Are these Pokemon GBA games fake or real?

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  1. pokeboy2011
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    pokeboy2011 PKMN Trainer ???

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    Just want to know urgently!
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  2. DiabloStorm

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    I have all of the original USA carts of these except emerald...but again they're USA so...cant really compare.
     
  3. ItsMetaKnight

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    Photo needs higher resolution for judging.

    First thought however is they're fake. The ESRB logo looks a bit off to me.
     
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    Hmm, I compared them to the official ones and the only difference I can see is Pokemon Emerald...
    EDIT: If it were to be fake, does Pal Park work?
     
  6. Ammako

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    Take pictures of Emerald at different angles and different lightning.
    My first reaction when I saw your Emerald cartridge was "faaaaaake!", but Emerald is a weird one and may look differently depending on the lightning/angle.

    Can you see an effect similar to this one on the sticker?
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    Is the sticker actually silver in the upper-right and lower-left corners?
     
  7. Joe88

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    I traced the image back to the ebay auction(s)
    the image was resued a ton of times in different auctions by different users and they are all sold from hong kong, so im gonna say fake
     
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    Could you post a picture of each of their boards?
     
  9. pokeboy2011
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    So if it's fake will it still work with Pal Park?
     
  10. porkiewpyne

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    This. Pretty sure I have seen this picture being used many times by different eBay sellers. :\
     
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    Which means, at the very least, that it's not an actual representation of the product being sold.
     
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    Oh, :(
    I knew I had to be suspicious... I accidently purchased one of them before realising that they might be fake...
     
  13. pokeboy2011
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    I sent them a message and they said they are "OEM".
     
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    I suppose as long as you didn't pay a lot and if it works/saves fine, it's not TOOOO bad, right? I mean, it could have been worse. :)
     
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    Kind of true, but the main point I am interested in is migrating Pokemon from the GBA cartridge to the DS Pokemon game (e.g. Pokemon Ruby to Pokemon Diamond)
     
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    The copy of Emarald is a fake I got one just like it from amazon years ago it never worked right, it could not keep a save.
     
  17. pokeboy2011
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    What about the others then... :O
     
  18. gamewizard

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    Hard to tell, but other than the lack of bring able to save right the copy of Emerald I had worked fine so maybe it will work right for you best of luck!
     
  19. porkiewpyne

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    I don't exactly remember but I believe it was. I'll check when I get the chance (definitely not within the next 3 months though)
     
  20. pokeboy2011
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    pokeboy2011 PKMN Trainer ???

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    Thanks anyway guys, I have 14 days to return it if it does turn out to not work properly...
    BTW, is there anywhere where I can buy the official copy of Emerald and Firered?
    EDIT: In a cheap or reasonable price?