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

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
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Moderator
Pokemon Species: Abra
Nickname: Abra
OT: Emily
OT Gender: Girl
IDno: 12791
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: 71
IV's: 18/7/7/15/9/15
Nature: Naughty
Characteristic: Sturdy Body
Ability: Inner Focus
Moves: Teleport
Level Caught at: 5 (it seems to have been hatched from an egg)
Current Level: Same
Stats: 18/7/7/15/9/15
Location Caught: Unova (I think it might have been traded to there from a previous game since it seems to have been hatched at level 5 and not at level 1)
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Any other notes?: Thought it might be a hack since it's level 5 and not level 1, like a hatched Pokémon from Unova is. But it could have also been traded to Unova from a game that had eggs that hatched at level 5. I've run a Pokécheck and it seems to have come up clean.

Edit: Just did a run up on the name though, and that did not come up clean. So it looks as if it might be a hack. Not entirely sure though, since the user number itself didn't show up. So maybe the trainer had the same name. And none of the IV's showed up as 31.

Here are the Iv's it came up with (max/min): 18 7 6 16 9 14

It seems pretty close and not out of wack.

Just wanted to double check on this.
 
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ChloboShoka

Writer
Pokemon Species: Abra
Nickname: Abra
OT: Emily
OT Gender: Girl
IDno: 12791
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: 71
IV's: 18/7/7/15/9/15
Nature: Naughty
Characteristic: Sturdy Body
Ability: Inner Focus
Moves: Teleport
Level Caught at: 5 (it seems to have been hatched from an egg)
Current Level: Same
Stats: 18/7/7/15/9/15
Location Caught: Unova (I think it might have been traded to there from a previous game since it seems to have been hatched at level 5 and not at level 1)
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Any other notes?: Thought it might be a hack since it's level 5 and not level 1, like a hatched Pokémon from Unova is. But it could have also been traded to Unova from a game that had eggs that hatched at level 5. I've run a Pokécheck and it seems to have come up clean.

Edit: Just did a run up on the name though, and that did not come up clean. So it looks as if it might be a hack. Not entirely sure though, since the user number itself didn't show up. So maybe the trainer had the same name. And none of the IV's showed up as 31.

Here are the Iv's it came up with (max/min): 18 7 6 16 9 14

It seems pretty close and not out of wack.

Just wanted to double check on this.
It looks legal to me. If it was hacked, they would probably have 31 ivs and have either a modest or timid nature. They might have levelled it up or used rare candies to get it up to level 5.
 

Rain Dance

It's Raining Again..
https://www.pokecheck.org/?pk=9445880

Called it right Shine, the ID No. Is a notorious hacker and their ID on their hacks also differs a few higher and lower than 01337 mainly with a different OT but on Pokecheck I found the above link of their hacked Arceus, sorry the link is posted above the quote my phone is really bad with copy and paste
I just wanted to mention that this OT is a default OT in an App similar to Pokegen. :3
 

Paralititan

Well-Known Member
Pokemon Species: Zapdos
Nickname: -
OT: DUST
OT Gender: don't know name is in white (it's in pokemon Y btw)
IDno: 07210
Shiny?: no
EV's: (if known): none
IV's: (if known): calculators yield no results, so assume they're wrong
Nature: serious
Characteristic: loves to eat
Ability: pressure
Moves: detect
Level Caught at: doesn't say
Current Level: 50
Stats: hp 150, atk 95, def 90, spa 130, spdef 95, speed 105
Location Caught: Sinnoh
Egg?: don't know
Pokeball Caught In: quick ball
Other notes: when I go to the IV checker in Kiloude it says decent potential, and then lists all his stats as decent, but then immediately continues to mention al stats as bad or dismal.

Seems weird and I'm 99% sure it's hacked. What to do with it though? release?
 

SilverLanayru

It's a mystery.
Pokemon Species: Zapdos
Nickname: -
OT: DUST
OT Gender: don't know name is in white (it's in pokemon Y btw)
IDno: 07210
Shiny?: no
EV's: (if known): none
IV's: (if known): calculators yield no results, so assume they're wrong
Nature: serious
Characteristic: loves to eat
Ability: pressure
Moves: detect
Level Caught at: doesn't say
Current Level: 50
Stats: hp 150, atk 95, def 90, spa 130, spdef 95, speed 105
Location Caught: Sinnoh
Egg?: don't know
Pokeball Caught In: quick ball
Other notes: when I go to the IV checker in Kiloude it says decent potential, and then lists all his stats as decent, but then immediately continues to mention al stats as bad or dismal.

Seems weird and I'm 99% sure it's hacked. What to do with it though? release?
It's definitely hacked, as Zapdos caught in Platinum is supposed to be at level 60.
Secondly, I calculated the IVs and all of its IVs are 0 (the way you described the judge saying that all stats were bad indicates it so), which makes it all the more suspicious.
I'd suggest to release it, honestly.
 

