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  1. 6 hours ago, ajxpk said:

    We can only hope!

    Regarding the video I received PMs about this matter before. I'm rather annoyed about how this was done... (The comments in the video are really hilarious though...)
    If you want to brag about distributing a "legit" looking Mystery Gift at least do it the right way. As @theSLAYER already mentioned, there are 2 options for distributable Mystery Gifts.
    With the 1st one the received Mystery Gift won't be distributable and this means it will become legal in case you edited an official event, the received data will match the original Mystery Gift.
    The 2nd however will always send distributable Mystery Gifts matching the edit, which means they're just as illegal as the edit.
    You can see in the video that they decided to use option #2 as the received Mystery Gift has the "おくる" option.

    By the way... there is actually a chance that some Gen 3 Mystery Gifts have been officially distributed this way.
    It was at least the case with German Emerald Aurora Ticket and it has been reported here. I assume it was a leftover from debug but it could be that it was actually planned as an alternate disribution method. How many of those exist, we will never know...

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    I had never seen any screenshots of the EU Aurora Ticket ROM before, it's not much but cool stuff!

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  2. 29 minutes ago, Jack5103 said:

    I clarify The game boy cartridges are original. The Pokémon box is rom on a Wii. Both NTSC.

    Does anyone know if it has an anti-piracy lock?

    If you're using Nintendont** you have to enable native controllers

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  3. 3 hours ago, InsaneNutter said:

    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.

    A happy medium may exist though, for example a Dev cart could be rewritten with something like the rickroll video, or that Skyrim intro meme. It could garner enough attention to let people know it's possible and easy to rewrite these things without giving explicit instructions. @Purin raises a valid point I hadn't considered until recently, there is evidence that actual distribution devices were used with these loose cartridges; and if these were ever to emerge in the wild... well whose to say. It's a bit of a damned if you do, damned if you don't kind of thing. 

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  4. 2 hours ago, theSLAYER said:

    Can try Checkpoint, but I read that may not work as well.

    If so, I doubt anything would work..

    I think trying to get the entire save is a lost cause, but trading Pokemon off the bootleg cartridge might be possible.

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  5. 2 hours ago, Purin said:

    You are correct! It was the European Shiny Zigzagoon cartridge, but that one was, too, security-sealed to a Game Boy Advance handheld console.

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    Yup, that's the one I was thinking of haha! Never seen the security tape on the back before!


  6. 1 hour ago, Rockman_96 said:

    Thanks!  I attached the pictures of the cartridge I saw below. The seller claimed it was a 10th Anniversary distribution cartridge, but the cartridge was not attached to a system and seemed too large.

    The only distribution cartridges I have are the GAMESTP shiny trio and the SUM2013 shiny legendary trio for the DS. I know the Generation 3 cartridges would cost more, but I haven't ever seen any legitimate ones on eBay, just lots of Gen 4 and Gen 5.

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    To my knowledge, there was at least one distribution that used this larger cartridge, but it was not the 10th anniversary distribution.


  7. 4 hours ago, Purin said:

    This only applies to carts that were used in Europe from what I know. And btw. the same is true for Gen 4 and Gen 5 euro distribution systems that were not mass produced.

    Fascinating, so do we think that loose cartridges were used in the U.S? I thought I remembered pictures of locked down GBA SP systems like this in America, but I could be wrong.


  8. Welcome to the forums! Most gen3 distribution cartridges were attached to the GBA console and would look something like the picture I attached below. A general rule of thumb about distribution cartridges for Gen3 is that if they aren't connected to the console like this, they very well could be illegitimate.

     

    I'm curious, do you have any distribution cartridges yourself already? Besides for private sellers, eBay has been the most likely place in the states to see anything related to distribution cartridges.

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  9. 1 hour ago, Phinxx said:

    I can't really remember but I know my character is called Ash so it would lead me to believe to did the glitch about 19 years ago to get that one. But the others were definitely from the machine at the event that I went to which after discussing with my dad was confirmed to be the one in Ipswich, UK.

    Well we'd love to have them :)


  10. There's a pastebin somewhere on these forums or the Pokemon RNG subreddit of every possible legal WISHMKR Jirachi. I don't remember off hand if any of them are perfect IV and modest, but my gut is telling me no.


