Fake Pokemon FireRed and Sapphire?

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May 20, 2017 at 1:51 AM
  1. Pikaboo
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    So I recently bought these two games at my local gamestop, but when i got home i realized the cartridges looked a little of. I'm pretty sure they are fake but i just wanted someone to confirm unnamed.jpg
     
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    I think they could be fakes. Considering no batteries are visible.
     
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    Fire Red doesn't have an internal battery.

    But both look fake. The sticker on Fire Red isn't shiny (at least, not in this pic) and, as mentioned, no visible battery for Sapphire = fake.
     
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    Alright thanks. The sticker on the Fire Red doesn't have the shiny foil it should have so it must be fake. Thanks again for the info
     
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    The Fire Red is most likely fake, as the originals outter shell was a solid red color, not transparent like this one.
     
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    Well I can assure you did not get those from GameStop because they no longer sell GBA games
     
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    Nah, FireRed was transparent. I got mine 13 years ago from walmart when it came out.

    Were there any official games with glob top chips? That's primarily a bootleg thing right?
     
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    Both are fake, not only are the label wrong with the Sapphire cartridge sticker being completely different from the official. The Fire Red one did use the right design, but it isn't glossy at all. Another thing is Sapphire and Fire Red (I think it had RTC) are missing their batteries. Finally while 2002 being on the circuit board of Sapphire is right as it was released in 2002, Fire Red was released in 2004, so why would Fire Red be on a circuit board made in 2002? Both are fakes, clear ones at that.
     
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    The gamestop I go to does. On the gamestop website you can order GBA games also.
     
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    GameStop started selling "Retro" games and consoles again a year or two ago, of which they include GBA things in.

    Fire Red doesn't have a RTC.
     
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    Sorry, I meant to say not that transparent, the originals was barely see-through, and like a red orange color.
     
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    Oh.
     
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    %100 fake, if it has black dots it is fake.
     
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    Here is a picture of legit Pokemon games.

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