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

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kat1123

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Just recieved this pokemon through trading. I would appreciate any help in deciding if it's legit as I wanted to add it to my team.

Pokemon Species: Driftblim
Pokemon Gender: Female
Nickname: N/A
OT: L
IDno: 56043
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known) Flawless
Nature: Sassy
Characteristic: Takes plenty of siestas
Ability: Aftermath
Moves: Shadow Ball, Minimize, Hex, and Calm Mind
Level Caught at: Egg
Current Level: 50
Stats: Hp - 225, Attack - 101, Defense - 96, Sp. Atk - 110, Sp. Def - 81, Speed - 90
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.) Was Hatched Apparently 1/26/2011 on Route 7
Date Met: (if known) 1/26/2011
Egg?: Yes
Pokeball Caught In: Dream Ball
Ribbons: None
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): Yes
Any other notes?: Taken to the memory girl and it states, " Driftblim saw L using Rare Candies. The Pokemon remembers that it got a bit carried away"
 

Road

Shiny Master
Just recieved this pokemon through trading. I would appreciate any help in deciding if it's legit as I wanted to add it to my team.

Pokemon Species: Driftblim
Pokemon Gender: Female
Nickname: N/A
OT: L
IDno: 56043
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known) Flawless
Nature: Sassy
Characteristic: Takes plenty of siestas
Ability: Aftermath
Moves: Shadow Ball, Minimize, Hex, and Calm Mind
Level Caught at: Egg
Current Level: 50
Stats: Hp - 225, Attack - 101, Defense - 96, Sp. Atk - 110, Sp. Def - 81, Speed - 90
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.) Was Hatched Apparently 1/26/2011 on Route 7
Date Met: (if known) 1/26/2011
Egg?: Yes
Pokeball Caught In: Dream Ball
Ribbons: None
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): Yes
Any other notes?: Taken to the memory girl and it states, " Driftblim saw L using Rare Candies. The Pokemon remembers that it got a bit carried away"
Hm, this one is tricky. It's possible to get flawless Shinies by breeding so that part's not concerning. No issues with the Dream Ball or moveset, and if it has memories it should be fine. The only thing is the date (that's before XY even came out lol), though I guess you can change the date on your DS to manipulate that?

I would personally not trust it, but you may need a second opinion.
 

charxsetsuna

New Member
(Got it over wondertrade, it seems fine but its a wonder trade shiny)
Pokemon Species:breloom
Pokemon Gender:male
Nickname:I dont read japanese so no idea.
OT:zappoatilla
IDno:20957
Shiny?:yes (my main concern)
Ev: not known.
IV's: not known.
Nature:bold
Characteristic:somewhat vain
Ability: poison heal
Moves: force plam, worry seed, sky uppercut, leech seed.
Level Caught at:hatched at battle resort.
Current Level:41
Stats:hp-113 , attack-92, defense-92 , sp atk-66, sp def- 68, speed- 72
Location Caught: hatched in battle resort
Date Met: 4/17/ 2015
Egg?:yes
Pokeball Caught In: pokeball
Ribbons: hoenn champion ribbon ( exp share training by doing eilte four maybe?)
Blue Pentagon? : yes.
 
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Yknot

Дми́трий Дми́триевич
Hm, this one is tricky. It's possible to get flawless Shinies by breeding so that part's not concerning. No issues with the Dream Ball or moveset, and if it has memories it should be fine. The only thing is the date (that's before XY even came out lol), though I guess you can change the date on your DS to manipulate that?

I would personally not trust it, but you may need a second opinion.

It sounds weird but I like to hatch special pokemon on certain calendar days like lunar and solar ecplipses. If you go backwards or forewards enough to find these dates they can end up being before the game came out.

http://www.serebiiforums.com/showth...g-a-Bit-of-Everything&p=17260258#post17260258


as for the pokemon in question I would have to get on pokemon showdown to see what those stats look like in a simulator, but even if it's flawless like you said that's still possible on a shiny because of destiny knot breeding and also there is TSV hatching now which is kind of the new version of RNG abuse (or as close as we get to it now).
 

Road

Shiny Master
It sounds weird but I like to hatch special pokemon on certain calendar days like lunar and solar ecplipses. If you go backwards or forewards enough to find these dates they can end up being before the game came out.

http://www.serebiiforums.com/showth...g-a-Bit-of-Everything&p=17260258#post17260258


as for the pokemon in question I would have to get on pokemon showdown to see what those stats look like in a simulator, but even if it's flawless like you said that's still possible on a shiny because of destiny knot breeding and also there is TSV hatching now which is kind of the new version of RNG abuse (or as close as we get to it now).
Hm, good point, but that then brings in the question of why that date? The only thing Google brought up was a blizzard that happened around then in North America, and Idk why that would be special. I guess it could be a birthday or some personally special date, but it still seems odd to me.

