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Pokémon core series save editor, programmed in C#.

Supports the following files:

  • Save files ("main", *.sav, *.dsv, *.dat, *.gci)
  • GameCube Memory Card files (.raw, .bin) containing GC Pokémon savegames.
  • Individual Pokémon entity files (.pk*)
  • Mystery Gift files (.pgt, .pcd, .pgf, .wc*) including conversion to .pk*
  • Importing teams from Decrypted 3DS Battle Videos
  • 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, JKSM, or SaveDataFiler).

We do not support or condone cheating at the expense of others. Do not use significantly hacked Pokémon in battle or in trades with those who are unaware hacked Pokémon are in use.


Support Forum <-- Post here if you have questions or found bugs

What's New in Version 20.03.14   See changelog


PKHeX - By Kaphotics

20/03/14 - New Update:
 - Added: Shiny Sprites for the new 68x56 box sprites. Thanks @msikma! https://github.com/msikma/pokesprite
 - Legality:
 - - Added: Latest raid news data.
 - - Fixed: Shared egg moves are now allowed for past-gen transfers.
 - - Fixed: Gen8 unavailable evolutions (like Alolan Raichu) are now recognized correctly. Thanks @sora10pls!
 - - Fixed: Gen8 Pumpkaboo/Gourgeist Hidden Abilities are now restricted correctly in Gen8. Thanks @Lusamine!
 - - Fixed: Gen8 Alola starters are now correctly banned from inheriting balls (only Poké Ball). Thanks @Lusamine!
 - - Fixed: Gen8 Past gen species are now correctly allowed to inherit balls using Gen7 and prior rules. Thanks @Lusamine!
 - - Fixed: Gen3 Antishiny trainer Pokémon mechanism for XD is now checked correctly. Thanks @ijuintekka!
 - - Fixed: Gen4 HGSS egg hatch locations now allow the Battle Fontier. Thanks @sora10pls!
 - - Added: Gen3/4 Min levels for in-game trades are now enforced.
 - - Fixed: Gen3/4/5 ShinyXor8-15 Antishiny mechanism is now checked correctly. Thanks @Lusamine!
 - Added: Current Box is now used when loading SW/SH save files.
 - Added: Box manipulations (right click the Box tab) now has a Heal All manipulation (like the Pokécenter heal).
 - Added: Gen8 Indicator for dummied moves. Thanks @sora10pls!
 - Added: Gen8 now exposes NPC and Friend League card accessors in the block editor.
 - Added: Gen3 More event flags. Thanks @Kermalis, @FeralFalcon!
 - Fixed: Gen8 Showdown set parsing for Toxtricity now behaves correctly with Showdown's latest set syntax updates.
 - Fixed: Gen6+ Loading a version-less PKM will no longer copy PID->EC. Only for Gen3/4/5 origins.
 - Fixed: Gen8 converted PK2/PK7 files are now healed.
 - Fixed: Gen8 affection fields are now hidden (properties don't exist in PK8 format).
 - Fixed: Gen3 PC Item list no longer lists key items twice. Thanks @Kermalis!
 - Changed: Gen8 now only sets the display form if it is not already owned; retaining the original displayed form. Thanks @CanoeHope!
 - Updated: Spanish/Chinese translations. Thanks @qhq, @easyworld, @XxPhoenix1996xX !

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  • Ditto 12
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User Feedback


   25 of 27 members found this review helpful 25 / 27 members

The program functions very well. It is capable of editing most aspects of the save file that general users would like it to do (Pokémon, inventory, etc). PKHeX is very good for those wishing to pick up Wonder Cards they've missed or are unwilling to acquire legitimately. It's also capable of removing the "used" flag on Wonder Cards so one may claim the same Wonder Card multiple times. This is great for sharing those exclusive Pokémon with your friends. Occasionally errors occur, though I've yet to experience anything persistent. Much unlike my experience with Micro$oft's Movie Maker, which constantly crashes. Overall, PKHeX is great tool for those wishing to edit their save files, regardless of one's reasons or justifications for doing so.

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   45 of 51 members found this review helpful 45 / 51 members

A button for max all IVs and reset all EVs could save a little more time instead of edit one by one
Just go to click on max IVs then Reset Evs and edit the few ones that you require
Thanks for all

Author edit: Already in the program, control click either button for the desired functionality. For more shortcuts, see Options->About PKHeX->Shortcuts

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   45 of 52 members found this review helpful 45 / 52 members

3 years later, this is STILL the best Pokémon save editor out there. :)

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   22 of 26 members found this review helpful 22 / 26 members

Hell yeah! Another Update!

