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  2. I went to a PC center today. A remaining tool could be put. (It's also included for the last time.) Thank you. 204 - サッポロおひっこし どうぐプレゼント(Full Heal).wc7 204 - サッポロおひっこし どうぐプレゼント(Full Restore).wc7 204 - サッポロおひっこし どうぐプレゼント(Heal Powder).wc7 204 - サッポロおひっこし どうぐプレゼント(Potion).wc7 204 - サッポロおひっこし どうぐプレゼント(Revive).wc7
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  3. Hello everyone, I'm theSLAYER, your events moderator here! First of all, I'll like to thank everyone for their contributions and co-operation thus far! How To Contribute: Wondercard file (WC7) Extraction can be via Pkhex or using NTR method (recommended, especially for local events) Requirements for such contribution: 1. DO NOT SUBMIT EDITED <or faked> WONDERCARDS 2. Upload your zipped event, together with photos of the event location + receiving of the Pokemon Upcoming and Missing Events: Please do not submit Powersaves extracted entries. Year and Type Detail Description Dates WC ID TID Distribution Type Languages Missing Year 2016: Item Comet Shard Mystery Items Giveaway @ PCs Dec. 1, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017 0204 - Local Wireless JPN Year 2016: Item Bottle Cap Jump Festa 2017 Dec 17 to Dec 18, 2016 ? ? Local Wireless JPN Year 2016: Item Big Nugget Korean League 2016-17 WINTER Dec 17 to Dec 18, 2016 ? ? Infrared KOR Year 2016: Pkmn Pikachu Birthday Distribution @ PCs Nov 18th, 2016 to Nov 17, 2017 ? ? Local Wireless JPN Year 2016: Pkmn Eevee Birthday Distribution @ PCs Nov 18th, 2016 to Nov 17, 2017 ? ? Local Wireless JPN Year 2016: Pkmn Comfey Birthday Distribution @ PCs Nov 18th, 2016 to Nov 17, 2017 ? ? Local Wireless JPN Year 2017: Item Ice Heal Pokemon Center Alolan Vulpix Items Feb 1 to Mar 12, 2017 ? ? Local Wireless JPN Year 2017: Item Ice Stone Pokemon Center Alolan Vulpix Items Feb 1 to Mar 12, 2017 ? ? Local Wireless JPN Year 2017: Item Icy Rock Pokemon Center Alolan Vulpix Items Feb 1 to Mar 12, 2017 ? ? Local Wireless JPN Year 2017: Item Never-Melt Ice Pokemon Center Alolan Vulpix Items Feb 1 to Mar 12, 2017 ? ? Local Wireless JPN Year 2017: Item Aspear Berry Pokemon Center Alolan Vulpix Items Feb 1 to Mar 12, 2017 ? ? Local Wireless JPN Year 2017: Item Casteliacone Pokemon Center Alolan Vulpix Items Feb 1 to Mar 12, 2017 ? ? Local Wireless JPN Year 2017: Item Snowball Pokemon Center Alolan Vulpix Items Feb 1 to Mar 12, 2017 ? ? Local Wireless JPN Year 2017: Pkmn Magikarp Shiny Magikarp New Year Jan 28 to Feb 6, 2017 ? ? Serial Code ENG Event Compilation Latest Version Updated: Jan 24, 2017 - 1230hrs - UTC0 PPorg_GenVII_WC7s.rar Local Wireless events that can be collected by any region 3DS will be in the 1. Common for All Regions Folder. I regularly move old posts to another thread, to prevent cluttering of this thread.
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  4. I got them. Actually you can find their encrypted .pk4 data in party format (so 236 Bytes each) in RAM at 0x0226D1D0. Oh well the address seems to change, but they should be somewhere around there. Roselia.pk4 Lucario.pk4 MimeJr.pk4
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  5. So guys, I just got the Pikachu Egg! According to Háčky's post at the Glitch City forums "You can see the actual packet that’s transmitted by viewing RAM starting at $02000000." So knowing this I did the transfer via VBA-M and looked up the RAM adresses in it's Memory Viewer. You will find a few bytes in the WRAM, including the 80 bytes of the encrypted Pokemon data at 0x02000024. I extracted and decrypted this data and was able to load it via PKHeX! The Pikachu is at Lv 5 and has the Moves Thunder Shock and Growl. There's nothing special about it. The egg itsself has OT: ENGLISH and ID: 09999/00000 as well as the fateful encounter location but that all gets overwritten upon hatching. Pikachu_Egg.pk3
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  6. I did some research and found this: Source: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/elementalblastsor/folder/1050506.html?m=lc It's from コロコロコミック. According to the blog it's the issue of June 1997. Could this be a Mew from the first Event Pokemon Distribution ever?
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  7. If you have any European carts, then we could probably use the rom dumps. I've been in contact with someone who has all 16 US DS distro carts, and I've instructed him on methods to dump the roms, so I hope to have them by next week. However we can't upload roms here, or even link to them, but I've been helping build the most extensive distro rom compilation over on another site that is ok with roms. I can discuss it more in private if you're interested or have anything you want to contribute.
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  8. I went to WHF 2017. Big Nugget has been received. 207 - じせだいWHF'17 Winter でかいきんのたま.wc7
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  9. Updated with Sapporo Alolan Vulpix, thanks @argus1963 If you're browsing our .rar archive in the first post, This event can be found in the 1. Common folder, as it is a Local Wireless distribution, that can be received by any 3DS of any region. It'll be good to have more of this entry to cross reference against.
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  10. I don't know whether this place is OK, but it's uploaded. I'm not good at English. Thank you. 203 - サッポロおひっこし アローラロコン.wc7
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  11. Sorry about how long it took. If anyone still needs a second save for anything then here it is. sav.dat 151 - MEW - E4BE.pk1
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  12. I know I only repeat myself when I say this, but hacking a Distribution Multiboot ROM like this isn't as easy as anyone might guess. It's something I personally would do only for fun and rather not to share it in public since as you already know... it would likely being abused and there would be people out there saying that it is the real thing. Which is not the case and never will be the case to make that clear... My idea was actually to hack the ROM to see what happens with the Trash Bytes in case if we simulate the Mystry Mew generation process. I admit that it was a bit naive to believe that this would work but I never had the chance to research a distribution ROM. The only thing I was aware of that it is data that is computed and stored during the generation process... BUT I couldn't imagine how complex it really is... Thanks to the great help of @Sabresite & @Bond697 I do understand it now. What we are actually trying right now is a collaboration work. We research, discovering secrets, document important information... For now we are just trying to gather as much information together as we can. We will document everything and over the time will brainstorming and review the possibilities we have with it. I personally would like to have better legality check functions. Which I think would be a nice thing to have. With these information we can create better 3rd Gen legality checking functions than ever before. I am working together with some collectors and already wiped out some hacks that were traded as being legal for years. Without them this work wouldn't be possible so I would like to give something back in the first place. I hope everyone here can understand this.