Oh of course, I know about that stuff. So I guess the consensus is its fine.


(Got it over wondertrade, it seems fine but its a wonder trade shiny)
Pokemon Species:breloom
Pokemon Gender:male
Nickname:I dont read japanese so no idea.
OT:zappoatilla
IDno:20957
Shiny?:yes (my main concern)
Ev: not known.
IV's: not known.
Nature:bold
Characteristic:somewhat vain
Ability: poison heal
Moves: force plam, worry seed, sky uppercut, leech seed.
Level Caught at:hatched at battle resort.
Current Level:41
Stats:hp-113 , attack-92, defense-92 , sp atk-66, sp def- 68, speed- 72
Location Caught: hatched in battle resort
Date Met: 4/17/ 2015
Egg?:yes
Pokeball Caught In: pokeball
Ribbons: hoenn champion ribbon ( exp share training by doing eilte four maybe?)
Blue Pentagon? : yes.
Hatched Shiny isn't much concern for alarm. Can't calculate IVs because it says the ATK is too low, but regardless, as we've said above, it's not an issue. At a glance I see no issues, but always be wary of WT Shinies.
 

MoonSong

Frosty the Ninetales
Pokemon Species: Chansey
Pokemon Gender: Female
Nickname: N/A
OT: Oscar
Idno: 30356
Shiny?: No
EV's: (if known) Unknown
IV's: (if known) 6IV
Nature: Bold
Characteristic: Somewhat vain
Ability: Natural Cure
Moves: Thunder Wave/Soft-Boiled/Seismic Toss/Heal Bell
Level Caught at: 1 (Hatched from an egg)
Current Level: 52
Stats: 338 HP/23 Atk/64 Def/57 Sp. Atk/163 Sp. Def/73 Speed
Location Caught: Hatched at the Battle Resort
Date Met: Egg Received & Hatched on 5/14/2016
Egg?: Yes
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Ribbons: No ribbons
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): Yes
Any other notes?: Obtained during a Smogon giveaway, my Roselia got sniped.
 

Road

Shiny Master
Pokemon Species: Chansey
Pokemon Gender: Female
Nickname: N/A
OT: Oscar
Idno: 30356
Shiny?: No
EV's: (if known) Unknown
IV's: (if known) 6IV
Nature: Bold
Characteristic: Somewhat vain
Ability: Natural Cure
Moves: Thunder Wave/Soft-Boiled/Seismic Toss/Heal Bell
Level Caught at: 1 (Hatched from an egg)
Current Level: 52
Stats: 338 HP/23 Atk/64 Def/57 Sp. Atk/163 Sp. Def/73 Speed
Location Caught: Hatched at the Battle Resort
Date Met: Egg Received & Hatched on 5/14/2016
Egg?: Yes
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Ribbons: No ribbons
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): Yes
Any other notes?: Obtained during a Smogon giveaway, my Roselia got sniped.
Looks fine to me. EVs should be 252 Def / 252 SpD.
 

TwistedMelody

New Member
Pokemon Species: Giratina
Pokemon Gender: Genderless
Nickname: Giratina
OT: Cam
IDno: 38502
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: Unknown
IV's: (if known) 6IV
Nature: Adamant
Characteristic: Likes to thrash about
Ability: Levitate
Moves: Iron Tail, Shadow Claw, Shadow Force, Dragon Claw
Level Caught at: Apparently lv. 50
Current Level: 100
Stats:
Attack - 372
Defense - 236
Sp. Attack - 248
Sp. Defense - 236
Speed - 216
HP - 504
Location Caught: Soaring in the sky
Date Met: 12/11/2014
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Premier Ball
Ribbons: N/A
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): yes
Any other notes?: Again, a wonder trade. Pretty sure it's hacked because of the IVs, but the location is throwing me off. I can't remember if there's a shiny lock or not.
 

