Playing Pokémon Tournaments With CIA Games

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by joimme, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. joimme
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    joimme Advanced Member

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    hi guys, I have a setup that I enjoy like so:
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    gateway card + system NAND 9.2 + emu NAND latest firm

    now my question is can I participate in pokemon tournamens that is hold by nintendo, for example kanto classics that is going on right now. (I know the applications are already closed, figuratively )
     
  2. cearp

    cearp the ticket master

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    how can they know?
    if thye inspect your console and see homebrew, maybe they won't be happy.
    but you have no reason not to use the legit cias of pokmeon. so it shouldn't be a problem.
    but if they see menuhax or something that's different lol
     
  3. osm70

    osm70 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I know one guy who participated in DS Pokémon game tournament (where he had to go there physically) and he used a flashcard. No one noticed.
     
  4. Xenon Hacks

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    Online event your fine an actual tournament held with judges? You will get caught unless you have a retail cart with your modded save.
     
  5. ArmoredGuns1

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    Just install arm9loaderhax and they won't be able to notice.
     
  6. LordStarkiller

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    Question, I backed up a .cia of my retail cart Pokemon Y game and installed it on my emuNAND. Can I use the eshop to update it and play online? My NANDS are unlinked btw.
     
  7. Omegablu

    Omegablu We shall not yield to the Kingdom of Nohr!

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    Probably. If not, I'm sure CIA's of the updates exist somewhere.
     
  8. joimme
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    always use eshop to update my cia games. never had any problem.

    I meant and online tournament not a physical one. Since online tournaments requires a sign up process to global link, I thought there might be problems.
     
  9. YourHero

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    As long as you are in game they cannot tell. I doubt they are going to inspect probably 300+ units to see if they have a legit firmware.
     
  10. Supster131

    Supster131 (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ *:・゚✧

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    That and as long as you don't have any hacked Pokemon (or at least some obvious ones) or cheat.
     
  11. YourHero

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    I think this is checked via IR when they lock your team for play. That and they all need the pentagon + fit a criteria for the season. When X/Y came out it was natives only.
     
  12. joimme
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    I don't hack Pokémon so it's not an issue. I actually have just as much fun breeding/leveling them as I play competitive.

    thank you all for your answers.