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  13. With all these similar threads, I can't keep track of what was said where. But as I had said last week, I would try to obtain the Shelmet/Karrablast distro rom and then provide its hidden debug Litwick wondercard. It happened today. File attached. Debug Shiny Litwick.pgf
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  14. I have returned with a dumped save! Once again, no idea if it is legit or not. Attached is the untouched save file, just as I received it (attached as POKEMON_EMER_BPEE00.sav). I do not know if the events on it are legit, and would appreciate someone confirming or denying their legitimacy. I also jumped into PKhex and deleted a bunch of regular Pokemon so that HaxAras could fit more of the cloned events onto the save (attached as EDITED_POKEMON_EMER_BPEE00.sav). Note, the save file that says edited IS NOT UNTOUCHED!!! @HaxAras, I would greatly appreciate you adding a couple of each of the cloned event Pokemon that you have access to to the edited save file. As for the untouched save, there are 3 10th anniversary Pokemon in the party, 16 in the box called "LIVE EVT" and 3 in a box called "ARMY", as well as a Space C Deoxys in the box called "Army". Hope the save file is of some use! Please let me know whether or not the events are legit. POKEMON_EMER_BPEE00.sav EDITED_POKEMON_EMER_BPEE00.sav
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  15. Thanks @Invader TAK. Just received some new files to work with and finally able to go back to research. These are 4th Gen tho' and I said this before, but I'm not a friend of these "palparked" files. Even I'm aware that it's almost impossible to get original files now. But I really wished people would have backed up their original files before they did. Because Gen 4 Files are "touched"... which is horrible in terms of Event Pokemon... It's good for hackers because they're more easy to hack, but for people who care about legitimacy it's bad. Because important and sensitive data like Trash Bytes getting removed, Met Location gets changed, Held Item taken... And Pikachus with Surf or Fly can't even even be transferred before you get rid of their Special Moves. But since this is all I'm able to get after such a long time, let's get started... For now I want to talk again about ROCKS Metang, also to answer @HaxAras question. About the question wether the algorithm is identical to the Japanese フェスタ Metang... I would have thought that this is the case... but it's hard to say... There is this information at Bulbapedia and other sites that ROCKS Metang had 2 possibilities when it comes to the OTG. I believe that's not the case but in order to that I have to proof it. Which isn't that easy without evidence... As ridiculous it sounds, since it's obvious that フェスタ and ROCKS mirror each other, right? But there isn't any untouched ROCKS Metang I can surely say is legit. I'm still not even able to fully confirm wether the Metang we have from you is legit or at least legal. By comparing it with my other files I noticed that it's exactly the same Metang that was included in the PKMDB.COM Collection Now the question is where is this 3rd Gen Metang is coming from all over sudden? Is it the original Metang before it was palparked? Or maybe it's a hack based on this Metang. I'm afraid to say that the 2nd case is more likely and it kinda would also explain why its Trash Bytes were so different from anything else... So yeah... I fear it doesn't look good... The only thing I can say IF these files are legit. (And I have 3 ROCKS Metangs in total now...) Then they would proof that the OTG is indeed always Male.
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  16. I downloaded this last year and still had it on my computer in my gen 4 files to sort. I'm 99% sure this is the original file since it's full of Korean Pokemon and the way I named it. I'm re-uploading it for anybody who may still want them. 8 DS Events for ReignOfComputer.7z
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  17. You can actually view that page on Google Cache still, click the little down arrow at the end of the URL: Google Cache doesn't last for long however so here's the important bits: World Championships 2010 Crobat World Championships 2009 Weavile Interesting the distributions were both Wireless and Slot 2, maybe with so many DS's in the same place wireless was unreliable, so the Slot 2 distributions were used as a backup.
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  19. I went and boxed your mew on my 3DS, got the same as HMM's, so that settles it (I didn't know this happened, I should check how trash bytes are handled in the different games and generations, best case scenario would be that some stadium game erases them completely...). We have 3 different saves and all 3 mews are the same, alongside the fact that they used savestates (and with it, they were distributing cloned Mews), but still I'm sure someone would appreaciate a 100% confirmation of different distro consoles providing the very same Mew. Now, when is that pokebank update coming? ps: RupeeClock, I was refering not to the dump method itself, but if he had done another trade before dumping the savegame, as I was thinking that maybe trading again was what changed the trash bytes.
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  20. According to this article at the Japanese ポケモンWiki the Mews that were distributed at the Nintendo Space World Events had these OT Names: Nintendo Space World '97 マクハリ Nintendo Space World '99 マリオ ルイージ ピーチ ヨッシー クッパ Also I noticed that the Japanese Event Pokemon (Gen 1) article at Bulbapedia was edited over the time. New information was added to the Mew that was distributed at Nintendo Space World '97. Didn't took too long and I found the source and it was this YouTube video: In the scene of this video we see one of the Mews that was distributed at Nintendo Space World Event. It has the OT Name ヨッシー and since this video obviously is from 1997 (Talking about Porygons and seizures...!) there is no doubt that this Nintendo Space World '97. This should proof that the OT Names マリオ, ルイージ,ピーチ,ヨッシー &クッパ were being used for this Event. Earlier @suloku posted a link with a picture. (Great find btw!) It shows a Mew that was distributed at Nintendo Space World '99. And in the picture we can see the OT Name マクハリ. Since this is from a coverage of the Nintendo Space World '99 Event it confirms that this OT Name was being used for this Event.
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  21. With all the BS you guys have had getting this thing to work with emulators, I'll stick to actual hardware.
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  22. The two roms were both released less than a week ago, so it's hard to have more than just a small amount of people aware at this point. Of course there will always be a few people taking advantage of those unaware, as with anything, and especially right now while they have a good chance of doing so. But that's why it is our job to try to make this info better known, and not just sit around and bitch about scammers(not saying that's what you're doing). Just making a point that when we see stuff like this, we need to say something. Luckily, as you said, that particular person asked around a bit and then decided not to purchase the roms. And like everyone is saying, people should research before buying this kind of stuff, but right now any info about the public GBA roms is only in this thread, on Digiex, a couple obscure YouTube videos, and perhaps a few other places, and only for less than a week. With time, everything should end up alright for the most part. Besides, we're just assuming that offer to buy the roms were of these two, and that it was made with the knowledge they are in public access. It probably is the case, but we don't actually know that. While making fake distro roms for fun and stuff seems harmless, the reason I'm against this is some may try to re-create roms seemingly identical to those that aren't public. If someone were to try to pass them off as real, or if a legit version would actually leak, in either case it may be hard or nearly impossibly to differentiate them. With the DS roms, the carts are a lot more common, so you could just get another cart dump. In the end I suppose this could all be solved if the rom's sources, for GBA or DS, are verified and are proven to come from the carts, though that can potentially be faked as well. I've been talking with theSlayer about this though, and from what I understand making a rom hack of these is far from a simple task. We can also just make a tool that generates the pokemon the same way as the carts do, and not make an actual rom hack. My proposal is if a tool to edit these distro roms comes to fruition, the fake roms need to have some kind of visible flag, such as custom text saying its a rom hack or something of that idea. That, and I do not think the rom editing tools should be public, ever. Regardless, that's just my opinion, but I propose and prefer the option of a custom tool with identical generation methods used in the distro carts.