Road

Shiny Master
Pokemon Species: Giratina
Pokemon Gender: Genderless
Nickname: Giratina
OT: Cam
IDno: 38502
Shiny?: Yes
EV's: Unknown
IV's: (if known) 6IV
Nature: Adamant
Characteristic: Likes to thrash about
Ability: Levitate
Moves: Iron Tail, Shadow Claw, Shadow Force, Dragon Claw
Level Caught at: Apparently lv. 50
Current Level: 100
Stats:
Attack - 372
Defense - 236
Sp. Attack - 248
Sp. Defense - 236
Speed - 216
HP - 504
Location Caught: Soaring in the sky
Date Met: 12/11/2014
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Premier Ball
Ribbons: N/A
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): yes
Any other notes?: Again, a wonder trade. Pretty sure it's hacked because of the IVs, but the location is throwing me off. I can't remember if there's a shiny lock or not.
Assuming these stats are from Origin form, with EVs in HP/Atk.

Soaring in the Sky legends are not Shiny locked, so it is possible. 6IV on a legend, plus Shininess, is really unlikely though. WT as well. I wouldn't trust it.
 

Yknot

Дми́трий Дми́триевич
I had a general question about event pokemon in generation IV

I saw someone asking for a shiny poke fest mew but I thought only the Old Sea Map Mew was the only legit shiny mew.

can gen IV events be SR'ed to get a shiny or are the events all shiny locked like current events?
 

Kevin24

Event Collector
only mew that can be shiny is from japanese faraway island in gen 3. if any other mew is shiny it is hacked
 

Yknot

Дми́трий Дми́триевич
only mew that can be shiny is from japanese faraway island in gen 3. if any other mew is shiny it is hacked

Thanks for the response! That answers my question about themew :)

So does that mean on older events (and newer ones too) if the event is not guaranteed shiny then it is shiny locked? (meaning you can't SR an old event from mystery gift to be shiny, like gen III, IV, or V)

I know that the movie arceus had a chance to be shiny but it depended on which code you got then it was guranteed you didn't have to SR for it to be shiny.
 

Road

Shiny Master
Thanks for the response! That answers my question about themew :)

So does that mean on older events (and newer ones too) if the event is not guaranteed shiny then it is shiny locked? (meaning you can't SR an old event from mystery gift to be shiny, like gen III, IV, or V)

I know that the movie arceus had a chance to be shiny but it depended on which code you got then it was guranteed you didn't have to SR for it to be shiny.
I think it varies. I've seen a lot of people trading around Shiny versions of the Kyushu Train events since apparently they were set with the possibility to be Shiny. However, most recent events like Volcanion and Zygarde (a code and WiFi event respectively) are locked. It seems to be on a case-by-case status.
 

Yknot

Дми́трий Дми́триевич
I think it varies. I've seen a lot of people trading around Shiny versions of the Kyushu Train events since apparently they were set with the possibility to be Shiny. However, most recent events like Volcanion and Zygarde (a code and WiFi event respectively) are locked. It seems to be on a case-by-case status.

dang that makes it harder to tell which older events are legit or not. As far as I can tell I haven't seen any gen VI event that can be SRéd to be shiny. It either is shiny or it's not.

Are Kyushu Train events a gen V thing?
 

charxsetsuna

New Member
Sorry for posting again so soon. I got a shiny darmanitan over wt and it all looks fine but im not good at hack checking and the master ball is raising red flags.

Pokemon Species: darmanitan
Pokemon Gender:male
Nickname: damage
OT:sliver
IDno:41358
Shiny?: yes
EV's: not known
IV's: battle resort checker says only defense is flawless
Nature:impish
Characteristic:sturdy body
Ability:sheer force
Moves: flame wheel, flare blitz , hammer arm ,taunt
Level Caught at: lv41
Current Level: lv41
Stats: hp:144 , attack:128 defense:68 sp atk:33 sp def:50 speed:87
Location Caught: faraway place
Date Met: 12/6/2015
Egg?:no
Pokeball Caught In: master ball ( my main red flag)
Ribbons:none
Blue Pentagon? : yes
Any other notes?: it has memories.
 

Requiem Aeternam

Dance like an eggplant!
Sorry for posting again so soon. I got a shiny darmanitan over wt and it all looks fine but im not good at hack checking and the master ball is raising red flags.

Pokemon Species: darmanitan
Pokemon Gender:male
Nickname: damage
OT:sliver
IDno:41358
Shiny?: yes
EV's: not known
IV's: battle resort checker says only defense is flawless
Nature:impish
Characteristic:sturdy body
Ability:sheer force
Moves: flame wheel, flare blitz , hammer arm ,taunt
Level Caught at: lv41
Current Level: lv41
Stats: hp:144 , attack:128 defense:68 sp atk:33 sp def:50 speed:87
Location Caught: faraway place
Date Met: 12/6/2015
Egg?:no
Pokeball Caught In: master ball ( my main red flag)
Ribbons:none
Blue Pentagon? : yes
Any other notes?: it has memories.

