Pokemon X/Y’s Pentagon Icon is a Hack Checker

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  1. EvilMakiPR
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    In Pokemon X/Y, a blue pentagon can be seen next to your Pokemon while viewing the status screen in trades, the box, and so on. It was initially unclear what it was intended for, but we now have an answer.
    Game Freak included the pentagon as a hack checker of sorts. Pokemon who have the pentagon are confirmed to be legitimate. If the creature doesn’t have the blue icon, that means there was an error and it has been hacked.
    The Pokemon Company’s simple definition of the pentagon is that the Pokemon is okay to use.

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  2. pasc

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    So it seems pokemon that are transferred from the Bank will get this stamped on ?
     
  3. Hop2089

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    If they are from Gen V, No it will not have the blue icon, but ones caught natively and legitimately from Kalos will.
     
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    How can you be so sure about that?
     
  5. Hop2089

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    The article states it, however there is one question that it didn't answer: Will the Pokemon caught in Gen V be acceptable for use in tournaments and such? Since Serebii did state the information comes from the Dragon tournament which implied the possibility they would not be allowed however by breeding them you could get a Pokemon that could be entered in them although I doubt they'd restrict transferred Pokemon like that as it would make no sense whatsoever.
     
  6. Arras

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    Maybe it's only for that particular tournament. Anyway, maybe transferred pokemon will get a different icon instead?
     
  7. Zetta_x

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    If someone can "hack" pokemon... isn't it possible to manually add the blue pentagon?
     
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    I forgot
    IIRC a Pokemon was only considered "hacked" (regarding the DS games, anyways) if their IVs/EVs were in an impossible range (like all 31/all 255). (I don't think it checked abilities or movesets, though) I would assume it would be the same this time around as well, though they might have changed it.
     
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  10. pokefloote

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    Now Serebii says it has something to do with "okay to use" Pokemon, for tournaments and such. And that B/W/whatever pokemon won't have the mark. I don't know, there's so much that isn't clear at this point in time.
     
  11. TyBlood13

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    If I can't use my Gen V competitive team that took hundreds of hours to breed I will be extremely pissed. I am not breeding for perfect IVs/right nature/ability/ ever again
     
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    I thought it was obvious that this Pentagon is a sign of kalos region, since it's all around the region, shows as the kalos dex sign...
    I am suprised they made it legality check, actually I still don't believe it, I still think it's simply a kalos region sign and I can even confirm it...
    I just set my 3DS time to 2004, caught a pokemon and it still had that sign, however it should've raised a flag since no pokemons could
    be cought before 12,10,2013...
     
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    You do know that because of the changes it can be done literally 100 times faster now, right? (although I will admit it's still not particularly fun)
     
  14. TyBlood13

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    Yes I know but it's still relatively grueling work that I don't want to repeat in any form when I have better things to do like have fun playing games
     
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    Flying a blue hedgehog around
    OR HACKED IN 10 MINUTES
     
  16. TyBlood13

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    Or maybe I didn't cheat because I don't like that and I plan to use these six in tournament
     
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    The Pentagon is like the symbol for Kalos.
    The Pentagon can't be the only icon.
    This raises my suspicions of having a new region ever 1-2 years.
    Like maybe 3 regions this generation, each with 70 or so new pokemon.
     
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  18. Ammako

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    This is bull.
    The pentagon mark is there to point out that the Pokémon was obtained within a Gen. VI game.
    This is to prevent people from using transfered Pokémon in order to enter tournaments, effectively preventing the use of any hacked Pokémon during these tournaments (until the game is hacked and save editing is made widely-accessible, that is.)

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    the pentagon seal of approval huh
     
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  20. Kouen Hasuki

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    Id love to tell what you guys are on about, however since the image is broken and I cant see anything on the source site relating to it...

    I'll just nod
     
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