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  23. @ajxpkNot sure why but all my notifications for this site got sent to my spam folder, so I missed them. I think you also tried to get to me at GBATemp but I completely forgot about it, sorry (usually I try to be decent about actually coming back to those things later but... yeah idk). As for doing modifications with the bonus disk stuff: The disk might(?) have a multiboot file for GBA (usually extension .mb), I never actually looked on the disk itself, only got a .mb from someone with a large collection of Pokemon multiboot files. Thankfully I still have my IDB for this, so I can give some better specifics here: This is the stub which actually decompresses the chunk at 0x02000278 (0x278 in the multiboot binary) out to 0x02010000: As for the restrictions, this is the note I left myself: The first BNE bad_game is the check to restrict Japanese copies from working, the second is for FRLG (so it does look fairly intentionally removed, which I thought was interesting). For modification and actually testing it, I can't remember what I used. I may have just used my LZ77 compression/decompression I had for MEH (my map editing tool at the time), there's probably tools out there. Or you can just dump the binary from RAM with well-placed breakpoints. Decompression/recompression does kinda suck though, but nopping isn't that hard (just a 00 00). Testing can work if you boot the multiboot in VBA directly and then use the memory viewer to import the ROM to 08000000. You'll also have to import a save battery file or something like that. Once you have those in place it'll pass all the checks.
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  24. Until now, anyone with an 11.2 3DS would either need to get a hard mod or find an already-hacked 3DS in order to reliably manage save files for use with PKHeX or play ROM hacks. These requirements are no longer applicable thanks to the 33c3 conference revealing several 3DS exploits today. Here are some highlights of its findings as it relates to the 3DS: If you read either of our save management guides (NDS or 3DS) and needed to purchase additional hardware, you are advised to wait until these exploits are released before actually buying anything. While your purchase would likely still do what you want it to do, free alternatives are coming soon. Quote Source Image Source
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  25. and as said previously, there'll always be scammers, and people should do their research. Also, if you could find content like this, you could just join the thread and educate the users. Also, I can't find that forum.
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  26. i have no doubt they're exactly the same aside from the obvious changes to ot and whatever else.
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  27. Those instructions are wrong, in case anyone is still trying to make this work like I was (or if anyone finds this thread online while trying to make this work.) - With NO$GBA 2.8d - With gba bios named gba.rom in the same directory - With your Gen. III save file in extension .sv2 (not .sav2) in the BATTERY folder, saved in the Pokémon Center with free space in your party 1. Start up the emulator, click Options --> Save options to create NO$GBA.ini 2. Close the emulator and open NO$GBA.ini in a text editor, change "SAV/SNA File Format == Compressed (good/lz)" to "SAV/SNA File Format == Raw" (Otherwise NO$GBA will compress your save for no reason at all and you won't be able to use it in VBA or restore to physical cartridge anymore.) 3. Start up the emulator again, go to Options --> Emulation setup 4. Set "Reset/Startup Entrypoint" to "GBA/NDS BIOS" 5. Click the "Controls" tab and define controls for both Player 1 and Player 2. 6. Exit the settings, right-click the emulator screen and select Link which will open a second screen. 7. Go to File --> Cartridge Menu (FileName), at the bottom, select 1st machine in the dropdown menu then select the distro rom. The distro rom will start on screen 1. 8. Go to File --> Cartridge Menu (FileName) again, this time select 2nd machine in the dropdown menu and select your Gen. III rom. It will start up on second screen. 9. Hold the keys you have bound in controls to Start + Select for Player 2 (hit File --> Reset Cartridge if you need to), and on Player 1 (distro rom) select one of the Pokémon you want to send. 10. It will send the Pokémon you chose over to your Gen. III game. Once it says you can turn off the power, go ahead and hit File --> Reset Cartridge and repeat the process to receive other Pokémon, or to get to the Pokémon Center in-game if your party gets full. Do note however that NO$GBA 2.8d is shit and will crash on startup after you've done multiplayer stuff, and you'll have to delete NO$GBA.ini and redo the setup again if you need to use it again, but once you're done sending every 10ANNIV over you can just close it and move your save file back over to VBA so it doesn't matter much. The setup only takes a minute or two anyway so if you ever need it again it's not a huge deal.
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  28. Hi, 2 incredible discoveries were made today thanks to SciresM and ReiKeima. First, the compatibilty Pokemon Go-Sun/Moon is confirmed by Game ID 34 which gives a mystery icon called "Icon_Sedai_Horohoro" (which can be translated by Walking around). Then Gen II VC are confirmed too by the fact Gameboy icon is valid for 7 games (Blue/Red/Green/Yellow/Gold/Silver/Crystal) from games ID 35to 41 OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Source: Here and Here
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  29. Shiny Magikarp with Bounce to be distributed via serial code in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. Dates: 2017/1/28 - 2017/2/6 Level: 19 Held Item: Rare Candy Visit the website for participating retailers and shops: http://www.pokemon-sunmoon-cn.com/sc/update/170123_01.html @theSLAYER which of us will get it first?
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  30. It's like five years or more since I looked into this, so I don't remember much off hand, but if they're not in distro roms, they might be inside the game itself (like R/S Unown) or maybe they were on the Wi-Fi server when it was still online.
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  31. They definitely look legit as far as I can tell, but I'm not a legitimacy expert. If someone can verify them via trashbytes, that should be enough to make a definite determination. Thanks for sharing, more American 10 ANIV events are really a great addition to HaxAras's event compilation. It's all we've got from this event to preserve, since the actual distribution cart hasn't ever been leaked... yet.
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  32. Kaphotics

    PKHeX

    Version 16.12.31

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    Pokémon core series save editor, programmed in C#. Supports the following files: Save files ("main", .sav) Individual Pokémon entity files (.pk*) Mystery Gift files (.pgt, .pcd, .pgf, .wc6) including conversion to .pk* Importing teams from Decrypted Battle Videos (X/Y/OR/AS only) Transferring from one generation to another, converting formats along the way. Data is displayed in a view which can be edited and saved. The interface can be translated with resource/external text files so that different languages can be supported. Pokémon Showdown sets and QR codes can be imported/exported to assist in sharing. Nintendo 3DS savedata containers use an AES MAC that cannot be emulated without the 3DS's keys, thus a resigning service is required (svdt, save_manager, or SaveDataFiler). FAQ Support Forum <-- Post here if you have questions or found bugs
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  33. It was not being replaced. It was actually never saved to the cartridge! I know because I attended the event. You had to download the mission from within the C-Gear, but it was only held in RAM for as long as you played that mission. During that time you could catch special Pokémon, retrieve certain items and so on. What you could get exactly was set inside the distributed data. When the mission was over (there was always a time limit), it was gone from your game, but you could download it over and over for as long as your DS received the distribution.
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  34. That isn't really the problem. I've been able to find the information in the demo, such as present PPs, used PPs, Nickname, OT, etc. So reconstruction isn't the problem. Since walk through walls is possible, I'm gonna try something, see you all in a bit. Edit: Look! Oh. At least I tried.
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  35. Well, you always seem to be looking for interesting stuff I didn't even know existed so I'll be following your posts.
