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    evandixon

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    The latest Pokémon Bank update has been released.  Those who have Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon can receive Mewnium Z, a Z-Crystal exclusive to Mew.  Additionally, Pokémon Transporter has been updated to support transferring from Generation 1 virtual console games.

    Transferring Pokémon from generation 1 virtual console games will come in a separate update for the Pokémon Transporter.

    In related news, @SciresM did some data-mining and found the text for Pokédex entries, which can be read below:

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    evandixon

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    (Pokemon Sun/Moon covers 1)

    Nintendo has released a patch for Pokémon Sun and Moon introducing the following game balance fixes 2:

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    • Fixes glitch that caused battles to not continue when Z-Memento and Z-Parting Shot were used on Battle spot
    • Fixed a glitch that determined the wrong winner if the Rocky Helmet caused both players to lose their final Pokémon
    • Fixed a glitch where Pokémon wouldn't learn moves after they evolved such as with Kadabra and Confusion
    • Alterations to some Battle Tree Pokémon - Change of Kommo-o's move from Shell Smash to Draco Meteor
    • Various Bug Fixes

    Battle videos recorded before applying the update are incompatible with this patch and will be unplayable after installing it.

    With regards to game hacking, this may break ROM hacks, depending on whether or not the ROM hack modified the game's executable.  If you are playing such a ROM hack, you will either need to refrain from updating or wait for the author to update the hack.  Save editors like PKHeX are unaffected.

    @SciresM's SMPatcher has been updated to version 1.1 to provide compatibility with the update, and can be downloaded here 3.  If you are new to SMPatcher, it will modify the game executable to make QR scanning and PKHeX importing much similar.  In order to use it, you will need to have CFW, which can currently be installed using the latest firmware.  The recommended installation guide can be found here.  Here is a list of patches that SMPatcher can apply to Sun or Moon:

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    • Allows for the resigning of any QR type, via hooked QR decryption.
    • Allows for the scanning of Injection QRs, generatable via PKHeX
    • Grants unlimited QR scans/day
    • Enables one to scan the same QR multiple times.
    • Optionally, disable outlines from being drawn.

    Sources:

    1. Pokémon Sun and Moon Official Website
    2. Serebii
    3. SciresM's GitHub

    evandixon

    Soundhax

    By evandixon, in News,

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    Soundhax was released a few days ago, allowing homebrew access on the latest 3DS firmware: 11.2.  This allows the use of save editors like PKHeX and ROM hacks using HANS.

    From Smealum's homebrew website:

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    You can now access homebrew through the 3DS's stock sound application! All you need to do is grab the right sound file over at nedwill's soundhax website, and place it at the root of your SD card along with the right otherapp payload. You can grab the right otherapp payload for your console below on this page. Don't forget to rename it to otherapp.bin and place it at the root of your SD card! 

    It is very likely that this vulnerability will be patched in the next 3DS update, so if this interests you, do not update your 3DS until further notice.


    evandixon

    PKHeX 16.12.31

    By evandixon, in News,

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    PKHeX has been updated to version 16.12.31 introducing new features, bug fixes, and speed improvements.

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     - Legality: Added Poké Pelago encounter cases.
     - Added: Battle Box slot indication separated for locked & unlocked slots. Locked slots remain un-editable.
     - Added: Record (trainer stat) editing (captured, battles, exp collected, etc) for Gen7.
     - Added: Starter Choice Event Constant editing.
     - Added: Relearn move suggestions for static encounters with relearn moves.
     - Added: Option to set NEW flag when giving items.
     - Added: Gender changing for Gen2, IVs will automatically update.
     - Added: Database filter for Clones and option to delete clones.
     - Updated: Database and Report windows now load/operate faster.
     - Fixed: Database slot deletion no longer throws an error.
     - Fixed: Showdown Set forme edge cases for new formes now import/export to Showdown's expected format.
     - Fixed: Setting a party slot via drag&drop now sets the current stat level.
     - Fixed: Memory arguments (items, species, etc) for Gen6 now constrained to legal Gen6 values.
     - Fixed: Gender Symbol half/full width setting for latin/logographic languages.
     - Fixed: Setting the item count to an empty string now defaults to zero.
     - Fixed: Illegal dates no longer cause issue for Trainer Editors.
     - Fixed: Transferring Gen3->Gen4 case re-added, and item transferring now behaves correctly.
     - Fixed: Transferring Gen3->XD/Colosseum now has the Pokémon appear with correct 'valid' flags.
     - Fixed: Fashion payload cheats no longer cause ingame crashes due to invalid dye values. Thanks Holla!

    Download:

     


    evandixon

    33c3 Conference

    By evandixon, in News,

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    Until now, anyone with an 11.2 3DS would either need to get a hard mod or find an already-hacked 3DS in order to reliably manage save files for use with PKHeX or play ROM hacks.  These requirements are no longer applicable thanks to the 33c3 conference revealing several 3DS exploits today.  Here are some highlights of its findings as it relates to the 3DS:

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    • Soundhax - Excellent, convenient, and free userland primary that hacks the built in sound application with just an MP3 on the sd card. Will be released soon according to nedwill.
    • Fasthax - New arm11 kernel expoit (like memchunkhax, waithax, etc.) also by nedwill. Works on latest firm and should be released soon just like Soundhax. Should allow nfirm downgrading on latest firm when more advanced dsiware injection techniques are released very soon.
    • Method to dump arm9 bootrom detailed by derrek. Hash given as proof. The same technique has been worked on for months already by #Cakey devs, so this will likely take quite a bit more time for a public dump to show up. One benefit of bootrom dumping is faster PC based crypto stuff instead of slow 3ds methods. The second benefit is the next exploit:
    • Sighax - The big one. Flaw discovered in the bootrom's RSA parsing process of the 3ds's firmware partition. This will allow us to sign our own custom firm and no more having to do risky downgrades and 100 step guides to get the OTP. Unfortunately, we need a bootrom dump to implement this and that is an issue, see above bullet point for why. You will also still need a way to actually write to system NAND, and even k11 hax usually isn't enough for that. Hardmod is also an option, but it's expensive and inconvenient. That should always be an option, at least, given sighax itself is unpatchable without hardware revision.

    If you read either of our save management guides (NDS or 3DS) and needed to purchase additional hardware, you are advised to wait until these exploits are released before actually buying anything.  While your purchase would likely still do what you want it to do, free alternatives are coming soon.

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