I got a shiny Rayquaza on Pokémon White 2. It has the normal ability, and normal stats/moves, but it was caught in Sinnoh on level 41. I would like to know if it is hacked, would it affect my Pokémon X game? Would the save file corrupt?

  • Legal as in legitimately acquired?
    – Schism
    Dec 28, 2013 at 0:54
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    Re-reading the second comment there: No hacked Pokemon is considered 'legal' that I know of. Even if the only hack is for shiny and level, it is still hacked and, from what I recall, in the wrong region. I don't recall being able to get a Rayquaza in Sinnoh, but I could have missed an event. Even still, hacked, as far as I know, will never equal legal.
    – LLF
    Dec 28, 2013 at 2:24
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    This question is oddly worded, but the intent is clearly to ask if that shiny Rayquaza can be used in a tournament (where legendaries are permitted), or if it will get caught by the anti-cheating system.
    – Nolonar
    Dec 28, 2013 at 2:28
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    @Nolonar That's about what I was thinking. And even if the system didn't catch it, if it was entered at that level, someone would surely notice. I've never done a tournament, but I'm sure that they would have a way to notice a low-level Rayquaza, and from Sinnoh. So unless there was an event, as I said, it would be caught would be my guess.
    – LLF
    Dec 28, 2013 at 2:30
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    Nothing will happen to your game, you just can't use it in competitive battles. In the game itself is fine. But Pokebank is currently delayed, so you'll have to wait a bit still. Personally, I think using anything hacked takes the fun from the game, but that's just me, and this isn't some super OP hack, so... It works out for just in-game.
    – LLF
    Dec 28, 2013 at 4:40

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Trying to transfer hacked/altered pokemon from Gen V games to Pokemon X/Y will not result in any save file corruption or ban. I speak from experience, since one of my traded pokemon in Pokemon Black 2 was flagged as hacked by the PokeTransporter and was excluded from the transfer. (If you are curious it was a Japanese Torterra I had traded through GTS) This does not corrupt the Gen V or the X/Y game.

If your pokemon is detected as a hacked/illegal pokemon, it will just stay in your Gen V game, and won't be transferred through Poketransporter. No side-effects occur. I recommend releasing that pokemon to never be bothered by it again.


It will not as much effect your game file, due to the fact that the Pokebank will be used to trade it over. If the rayquaza is indeed a fake, the Pokebank will not allow it to be traded!


I don't think they would think it was hacked. If it was a low level and legit they wouldn't have a problem. Now if it was hacked in and it was level 100 and shiny that's a different story. If it was that then they would notice it. But if it isn't you should be fine. I'm glad to help.

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