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  1. I managed to get an Armored Mewtwo today and got thinking about Pokemon Home. I wonder if it will keep its Armored form if transferred to Pokemon Home / used in future games. It doesn't actually register as a different form on Pokemon Go, unlike say Castform for example. That's presuming it is usable in Gen 8 and beyond anytime soon.
  2. Small world! I think your site made a good impression on the younger me. From what I remember myself and a friend had just discovered emulators and you had everything else Pokemon related in one place. I'll be sure to check the resurrected PGamers out.
  3. If a loose cart turned up in the wild today, would people be any less sceptical the legitimacy of it with the info not yet in the public eye? If something truly 'new' turned up at some point in the future i'd certainly be more inclined it was real, however it will always be a risk, just like it has been in the past. Thankfully a lot of good research has been done by people on PP.org, so it shouldn't be too much of a challenge to prove if something new legitimate or not as far as archiving the data goes. As you say damned if you do, damned if you don't in some respects.
  4. The trouble is it’s the scammers who already know how to do this and have been abusing the ability to do so. GBA prototypes have already been purchased and re flashed with Pokemon distributions, destroying that prototype, so the worst-case scenario has already happened. At this point keeping the information private is only benefitting people who wish to abuse the knowledge. Most people think its basically impossible to do, so are less likely to be suspicious about buying a devcart. Its pretty hard to give anymore of a meaningful demonstration than what has already been show in the original post of this topic, without showing exactly what is done. I think with the information out there people are going to be a lot more sceptical about buying random distributions which are not sealed in a GBA unit, like the originals were. If people have the knowlage to make a more informed buying descision, that's the best we can hope for in 2019 and beyond.
  5. I was going to ignore this thread, however as its been mentioned myself and others have this distribution i'll provide some context for current happenings. The above video was filmed by me and recently leaked (with my blessing) by someone in our event presentation team. Without going in to detail at this moment in time, we decided it would be a benefit for the above video to be "out there" based on information we had. The plan has always been to continue with tradition and release on Christmas day for the Pokemon community to enjoy, or sooner if a devcart with the distribution on turned up on Ebay before then. At the moment more than anything what you should take away is it’s extremely easy to re-write a GBA devcart, I can assure you the Doel Deoxys distribution wasn’t on that devcart when it came in to my posetion. We've speculated the GBA distributions that have been sold on Ebay over the last couple of years were reproductions, however have never been able to prove this until recently thanks to information provided by @Deoxyz before he retired. Things have been happening behind the scenes, so lots will soon be ready to share which will hopefully put an end to any reproductions been passed off as the real thing.
  6. I was disappointed Gen 7 had no national Pokedex, however I could still transfer all my Pokemon up and they were usable. In Gen 7 they did also fix Pokemon not been able to be transferred from Gen 1 and 2, so it was the first Generation all your Pokemon could exist in, from all the past games. Perfect! I was excited about this. Now if I take this living dex and my old teams to Gen 8 a lot of the Pokemon essentially become useless, their stuck in Pokemon Home and unable to be transferred to any game from there. So what’s the point? You’d be better off keeping them in Gen 7 until the 3DS internet service is going to be discontinued, then you kinda have to transfer them if you don’t wish for them to be stuck forever in a past generation. Granted I do always backup my Pokemon saves before transferring everything to a new generation, as I like to keep things in that generation, its nice to go back at a later date and see everything as it was. I must be honest only a fraction of the Pokemon been available in Gen 8 does spoil the appeal of the new game for me, I’m sure I’ll play it and still enjoy it, however from the point of view as someone who loves collecting Pokemon its rather disappointing in that respect. I'd hope another Gen 8 game allows you to store all the current Pokemon on it, i'd sooner keep my Pokemon locally, rather than on a cloud service. My living dex and current Pokemon collection spans three physical games in Gen 7 at the moment. I guess in some ways Pokemon Home is perfect for me in that respect, however I still want to be able to use all these Pokemon in a current game if desired and have the option to keep them stored on a local game.
  7. The ability to trade Pokemon directly from Pokemon Home seems a really nice feature, especially for those of us who play Pokemon Go and might actually randomly meet someone else who plays the core games. I can certainly see this been useful as I generally leave my Switch at home most of the time. I’m also pleased it seems we should be able to store all Pokemon from Go on the Switch in the near future. The amount of time I’ve put in to Pokemon Go I certainly want to keep these Pokemon somewhere safe if I ever stop playing, or Pokemon Go is closed down many years from now.
