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Deoxyz

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  1. The full details will become public when the team is ready, though I will tell you that it can be done by literally anyone, perhaps not costing anything since many people likely already have what is needed, bar the devcart. What made it seem so hard to achieve, and hard to believe it was easily doable, is that no information seems to be online on how to do so. People would just say, "oh, you need a rare and expensive gang writer unit and the proper software to do that", or something similar. Though after searching hard enough with certain keywords, a single piece of information will roughly tell you what you need to know to figure it out. I want to publicly thank YoshiMoshi who worked with me on figuring this out for the longest time. It may have taken us several years, but consider someone who got a head start on this around 2012, then once figuring it out, starts to buy devcarts relatively cheap, approx $100-$400, starts selling them for $1000-$2000 with a sought after rom on it, thus having a monopoly on something highly profitable since 2014/2015 that no one could prove was actually dishonest otherwise, and without forgetting to mention having some touch of immorality and selfishness, you can make quite a living. Karma comes around though. Even though we shelled out quite a bit of money to this immoral machine, even after I knew the truth and acted like I didn't, in the end what we have is a sure death to that system as well as the data that made it possible being available to the entire fanbase. I'm not even going to go into rebuttals on trading and all that, it's draining me thinking about it. When I retired I told myself I wouldn't focus any more of my energy on this, the entire scene took a huge toll on my mind over the years. What I will at least say quickly is that I have never ever seen a situation spring up where keeping one of these roms private allowed for a deal that wasn't somewhat dirty. Adding on to the reasons ajxpk said, in my experiences where the trade option was open, the deal is always either attempted to be vastly unfair to the other party, often mixed with lies and deception, or in the end gets nowhere and instead it becomes offered for an unreasonably inflated price due to said hoarding. I think ajxpk described the scene perfectly. Let's not even get into the hypocrisy of some supporting statements I've seen throughout my time involved. Some people keep up masks so you can't see they have ulterior selfish motives. This has been proven time and time again. Do other roms/devices currently still exist in hiding among private collectors outside of Nintendo or Bergsala sources? Most certainly yes. I know the European Eon Ticket device and European Aurora Ticket device have been sold in the past. My leads only revealed who sold them a long time ago, circa 2014 if I recall correctly. Someone also owns a non-mass produced NDS device, something as rare and similar to the GBA units versus the loose specially produced carts we're familiar with when it comes to NDS distibutions. This one is out of grasp, but the info surrounding it, as well as those two GBA units, was passed on to the team individuals as disclosure to everything I could pass along. As I said before, I had no solid leads when I retired. Within my scope, Doel Deoxys was the end of the line. I guess that's symbolic if you analyze the name. I had no longer cared about any video games besides Pokemon for several years, and even that slowly diminished until my passion struggled to keep me motivated or interested until the last flame. So is there a future in distribution and rarity preservation? I think perhaps for the community, yes. First and foremost, you have to have the passion, enough to unreasonably justify why you should allow yourself to be selfless enough to sacrifice so much to help the community and attempt to destroy the established scene. Even though in the end it perhaps seems to really not be worth it, how is it going to ever progress otherwise? Like Sabresite said, I'm not a greedy bastard. I've also told the team that everyone should really be watching Japanese auction sites like Yahoo Japan/Buyee and Mercari Japan. After all, that is how YoshiMoshi found Strongest Pokemon, among other rare Japanese demo stuff that has surfaced. The prices are tough to swallow, but that's why a team effort helps to pay for things. So many people want something for nothing, beg for it, but in the end don't want to contribute help. It makes the whole process very hard, but you can't let the selfish people allow the rest to suffer as a whole if you truly care about it. Understandably not everyone can afford it, but those who can should help if they believe in it. It is highly unlikely everything will ever be obtained, so as long as there are still things that never leaked from Nintendo, people will use it to justify hoarding. The most productive and relatively fastest route, is to buy them when they are in potential grasp, at whatever means necessary, to benefit the preservation community. No one person can keep up at this forever, but as long as there are people leading, new followers will be inspired and keep things going. History is steered and effected by those who act. I think that is about all I wanted to say. I don't really have the time or energy to keep responding regularly, so I let it all out. I never really explained to people outside of the team why I was retiring, simply because there was never the time, place, or situation that called for it, nor have I ever been one to care about calling attention to myself. I left it at that. Though I have people emailing me from time to time about it, and understandably ghosting myself like that can be fairly confusing. This thread pretty much allowed me the opportunity to make this final closure and explanation to those who wondered, since the topic at hand is very much weaved into the same context. Now that Doel is finally being publicly discussed, I can lay it out in full. I may not be interested in this stuff anymore, but it doesn't mean I no longer care for the community. I'm glad to see things are still in the works regardless of my absence. I had previously left my email address visible on my profile if anyone needed to get in touch with me, and it still stands that I don't mind sharing information/advice on occasion.