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  36. Hi, as you know there's 3 hidden events pokemon in Ruby/Sapphire: a lv15 Unown (which can apparently be obtain thanks to the German Debug), a lv15 Luvdisc and a Pikachu egg. Is there anyone to force-load these contents? I personnaly try to get the Unown but it doesn't work with my VbaLink version apparently. Thanks in advance Source:here and here
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  37. Super Secret Shroomish, Kyogre, Barboach Eggs: 285 - タマゴ - 8A759DE00298.pk3 339 - タマゴ - F7B88196153F.pk3 382 - タマゴ - 61392B2F54BF.pk3
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  38. For Luvdisc just change all the pointers that point to the Unown script to point to the Luvdisc script. So search for 43E44508 and replace all occurrences with 06E34508.
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  39. I have also received a tool together. (Hyper Potion) 204 - サッポロおひっこし どうぐプレゼント.wc7
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  40. Tfw I'm on the bus, and there's this dude boasting to his friend about how he travelled to the states and helped a Friend there Gen Pokemon. Lol
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  42. I have received it in Sapporo in 2016/12/18.
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  43. Regarding PCJP2003 shiny pichu eggs, we have solved the PID/IVs. Here is the algorithm, and keep in mind all results from rand() are 32bit. seed = 0 -> 0xFFFF randA() - unknown randB() - unknown pid = ((randC() >> 0x10) << 0x10)) | (randD() >> 0x10) If force-shiny flag on (How this is determined we don't know) shiny = (randE() >> 0x10) & 7 pid = (pid & 0xFFFF0000) | ((pidH ^ tid ^ sid) & ~0x7) | shiny) IVs are generated normally on randF() and randG(). I think this is similar, if not exactly the same way as berry glitch zig, yet was released 8 months earlier.
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  44. Alright; I did a thing. Basically, the abilities "Run Away" and "Klutz" are completely removed from the game, and the Pokémon who did have it, now have their hidden ability instead, if it existed in Gen IV. For example, Eevee now has Adaptability and Anticipation, and Ponyta now has Flame Body and Flash Fire. I made an exception for Aipom though, as they'd lose the ability Skill Link upon evolution if I followed this rule. Note that this will make the Raticates you find in numerous dungeons quite a bit harder, not only do they no longer run away from you, but they also have Hustle which will add 50% to their physical attack. Another thing is that I've made it so that Abra no longer loses the ability to float over water or lava when they evolve into Kadabra and then into Alakazam. I have no idea why it wasn't like this beforehand, especially considering all of Alakazam's sprites show them floating! Lastly, Castform's size has been reduced to 2 stars instead of 4, Gyrados' to 3 stars from 4, and Milotic's to 3 from 4. I don't believe Castfrom is overpowered like the devs evidently did, especially considering he's damaged by sandstorms. As for Gyrados and Milotic, as they're both non-legendaries who evolve from 1 star Pokémon, I think 3 stars is more appropriate. Interestingly, even though there's no Pokémon in the game who already has a size of 3, it works just perfectly and how you'd expect. So, yeah. I've done some testing with it and it all seems good. I think I edited both the male and female of each species, but let me if now if I missed anything. I didn't have a patch because of the various regions, and you may already have filled in the portraits with SkyEditor or changed the ROM in some way, so I'll just leave the files. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1-sBoZAiZiGdThBRS1iTVpYQlU To patch a ROM with these files, just download this, and follow this until the "romstats" folder appears, open it, and drop the files into "pokemon_data". Then hit "3a_CompileEverythingAndMakeRom.bat" and the rom.nds is your patched ROM. Of course, it wouldn't have been possible without @psy_commando's tools, I just made this to show off what they could do.
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  45. It's almost as if certain Pokemon need to be traded to trigger the evolution. I wonder if a Traded Pokémon has a Handling Trainer to note that it has been traded away from the OT at least once?
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  46. I was just remembering this after we talked about フェスタ メタング... Sorry for the bad quality. It's from an old video. ポケモンをうけとっています。 でんけんを切らないでください。 ポケモンがやってきました! たいせつにしてね。 でんけんを切って、 ケーブルなぬいて ください。 Source of the video: http://www.filb.de/events/pokemonfesta2005 Looks a bit familiar, right?
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  47. I'm always really curious how people got in to Pokemon and what people enjoy about the games. This post ended up a lot longer than I expected, however I hope you enjoy the read and i'd be interested in knowing you got in to Pokemon. I remember back in 1999 I had two friends who's granddad / grandma lived at the bottom of my street, they used to usually stop there for a night each weekend. Usually they would come up to see me and my brother or we would go down to their grandparents to see them. Anyway one weekend one of them had a new GameBoy game, this been Pokemon Red, after he told me how you could collect 150 Pokemon, trade, battle and evolve them, I was amazed. A few months later I had enough money saved to buy the game ,so I did. I got Red and my Brother got Blue. I remember all 4 of us used to play the games loads, eventually between us finishing the Pokedex. I eventually got an action replay to we could all get Mew, we had heard all the rumours about him been under a truck and so on, however no one really knew if they were true or not. You have to remember this is back in 1999. Internet access wasn't exactly everywhere then. Our family had dialup internet which myself and my brother were allowed to use for 1 hour each on a weekend, as it was quite expensive back then. I think thats how i found out you could use 0115D8CF (the only gameshark code i can remember) on a gameshark / action replay to turn all wild Pokemon in to Mew. With that in mind i got a gameshark, no one believed I had Mew, when i proved it they all wanted one, so I ended up trading a lot of Mews to people back then! Through the limited internet access we had back then my friend who got me in to Pokemon told me he knew someone who had this new Pokemon game that was out in Japan called Pokemon Gold and could play it on his PC with something called an Emulator. None of us really had any idea what was back then, however we managed to find a Geocities website with a download of NO$GMB and a partially translated JPN Pokemon Gold Rom. This was like wow, mind blown. Their was so many new Pokemon, the game was in colour and two of us could play at the same time using the NO$GMB emulator and trade Pokemon. Needless to say beyond the first couple of towns / cities the game only had the menus translated, however we still pretty much got the first 8 gym badges, not really understanding much of the story, but just been amazed by all these new Pokemon no one really knew anything about. I remember we copied the emulator and partially translated Pokemon Gold on to a floppy disk so my friends could play it at their granddads and at home too, as they didn't have internet access at the time. This was around a year and a half before the game was officially released in Europe. Shortly after the game was released in the US, an independent shop in our town must have imported lots of copies from the US and started selling them. They sold out however reserved us some copies for when they next got a shipment in, I think this would have been around Christmas in 2000 ish. Needless to say we had the game months before it came out in Europe. Still to this day i have my save game and need around 9 Pokemon to complete the Pokedex, I really should try and do that sometime! After Pokemon Gold / Silver i think we all kind of lost interest in Pokemon, partially due to not been able to trade up Pokemon to Ruby / Sapphire from previous games and with School / College taking up a lot more time than it used to. I still purchased Pokemon Ruby in 2003 when it was released in the UK, however no one I knew was really interested in Pokemon by then, I lost interest myself never actually finished Ruby until years later. In 2007 after having various jobs i decided to Uni, which is when i got in to Pokemon again. I was on a Computing