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

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Monk3yBu11

PKMN BREEDER/Gamer
Pokemon Species: Raikou
Pokemon Gender: none
Nickname: Raikou
OT: ANTONIO
IDno: 45451
Shiny?: yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known) perfect IV's from the IV cheacker
Nature: Timid
Characteristic: Mischievous
Ability: Pressure
Moves: thunderbolt, Hidden Power, Substitute, and Calm Mind
Level Caught at: unknown
Current Level: 100
Stats: HP 320, AT 184, Df 185, sp at 329, Sp DEf 236, S 361
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.) seems to have traveled across both space and time in order to reach the kalos region from the johto region
Date Met: (if known) unknown
Egg?: no
Pokeball Caught In: fastball
Ribbons: none
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): no
Any other notes?: I'm going to bet that it's not legit but I have no way to prove that other than a hacked other than a hunch
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Pokemon Species: Lugia
Pokemon Gender: none
Nickname: ルギア
OT: it seems to be in Japanese
IDno: 17353
Shiny?: yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known) from the IV checker it looks like health is a perfect 31
Nature: Relaxed
Characteristic: takes plenty of siestas
Ability: Pressure
Moves: Hydro pump, Aeroblast, Ice Beam, Pychic.
Level Caught at: unknown
Current Level: 100
Stats: HP 353, AT 196, Df 309, sp at 204, Sp DEf 313, S 206
Location Caught: A fateful encounter seems to have led it across space and time to reach the kalos region from the hoenn region
Date Met: (if known) unknown
Egg?: no
Pokeball Caught In: regular
Ribbons: none
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): no
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Pokemon Species: Ho-OH
Pokemon Gender: none
Nickname: ホウオウ
OT: it seems to be in Japanese
IDno: 48660
Shiny?: yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known) could not calculate, if someone could show me how to use the calculator it would really help out :)
Nature: Adamant
Characteristic: Likes to thrash about
Ability: Pressure
Moves: Sacred Fire, Brave Bird, Recover, Tailwind.
Level Caught at: 50
Current Level: 71
Stats: HP 276, At 247, Def 159, sp at 164, Sp def 252, Speed 196
Location Caught: Faraway Place
Date Met: 5/6/2016
Egg?: no
Pokeball Caught In: ultra pokeball
Ribbons: none
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): Yes
 

Road

Shiny Master
Pokemon Species: Raikou
Pokemon Gender: none
Nickname: Raikou
OT: ANTONIO
IDno: 45451
Shiny?: yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known) perfect IV's from the IV cheacker
Nature: Timid
Characteristic: Mischievous
Ability: Pressure
Moves: thunderbolt, Hidden Power, Substitute, and Calm Mind
Level Caught at: unknown
Current Level: 100
Stats: HP 320, AT 184, Df 185, sp at 329, Sp DEf 236, S 361
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.) seems to have traveled across both space and time in order to reach the kalos region from the johto region
Date Met: (if known) unknown
Egg?: no
Pokeball Caught In: fastball
Ribbons: none
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): no
Any other notes?: I'm going to bet that it's not legit but I have no way to prove that other than a hacked other than a hunch
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Pokemon Species: Lugia
Pokemon Gender: none
Nickname: ルギア
OT: it seems to be in Japanese
IDno: 17353
Shiny?: yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known) from the IV checker it looks like health is a perfect 31
Nature: Relaxed
Characteristic: takes plenty of siestas
Ability: Pressure
Moves: Hydro pump, Aeroblast, Ice Beam, Pychic.
Level Caught at: unknown
Current Level: 100
Stats: HP 353, AT 196, Df 309, sp at 204, Sp DEf 313, S 206
Location Caught: A fateful encounter seems to have led it across space and time to reach the kalos region from the hoenn region
Date Met: (if known) unknown
Egg?: no
Pokeball Caught In: regular
Ribbons: none
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): no
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Pokemon Species: Ho-OH
Pokemon Gender: none
Nickname: ホウオウ
OT: it seems to be in Japanese
IDno: 48660
Shiny?: yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known) could not calculate, if someone could show me how to use the calculator it would really help out :)
Nature: Adamant
Characteristic: Likes to thrash about
Ability: Pressure
Moves: Sacred Fire, Brave Bird, Recover, Tailwind.
Level Caught at: 50
Current Level: 71
Stats: HP 276, At 247, Def 159, sp at 164, Sp def 252, Speed 196
Location Caught: Faraway Place
Date Met: 5/6/2016
Egg?: no
Pokeball Caught In: ultra pokeball
Ribbons: none
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): Yes
Raikou could be legit because it probably came from HGSS and you could RNG IVs and Shinyness relatively easily. It's also caught in a Fast Ball so nothing strange there.

