Is it possible at all to tell if you use JKSM for a game?

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by Curtis Lister, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Curtis Lister
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    Doing some research on VGC hack checking and I was curious if it possible for hack checks to see if you extracted your save using JKSM. Or if a Pokemon has some data behind it that says it was modified using PKHeX. I find the whole process of hack checking relly interesting, so I would love some input from people who know how this all works. Thanks a ton!
     
  2. Lacius

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    With JKSM, probably not. With PKHex, it's entirely possible that a hypothetical analysis of a save file could show that it was edited, depending on what was done. When it comes to individual Pokémon, however, legal Pokémon are likely indistinguishable from legitimate Pokémon, regardless of whether or not PKHex was used.

    Edit: Of course, a poorly edited and illegal Pokémon could easily be shown to be edited with PKHex.
     
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    Oh ok, interesting! If a poke is made in PKHeX and has the exact same stuff as a poke caught within the game, is there some sort of data to show the difference? I am hoping to get into coding and stuff and this just intrigues me
     
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    PKHex has a legality checker built in for Generation VI and VII Pokémon. If they pass, then they're likely legal and indistinguishable from a legitimate and unedited Pokémon.
     
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    Thanks for the info :)