related course where my coursemates also loved the Pokemon games when they were younger. I think we ended up talking about Pokemon one day, realised we all had an Nintendo DS so we went out and purchased Pokemon Diamond / Pearl. By this time Pokemon had the one thing we all agreed we wanted as kids, online trading! In free time between lectures we used to go have some food and play Pokemon together, after finishing Diamond and Pearl we went back and finished Ruby / Sapphire and the Leaf Green / Fire Red remakes. This kept us all interested in Pokemon until 2010 when Heart Gold / Soul Silver were released, we all agreed these would be the best Pokemon games ever, as we all thought Gold / Silver we're the best game when we were younger. Sadly they came out at such an awful time for us, it was our final few weeks at Uni before exams started, so i think we played it for one weekend solid, got to around the Pokemon League with the first 8 gym badges. After that Uni was basically over, we graduated and after summer everyone went home, 100's of miles apart. I purchased Pokemon White when that was released in 2011, however all i did was get 1 gym badge and download the Victini WiFi event. I'd literally just started a new job a few weeks before so Pokemon wasn't really on my mind back then. In 2013 i got a 3DS XL for Christmas, along with a copy of Pokemon Y. I played that quite a bit at Christmas but never really got hooked on Pokemon again. I then got Pokemon Omega Ruby a year later and really enjoyed that, I wouldn't say i got totally hooked on Pokemon but i did finish it. It was Christmas 2015, I happened to be at a family gathering with some cousins who were playing it, one of my cousins was working on a living Pokedex and I just thought i've always wanted to do that in Pokemon why have i never bothered? At this point I was not really interested in the Xbox 360 / Xbox One i'd mainly been gaming on for many years now. So I ended up going home and finishing up some loose ends on Omega Ruby, Pokemon Y, then going back and finishing Pokemon White, Black 2 and Heart Gold slowly though 2016, collecting all the in game legendaries from past games i knew i'd need for my living Pokedex. My goal was to try and do the Pokedex with myself as the OT for all Pokemon where possible. A friend from Uni and someone i'd known since School all got back in to Pokemon on the 3DS, so we setup a WhatsApp group chat and have randomly been trading online and collecting the Pokemon 20th Anniversary events between us this year. I had various event Pokemon in past games, however i re-visited GEN 3 this year i got talking to HaxAras, we started to project to collect Pokemon GEN 3 Pokemon still in GEN 3 as this seemed to be the only generation where it wasn't possible to get all the event Pokemon. GEN 1 and 2 had so few events, and most events for the WiFi games onward had been pretty well preserved on Project Pokemon. So fast forward to today im still hooked on Pokemon, playing through Pokemon Moon when time allows, i've currently just got to the start of the 4th island. Once i've finished that im going to keep working on my living Pokedex in GEN 6, which after importing from previous games I think I have around 600 of 721, or 600 of 820 when we can finally import in to Sun / Moon. A future long term goal is to do a living dex in GEN 3 as i'm still very much interested in that, especially in obtaining all the event Pokemon. Which is why i think the release of the 10ANNIV Distribution Cartridge by Deoxyz the other day is pretty awesome. I think for me I keep coming back to Pokemon as i love the collecting aspect of the game, plus the fact you can trade Pokemon up from all previous games in to the current generation of games, allowing you to still use all the Pokemon you put so much time in to going back many years. I personally can't wait to be able to import Pokemon from GEN 1 to GEN 7 as i have my saves from my childhood Red and Yellow on my 3DS waiting. I'm really hoping Nintendo release Gold / Silver and Crystal on the 3DS next year, so we finally have a way of importing Pokemon from all previous games in to the current generation, even if you do need to do a bit of hacking to get your old saves on the 3DS. Needless to say i'm pretty much hooked and can't see that changing any time soon now, especially with playing Pokemon Go with friends and family. So how did you get in to Pokemon? what do you like about Pokemon? and what's kept you interested in Pokemon over the years?
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  48. See, I personally would love nothing more than something like that. A fan made tool to get new events, the same way as the originals. Yeah, I don't know if somebody actually mentioned it or if I interpreted somebody as mentioning it and it's half a figment of my imagination. But at this point, I seriously hope there's a fan made tool that injects event Pokemon into your saves. And creates them exactly like the originals did. Hopefully with a region free switch so I can get cross region events.
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  49. Pff, you think that's a long post? ;p Took me 3 hours to write this. I don't really remember the details of the earlier days, but I remember that my brother got a GBA for Christmas when I was in third grade or so, back in Christmas 2002 I believe. Not with a Pokémon game, but we got a hold of Pokemon Blue eventually so I got to play that. Really not sure if we got to play Gen. II at the time, but I remember that later on, we went to flea market to get myself something, I picked a see-through purple GBC and I wanted to get a Pokémon game. I was looking at the ones they had and I spotted Pokémon Gold, but as I was about to move towards it, somebody else took it, and they didn't have more of it (I didn't even really think to check if they had Silver or Crystal, lol.) So I was like, eh, and I checked again. I saw Pokémon Yellow, and I remembered that guy in school who had Pokémon Yellow and I liked watching it, so I picked that one. Probably a good thing that I didn't skip to Gen. II and started with Gen. I, all things considered (even though I had already played Blue.) Now I'm not entirely sure when we got access to Gen. II at the time, I really don't remember. I know that I did know things about Gen. II as if I had already played it, but I feel as if we never had Gold nor Silver. Maybe we did have Silver for a time, actually. But my brother had a friend who had Gold and Crystal, and one day he came to our house and I traded him a Spongebob GBA game we had for Crystal. I was really excited for it because you could play as a girl. I don't think I still have that cartridge of Crystal anymore, but it doesn't really matter because I got another Crystal at some point, though I don't really remember where I got it from. ;p We eventually got Red from the flea market and were pretty amazed at it, just because we always had Blue and never had Red, even though the two games are really the same. ;p but kids are easily impressed. We went back and forth selling and buying games at the flea market all the time. Those years feel like they went on forever honestly, because I remember that I went through so many games, and yet it had only been like two years at most. At some point, my brother got Ruby, so I got to play that a bit too (I was a good sibling and I never deleted his save files to make my own unless he told me I could. :3) I -think- we had access to a Gameshark at the time, but it must have been someone else's that lent it to us, because I didn't get mine until Christmas 2005 I believe, but I remember sitting at home with Ruby back when we didn't have FR/LG (think they weren't even out yet either?), and using cheats to get Charmander in Ruby. Then for Christmas in 2004, I got a GBA SP (which I still have, I still have the GBA that my brother got way back then too), without any games yet, but I had it. It was nice to play Crystal on it with the lit-up screen. My mom took me to the store to get a GBA game for it a few weeks later, and so I got LeafGreen. I liked it a lot at the time, although if you asked me about it now, it's probably one of my least favourite ;p but back then, I thought it was awesome to have remakes of the first Gen., and the Sevii Islands at the end were awesome to me. I eventually completed the Kanto Pokédex (My brother got FireRed at some point, and we traded), but eventually, I got a Gamestop gift card, and I figured that I would rather have FireRed after all, so we went to Gamestop and I traded in LeafGreen to get FireRed. I