Lugia only triggers a flag because I'm not sure any wild-caught Lugia in Hoenn has the "fateful encounter" tag. With a regular PokeBall however, it seems pretty suspicious. My initial thought is hack.

Finally, Ho-Oh just looks like a Shiny Ho-Oh from OR. But, I did the calculations for IVs and it looks flawless. So, probably a hack.
(Here is a brief guide to what I did to calculate based on the info you provided. Hopefully it helps!)
 

Vroomer

Well-Known Member
Received in Wonder Trade on 6/22/2016. I am pretty sure it's a hack.

Pokemon Species: Nidoqueen
Pokemon Gender: Female
Nickname: Nidoqueen
OT: AuSLove.TV
IDno: 54321
Shiny?: yes
EV's: not known - don't add up on the calculator
IV's: "outstanding" with all 6 as "can't be beat!"
Nature: Bold
Characteristic: Mischievious
Ability:Sheer Force
Moves: Sludge Wave, Earthquake, Flamethrower, Ice Beam
Level Caught at: - (Egg received on 6/16/2016)
Current Level: 100
Stats: hp:383
attack: 198
defense: 297
sp atk: 186
sp def: 206
speed: 193
Location: Lumiose City
Date Met: 6/16/2016
Egg?: yes 6/16/2016
Pokeball Caught In: Love Ball
Ribbons: Hoenn champ, Kalos Champ, best friends, training, effort, skillful battler, expert battle, alert, shock, downcast, careless, relax, snooze, smile, gorgeous, Royal, gorgeous Royal.
Blue Pentagon? : yes

I say hack because of the ribbons.

Edit - know it's a hack checking EVs in the calculator and perfect IVs.
 
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Yknot

Дми́трий Дми́триевич
Received in Wonder Trade on 6/22/2016. I am pretty sure it's a hack.

Pokemon Species: Nidoqueen
Pokemon Gender: Female
Nickname: Nidoqueen
OT: AuSLove.TV
IDno: 54321
Shiny?: yes
EV's: not known - don't add up on the calculator
IV's: "outstanding" with all 6 as "can't be beat!"
Nature: Bold
Characteristic: Mischievious
Ability:Sheer Force
Moves: Sludge Wave, Earthquake, Flamethrower, Ice Beam
Level Caught at: - (Egg received on 6/16/2016)
Current Level: 100
Stats: hp:383
attack: 198
defense: 297
sp atk: 186
sp def: 206
speed: 193
Location: Lumiose City
Date Met: 6/16/2016
Egg?: yes 6/16/2016
Pokeball Caught In: Love Ball
Ribbons: Hoenn champ, Kalos Champ, best friends, training, effort, skillful battler, expert battle, alert, shock, downcast, careless, relax, snooze, smile, gorgeous, Royal, gorgeous Royal.
Blue Pentagon? : yes

I say hack because of the ribbons.

Edit - know it's a hack checking EVs in the calculator and perfect IVs.

I received a hacked volcanion from that same OT. I would not trust that OT AuSLove.TV because I have known them to spread hacks. The pokemon might be "legal" but if you look at all the ribbons it has since the hatch date they would pretty much have to be playing full time since the egg hatched to get them onto the pokemon and also not to mention getting it to 100. Probably doable but because of the OT my verdict is: legal, but probably a hack none the less due to OT.
 

