So, although im sure this is a somewhat touchy issue, has anyone ever used a hacked pokemon in a tournament, or does anyone know someone who has? How common is this?
Also, do we know how exactly Nintendo checks the legitimacy of pokemon entered in tournaments? And does a legit pokemon, by definition, pass those tests, even if it has been created by a program such as pokesav? (I'm referring to http://projectpokemon.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Legality)
I'm curious how unfair the tournaments are in general
I'm pretty sure I saw at least someone post that they used hacked Pokémon in last year's Tourney.
And of course legit Pokémon past the tests. But you're referring to legal, and they do too. If they weren't legal, they wouldn't pass the test. It's the whole point of being legal, they're identical to legit Pokémon. I'm not really sure how common it is though. There will always be cheaters, either way.
ah, thank you, of course I meant legal, wasnt thinking, term confused
also, are the pokemon save files completely isolated from the game save? like, if I caught a legit pokemon in the wild on a game save where I had hacked all over the place (badges, pokemon, location, contests, whatever) and traded it to a perfectly clean game, would there be any evidence of foul play on the clean game at all? Does anything transfer over with the trade or the pokemon, any record of any sort?
I've never been to a tournament before, but the best Official Nintendo legality checker we have is Pokemon Battle Revolution. If you can get online with your team and if out Legality Checker says everything is good, you should be fine.