It looks fine even though the Master Ball is rather odd, but you can get multiple of them from Secret Base Pals so maybe this person had some to spare. Given that it has Flare Blitz they could have been worried about it KOing itself so used the Master Ball as a precaution. It just looks like a Shiny someone caught in ORAS while DexNav chaining but didn't have the stats or nature they were after so they put it on WT.
 

D11

Legendary Hunter
Hi, I've had this mew since I recieved it from the GTS back in Gen 4 and I've always wondered about its legitamacy.
Pokemon Species: mew
Pokemon Gender:None
Nickname: Japanese name for mew
OT: japanese name
IDno: 02009
Shiny?: yes
EV's: not known
IV's: 21/2/25/25/23/14 (used a calculator on azurilland)
Nature:jolly
Characteristic:sturdy body
Ability:syncronize
Moves: soft-boiled, transform, aura sphere, me first
Level Caught at: unknown
Current Level: 100
Stats: hp:331 ,
attack:207
defense:230
sp atk:207
sp def:228
speed:240
Location: a fateful encounter seems to have led it across space and time to reach you from the hoenn region
Date Met: unknown
Egg?:no
Pokeball Caught In: master ball
Ribbons:none
Blue Pentagon? : no
 

Road

Shiny Master
Hi, I've had this mew since I recieved it from the GTS back in Gen 4 and I've always wondered about its legitamacy.
Pokemon Species: mew
Pokemon Gender:None
Nickname: Japanese name for mew
OT: japanese name
IDno: 02009
Shiny?: yes
EV's: not known
IV's: 21/2/25/25/23/14 (used a calculator on azurilland)
Nature:jolly
Characteristic:sturdy body
Ability:syncronize
Moves: soft-boiled, transform, aura sphere, me first
Level Caught at: unknown
Current Level: 100
Stats: hp:331 ,
attack:207
defense:230
sp atk:207
sp def:228
speed:240
Location: a fateful encounter seems to have led it across space and time to reach you from the hoenn region
Date Met: unknown
Egg?:no
Pokeball Caught In: master ball
Ribbons:none
Blue Pentagon? : no
This looks like it's meant to mimic the Old Sea Chart Mew. The ID seems very unlikely though. Otherwise it doesn't match up with any other event of the time.

My gut instinct says hack, since it's also Shiny and from a long time ago. An event like that wouldn't just be spinning around the GTS.
 

ShadowKyogre443

오션 마스터
Hi, I've had this mew since I recieved it from the GTS back in Gen 4 and I've always wondered about its legitamacy.
Pokemon Species: mew
Pokemon Gender:None
Nickname: Japanese name for mew
OT: japanese name
IDno: 02009
Shiny?: yes
EV's: not known
IV's: 21/2/25/25/23/14 (used a calculator on azurilland)
Nature:jolly
Characteristic:sturdy body
Ability:syncronize
Moves: soft-boiled, transform, aura sphere, me first
Level Caught at: unknown
Current Level: 100
Stats: hp:331 ,
attack:207
defense:230
sp atk:207
sp def:228
speed:240
Location: a fateful encounter seems to have led it across space and time to reach you from the hoenn region
Date Met: unknown
Egg?:no
Pokeball Caught In: master ball
Ribbons:none
Blue Pentagon? : no
If you post the SID I can help you with this better.
Sorry for posting again so soon. I got a shiny darmanitan over wt and it all looks fine but im not good at hack checking and the master ball is raising red flags.

Pokemon Species: darmanitan
Pokemon Gender:male
Nickname: damage
OT:sliver
IDno:41358
Shiny?: yes
EV's: not known
IV's: battle resort checker says only defense is flawless
Nature:impish
Characteristic:sturdy body
Ability:sheer force
Moves: flame wheel, flare blitz , hammer arm ,taunt
Level Caught at: lv41
Current Level: lv41
Stats: hp:144 , attack:128 defense:68 sp atk:33 sp def:50 speed:87
Location Caught: faraway place
Date Met: 12/6/2015
Egg?:no
Pokeball Caught In: master ball ( my main red flag)
Ribbons:none
Blue Pentagon? : yes
Perfectly legal, looks to be caught on a mirage island.
 
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