LemonyTea

New Member
Received a meloetta a while ago through passerby trading. Looks legit for the most part, but I'm not sure.

Pokemon Species: Meloetta
Pokemon Gender: none
Nickname: no
OT: SPR2013
IDno: 03013
Shiny?: no
EV's: Sp. Attack, Speed, and some in attack
IV's: perfect in HP, Sp. A, Sp. D, and speed
Nature: Naive
Characteristic: Alert to sounds
Ability: Serene Grace
Moves: Relic Song, Close Combat, Shadow Ball, Ice Punch
Level Caught at: unknown
Current Level: 100
Stats: HP 341, Attack 205, Defense 189, Sp. A 355, Sp. D 262, S 290
Location Caught: A fateful encounter seems to have led it across space and time to reach the Kalos region from the Unova region.
Date Met: (if known) unknown
Egg?: no
Pokeball Caught In: event ball (the all red one)
Ribbons: none
Blue Pentagon?: no
 

Raging Ghost

Red Dragon Archfiend
Pokemon Species: Zigzagoon
Pokemon Gender: Female
Nickname: N/A
OT: May
IDno: 42374
Shiny?: Yes
Nature: Timid
Characteristic: Mischievous
Ability: Gluttony
Moves: Baby-Doll Eyes, Growl, Tail Whip, Odor Sleuth
Level Caught at: 2, apparently
Current Level: 100
Stats: 86 Attack, 118 Defense, 96 S.Atk, 186 S.Def, 172 Spd
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.): Route 102
Date Met: (if known) June 29th
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Master Ball
Ribbons: None that I know of
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): What is this?
Any other notes?: I think it's from a French player. Also, it got the Pokerus.
 

Road

Shiny Master
Pokemon Species: Zigzagoon
Pokemon Gender: Female
Nickname: N/A
OT: May
IDno: 42374
Shiny?: Yes
Nature: Timid
Characteristic: Mischievous
Ability: Gluttony
Moves: Baby-Doll Eyes, Growl, Tail Whip, Odor Sleuth
Level Caught at: 2, apparently
Current Level: 100
Stats: 86 Attack, 118 Defense, 96 S.Atk, 186 S.Def, 172 Spd
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.): Route 102
Date Met: (if known) June 29th
Egg?: No
Pokeball Caught In: Master Ball
Ribbons: None that I know of
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): What is this?
Any other notes?: I think it's from a French player. Also, it got the Pokerus.
Seems like a normal dex chain Shiny to me. It's a little strange that it's Lv. 100 unevolved, but there's nothing else to trigger a red flag.

You didn't provide HP so I couldn't check the IVs; if they are flawless or very high that would change its legitimacy. Blue Pentagon is the symbol that marks if the Pokemon was born in XYORAS; since it seems to be from ORAS it should have it.
 

Raging Ghost

Red Dragon Archfiend
Seems like a normal dex chain Shiny to me. It's a little strange that it's Lv. 100 unevolved, but there's nothing else to trigger a red flag.

You didn't provide HP so I couldn't check the IVs; if they are flawless or very high that would change its legitimacy. Blue Pentagon is the symbol that marks if the Pokemon was born in XYORAS; since it seems to be from ORAS it should have it.

Oh, right. It has a total 280 HP.
 

Road

Shiny Master
Oh, right. It has a total 280 HP.
Oh, well then, it seems to be flawless (EV spread something like 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spd, but the SpD value is apparently too high). In that case I would say it's a hack.
 

MechanisticMoth

Eloquent Speaker
I have a peculiar one from PSS, and if it's a hack, the other one probably is, too.

