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Posts posted by Gridelin

  1. 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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  2. 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.


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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


  6. 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 :)

  7. 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.

  8. 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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  9. 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.


    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).


    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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  11. 15 minutes ago, theSLAYER said:

    At this point, I would surprised if it doesn't cause mismatched PID/IVs XD

    I should try those emus out in my free time ><

    How bout both, like this -> ?

    Well, if they're the type to play everything legitimately, they probably don't have to be worried, since GF/TPCi/Nintendo doesn't seem to care about RNG-PIDIV data.

    In any case, it depends on how bad the emulator is programmed on Pokemon BOX RS.
    Would like to see some of such Pokemon, so that we know for sure

    @Sabresite do you have a GameCube/Wii with Pokemon Box RS? ?

    I know I've checked in the past, but I can't remember right now and can't check here at work; is the ROM image on the Box.iso any different from the regular ROM image? Like do the hashes match etc...?

  12. 3 minutes ago, theSLAYER said:

    It saves.. to a physical cart?

    I thought Pokemon Box's RS emulator can be used without a physical cart?

    I'm now under the impression that you have your RS Cart slot into GBA,
    connect to gamecube (to use it as controller), and the Pokemon Box reads the save of RS, and saves back to it later, is this correct?

    Yes, I believe you can play with a regular GC controller as well though.

  13. 23 minutes ago, theSLAYER said:

    Yeah, that was what I was concerned about.
    It'll make sense if the GameBoy Player attachment can emulate the ticks correctly,
    but I'm wondering if the GameCube can natively emulate the cpu ticks correctly.

    Would be amazing if someone can make a fresh save, catch a bunch a pokemon, and upload the save

    I have a full Pokemon Box setup, I just need to find the time to do this, but shouldn't be too hard haha

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  14. 1 hour ago, ajxpk said:

    We are receiving so many questions like this nowadays... no one wants to play these games anymore? lol :D

    I know right haha?? Back in my day we had to play our Pokemon games. And to answer your question OP, yes everything will be "legitimate." If you're worried about the TID/SID combo you can use a combination from an older/previous save file you have.

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  15. 6 hours ago, Sabresite said:

    Interesting. That website has most of the information correct. A few errors with regards to Generation III, but nothing major.
    According to my research with @ajxpk, it looks like the Generation III PCNY also used gamecubes and discs.  The weird thing is that usually discs would get stolen. I am very surprised nothing has come up on ebay etc. They must have been inventoried really well, or there weren't 50 discs like we originally assumed.

    Thanks @Gold Ursaring for some extra info!

    This might be a little crazy, but have we ever tried posting something on craigslist or something similar in Manhattan to try and get in contact with an ex-employee that might have worked there?

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