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Have you ever cheated in a Pokemon game?

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by colours, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. colours

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    Because I remember my glory days of hacking 99 Master Balls and finding legendaries on common routes. Good times.
     
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  2. SyWry

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    Nope never. Then again, I never had any item that allowed me to cheat the games. I never found any exploits either since I started seriously playing in the third generation and most of the exploits where patched by then. I thought about cheating several times, but I never went through with it.
     
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  3. Hraesvelgr

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    Yes I have, especially in the older games like Red and Blue the glorious cloning glitches and Gold and Silver where you could clone pokémon just by doing something with the PC boxes. I later got a Action Replayer and messed around a lot of with the gen 4 games mainly DPPt.
     
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  4. Junkrat

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    Nah, mostly because I didn't (and still don't) know how. I always thought that if I cheated the nintendo gods would hunt me down or something.
     
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  5. colours

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    I remember one time I cheated on my Emerald version so hard that I actually nearly bricked the game. u.u
     
  6. Shadria

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    In Red/Blue/Yellow/Silver/Crystal I messed around with glitches (Missingno./'M, Glitch City, Coin Purse glitch (this one is highly dangerous and I was just lucky!!) and I messed with Breeding bugs as well)
    In Sapphire/Emerald up to Pearl/Platinum I used Action Replay and my cousin messed with Pokémon coding to send over hacked Pokémon. After a AR code destroyed my Pearl file though, I stopped messing with them.
    In Explorers of Time I messed up and turned my starting team into Primal Dialga >n< I hated it after a while, couldn't fix them, then just deleted the file.
     
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  7. Morgaine

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    I had an R4DS so yep, I did. But it was just minor stuff.
     
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  8. Zeria

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    I used my Action Replay a lot during Gen IV especially, to unlock event Legendaries and, in particular, get the GB Sounds at the start of HG/SS so I could listen to the original music from the get-go. I also used it to unlock Challenge Mode in Black 2 so I could play that, too.

    I consider none of this cheating, though. These are things that should be available in the games by default, that I shouldn't have to pray or wait for. The method of unlock Challenge Mode in B2W2 was pure idiocy, I've always protested Event Legendaries, and plenty of remakes let you listen to the original music from the start if you want to. So yeah, not cheating =P
     
  9. Butternut

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    I have xD Indirectly and directly. I used someone else’s cheats to get a full Pokédex in Diamond. I also glitched myself a Mew in the virtual console versions of Red and Blue.

    Other than that, my brother cloned a bunch of Pokémon in Emerald... That’s about all I can think of XD
     
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  10. BZRich64

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    I used a glitch to get a Mew in Yellow (a few times, since my save file would delete itself every once in a while), but I think that was it.
     
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  11. jeevan261001

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    I've done 8F shiny Mew before, which leads me onto a question: does glitch expolitation count as cheating/hacking?
     
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  12. Gwoomy

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    I got a Powersave, was planning to clone stuff and unlock lendaries with it on X, though I did that once and then almost never touched it again. (I even lost it in my dad’s mess for a long period of time).
    Another time in X, I changed a Floette into the AZ form, but I stressed so much about Nintendo servers finding it while I would be using online fonctionnalities and banning me or something that I released it.
    Also after finding the Powersave (when it was lost), I made some Pokémon on Moon become shinies, but it didn’t feel... satisfying. I just left them in a box, releasing the ones I got from the QR code thing, just in case they were shiny-locked (still afraid of being banned).
    Also, I don’t know if this counts as cheating, but there’s a period of my life during which I was on a site where you could buy legit shiny and legendary Pokémon with the money you got from daily minigames and then get them in your game with the GTS. I got some shinies (they’re now with the shinies from above) but didn’t stay a really long time on the site. I guess I was bored, and getting shinies like that wasn’t satisfying either.

    And I think that’s all, I don’t remember using any glitches in Pokémon games.
     
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  13. Wolf Expert

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    My brother gave me a gameshark and I IMMEDIATELY lost it. I seriously have no idea what happened to it, so I never got a chance to try it out.

    I've used a few glitches before in a way that could probably be considered cheating. I used the glitch in the original red/blue where you surf along the edge of Cinnabar to catch the Pokémon from the last route you were on to catch all of the safari zone Pokémon. I was so happy for discovering that glitch on my own. I did something similar in FireRed where it only counts the number of steps you take in the safari zone if you step onto another floor tile. I would just turn in circles in the grass, always on the same tile, and encounter Pokémon without taking any steps. That way I could just stay there until I caught everything I wanted or ran out of safari balls.

    I also had a friend who did use cheats regularly who traded me a couple of event Pokémon that I didn't have the chance to get. Notch-eared Pichu and a shiny event Celebi, specifically.

    Aside from that, I don't think I've ever done anything that could be considered cheating.
     
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  14. Sheep

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    yes lmao
    back in the olden days of gens I and II I used to have a GameShark to mess around with, though I couldn't get it to work a lot of the time (or it messed up my save file). Then when DP rolled around I went all out with the cheat device and modified code to catch every single Pokémon in the game (b'o')b A few of them probably still exist in my USUM file somewhere, but I can't remember which ones... I haven't done any cheats in 10+ years now though haha. Would much rather play legitimately since it feels more rewarding when I earn what I want. It was just rough for me during the gen IV days, as someone who didn't have WiFi at the time and couldn't trade with others to accomplish things. plus I was young ok!
     
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  15. Negative Zero

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    I did the Missingno glitch in my Blue version also, using it on Master Balls and Rare Candies. I actually caught it and used it in the E4, despite the risk of breaking the game, which was as danger I was unaware of an unaffected by. Good times.

    Aside from that, all I've done is some cloning in Pearl. I had friends with Pokesav etc who did some custom Pokémon making for me, but I've never had the hardware to do the cheats myself. These days I totally don't, even though I can absolutely afford whatever tools are necessary. Now that I've worked in player-side tech support on an MMO, I realize that cheating/modding/hacking (in multiplayer features of multiplayer games) is generally a pretty crummy thing to do. Even today I don't want to upload hacked mons I've recieved in wonder trade into pokebank, rather letting them languish on my game catridge itself, unused.
     
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  16. SawstheSawsbuck

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    To get Pokémon that I couldn't get legit
     
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  17. Windstorm

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    I did in Pokémon White. Hacked myself a whole bunch of shiny legendaries, including all the shiny locked ones. Also hacked some regular shiny Pokémon like Umbreon, Emboar, Zangoose, etc.
     
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  18. Otter Mii-kun

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    Back when Generations I and II were mainstream, as soon as I got my hands on gaming magazines that included cheats, I frequently exploited the MissingNo Old Man (Blue) and Power Switch Pokémon cloning (Gold/Silver) glitches, to maximize the amount of Master Balls and Nuggets (to max out my cash) on the former set of games, and to copy rare Pokémon for trading or preservation/backup on the latter.

    Later, I would eventually get the Mega Brain, a cheating device for the Generation I and II games on the Game Boy, and would use that extensively as well, to edit whatever detail of my save file that I wanted which said device was capable of doing.
     
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  19. Lexatom

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    I am ashamed to admit that I have. Back when I was a kid, I used my Action Replay on pretty much every game I owned. I used it mostly on Pokémon Diamond, but since then I have never cheated and I do not plan on it.
     
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  20. Pyrophobic Quilava

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    I the emulator days I spent playing with a childhood friend, we would be tired of trying to get a pikachu on Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, so we would cross the walls to not use it.
     
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