Pokemon Species: Breloom
Pokemon Gender: Female
Nickname: N/A
OT: Malokus
IDno: 49709
Shiny?: Yes
Nature: Lax
Characteristic: Somewhat vain
Ability: Effect Spore
Moves: Dynamic Punch, Giga Drain, Rock Smash, Spore
Level Caught at: Hatched Apparently 10/12/2011
Current Level: 53
Stats: 152, 108, 79,78, 81
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.): Hatched Lumiose City
Date Met: (if known) Hatched 10/12/2011
Egg?: Yes
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Ribbons: Kalos Champion
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): Yes
Any other notes?: The discrepancy bolded above. Best stat is in Sp. Def., but it has a 0 in Speed

Pokemon Species: Smeargle
Pokemon Gender: Male
Nickname: N/A
OT: Malokus
IDno: 24012
Shiny?: Yes
Nature: Hardy
Characteristic: Likes to thrash about
Ability: Technician
Moves: Sketch
Level Caught at: Hatched Apparently 12/28/2011
Current Level: 1
Stats: 5, 6, 5, 6, 6
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.): Faraway Place
Date Met: (if known) Hatched 12/28/2011
Egg?: Yes
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Ribbons: N/A
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): Yes
Any other notes?: IVs: x/31/31/31/31
 
I have a peculiar one from PSS, and if it's a hack, the other one probably is, too.

Pokemon Species: Breloom
Pokemon Gender: Female
Nickname: N/A
OT: Malokus
IDno: 49709
Shiny?: Yes
Nature: Lax
Characteristic: Somewhat vain
Ability: Effect Spore
Moves: Dynamic Punch, Giga Drain, Rock Smash, Spore
Level Caught at: Hatched Apparently 10/12/2011
Current Level: 53
Stats: 152, 108, 79,78, 81
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.): Hatched Lumiose City
Date Met: (if known) Hatched 10/12/2011
Egg?: Yes
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Ribbons: Kalos Champion
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): Yes
Any other notes?: The discrepancy bolded above. Best stat is in Sp. Def., but it has a 0 in Speed

Pokemon Species: Smeargle
Pokemon Gender: Male
Nickname: N/A
OT: Malokus
IDno: 24012
Shiny?: Yes
Nature: Hardy
Characteristic: Likes to thrash about
Ability: Technician
Moves: Sketch
Level Caught at: Hatched Apparently 12/28/2011
Current Level: 1
Stats: 5, 6, 5, 6, 6
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.): Faraway Place
Date Met: (if known) Hatched 12/28/2011
Egg?: Yes
Pokeball Caught In: Pokeball
Ribbons: N/A
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): Yes
Any other notes?: IVs: x/31/31/31/31
So what's probably happening is that someone has two games with the same name. The Breloom is from XY, while the Smeargle is from ORAS. The date is something that can easily be changed, so it shouldn't be a problem. I would say that they're fine; the Breloom looks like it was just a lucky find, and the Smeargle looks like a shiny egg with Destiny Knot breeding. If they were hacked, they would more likely have perfect IV/nature spreads, especially since it appears that they know about IV breeding.
 
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Flauscheloni

New Member
Pokemon Species: Arceus
Pokemon Gender: none
Nickname: something japanese
OT: something japanese but i think it checks out
IDno: 03075
Shiny?: yes
EV's: 6/252/0/0/0/252
IV's: 31/31/31/0/31/31
Nature: adamant
Characteristic: takes plenty of siestas
Ability: multitype
Moves: poison jab/shadow claw/waterfall/dragon claw
Level Met: 100
Current Level: 100
Stats: 382/372/276/220/276/339
Location Caught: pokemon movie 15 (apparently a fateful encounter)
Date Met: 3/9/2015
Egg?: no
Pokeball Caught In: cherish ball
Ribbons:kalos champion ribbon
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): yes
Any other notes?: recieved via wonder trade... Unsure about this ribbon situation
 

