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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?

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  • 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.

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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!

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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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