Paralititan

Well-Known Member
It's definitely hacked, as Zapdos caught in Platinum is supposed to be at level 60.
Secondly, I calculated the IVs and all of its IVs are 0 (the way you described the judge saying that all stats were bad indicates it so), which makes it all the more suspicious.
I'd suggest to release it, honestly.
Allright, I'll release it then. The judge fist gave decent for all stats and then bad, so that pretty much sealed the deal for me.

Thanks for your reply!
 

Murder Doll

Button Presser
Pokemon Species: Ditto
Nickname: N/A
OT: Joey
OT Gender: Doesn't show
IDno: 42890
Shiny?: Nope
EV's: None
IV's: Flawless across the board
Nature: Hardy
Characteristic:Capable of taking hits
Ability: Limber
Moves: Transform
Level Caught at: Doesn't Say
Current Level: 59
Stats: 79 in all stats except health which is 149
Location Caught:"Seems to have traveled across both space and time in order to reach the Kalos region fromthe Sinnoh region.
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Notes: I've been using it for breeding so it's leveled up a bit.
 

varanus_komodoensis

they call me Varanus
Pokemon Species: Ditto
Nickname: N/A
OT: Joey
OT Gender: Doesn't show
IDno: 42890
Shiny?: Nope
EV's: None
IV's: Flawless across the board
Nature: Hardy
Characteristic:Capable of taking hits
Ability: Limber
Moves: Transform
Level Caught at: Doesn't Say
Current Level: 59
Stats: 79 in all stats except health which is 149
Location Caught:"Seems to have traveled across both space and time in order to reach the Kalos region fromthe Sinnoh region.
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Notes: I've been using it for breeding so it's leveled up a bit.
Here's the short-and-sweet version of what I PM'd you.

-The only way to get legal flawless Ditto in Sinnoh is PokeRadar RNG manipulation.
-This Ditto has been leveled up in the DayCare, but has 36 really weirdly random HP EVs.
-OT/ID did not come up on Pokecheck on public or not public.
- If you know what IVs are, why bother hacking a useless nature?

The HP EVs are really strange. But I don't think this Ditto is hacked.
 

dewey911p

primus inter pares
Pokemon Species: Ditto
Nickname: N/A
OT: Joey
OT Gender: Doesn't show
IDno: 42890
Shiny?: Nope
EV's: None
IV's: Flawless across the board
Nature: Hardy
Characteristic:Capable of taking hits
Ability: Limber
Moves: Transform
Level Caught at: Doesn't Say
Current Level: 59
Stats: 79 in all stats except health which is 149
Location Caught:"Seems to have traveled across both space and time in order to reach the Kalos region fromthe Sinnoh region.
Egg?:
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Notes: I've been using it for breeding so it's leveled up a bit.
Hardy 31/31/31/31/31/31 isn't a valid gen 4 spread. Definitely hacked.
 

TubaNate

Dragon Trainer
Pokemon Species: Meloetta(in English)
Nickname: No Nickname
OT: Japanese scrpit
OT Gender: Red(checked on X originally, which said white)
IDno: 07142
Shiny?: No
EV's: (if known) Not Known
IV's: (if known) None
Nature: Quiet
Characteristic Quick to flee:
Ability: Serene Grace
Moves:Round, Quick Attack, Confusion, Relic Song
Level Caught at: 15
Current Level: 15
Stats: Hp57, Atk29, Def29, Sp.Atk49, Sp.Def44, Spd32
Location Caught: Unova Region
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Cherish Ball
Any other notes? Recieved in trade on my White 2, then traded to my Black so I could clone. Passed through Pokebank, but that cant truely help much. Placed in Hack-Check Thread due to the fact that it has a Japanese OT, but an English Name.
 
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Pink Harzard

So majestic
Pokemon Species: Ho-Oh
Nickname: Four Japanese characters. The seccond and the last one are the same
OT: Two Japanese characters and a -_- face
OT Gender: It's white (Ho-Oh resides on my X game)
IDno: 11779
Shiny?:No
EV's: No idea
IV's: No idea
Nature: Lonely
Characteristic: Thoroughly cunning
Ability: Regenerator
Moves: Whirlwind, Weather Ball, Gust
Level Caught at: Isn't mentioned
Current Level: 10
Stats: Attack 34 Defence 21 Sp. Atk 28 Sp. Def 37 Speed 23
Location Caught: Seems to have traveled across both space and time in order to reach the Kalos Region from the Unova Region
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: A pink ball, I think Dream Ball
Any other notes?: I got this via the GTS
 
