I don't know
Apparently hatched in Don't know the English name for that the town near the daycare the 15/03/2014
Jolly
Alert to sounds
Moves: Ice Punch, Fake out, Counter, Icicle Crash
Ball: The one with a crecent moon on it

Gastly
Level 1
Timid
Ot: in Japanese
ID: 35812
4 31 IVS in Hp/Spe attack/spe Defense and Speed according to the markings
Apparently hatched route 7 (the one in front of the Daycare) the 16/03/2014
Moves: Disable/Perish Song/Psywave/Grudge
Ball: same as Sneasel

Lickylicky
Level 50
nature: the one that raises spe attack and lowers spe Defense
Shiny
OT: Japanese
ID: 03446
ability: Oblivious
IVs: I don't know but none are 31
Apparently travelled Through time and space from Unova
Moves: Atrition, me first, Refresh, Screech
Ball: The standard pokéball
I think all are legal on the surface.
 

Ze DreamGirl

Future Vaporeon
Good..;I wanted to breed the Sneasel and Gastly because the have good natures/Ivs and egg moves...so I can use them for Masuda Method right ? But I suppose they won't give their balls (they are male)...
 

varanus_komodoensis

they call me Varanus
Good..;I wanted to breed the Sneasel and Gastly because the have good natures/Ivs and egg moves...so I can use them for Masuda Method right ? But I suppose they won't give their balls (they are male)...
I'm 99% sure that Gastly and Sneasel are legal. They're obviously breeding rejects that someone put out on Wonder Trade. Lickylicky looks legal on the surface, but I'm not as sure about it.
 

KzBreakdown

Tamer of Gyarados
Pokemon Species: Electivire
Nickname:
OT: Mando
OT Gender:
IDno: 35372
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Naive
Characteristic: A little quick tempered
Ability: Motor Drive
Moves: Shock Wave, Swift, Thunder Punch, Low Kick
Level Caught at: Unknown
Current Level: 30
Stats: HP: 85, ATK: 86, DEF, 49, S.ATK: 63, S.DEF: 55, SPD : 75
Location Caught: Unova
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Master Ball
Any other notes?: I'm a little suspicious about that master ball, other than that i'm clueless. i've also evolved it from the electabuzz it originally arrived as, but the level is the same

Pokemon Species: Garchomp
Nickname: Japanese Default
OT: Japanese (don't know the name)
OT Gender:
IDno: 23330
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Lonely
Characteristic: Likes to Relax
Ability: Sand Veil
Moves: Brick Break, Dragon Claw, Earthquake, Dragon Rush
Level Caught at: unkown
Current Level: 100
Stats: HP:364, ATK: 358, DEF: 188, S.ATK: 186, S.DEF: 207, SPD: 246
Location Caught: Unova
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Any other notes?: I kinda suspect this to be the Gible you get from Black Tower, can't say for sure though

Pokemon Species: Nidoqueen
Nickname: none
OT: Scorpio
OT Gender:
IDno: 57833
Shiny?: yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Timid
Characteristic: Likes to relax
Ability: Rivalry
Moves: Helping Hand, Toxic Spikes, Flatter, Crunch
Level Caught at: Unknown
Current Level: 48
Stats: HP: 158, ATK: 93, DEF: 122, S.ATK: 90, S.DEF: 91, SPD: 97
Location Caught: Unova
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Premier ball

Pokemon Species: Scolipede
Nickname: none
OT: Touko
OT Gender:
IDno: 51631
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Jolly
Characteristic: Capable of taking hits
Ability: Swarm
Moves: Defense Curl, Roll Out, Spikes, Toxic Spikes
Level Caught at:
Current Level: 30
Stats: HP: 85, ATK: 74, DEF: 68, S.ATK: 43, S.DEF: 56, SPD: 89
Location Caught: Unova
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Any other notes?: i originally received it as a level 1 venipede, it's moveset has changed after i power leveled it to scolipede, but those are the original attacks

Pokemon Species: Kangaskhan
Nickname: none
OT: (male symbol)BOB(male symbol)
OT Gender:
IDno: 16454
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Mild
Characteristic: Often lost in thought
Ability: Scrappy
Moves: Crunch, Endure, Outrage, Sucker Punch
Level Caught at:
Current Level: 50
Stats: HP: 171, ATK: 101, DEF: 83, S.ATK: 61, S.DEF: 86, SPD: 95
Location Caught: Unova
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Heal Ball
Any other notes?:

