1. cosmoo

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    Hi

    Can anyone help me.

    I have heard a lot of things about fake Pokemon cartridges out and I just recently bought Pokemon Fire Red off ebay.

    Can anyone tell if my cartridge is fake by my photos? I tried to look on the net but theirs so many fake ones out there its sorta confusing.

    Thanks Guys


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  2. raulpica

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    Seems genuine, but to be certain, we'd need pics of the internal board.

    Too bad you need a Triwing screwdriver to open it [​IMG]
     
  3. Sonic0509

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    IMo it's fake because of USA Nintendo Seal (fakes are usually with USA's). But to be sure check if you get warning like: "Battery may run dry" or "Clock based events will not occur"? If yes then it's fake.
     
  4. drewmerc

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    it's the triwing that makes me think it's real
    but this image say's different (so what do i know)
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  5. Thesolcity

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    Fake, it should be opaque, not pokémon ruby see-through.

    EDIT: FR sticker should also be shiny, not glossy.
     
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    It is MOST DEF fake. It should look like a smooth, silky opaque red not see thru.

    Sorry. It's a pretty good fake though.
     
  7. Da Mafia

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    Is there somewhere with pics of all legit pokémon carts? There are a couple i'd like to get and it would be nice if I had something to check against.
     
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    I'm very sorry but its fake... Under the "FireRed" there MUST be a "version"
     
  9. indask8

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    100% FAKE.

    Ways to tell a GBA cartridge is fake:
    -Blurry label without the two numbers engraved on the right side.
    -No "Â nintendo" on the top of the cartridge connector.
    -Connectors have some randoms holes everywhere.
    -If you open the cartridge the built quality is awfull (epoxy glue everywhere etc...)
     
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    you can also tell by the bad quality sticker. The Pokemon logo colors look ugly and it cuts the bottom of the ESRB rating..
     
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    You can instantly tell that it's fake because "FIRERED" should be in all caps, but it isn't.
     
  12. Nathan Drake

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    I could have told you from the start that the cart was fake.

    Not even looking at the plastic, the sticker is really messed up. The ESRB label is cut off at the bottom and the Fire Red logo is of the wrong font, size, and placement. There are also various other flaws with the cartridge indicating that it's a fake.

    If you have any questions in the future and can get a picture of the game beforehand, go ahead and post on here. You will get a solid answer fairly quickly as to the legitimacy of your purchase.
     
  13. ben_not_benny

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    I see a battery clipped inside the cartridge. It's fake, like everyone else said. The genuine game doesn't have a battery inside.
     
  14. cosmoo

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    Thanks guys for all your support on this one... There's so many different fakes out there.

    Ebay is the worst for it and people sell them on there for almost £10 - £30

    The game works fine but I wanna create a original collection eventually.

    Thanks again guys for your support on this question.
     
  15. thaddius

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    When buying them off of ebay, never purchase ones from Hong Kong.

    And while your game may work fine now, I've heard that the save file gets corrupt after the elite four on pirate copies.
     
  16. Zowayix

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    Not exactly - fake games tend to get corrupt in 2 situations:

    - After a certain amount of time has passed, depending on the battery quality. It varies but tends to be very low, ranging from a few hours to a few days. This means that if you tried to play it, you would have to restart every few hours/days.
    - After putting it in the GBA slot of a DS and playing a Gen IV Pokemon game. The DS game attempts to connect to the fake GBA game and fails, corrupting the GBA save in the process.
     
  17. Since Pokémon uses 128kb save files and fake carts usually can only use up to 64kb, it gets corrupted after the Elite Four.
     
  18. Schlupi

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    fake , i have a real one..its more of a bright red-orange color, like the one on the 1st page..

    i've seen some weird ass fakes in my life, i was at a flea market and i saw a gold version for gba... thankfully i asked if i can play test it, it was some weird ass platformer game where i play as a buff pikachu
     
  20. Shockwind

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    100% FAKE! The texture of the sticker shouldn't be like that. it has to be glossy and there should be an word "Version" under the word "FireRed". And the cartridge shouldn't don't look like that if it's real. View spoiler of the real and fake Pokemon FireRed.


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