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Requiem Aeternam

Dance like an eggplant!
Pokemon Species: Meloetta(in English)
Nickname: No Nickname
OT: Japanese scrpit
OT Gender: Red(checked on X originally, which said white)
IDno: 07142
Shiny?: No
EV's: (if known) Not Known
IV's: (if known) None
Nature: Quiet
Characteristic Quick to flee:
Ability: Serene Grace
Moves:Round, Quick Attack, Confusion, Relic Song
Level Caught at: 15
Current Level: 15
Stats: Hp57, Atk29, Def29, Sp.Atk49, Sp.Def44, Spd32
Location Caught: Unova Region
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Cherish Ball
Any other notes? Recieved in trade on my White 2, then traded to my Black so I could clone. Passed through Pokebank, but that cant truely help much. Placed in Hack-Check Thread due to the fact that it has a Japanese OT, but an English Name.
The Meloetta is hacked. It should have a Japanese name if its OT is also Japanese.

Pokemon Species: Ho-Oh
Nickname: Four Japanese characters. The seccond and the last one are the same
OT: Two Japanese characters and a -_- face
OT Gender: It's white (Ho-Oh resides on my X game)
IDno: 11779
Shiny?:No
EV's: No idea
IV's: No idea
Nature: Lonely
Characteristic: Thoroughly cunning
Ability: Regenerator
Moves: Whirlwind, Weather Ball, Gust
Level Caught at: Isn't mentioned
Current Level: 10
Stats: Attack 34 Defence 21 Sp. Atk 28 Sp. Def 37 Speed 23
Location Caught: Seems to have traveled across both space and time in order to reach the Kalos Region from the Unova Region
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: A pink ball, I think Dream Ball
Any other notes?: I got this via the GTS
The Ho-oh looks like the one you can obtain using the Pokemon Dream Radar. Since it has a not so good nature and no 31 IVs I'm going to say its legit.
 

Lt. BLEU™

Top Class Lieutenant
Pokemon Species: Meloetta(in English)
Nickname: No Nickname
OT: Japanese scrpit
OT Gender: Red(checked on X originally, which said white)
IDno: 07142
Shiny?: No
EV's: (if known) Not Known
IV's: (if known) None
Nature: Quiet
Characteristic Quick to flee:
Ability: Serene Grace
Moves:Round, Quick Attack, Confusion, Relic Song
Level Caught at: 15
Current Level: 15
Stats: Hp57, Atk29, Def29, Sp.Atk49, Sp.Def44, Spd32
Location Caught: Unova Region
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Cherish Ball
Any other notes? Recieved in trade on my White 2, then traded to my Black so I could clone. Passed through Pokebank, but that cant truely help much. Placed in Hack-Check Thread due to the fact that it has a Japanese OT, but an English Name.
Pokemon Species: Ho-Oh
Nickname: Four Japanese characters. The seccond and the last one are the same
OT: Two Japanese characters and a -_- face
OT Gender: It's white (Ho-Oh resides on my X game)
IDno: 11779
Shiny?:No
EV's: No idea
IV's: No idea
Nature: Lonely
Characteristic: Thoroughly cunning
Ability: Regenerator
Moves: Whirlwind, Weather Ball, Gust
Level Caught at: Isn't mentioned
Current Level: 10
Stats: Attack 34 Defence 21 Sp. Atk 28 Sp. Def 37 Speed 23
Location Caught: Seems to have traveled across both space and time in order to reach the Kalos Region from the Unova Region
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: A pink ball, I think Dream Ball
Any other notes?: I got this via the GTS
The Meloetta is hacked. It should have a Japanese name if its OT is also Japanese.



The Ho-oh looks like the one you can obtain using the Pokemon Dream Radar. Since it has a not so good nature and no 31 IVs I'm going to say its legit.
GreedyChibby, Legal is the word not Legit. I guess you should know this by now that there are hacker who can create just perfect looking hacks.

Eitherway, Japanese origin Pokemon can have an English name as far as I know, Japanese Pokemon can have English names.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
 

FairyWitch

Metroid Hunter
Pokemon Species: Meloetta(in English)
Nickname: No Nickname
OT: Japanese scrpit
OT Gender: Red(checked on X originally, which said white)
IDno: 07142
Shiny?: No
EV's: (if known) Not Known
IV's: (if known) None
Nature: Quiet
Characteristic Quick to flee:
Ability: Serene Grace
Moves:Round, Quick Attack, Confusion, Relic Song
Level Caught at: 15
Current Level: 15
Stats: Hp57, Atk29, Def29, Sp.Atk49, Sp.Def44, Spd32
Location Caught: Unova Region
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Cherish Ball
Any other notes? Recieved in trade on my White 2, then traded to my Black so I could clone. Passed through Pokebank, but that cant truely help much. Placed in Hack-Check Thread due to the fact that it has a Japanese OT, but an English Name.
the problem is that i wish i known the true origin before transfer that would of helped alot more but im not sure but I think it may be the movie 12 but the owner doesn't seem right if it white but i can't read japanese but if it matches this event base then its legal but as of know i have no clue about this one but i feel its a hack for some reason just a huntch I can't firgure out how but i have a feeling i rather have another persons opnion on this as well.

