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PKHeX 22.09.13

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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 21.08.06   See changelog


21/08/06 - New Update:
 - Legality:
 - - Added: Gen8 Sociability legality checks. Thanks @Lusamine!
 - - Added: Gen8 crossover weather checks have been added. Thanks @Lusamine & @Skadiv!
 - - Added: Gen6/8 Memory checks have been improved a little. Thanks @sora10pls & @Lusamine!
 - - Added: Gen6/7 Vivillon are now flagged if the form cannot be found in the trainer's 3DS Console Region. Thanks @Lusamine!
 - - Changed: Wordfilter checking speeds improved drastically by caching created regexes.
 - - Changed: Gen8 Master Rank ribbons now permitted again for legends due to Season 10 rules.
 - - Changed: Inaccessible wild encounters and raid dens have been removed from the encounter database.
 - - Fixed: Gen8 brilliant aura boosts are only permitted if the met level is the maximum allowed for that encounter.
 - - Fixed: Gen8 Fog encounters are now required to be at least level 60 due to weather not being available until postgame. Thanks @Lusamine!
 - - Fixed: Gen4 Pokéwalker encounters are now allowed to be recognized with CuteCharm if the TID/SID is appropriate.
 - - Fixed: Gen4 Bug Catching Contest slots are now loaded completely. Thanks jazpersona!
 - - Fixed: Gen2 Dark Cave swarm slots (Dunsparce) are now loaded correctly. Thanks Purrmewtations!
 - - Fixed: Gen1 Yellow encounters now compare the correct catch rate values when not yet transferred.
 - - Fixed: Gift egg encounters are now checked for their egg locations correctly across all generations. Thanks @sora10pls!
 - - Fixed: Variable form encounter templates like Unown and Vivillon are now handled correctly.
 - Added: Gen8 Sociability for individual Pokémon can now be edited in the Memories sub-editor.
 - Added: Gen7 Battle Agency participant data can now be viewed as a misc slot.
 - Added: Gen5 GTS and Fused stored data can now be viewed as a misc slot.
 - Added: Gen4 Pokéwalker stored data can now be viewed as a misc slot. Thanks @Atrius97!
 - Added: Batch Editor can now be extended via plugins by adding custom code for filters / modifications.
 - Added: Batch Editor filters can now be used in the Encounter Database (similar to the PKM Database advanced search).
 - Added: PKM File Naming format has been extracted, and can now be replaced by a plugin to name files differently.
 - Added: Program settings added for the Encounter Database, to try to make viewed templates match the currently loaded data.
 - Added: Program settings added for the PKM Database, to prevent loading of backups and extra locations to the database.
 - Added: Program settings added to allow converting backwards and across incompatible generations.
 - Fixed: Turkish operating system languages no longer fail to launch the program.
 - Fixed: Hovering over slots no longer errors on Linux platforms.
 - Fixed: Deleting slots in the PKM Database is now handled correctly.
 - Fixed: Gen8 encounter slot templates now load legally when viewed, using the Overworld RNG correlation. Thanks @Atrius97!
 - Fixed: Gen6 female trainer appearance customization for lip color and freckles now save correctly. Thanks @sora10pls!
 - Fixed: Gen6 trainer sprite is now shown for XY again, and the PGL photo can be saved correctly again.
 - Fixed: Gen6 Super Training flags for PKM data is now localized correctly.
 - Fixed: Gen5 C-Gear Skin images now import correctly. Thanks @Snaid1!
 - Fixed: Gen5 Dream World slots now have the correct gender restrictions. Thanks @Lusamine!
 - Fixed: Gen4->5 transfer names with halfwidth characters and symbols are now correct.
 - Fixed: Gen4 HGSS frontier data is now accessed correctly via the Misc Editor.
 - Fixed: Gen4 Pokédex seen flags are now set correctly when writing new data to the save file.
 - Fixed: Gen3 XD - Setting tons of non-XD encounter species will no longer cause an error with the Memo being full.
 - Changed: "Encounter Type" value saved by Gen4 encounters has been renamed to "Ground Tile" to match its actual function.
 - Changed: Most popup windows like the Encounter Database are now closed when a new save file is loaded, rather than remain open.
 - Changed: Gendered species (like Jellicent) now show their genders in the Encounter Database.
 - Changed: Cyber Gadget quirk workaround for completing the Pokédex in Gen6/7 is no longer necessary (defunct service), and has been removed.
 - Changed: Updated Chinese/Spanish/German translations. Thanks @easyworld, @ajtudela, @M1atias, @Korados, @JDox!

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User Feedback


   62 of 74 members found this review helpful 62 / 74 members

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

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   64 of 77 members found this review helpful 64 / 77 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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   30 of 39 members found this review helpful 30 / 39 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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   24 of 32 members found this review helpful 24 / 32 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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   17 of 23 members found this review helpful 17 / 23 members

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

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   16 of 22 members found this review helpful 16 / 22 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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   15 of 21 members found this review helpful 15 / 21 members

Best utilities ever! :P

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   14 of 21 members found this review helpful 14 / 21 members

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

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Dillon J

   11 of 17 members found this review helpful 11 / 17 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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   12 of 19 members found this review helpful 12 / 19 members

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

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

Thanks for this tool! You're awesome!

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   7 of 13 members found this review helpful 7 / 13 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

   6 of 12 members found this review helpful 6 / 12 members

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

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   3 of 6 members found this review helpful 3 / 6 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 6 members found this review helpful 3 / 6 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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   5 of 11 members found this review helpful 5 / 11 members

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

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· Edited by Shinichikun

   5 of 11 members found this review helpful 5 / 11 members

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

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   4 of 9 members found this review helpful 4 / 9 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 7 members found this review helpful 3 / 7 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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· Edited by KittyCats

   3 of 7 members found this review helpful 3 / 7 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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   4 of 10 members found this review helpful 4 / 10 members

Thanks for update!!!

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

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King Impoleon

   2 of 5 members found this review helpful 2 / 5 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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