  2. Someone just sent me this link. I was wondering when/if people would find out this exists earlier than anticipated. I guess I'll clarify. We spent most of 2018 raising money to obtain this rom, which we finally did in September. It was a toss up between Doel and Strongest Pokemon Japanese NDS roms to release for the annual Christmas Pokemon rarity release. We opted on releasing Strongest Pokemon in 2018, and saving Doel for 2019, in hopes that it being more valuable may be handy for trade material if some sort of other ultra rare rom came to our attention during 2019. I did give the rom to all those who contributed, and told them not to share or talk about it publicly until it was released in December 2019. Naturally I'm trustworthy of anyone who is willing to help spend as much money as we needed for this thing. There's a lot of information on how this rom works, how it is unique, and how to use it. Just possessing the original rom, and you wouldn't know what the hell you're supposed to do. That's kind of the truth though. Its nature also prevents anyone from being able to sell this as physical reproductions and get away with it. I don't think I'll release any of my notes or private posts explaining the rom details as of yet, that'll probably come out near Christmas if @InsaneNutter and others still plan to hold out until Christmas. It's no longer any of my concern. Perhaps this spoiled you guys' Christmas, but that was the risk. When I retired from Pokemon and video games earlier this year, I had zero solid leads on obtaining anything else in 2019, and as far as I'm aware, there's still nothing on the horizon. Since I'm logged in and on the topic, if anything to look out for, I did also privately provide our event preservation team with bombshell information detailing how these developer carts are EASILY rewritten, as well as a plethora of info an anonymous source passed onto me detailing the history of the infamous scammer who has specialized in creating and reselling these for years. I told them to try to release both pieces of information sometime this summer, I don't know if it has or when it will be, but I'm sure it will be seen relatively soon. Certain aspects of the infodump made me not want to be the one to do it earlier. But rest assured, once it is all out, the dirty market on these reproduction distribution carts will start declining until it is destroyed, just like what happened when we made the Mystery Mew savefiles public in 2016. After years of killing myself to obtain these roms, killing the market was the least I could do when I decided to up and leave. Don't EVER buy GBA distribution carts if your goal is to have "a piece of history", buy an Everdrive and use the publicly available roms instead.
  3. I have one more semi-related cartridge label in need of translation:
  4. What's it say in the box above 64Kbit? I didn't see that text on the other carts.
  5. I'm going to ask a very similar translation request here since it doesn't warrant a new thread. Just want to know what all the Japanese text is saying: Edit: It looks nearly identical to the text on YoshiMoshi's cart, with only unique text in the box above 64Kbit.
  6. I've had an account there since September 2016 and don't recall any trouble setting it up... maybe its some kind of new feature? Also, yes I do use my Gmail when making forum accounts.
  7. Likelihood any of these savefiles are all long dead. Gen II events that aren't in Stadium, or already privately dumped, are lost for good. I think if someone on this forum had one they'd be willing to contribute, they would have come forward already.
  8. These savefiles were put together by some of us here, but hosted on another website (which we can't link to because of hosting distribution roms). Now that I think about it, I have no idea why we never uploaded the savefiles here, there's no reason not to. I'll try to get that uploaded today when I have a chance. @ajxpk The raw Ahiru savefiles are in the gallery, but as you know it's a mess to sort through. Since our event compilation saves were made specifically to be user friendly, I'm going to get those shared here. Though yes, the individual pk3s should be hosted as well. ----- Edit: Gen III event compilation savefiles uploaded on PP:
  9. Everything in those savefiles are legitimate. PKHeX just doesn't have the majority of the Japanese Gen III events registered, so they get improperly flagged as illegal.
  10. I didn't care for it initially upon seeing it, but then seeing that it may have interesting lore and a connection with Ditto, it's a lot more appealing. The Ditto connection also immediately drew me towards the connections @ajxpk made with Animon. I wouldn't be surprised if Meltan was inspired by Animon and they recycled/reworked the concept. I hope we see an interesting concept fruition from Meltan, and not yet another false hype up for promotional purposes. Also hope we don't need Go to obtain it, my older phone doesn't agree with running the app. Not a mobile gamer anyway. Regardless, I'm always excited to see new pokemon revealed. It's the best part of the continuing franchise. No exception here, and its design has already grown on me quite a bit.
  11. Iirc, the Eon Ticket can only be shared from a game which received it directly from the distribution device.
  12. Absolutely admirable work! Thanks for sharing this, it's a handy modern alternative for distributing GSC Mystery Gifts. ?
  13. If I haven't grown out of it yet at this age, I don't think I ever will. At least in regards to playing what I already love. There's no telling if the franchise may eventually stray far enough from the core concept enough to turn me away for good to all future titles. But even with the increasing casualization the past few generations, I still remain optimistic for the future. I'll keep playing current titles as long as they're still fun in some way to me. And even with LGPE, while I think it's too simplified for me, as long as it's a separate line of the core series, I don't see how it won't at least be fun to play in short spans when you don't have the time to get too invested. A separate line like this is also good to spit out during the down years like this to hold us over until the next big new games get released, eg Pokemon Switch 2019, because the last down year in 2015 was a killer bore for me. But now I think I'm straying of onto another topic, so I'll stop on that note. There's also other aspects that keep me going though. Like the ongoing effort of historical and event preservation, to make sure we don't loose important pieces of the franchise's past. When more unseen distribution software surfaces, and stuff like the amazing Gold/Silver beta demo, these get me just as excited as a new game does.