Road

Shiny Master
Pokemon Species: Arceus
Pokemon Gender: none
Nickname: something japanese
OT: something japanese but i think it checks out
IDno: 03075
Shiny?: yes
EV's: 6/252/0/0/0/252
IV's: 31/31/31/0/31/31
Nature: adamant
Characteristic: takes plenty of siestas
Ability: multitype
Moves: poison jab/shadow claw/waterfall/dragon claw
Level Met: 100
Current Level: 100
Stats: 382/372/276/220/276/339
Location Caught: pokemon movie 15 (apparently a fateful encounter)
Date Met: 3/9/2015
Egg?: no
Pokeball Caught In: cherish ball
Ribbons:kalos champion ribbon
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): yes
Any other notes?: recieved via wonder trade... Unsure about this ribbon situation
No ribbon = hack, in this chase. No exceptions. Made to look like the Shiny Arceus event, or maybe it was actually it but the ribbon was hacked off (since I guess you can do that?). Either way its no good.
 

Flauscheloni

New Member
No ribbon = hack, in this chase. No exceptions. Made to look like the Shiny Arceus event, or maybe it was actually it but the ribbon was hacked off (since I guess you can do that?). Either way its no good.

So what do pople usually do with these? Should i release it so it's out of circulation?
 

thirteenguy

New Member
hi

i have a question?

My Shiny X that receive from the past month event but at that time i'm mess with 3ds clock so

it say date met is 5/12/2016

is it illegal? T_T
 

Road

Shiny Master
So what do pople usually do with these? Should i release it so it's out of circulation?
I would; hacks have very little place in the trading community. You also can't trade hacks on this site.

hi

i have a question?

My Shiny X that receive from the past month event but at that time i'm mess with 3ds clock so

it say date met is 5/12/2016

is it illegal? T_T
I have this same problem! (I live in Japan so often my events show a date after the last day.) It depends on who you want to trade it to. Many traders I've met here don't mind as long as the OT, ID, moves, etc. are okay. Just make sure to tell people before you trade it to them!
 

ninjaethan

Konnichiwa ~!
Pokemon Species: Zigzagoon
Pokemon Gender: Male
Nickname:
OT: David
IDno: 49061
Shiny?: yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Adamant
Characteristic: Likes to fight
Ability: Pickup
Moves: Tackle, Growl, Tail whip, and Extremespeed
Level Caught at: Doesn't say
Current Level: 5
Stats: 19/9/10/7/10/12
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.) Time and space from the Hoenn region
Date Met: (if known)
Egg?: doesn't say
Pokeball Caught In: pokeball
Ribbons: No
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): No
 

Road

Shiny Master
Pokemon Species: Zigzagoon
Pokemon Gender: Male
Nickname:
OT: David
IDno: 49061
Shiny?: yes
EV's: (if known)
IV's: (if known)
Nature: Adamant
Characteristic: Likes to fight
Ability: Pickup
Moves: Tackle, Growl, Tail whip, and Extremespeed
Level Caught at: Doesn't say
Current Level: 5
Stats: 19/9/10/7/10/12
Location Caught: (link trade? time and space? distant land? fateful encounter? etc.) Time and space from the Hoenn region
Date Met: (if known)
Egg?: doesn't say
Pokeball Caught In: pokeball
Ribbons: No
Blue Pentagon? (yes/no): No
This looks like the Pokemon Box Zigzagoon from 3rd Gen but it has an extra move (Tail Whip). PB Zigzagoon also wasn't set to be Shiny so it seems unlikely. I'm gonna make the hack call on this one.
 

MechanisticMoth

Eloquent Speaker
So what's probably happening is that someone has two games with the same name. The Breloom is from XY, while the Smeargle is from ORAS. The date is something that can easily be changed, so it shouldn't be a problem. I would say that they're fine; the Breloom looks like it was just a lucky find, and the Smeargle looks like a shiny egg with Destiny Knot breeding. If they were hacked, they would more likely have perfect IV/nature spreads, especially since it appears that they know about IV breeding.

Excellent. Thanks so much! The date difference really threw me off, but the IV/nature was making me question why the other part was throwing me off. Thanks again!
 
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