Talk:BW Mall Tour plagued with hacked distribution
Why release it?--Darknesslover5000 22:54, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
- Because it's hacked, obviously. Not that it'll do anything to your game, but would you really want something you could get in trouble over? --Jonouchi 02:41, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
- You can't get in "trouble" just for HAVING a hacked Pokémon; who enforces these things anyways? No one. The worst that'll happen is that Nintendo would kick you out of an official tournament for using hacked Pokémon during official tournament play (and maybe ban you from future official events), that's it... and that's assuming that the hacked Pokémon you used was BLATENTLY obviously hacked--like having 999 stats, 31 IVs across the board and other obvious red flags. If a hacked Pokémon is made to appear legit, there's really no way to tell it was hacked. (PROTIP: Nintendo knows ALL the red flags of blatently obviously--and even legit-looking--hacked Pokémon by now. That shiny Spiritomb is one of them.)
- However, hacked Pokémon can't screw up your game (a la Missingno), nor will Nintendo know that you even HAVE any, so long as you don't use hacked Pokémon in tournament play (like if your tournament team is legit and your collection of hacked Pokémon are hangin' out inside your PC). That's why I'm keeping the ones I got; it's a cute story, but I also know to never use it in a tournament now. Of course, if you don't play in official tournaments, then that's one less thing to worry about!
- What did give it away, though, was that it had PokeRus, lacked a (Classic) Ribbon and the fact that it called attention to it's legitimacy. -- Nick15 06:32, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
- It certainly shouldn't be used in official tournaments - but that wouldn't actually be possible without incurring disqualification anyway, so this arguing is rather pointless. It's your hideous hack monster; do whatever you want with it. PLA 09:17, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
- Exactly! -- Nick15 21:17, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
- Thanks for sorting this out, Tc26. The previous version was... poorly conceieved, to put it mildly. George Hutcheon 09:50, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
- Alright. And I don't have one, I just wondered why you all so strongly advised it to be released. Now I know.--Darknesslover5000 02:21, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
"Fans are advised not to avail of this Pokémon due to the nature of the event."
Maybe it's just me, but the word avail in the middle of the sentence seems a little off. I mean, I know what avail means, but the sentence just flows off the tongue so horrible when spoken out loud. RB Golbat 15:37, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
It's bleedin' obvious it's fake. All you really have to look out for is the word "legit." That should send red flags up in a heartbeat. -Malus X 19:11, 15 February 2011 (UTC)