still have that very cartridge to this day and I didn't really regret anything. I didn't have anything to do anymore in LG with my completed save file so I didn't really care to lose it (this isn't something I would ever consider doing nowadays, but I didn't care at the time and I never regretted it.) Later on, Emerald was coming out, May 1st 2005, and I asked my parents about it in advance, but the day came and I asked again, but they didn't want to. I was disappointed, but a month later on the 31st, they took me to buy it, so I got it then. I played that one quite a bit, and during that time, my brother got Sapphire. I remember he was going through the game and ran into a shiny Zigzagoon on Route 110 under the cycling road. He levelled it up a little bit, but traded it to me before it evolved into Linoone. I absolutely loved it, I evolved it and I trained it all the way to Lv. 100 and used it for everything. Several months later, I get up in the morning before school, I'm messing around on Emerald, and I ran into a shiny Oddish. I evolved it to Bellossom, but I don't remember if I had levelled it up to 100. Either way, it was then that I got my Gameshark for Christmas. Like I said earlier I'm pretty sure it was Christmas 2005. This is the one I got. As far as I'm aware, it's a rebranded Codebreaker, sometimes known as Gameshark SP. I could only find pictures of the black one online, so I had to take my own photo, but eh that works. It wasn't very convenient to have, because most of the interesting codes were Gameshark codes, which were of the XXXXXXXX YYYYYYYY format that aren't compatible with mine that used XXXXXXXX YYYY format codes. Anyway, the very first thing I did with it was to get those cheats that teleport you to Faraway Island/Navel Rock/Birth Island, so I could finally get Deoxys & co. There weren't any cheats online for teleporting to the islands for FR/LG for a while, so I didn't get to do it in LeafGreen, but the ones for Emerald were there. I started cheating, a lot. Used a lot of cheats to just get whatever I want. I found the cheat that made wild Pokémon shiny, but it only worked with wild encounters (it didn't work with gift pokemon, eggs or stationary Pokémon.) I think there was a wild Pokémon modifier code, but that one couldn't be used at the same time as the shiny code, so I could only get shinies of Pokémon that were naturally occuring in the wild. That is, until someone came up with a wild Pokémon modifier code that was compatible with the shiny code, but that didn't really pop up until way later. I did a stupid at some point, and I entered the Elite Four then teleported outside of it using a teleport cheat. I saved the game, without realizing that this permanently bugged my Elite four, because whenever you'd try to enter, you'd come up the stairs, but the wall was already closed and you were stuck in it. There was no walk through walls cheat at the time, only for the actual Gameshark which was not the one I had. One popped up online much later on, but at the time there was nothing I could do short of restarting my game. I still had my brother's shiny Linoone and my shiny Bellossom on that save file, but I didn't bother trading them over before restarting. I figured that if I wanted shinies I could just use the cheats for it, so I didn't really think it mattered whether I lost them or not, which is something that I regretted doing later. At some point, I started a save file with the intention of using shiny cheat + wild pokemon modifier to make myself a team of 6 Pokémon I liked in their shiny forms, so I could play through the game with that team. So I started encountering them, first was a Vulpix. I activated the cheats (or so I thought) and went in the tall grass in-game, found shiny Vulpix, caught it, saved the game, then restarted to change it to a different Pokémon. Got in-game, went in the tall grass, caught the second one, but then I checked my party and I realized that it had a different nature than the Vulpix. See, the thing with the shiny Pokémon cheat in Gen. 3 is that it always gave you identical RNG clones every time. They would always have the same nature and the same stats no matter what. Meaning that when I went to get Vulpix, I accidentally didn't enable the shiny cheat, and instead I legitimately encountered a shiny one in the wild, although it was with the Vulpix encounter code enabled. I was really annoyed at that, enough that it made me stop playing with so many cheats all the time like this and I went back to playing legit. Then on Christmas 2006, I got a DS Lite with Pokémon Ranger. It was great, and then a few months later in March or so (I think?), they made that Manaphy Egg mission code public, so I saw that and got the Manaphy Egg in Ranger and it said I could send it over to Diamond/Pearl later. I was pretty excited about that. I joined this shiny hunters forum, this was back before Gen. IV came out. It was a French forum and like 99.9% of them were all from France, so they had to wait for European releases before getting games, although a fair bit of them imported the Japanese versions. I live in Canada and I got to show off a bit saying I was going to get Diamond before they could ;p I told my parents about it on my birthday, that the game was coming out late April a month later, I asked if I could get some other DS game in the meantime, until the games came out. They said yes, so I picked out SM64DS at the store, but then once D/P came out, and I asked again, they told me I already got a game not long ago and refused >.> so I ended up only being able to get Diamond later during the summer (I think around June), but that didn't make me enjoy it any less! I couldn't pick up my Manaphy Egg until later because you needed two DSes, but eh. Once I got it and hatched it, I levelled it up to 50 but I didn't get it any further. A bit later on, a bunch of people at school had DSes with Diamond/Pearl, and we hung out together playing it during breaks. I met this guy who traded me a Palkia, it was already Lv. 66. I levelled it up to 100 and I could beat the whole E4 using just that Palkia, I had a lot of fun with that. He gave me a Turtwig and Chimchar egg too, since I started with Piplup. I got access to Wi-Fi later on and that was a lot of fun. I got my first event Pokémon, being Wishmaker Jirachi and some kind of Mew, through the GTS. I was really excited because I had never been able to get any kind of event Pokémon before. I stupidly traded away my Dialga and regretted it, enough that I eventually restarted my game and didn't bother keeping my Manaphy, for some reason. I heard a bit later on, on that shiny hunters forum, that Japan was having a Milotic event IRL at the time (so that was around December 2007), and as it turned out, that particular event doesn't have a Classic Ribbon, so it could be traded on the GTS! I went there and I looked for Milotic, and it turns out the first Milotic I got was one of those. I think it was around Lv. 61 already when I received it, and the date on it was wrong and people were telling me it meant it was hacked, lol. I didn't really believe that, and I absolutely loved that Milotic. I levelled it all the way up to 100 the same night. It was part of a set of 5 events that were being progressively released, there had already been Electivire and Magmortar that I missed because I didn't know about them, then Milotic which I got, and then they released a Dragonite in January and a Salamence in February. When those two were released, I got one of each from the GTS, but I had to get Electivire and Magmortar off Wi-Fi trades because they weren't really being put up on the GTS anymore. I loved those 5, I found perfect training spots for them and I levelled them all up to 100. It turned out the same guy from school had an Action Replay DS, and I knew that you could get to Darkrai and Shaymin if you used Walk Through Walls cheat, so I brought the code on a piece of paper and we all did that. Later on I found out about the codes that give you Manaphy Egg/Member Card/Oak's Letter/Azure Flute directly, from the man in green at the Pokémart, and I was pretty amazed. I wrote those down on paper too and brought them to school, but since we had captured Darkrai and Shaymin with walkthrough walls, the events bugged out and didn't work, so I had to restart my save file again. But I was able to get another Manaphy back, which was pretty cool, although it couldn't really replace the one I got from Ranger since this was my first. Hard to replace memories like that. I got Shadows of Almia later on, for Christmas 2008. I