Thanks for the new update, now I can get all the STUPID zygarde cores, without having to spend time finding them :D

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   14 of 17 members found this review helpful 14 / 17 members

Great program, with good active development. Has a lot of functionality and works well.

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Dillon J

   9 of 11 members found this review helpful 9 / 11 members

Just had to review.

Couldnt be more thankful for this program the only down side that im aware of is not being a legal checker for all generation pokemon unless there is a program already out there for it, as some moves are previous generation pokemon so sometimes when I make them there might be another move that its not meant to have as its really tedious to search up every detail, but I won't complain here as nonetheless this program is a huge shortcut itself and allows me to do what I need and recieve the pokemon I can't obtain since black and white I got rid of all my pokemon games so at the moment only have everything X&Y and onwards. Keep doing what you're doing best.

also is there no way to have all wondercard pokemon already inserted in pkhex thats available here HG&SS and onwards

you have my support and I'm sure everyone else that doesn't know where the origin of pkhex is from :)

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   13 of 16 members found this review helpful 13 / 16 members

Thank you for the release of Pkhex, it makes the Pokemon game funner than ever. And congratulations the Project Pokemon is back! 

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   12 of 15 members found this review helpful 12 / 15 members

Best utilities ever! :P

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   12 of 15 members found this review helpful 12 / 15 members

This is such a great tool. It helps people with "life" actually enjoy the game and play competitive.

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   3 of 4 members found this review helpful 3 / 4 members

Wow, this is very handy for speeding up breeding, EV training, and leveling up for Pokémon VGC competitions !

Though now that pokemon bank and poke-transporter have been updated...I look forward to how this program will evolve.

* currently using version "16.12.31" that was uploaded on December 30th, 2016 *

Also, the legality checker is a great inclusion to protect yourself from getting banned from official pokemon events  ^_^"

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   3 of 4 members found this review helpful 3 / 4 members

Thanks for this tool! You're awesome!

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   10 of 14 members found this review helpful 10 / 14 members

Thank you for the release of Pkhex.  Congratulations the Project Pokemon is back!

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   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

J'adore merci beaucoup :) plus les nouveaux événements apres la derniere mise a jour marquent non legit ... alors du coup je suis jamais vraiment sur ses sont légitimes; /


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   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

A great Program for those, who haven't enough time to breed competitive Pokemon. Just seems, that the last update somehow broke the legality checking. All my Mons are illegal when i view them, even those i already used online without any problem. When i then klick on the "Illegal"-Sign, a message shows up and says "Legal!". When i click "View" on the same (seemingly legal) Pokemon, it says "Illegal" again. But its not that much of a problem, just be careful what you do, if you want to use your genned Mons online.

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   6 of 10 members found this review helpful 6 / 10 members

I am very happy that you have been able to recover all the work you had done, you do not deserve this, greetings and hugs from Spain, I encourage you and move on.

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Eli YO

   4 of 7 members found this review helpful 4 / 7 members

When you have a Mac and using Wine gives an error :(

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   4 of 8 members found this review helpful 4 / 8 members

I really appreciate the work you and the supporters put into making sure everything's working well. Cheers!

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   3 of 6 members found this review helpful 3 / 6 members

This program is really helpful but there is 1 request that I would highly appreciate.

Can you bring back the ability to generate Action Replay Codes like what Pokegen can do? I would do it the way everyone else does but due to my 3DS not having anything like JK Save Manager and it being too complicated to get custom firmware due to updates from Nintendo, I'm forced to have to use PokeGen to put the Pokemon I want in Pokemon White and then transfer over to Pokemon Bank. As for Gen 6 and 7, well with those I have to use Powersaves which is abit longer but I can put up with it.

If you could add in Action Replay Code outputs, that's be great.

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   3 of 6 members found this review helpful 3 / 6 members

STILL AWESOME! And STILL works great. Thank you so much for the awesome work guys!

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· Edited by KittyCats

   2 of 4 members found this review helpful 2 / 4 members

Amazing for editing files! Two peices of Constructive Criticism When you select 'Give all (NOT LEGAL!)' and you go into a store and go onto the preview section, nothing shows up. Also, if you go online you will get banned from Game Sync, Rating Battles and some other features. It doesn't matter to me, but I thought I would tell you ;)

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King Impoleon

   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

We're Messing the Gender Change

i can change the skin colour from M to F but after loading the game i got a black screen

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   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Absolutely amazing. I mean China quality. Just one little tiny thing... HOW DO I GET A GEN 4 SAVE FILE! I want to edit my gen 4 game... so, so badly.

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   3 of 7 members found this review helpful 3 / 7 members

Thanks for update!!!

(I hope the next version would remove/add battle tree multi battles partner)

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