All were received in a wonder trade, so i'm a little curious if they are hacked or not
 
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varanus_komodoensis

they call me Varanus
Pokemon Species: Electivire
Nickname:
OT: Mando
OT Gender:
IDno: 35372
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Naive
Characteristic: A little quick tempered
Ability: Motor Drive
Moves: Shock Wave, Swift, Thunder Punch, Low Kick
Level Caught at: Unknown
Current Level: 30
Stats: HP: 85, ATK: 86, DEF, 49, S.ATK: 63, S.DEF: 55, SPD : 75
Location Caught: Unova
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Master Ball
Any other notes?: I'm a little suspicious about that master ball, other than that i'm clueless. i've also evolved it from the electabuzz it originally arrived as, but the level is the same

Pokemon Species: Garchomp
Nickname: Japanese Default
OT: Japanese (don't know the name)
OT Gender:
IDno: 23330
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Lonely
Characteristic: Likes to Relax
Ability: Sand Veil
Moves: Brick Break, Dragon Claw, Earthquake, Dragon Rush
Level Caught at: unkown
Current Level: 100
Stats: HP:364, ATK: 358, DEF: 188, S.ATK: 186, S.DEF: 207, SPD: 246
Location Caught: Unova
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Any other notes?: I kinda suspect this to be the Gible you get from Black Tower, can't say for sure though

Pokemon Species: Nidoqueen
Nickname: none
OT: Scorpio
OT Gender:
IDno: 57833
Shiny?: yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Timid
Characteristic: Likes to relax
Ability: Rivalry
Moves: Helping Hand, Toxic Spikes, Flatter, Crunch
Level Caught at: Unknown
Current Level: 48
Stats: HP: 158, ATK: 93, DEF: 122, S.ATK: 90, S.DEF: 91, SPD: 97
Location Caught: Unova
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Premier ball

Pokemon Species: Scoliopede
Nickname: none
OT: Touko
OT Gender:
IDno: 51631
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Jolly
Characteristic: Capable of taking hits
Ability: Swarm
Moves: Defense Curl, Roll Out, Spikes, Toxic Spikes
Level Caught at:
Current Level: 30
Stats: HP: 85, ATK: 74, DEF: 68, S.ATK: 43, S.DEF: 56, SPD: 89
Location Caught: Unova
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Any other notes?: i originally received it as a level 1 venipede, it's moveset has changed after i power leveled it to scolipede, but those are the original attacks

Pokemon Species: Kangaskhan
Nickname: none
OT: (male symbol)BOB(male symbol)
OT Gender:
IDno: 16454
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Mild
Characteristic: Often lost in thought
Ability: Scrappy
Moves: Crunch, Endure, Outrage, Sucker Punch
Level Caught at:
Current Level: 50
Stats: HP: 171, ATK: 101, DEF: 83, S.ATK: 61, S.DEF: 86, SPD: 95
Location Caught: Unova
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Heal Ball
Any other notes?:

All were received in a wonder trade, so i'm a little curious if they are hacked or not
All look legal to me, and Scolipede is legal according to Pokecheck. It might be RNG'd, though, because it's pretty difficult to get a completely flawless Pokemon in Gen V, especially a shiny one. It would be a lot easier to make sure that these Pokemon are legal if you knew how many EVs they had on them, or if you could reset their EVs, or if you could check their IVs at the IV checker.
 

KzBreakdown

Tamer of Gyarados
All look legal to me, and Scolipede is legal according to Pokecheck. It might be RNG'd, though, because it's pretty difficult to get a completely flawless Pokemon in Gen V, especially a shiny one. It would be a lot easier to make sure that these Pokemon are legal if you knew how many EVs they had on them, or if you could reset their EVs, or if you could check their IVs at the IV checker.
I can't right now, but in about 20 - 30 minutes I'll edit this post with what the IV checker said


Electivire: above average potential, greatest potential in attack, fantastic stats
Garchomp: decent potential, most in HP, fantastic stats
Nidoqueen: superior potential, most in HP, fantastic stats
Kangaskhan: decent potential, most in Sp. Atk, good stats, low Sp. Def and Speed

almost certain that Kangaskhan is legit, i doubt a hacker would have given it so many weak stats
 
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KzBreakdown

Tamer of Gyarados
You'd be surprised, then.
yeah, i probably would, i'm used to hackers who just want to make the perfect pokemon without the effort.

I still feel confident that Kangaskhan is legitimate though
 
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