freaking love that one. I was pretty excited when they released events for Manaphy Egg mission, Riolu and Darkrai over Wi-Fi, so I could send those over to my diamond. Then Platinum was about to come out. It was coming out just a few days before my birthday, so I asked my dad if I could get it as a birthday present, even if it was a few days ahead of time. It turned out he couldn't get me it on the 22nd but we went to get it on the 23rd. I was really hyped for Platinum before it came out and man, it was really amazing once I played it. D/P are my favourites and Platinum is literally the same thing, except everything that was annoying in Diamond/Pearl got fixed and improved, with better visuals across the board. There are just two things that really bother me with Platinum though... the bicycle animation looks stupid, and there's some unnecessary delay when scanning in the Underground that just wasn't there in D/P, but other than that, Platinum rocks everything out the water. It was around that time that I realized you could generate codes for Action Replay DS that gave you the actual Wondercards for events, and you could pick them up at the Pokémart. Up until that point, I had been trading people online on forums to get event Pokémon like the ones from Toys'R'Us, because those events were never here. I was really excited to be able to -really- get my own, with the Wondercard, and be able to pick them up from the Pokémart, as if I had went to the event myself. My friend lent me his Action Replay, but he didn't have the USB cable nor the software for it. Thing is though, the Wondercard codes were loooooooooooooong! and I had to enter them in the AR digit by digit, and if I accidentally made a mistake I had to re-enter the whole code over again. I lived through it and manually entered the codes for a bunch of events. I got my own Action Replay for Christmas later on, but this time I could use the PC software to copy/paste, so that was a lot better. I loaded it with codes for a bunch of events and went to my friend's house. He didn't have a computer nor internet there and I was going to use my AR with codes I loaded at home, but I somehow corrupted my AR cheat list? and then it became unusable until I'd plug it into the computer at home and reset the cheats list. That really annoyed me, i wanted to use the codes on his game so he could get the events. So later on, a few months after Platinum came out, I went to a friend's house and he told me about how Gen. II remakes had been announced for the DS, so I was pretty excited for that. At the time, we knew about R4s and stuff and we thought, we could get one of those and we would be able to play HG/SS in Japanese before it comes out here. So I looked online, we didn't end up getting R4, I got a CycloDS (amazing flashcard), and I got my parents to buy him AceKard 2 for his birthday, and we got EZ-Flash 3in1. It was really awesome playing HG/SS in Japanese months before you could get it in English ;p but it turned out his rom was corrupted somehow because every time we tried to connect wirelessly to trade or something, it kept erroring out. It was fixed when we redownloaded the rom so I just assumed it got corrupted somehow. I found ProjectPokemon during that time, I thought it was awesome we had all those Wondercards here and I used them with Pokésav to make Wondercard AR codes (The ones I used before were pre-made and just listed on sites like Supercheats.) I knew about Ciro's Pokémon Maker for Gen. III, but I thought it only worked for actual Gameshark. I realized later on though, that I could set the code output to Codebreaker, and it would generate codes that actually worked with the Gameshark I had! So I made myself 10 ANIV Celebi and stuff (obviously hacked, with wrong PID and stuff), but I didn't really care at the time because it was better than anything else I could get. When I got my DS flashcard later on, I found out about the homebrew that lets you backup and restore save files for GBA and DS games, so I didn't need my AR at all anymore, nor my Gameshark for GBA. I found out about save files on GameFaqs that I converted to .sav and imported into my GBA games, some of those save files had events like 10 ANIV Celebi, MYSTRY Mew, so I was pretty excited about actually getting those events onto a Gen. III game (The ones I could get with Pokémon Maker weren't the same since they were bad hacks :c) I also found a save file that had a Japanese Pokémon on it, and I traded that over to my game. It felt really cool to have a Japanese Pokémon on my game. Later on, I was able to get HG on NA release day. I loved the Pokéwalker. I brought it to school and showed it to my friend when we went outside to walk. He didn't have the game at the time, but he got SS later on. He didn't care what people thought and just messed with his Pokéwalker publicly where everyone could see him but I could only keep mine in my pockets and only took them out when we'd go walk outside. Then a bit later, I think around April or May, I saw on Play-Asia that Japanese version of LeafGreen was -really- cheap, like I could get it brand new for around $30 (I think shipping was relatively cheap too, if not free.) I figured out I could sell some stuff I didn't really need anymore, and I asked my mom if she could buy it online for me and I'd give her the money, which she accepted. I was super excited when I got it because I had never actually owned a Japanese version before. I asked if she could do the same thing with a Japanese copy of SoulSilver as well, I gave her the money and she ordered it online. I thought it was super awesome I owned those games in Japanese, and now I had two Pokéwalkers that I brought with me every day ;p I eventually got a pre-owned Japanese copy of Yellow as well, that came with the box and everything, but I ended up selling it to a friend. After that, when Black/White came out, I got the Japanese rom of Black and played through the whole thing, before getting a legit copy of White once that came out in NA. I did the same thing with B2/W2. The 3DS came out and I eventually got one. Think I got mine on Christmas 2011, must have been 2011 because I was able to get Four Swords Anniversary Edition which was available from Sept. 2011 to Feb. 2012. Man, Black 2/White 2 came out really late... At this point, I was interested in getting Japanese copies of every Gen. I owned an English copy of the first of each pair (Red/Gold/Ruby/FireRed/HeartGold, except Gen. V where I had White/White2), and since I had Japanese copies of LeafGreen and SoulSilver, I wanted to get the others! I found a Japanese copy of Green on eBay for like $10 tops, I asked my stepfather if he could buy it for me and I'd give him the money. It took like a month or two to arrive lol, because we picked free shipping and it came all the way from Japan, but I got it and I was pretty happy about having Green. I only ever got as far as the fourth gym, though, because I restarted the game then and never really played it again. I finished that Japanese copy of Yellow when I had it, though. Later on, likely late 2012, I found a pre-owned Japanese copy of Sapphire on eBay that was advertised as having had its internal battery freshly changed, it was around $30, and I also found a boxed copy of Japanese Blue, with both the manual and the Kanto map in it. I asked my mom for those for Christmas. I got Sapphire, but Blue took a bit longer to arrive. It wasn't until around late 2015 that I got around to picking up a Japanese copy of Silver and Pearl off eBay to complete my collection. I went with a non-boxed copy of Silver, since I didn't have the box for Gold either, but I made sure to get a copy of Pearl that came with both the box and the manual. Anyway, X/Y were getting closer and closer and I was pretty hyped for it. I got Y on release day and I played it a lot. Every day and night on the bus to and from college, and at home, though all I really did after beating the game was fight Serena and beat the E4 to evolve Pokémon, heh. Looking back at it, honestly I think X/Y were really underwhelming. The games themselves were fine, but there was -nothing- to do once you beat the Elite Four. Sure you could get Zygarde, roaming legendary bird and Mewtwo, but after that, if you weren't interested in competitive battling, you were out of luck. OR/AS came out later, and I was pretty excited for that one too. I got OR to continue the trend of picking the remake of the original I have, but then stuff happened in my life and I just really didn't have the motivation to play it anymore, and abruptly stopped