  11. Some people on here already know, but I have been sporadically buying Japanese Gen 3 cartridges over the past year or so trying to find rare event Pokemon. I've actually jokingly called this "Hay in the needlestack." I've found a few interesting things, but nothing really major. One thing that I have found consistently is all 5/5 of the Japanese Complete-in-box (or nearly CIB) games I have bought have always had some event pokemon on them, or a wondercard from an event they attended. My theory is anyone that was willing to keep the game/box in decent condition with all of the manuals/inserts probably cared enough about the game to go out of their way to attend some events.

    This is obviously not ideal, as CIB versions of older pokemon games will almost always cost 2-3 times what a loose copy will run you; but it does end up coming down to the whole Quality over quantity thing. 

    Best of luck to anyone that does try to do this, and don't forget you can always resell any cartridges that don't have what you're looking for. Don't end up with 16 Gen 3 Japanese games on hand like me :P

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  12. 25 minutes ago, Deoxyz said:

    I'm very happy to see that we've been able to preserve quite a handful of unique Gen I and II events over the last few years. The fact that most events of this era have already vanished with dying batteries makes this a crucial time to preserve them within these few remaining years of their lifespan. It seems that Reddit has been a very good place to find these, since in January we had the YOSHIRA Mew distribution cart savefile dumped, now this MARIO Mew, and hopefully if all goes as planned we'll very soon have a SpaceWorld97 ヨッシー Mew. It's something suloku and HaxAras brought to my attention a few months back, but due to real life priorities of the cart owner, messages between me and him so far are few and far apart.

    Thanks a ton to Gridelin, suloku, and Th4tGuyUKn0, seeing rare events preserved is one of the few things that keeps me interested in the franchise. It always feels like a great success. Hopefully future generations will appreciate these preservation efforts decades after we're no longer involved. Often times the goal surely isn't easy to achieve.

    That SpaceWorld Mew would be incredible, but I can relate all too well to that struggle. I've been in contact with another redditor that had an Australian Cart with an event Mew, but they haven't gotten back to me in a while. 

    I really enjoy preserving all Pokemon/Video Game related history, it's how I got involved in the redump project :)

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    In the Fall of 1998 Nintendo Power held a contest to “Win Mew for your Pokémon collection!” 151 winners of this contest would be given the chance to mail their cartridge into the Nintendo Power Headquarters and receive it back with a brand-new mew on their game save. Contest winners were notified by mail by 2/28/1999 that they had won the contest, making this the earliest known Mew distribution in the west.

    Recently while browsing reddit, I ran across a post from Th4tGuyUKn0 showcasing his Original Red cartridge that was one of the lucky recipients of this contest. After scrolling through the thread, Th4tGuyUKn0 stated that the battery on the game had not yet dried out; upon reading this I immediately messaged him explaining Project Pokémon and asked him if he would be interested in dumping his game save. Luckily, he was all for it! The only problem was he could not remember which of his five Pokémon cartridges he left the mew on, and did not want to risk draining the more than two decades old cartridge battery by checking. Th4tGuyUKn0 graciously decided to send me all of his cartridges so that I could backup the saves and hopefully find the mew.

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    With the amazing research done by @suloku on these save files, we are confident that we have found the Mew in question. In the Pokemon Blue game save we discovered a Mew with the TID 51273 (the same Mew ID# printed on the back of the cartridge) and the OT ‘MARIO’. Suloku has concluded that this Mew is definitely legit. It shares the exact same DVs as the YOSHIBA Mew, matches Mew machine distributions data-wise, and has the same OT Nintendo character naming convention that several forum posts from 2000~ reference. While this does raise questions about what distribution the supposed ‘NINTEN’ Mews are a part of, this Nintendo Power Mew is most certainly legit. Suloku was also able to find the Mew in the red save file as a deleted Pokémon (moved or deleted pokémon can be found in box savedata if it was not overwritten by another pokémon being stored in the same slot).

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    Attached is the the .pk1 of the 1998 Nintendo Power 'MARIO' Mew. Thanks very much again to Th4tGuyUKn0 for sending and trusting us with these cartridges and Suloku for all of the great research, none of this would have been possible without them. Happy holidays and enjoy!

    151 - MEW - C23C.pk1

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