  14. I think Pokemon Colosseum and GoD are also considered "main series" (or "side series"), because they aren't spin-offs either, however they aren't "core series". I think the important point is to understand the different categories, whatever you may call them. Personally, if this formula was the future of the series, It'd be majorly disappointing and I would end my support immediately for the franchise onward. However as we know, 2019 is supposed to be the "real" Switch RPG that was hinted at during last year's E3. That makes me totally fine with LGP/LGE being it's own thing, even if it turns into it's own "Let's Go" line with future releases to better suit casual fans. I'm still waiting to see more detailed information. Regardless, I don't think this game will be bad in any sense, considering this isn't the future of the "core series" formula. I think it'd be fun to play through a 3D Kanto (even if it is similar to XY/ORAS graphics), something easy to pass the time during boredom without getting as invested in it as with a core game. I don't see why it wouldn't at least be enjoyable. I always said I don't want another Kanto remake unless it features a new story taking place years after GSC (or a prequel), so lets hope it isn't just a watered down RGBY. In summary, I'm totally okay with this as long as we'll still be getting the regular formula RPGs, which we are. Also, something to note is that Gale of Darkness teased us with Bonsly and Munchlax before Gen IV was even out. That's probably what they're doing in LGPE with that "special" pokemon they teased.
  15. There's no Japanese Aura Mew, but I'm sure you just mistyped that. They probably got leaked through Nintendo employees. The distribution devices were likely pretty much always in possession of the event team handling the distributions. I don't think theft from the distribution locations was a possibility until the mass produced carts appeared during Gen IV and V. Because by then any random GameStop, etc employee could take it when the event was over.
  16. It wasn't mail-in in 2005 during the original events. It's just that Nintendo of Italy continued to provide a service on their website up until a few years ago (or still?) for players to mail them their carts. That's how we had all the wondercards dumped a few years ago. But regardless the cart/rom could have leaked just like any other cart, originating through employees themselves.
  17. It works with all the European languages, so it has all the respective wondercards. That being English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Think about Aura Mew for example, it's the same case just without wondercards. That's what makes this superior to our American Aurora Ticket rom, along with having Emerald support.
  18. I figured I should give quick update on this to close the loose ends. Updates from Jenn were slow paced due to real life and such, but our talks have come to a close. Turns out her friend's cart was actually a Red as well, and it being a Blue must've been a false memory. The savefile was indeed erased though as I had predicted. Unfortunately, this cart has also since then been removed from the system it was sealed in, so we won't have any new pictures to archive as I was hoping for. That's about it. Now with all my questions answered, she shipped my dumper back to me a few days ago. So the savefile we obtained in January will indeed likely be the only one we will ever archive from this event, which we are extremely lucky to have in the first place. I guess now we can look forward to the preservation effort keeping up the momentum of the last year or so, hopefully bringing us more rare data to archive. Unfortunately I'm not sure how much is left sitting around with collectors.
  19. I don't mind paying the $5 a year, rather I'm thinking of longevity. I sometimes still complete/re-complete the NatDex when playing any of the older games. Come the day in 10 years or whenever and the 3DS/Switch PokeBank servers goes offline, we won't even have access anymore. I also don't like DLC for this reason, so when I buy a game I prefer it complete.
  20. National Dex. Collectors and completionists don't want to settle on it being PokeBank exclusive behind a paywall. Return to featuring more exploration options and less linearity. It makes it more fun and worth playing after you finish the main game. (eg. giving Ultra Space full potential) Less hand-holding. I'm tired of the slow and boring beginnings with forced Trainer School bullshit, etc. Stop hyping things just to end up with lost potential (eg. Ultra Megalopolis, Zygarde, etc.) Longer post-game stories. Rainbow Rocket was fun, but too short. Perhaps continue Rainbow Rocket (post-game or not), as Giovanni hinted this was only the beginning of his new scheme. Lessen the ongoing Kanto pandering, rather just have references to all regions. (Alolan forms of only Kantomon is one example of this problem) More in-game Mythicals like Deoxys and Celebi. No Kanto remakes until we at least have Gen IV and V If Kanto, make it a new story that takes place after GSC, or alternatively a prequel to GSC that allows travel to Johto.
  21. So this Yellow was just someone's personal cart that had been traded a Mew, right? Because otherwise I didn't know of any Yellow carts being used for the actual distribution. But being held in December 1999 could technically make that a possibility I suppose. (You can respond in our email convo if you want, since I don't know how long you plan on visiting here again)
  22. Actually, I JUST found a single Christmas Day PCNY Seviper buried among the Pokemon Box Promo PCNY Sevipers, while reorganizing Digiex's compilation save for InsaneNutter. So we can update the list, however more are always more than welcome. Anything PCNY is more than welcome, especially considering how Bulbapedia doesn't even have them all documented.
  23. The Research tab under Event Flags, where you can load your before(Old) and after(New) savefiles.
  24. Yes under the "Research" tab. That's what gets set after viewing the diplomas, so just reverse it on your main save.
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