http://www.serebii.net/events/dex/648.shtml

Pokemon Species: Ho-Oh
Nickname: Four Japanese characters. The seccond and the last one are the same
OT: Two Japanese characters and a -_- face
OT Gender: It's white (Ho-Oh resides on my X game)
IDno: 11779
Shiny?:No
EV's: No idea
IV's: No idea
Nature: Lonely
Characteristic: Thoroughly cunning
Ability: Regenerator
Moves: Whirlwind, Weather Ball, Gust
Level Caught at: Isn't mentioned
Current Level: 10
Stats: Attack 34 Defence 21 Sp. Atk 28 Sp. Def 37 Speed 23
Location Caught: Seems to have traveled across both space and time in order to reach the Kalos Region from the Unova Region
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: A pink ball, I think Dream Ball
Any other notes?: I got this via the GTS
looks legal to me

@greedy just cuaz it has poor ivs doesn't mean its legal btw people do hack bad ivs as well and dream radar can be rng abused so a legal dr ho-oh can have decent ivs as well...
 
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SilverLanayru

It's a mystery.
Just a quick question. It's not possible to get a lv. 1 Ditto is it? I'm pretty sure you can't breed two dittos to get a ditto. I saw a few lv. 1 dittos on the GTS but they're likely hacked.
It's impossible to get that kind of Ditto, as Ditto can't breed with itself.



And meanwhile, I have a quick question that I've been very curious about. Directed to those knowledgeable with RNG abuse, is RNG abuse possible in Gen III?
 

dewey911p

primus inter pares
is RNG abuse possible in Gen III?
Yes, there is a guide for it on Smogon I believe, and Hozu has written a guide as well (they may be the same guide, I don't recall). Though, the spreads in gen 3 are limited and with each new game that comes out there is less and less reason to go back to gen 3 aside from prestige, favor, or some obscure move tutor move (Seismic Toss Registeel is probably the most useful, though I've seen Dynamic Punch Metagross around, too).
 

SilverLanayru

It's a mystery.
Yes, there is a guide for it on Smogon I believe, and Hozu has written a guide as well (they may be the same guide, I don't recall). Though, the spreads in gen 3 are limited and with each new game that comes out there is less and less reason to go back to gen 3 aside from prestige, favor, or some obscure move tutor move (Seismic Toss Registeel is probably the most useful, though I've seen Dynamic Punch Metagross around, too).
Ahhh, I see. So in this case, while I know it's possible to obtain this one, I'm unsure if getting this IV spread is possible.
I got this particular Mew in a trade recently (it was likely cloned), and it seems to check out. Though I'd like to get a second opinion on it.

Pokemon Species: Mew
Nickname: ミュウ (Mew in Japanese)
OT: マクッス
OT Gender: Cannot be determined.
IDno: 54366
Shiny?: Yes.
EV's: 6 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Speed
IV's: 31/31/31/31/31/31 (Flawless, according to IV judge.)
Nature: Modest
Characteristic: Takes plenty of siestas.
Ability: Synchronize
Moves: Nasty Plot, Psyshock, Aura Sphere, Dark Pulse
Level Caught at: Doesn't say.
Current Level: 100
Stats: 342/212/236/328/236/299
Location Caught: A fateful encounter seems to have led it across space and time to reach the Kalos region from the Hoenn Region.
Egg?: No.
Pokeball Caught In: Poké Ball
Any other notes?: None.
 

varanus_komodoensis

they call me Varanus
Ahhh, I see. So in this case, while I know it's possible to obtain this one, I'm unsure if getting this IV spread is possible.
I got this particular Mew in a trade recently (it was likely cloned), and it seems to check out. Though I'd like to get a second opinion on it.

Pokemon Species: Mew
Nickname: ミュウ (Mew in Japanese)
OT: マクッス
OT Gender: Cannot be determined.
IDno: 54366
Shiny?: Yes.
EV's: 6 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Speed
IV's: 31/31/31/31/31/31 (Flawless, according to IV judge.)
Nature: Modest
Characteristic: Takes plenty of siestas.
Ability: Synchronize
Moves: Nasty Plot, Psyshock, Aura Sphere, Dark Pulse
Level Caught at: Doesn't say.
Current Level: 100
Stats: 342/212/236/328/236/299
Location Caught: A fateful encounter seems to have led it across space and time to reach the Kalos region from the Hoenn Region.
Egg?: No.
Pokeball Caught In: Poké Ball
Any other notes?: None.
Dewey's better at this than me, but flawless IVs/Modest I'm pretty sure is legal in Gen III, and I also found your Mew here and it's coming up clean.
 
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