  8. Did you try Checkpoint to see if that works? TwlSaveTool does however work with the Luma 9.1 CFW (latest at the time of writing) Have you done anything out the ordinary with the 3DS, such as region change it?
  9. I don't believe so at this point, it's all down to personal preference. Both Checkpoint and TWLSaveTool do have advantages over some of these old save dongles however. From what I remember the dongles have problems with Gen 5 Pokemon saves, in addition to some later DS games.
  10. Link us to what you purchased? The tool probably has unsigned drivers (that's even if it has drivers that work on modern versions of Windows). To install unsigned drivers you need to disable driver signature verification, this is one way of doing that: https://www.howtogeek.com/167723/how-to-disable-driver-signature-verification-on-64-bit-windows-8.1-so-that-you-can-install-unsigned-drivers/ Keep in mind if you have a 64bit version of Windows you need 64bit drivers, 32bit drivers will not work on a 64bit OS. If you have a homebrew hacked 3DS you are much better using TWLSaveTool: https://github.com/TuxSH/TWLSaveTool/releases to backup / restore DS saves, it works with the vast majority of games and is very easy to use.
  11. For Pokemon Ranger Guardian Signs (from digiex) two saves exist. One includes the downloadable missions with no story data, so that might help. The saves had been dumped with a gameshark / action replay, so I converted them to the standard .sav format so they can be wrote back to real game carts and used on emulators / flash cards. That's about all I can tell you unfortunately, I never personally played through any of the ranger games. Pokemon Ranger Guardian Signs - Deoxys, Manaphy Egg, Heatran & Shaymin Save.zip
  12. Pretty much this. Just to give some idea about whats been possible to date, during the candy part of the event from 18 Meltan I got 216 candy for catching with a Pinap and another 36 for transferring them. On the December 19th I had a Melmetal with another 226 candy towards the next: Fast forward to today I now have 762 candy and should be able to get around another 108 candy after 9pm tonight, meaning I could have fully evolved 3 Meltan without even putting any rare candies in to them: I could have probably got around 108 candy more, as i took quite a few days to unlock the Go park, then I've waited a day here and there to use the Mystery Box. You could also get another 3x candy a day for a 100km or greater trade, however for most of my Meltan trades the distance has been less than 10k. Anyone who got Melmetal on day one used rare candies, some people in my area are walking about with 500+ candies at the moment.
  13. Nintendo has always been against hacking, historically the security on past Nintendo consoles has always been defeated quite quickly. In addition Nintendo has never really banned people from online play until well in to the 3DS's lifetime. However with the 3DS people started abusing stuff, for example homebrew applications to download everything on the Eshop for free... So needless to say the Switch was released with much greater security, some of it even backported to the 3DS. Saves are now stored on the Switch regardless of if the game is a physical game cartridge, or a downloadable title. So the only way to access this save is by hacking the Switch. The only hack usable to the end user is the RCM hack, which exploited a hardware flaw in a lot of earlier Switch consoles. Nintendo managed to patch this hardware flaw in newer Switch consoles, meaning theirs currently no way to use homebrew applications to extract your saves if you have a newer Switch console. If you have used a hacked 3DS with homebrew applications to extract your saves, then its really no harder on the Switch. It is however harder to find a Switch that is still hackable in the wild compared to the 3DS. You need to do some research and work out if your Switch is hackable or not. If it is all you really need is a jig from Ebay and a USB to USB Type C cable to send the payload from your computer to get started with Switch hacking, presuming of course your Switch is hackable. If you purchased your Nintendo Switch before June 2018 it should be, if you purchased it after that it might or might not be.
  14. TWLSaveTool on a homebrew enabled 3DS is the way to go for backing up and restoring DS saves. For GBA games GBA Backup Tool used with a DS Flashcard on a DS / DS Lite is the most user friendly way I find. No need to worry about drivers / operating systems with the above tools, all you need is the ability to read an SD / Micro SD card on your computer.
  15. A show on Japanese TV channel NHK recently aired concept illustrations of several Pokemon designs from Gen 1. Hopefully this isn't old news to everyone, I don't recall seeing this image before however: You can however find full images of the ones below on the Bulbapedia Capsule Monsters page and the Glitterberri Early Concept Art article: Tweet the above images are from:
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