Well I'm getting a check soon and want to buy a 3DS and either the latest pokemon game + tools or a flash cart. All I want to do is be able to save edit/generate "legit" pokemon [evs/ivs] and play online. I used to do this via pokesav long ago when it was easy; but times have changed. Please tell me what I should buy. 1) What version 3DS, do I need a specific firmware 1a) What firmware 2) Should I buy a flash cart + save edit 3) Should I buy the game and use some tools like power save 3a) If i need to get tools, what tools should i buy 3b) What software should I use 3c) Are there guides available? Thank you, I make this post every year or so, it's been over that now and I think pokemon generation is possible. If this is the wrong section, please move my thread instead of deleting it; I'd really appreciate the help. I've been out of the loop a long time, back in the day I'd plug in my SD card, open the .sav file, and edit my box -- but I am not a "noob". Thanks again.