after getting the 7th badge. A few months later, I figured I'd start it over from a clean slate and try to play through it, but I just wasn't feeling it and I kept stopping early on and restarting over and over. I got better somewhat but I still haven't fully recovered, I want to go back through the games and get completed save files going, complete my Pokédex in each game and transfer everything forward until I have a full living Dex in OR, but every time I start trying, I always end up losing interest and not having the motivation for it... I still want to do it at some point though. I did manage to complete OR so I have that, at least. Maybe I should try and get a Gen. VI native living dex instead, rather than going through the old games completing them and transferring stuff forward. Sun/Moon were coming out and I honestly wasn't so hyped for them, mainly because of what happened and me somewhat losing interest, but a few weeks before their release, when realizing they were gonna be out pretty soon, I was looking forward to it a bit more. I got Sun on release day, and I reached the third island, but man, honestly, I really don't feel like playing it. The visuals are great and everything, but I really don't like the direction they've been taking the series. I wasn't the biggest fan of mega-evolution in Gen. VI, but I liked it still to some extent and it doesn't bother me all that much. Even though X/Y were a bit lackluster and needed more post-game content, the games were pretty good in their own right, and OR/AS were honestly amazing. I won't really go into details about what I don't like here since I don't want to turn this into a Pokémon Series rant, but yeah. I don't think I'll really bother with any future games (unless they release D/P remakes on 3DS, I'm definitely getting that if they do, but that would be the only exception.) Kind of a let down, but I can still play the older Gens. I'm not that big of a fan of Gen. III compared to Gen. IV+ to be honest, so I'll probably just keep those in storage and not really play them, but I'll definitely be playing the Gen IV and V games at some point, along with Gen. VI since I do want to eventually get a living dex going. I love Lycanroc from Gen. VII and that's probably the one thing I wish I could have in Gen. VI, heh. Maybe I'll get around to finishing Sun at some point just for the sake of finishing it. s: Edit: Also I just realized that I forgot to talk about what I enjoy about the games. I'm really not a fan of traditional RPGs because they just feel slow, and you often end up having to do some level grinding to get past certain parts of the game. That just makes the games a chore to me. I like platformers, since those are the kind of game you can generally pick up and just play while still being a lot of fun, you don't get stuck because your character is too weak to progress, you get stuck because you suck and you just gotta practice to get past the parts you get stuck at. I also like Action RPGs for the same reason. Even though in ARPGs you have exp and levels, you can actually learn enemies' attack patterns, and you can just get good at the game. I don't strictly -need- to sit there grinding for exp and levels, I can just try over and over again, getting better every time, and even though I take more damage and I don't deal as much damage, I can -avoid- the damage if I'm good enough, and beat the game through skill alone. I -can- grind for levels if I want to make it easier on me if I wanted to but it's not required. I like that. For example I played through Ys Seven on normal difficulty, it wasn't horribly difficult, but I always Game Over'd on bosses at least 2-3 times before I got it down and beat the boss. Then I tried it on Nightmare difficulty, and holy shit it's hard, but man it's so much fun. The bosses don't just deal more damage, they got whole new mechanics altogether, and yet, I didn't need to mindlessly grind on weak overworld enemies to beat the boss, I just went at it over and over until I got good enough and finally beat the boss. I only got up to the first boss on Nightmare difficulty, but man despite the difficulty, it's really fun, and you feel great once you finally manage it. I like that I can just try fighting enemies and bosses over and over and just get better at it, and beat it through skill, rather than having to go back and grind through easy to kill monsters for hours. Then there's puzzle games that I find to be a lot of fun. They can be difficult, but again, just like ARPGs and Platformers in a way, if you get stuck on a puzzle you can sit in front of it and have at it until you work it out, you don't need to go back and complete easy puzzles to give yourself the ability to complete this harder puzzle (and if you really get stuck, you can just look up the solution online. ;p) So what is it that I like so much about Pokémon, when I don't like that kind of RPG? Well, I happen to like collecting things, and Pokémon is perfect for that. I used to not mind it and I just played Pokémon all day normally, but nowadays that's a bit harder for me. But thanks to save editors and emulators, I can skip the parts I don't like and focus on the parts I do like. Playing through a Pokémon game to get to the end, I just give my team 252 Attack or Sp. Attack EVs depending on the Pokémon, and 252 Speed EVs, which already makes the games a bit easier, but if I still get stuck due to being underleveled I can just give myself a few levels and I don't need to bother with grinding. (But then again, I prefer to play with the game on Set battle style because I think Shift is stupid and too easy ;p I don't really make sense.) Then once I've beaten the game, I can focus on the collecting aspect which is what I like. I love event Pokémon and shinies. Even though I just download the Wondercards or relevant event files on here, it's still satisfying to get the event Pokémon and to collect them. Maybe it's not a big feat compared to getting them legit, or getting them all through trading, but still, I like it. But what interests me most is shinies, and completing the Pokédex in general. I really like how the game has 721 different Pokémon and I can collect them all. It's something that no other RPG really does (well, some others do, but not as well as Pokémon does.) It kinda bums me out that they just keep adding methods of -really- easily getting shinies, I mean, people are getting like a shiny or two every other day which honestly just cheapens the experience and defeats the purpose of shinies to me. But eh, they can do what they want, I'll just stay away from those methods myself. Anyway, remember that Linoone and Bellossom I mentioned earlier? I actually managed to randomly run into another random shiny Oddish in Diamond back in 2008, one day before my birthday actually. I've tried to replace that Linoone, I used PokéRadar in Diamond at the time to get a shiny Zigzagoon, but it just wasn't the same. I tried trading for someone's berry glitch event Zigzagoon but that just wasn't the same either. The one I had at the time was female, Lonely nature, so if I wanted one to replace it it would have to also be female and Lonely nature. But thanks to HaxAras taking the time to fill up an entire save file with Zigzagoon, I looked through the save file and found that there was -one- which was female and Lonely nature. I think that makes a pretty good replacement for the Linoone I foolishly lost all those years ago and I'm happy with it. Anyway, here, I took a picture of my collection, because I like taking everything out, laying it down and looking at it: The sticker on my FireRed got really messed up and I hate it :c I don't know why bubbles formed in it. My Emerald is just worn out and I don't mind that, but FireRed is just a mess. Maybe I should buy a new one... I can have this one hold a MYSTRY Mew save file or something ;p I own a Gameboy Pocket, a original GBA, a GBA SP, an original DS, a DS Lite, an original 3DS, and a 3DS XL. I'm thinking of getting a Gameboy Color again just so I have one (I sold the one I had at the time.) I also have an original Gameboy but it's not in a very good state so I don't really count it tbh. I don't really care about it that much anyway since the Gameboy Pocket is pretty much the same thing.
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  50. That would be fun to have integrated in the Gen. III Mystery Gift tool. Load save, select event Pokémon, program generates it in the same way the official distro did, and then it gets added to party.
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