Pokemon X and Y Pokebank problems with hacked Pokemon

By Alan Ng - Feb 11, 2014

The Pokebank is finally live for Pokemon X and Y and having had the chance to use it for almost a week, we want to know your thoughts on how the service is operating. Most of you will be enjoying your free Pokebank trial at the moment, but how do you feel seeing the barrage of Pokemon X and Y hacked Pokemon that are seemingly slipping past Nintendo’s security measures?

We spoke about the use of hacked Pokemon in X and Y here, with the Pokebank release opening the floodgates for many users to use services such as GTS and Pokechecker.

Some have argued that as long as a Pokemon’s stats is in line with other Pokemon in X and Y, bringing hacked Pokemon into online X and Y battles is fine with them.

However, unsurprisingly other fans are against this idea completely and are calling on Nintendo to step up their security and lock out all hacked Pokemon from the game.

The problem with this though, is that there are a significant number of Pokemon X and Y players who have hacked Pokemon in their possession that they received without willingly knowing that they were hacked.

Nintendo has tried to introduce software with Pokebank and Poke Transporter that checks for hacked Pokemon before they can enter Pokemon X and Y. Obviously though they haven’t been completely successful with this and we are still seeing a lot of hacked Pokemon in the game.

It’s a difficult situation for the company though, in all honesty. Do you close the door completely to those gamers who have spent time hacking Pokemon from generation to generation? There’s even one Pokemon editor who has come clean about hacking since Ruby and Sapphire – you can read about it in this intriguing article.

What do you say to all of the hackers out there – do you have a problem and believe it is ruining your Pokemon X and Y experience or not?

Any of you want to admit that you are also using hacked Pokemon at the moment?

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  • Tsukasa

    The problem with this is that if a pokemon has been created to be completely legal, there is absolutely zero way of telling whether it has been hacked in or not. Creators of Pokegen have perfected the way to create pokemon. A legality checker is as good as it can get. People should honestly be glad that that at least exists.

    If I generated a magikarp with a 31 IV spread with legal EVs, movepool, location, trainer ID, then there’s absolutely nothing that you can do to distinguish it from one that was made legitimately. And I hate to break it to people and be all negative because I like to be optimistic, but you’re naive and jaded if you think that hacked pokemon somehow have a mark or missing checksum or anything like that that Nintendo can use to rat them out. If well crafted (which really does not take a lot of work thanks to programs such as Pokegen), it is composed of literally the same data that would be used for a legitimate one.

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  • Matt

    I just unknowingly traded for what I suspect are hacked shiny legendaries. Feels bad man. 🙁

    • Kennith