Death of a Controversy
by, 30th October 2012 at 02:49 PM (1559 Views)
Well, not completely, there are still some out and about, but I`m focusing on one. We all know what Pokesav is right? Well, if you don't, it's basically an online cheating program, though there are legitimate uses for it. A few days ago, I was prompted by a meme to find out just what the heck pokesav was and how easy it was to use. So I went to this site that had it since that was the first result I got on google, and I figured out how to use their pokemon maker. So I just decided to screw around and I made a Therian Landorus on it and then used their GTS to put it into my White 2. Following the instructions, I received it and was very excited! I used it a couple more times to get a shiny eevee, get another landorus *cuz the first one was missing an ability oops* and also got a Black Kyurem and a Shiny Zekrom.
Now, before you say anything, I am a lot more honest than this. I just wanted to see if maybe I could use the hacked Landorus to activate the abundant shrine event and get the mirror so that I could get my own therians. It didn't work. After playing with their GTS some more I decided to stop for a bit and I deleted all the hacked pokemon except for the Black Kyurem *because you can't release fused Kyurem and the DNA Splicers are only programmed to function with one Kyurem*. You can't legitimately have both Black AND White Kyurem in the same game, so I`m kinda stuck with 3 because I thought if I made a normal Kyurem I could somehow use it to release errything. So much for that, at least I took precautions in making them so that they don't corrupt my file. The two Black Kyurem are just sitting in a box now. Maybe I`ll play with them when I get my main battling team finished.
After I left the site I thought about biting the bullet and getting myself all three Therians, because I really can't afford to give an arm and a leg just to get a 3DS, and then another limb to get the Dream Radar. I`d never use them in wifi battles or anything, I just want them just to have.
Unfortunately, I may never get the chance to follow through. The next day, I discovered the site's domain had expired, and though I`ve been checking, it's still not back up. I`m kinda kicking myself now, because the Therians look so awesome. I`ve looked but I can't find anything else that I can use to get them. Oh well, maybe it's better this way, and at least I have the dex data for Therian Landorus, so I can always look at it.
I can see why Pokesav is controversial though. It's so easy to get shiny pokemon with maxed stats and impossible genders and abilities. Frankly, I think that people who use pokemon like that in anything except their own games don't get the spirit of pokemon. I mean really, how low do you have to be to use a Wondertomb in Wifi competitions? I mean it's one thing to battle a friend with hacked pokemon because THEY want to fight a Wondertomb, but it's a whole 'nother to go into Random Matchup and throw a hacked pokemon at your opponent. That ain't right.
At the same time though, I think a tool like pokesav can be used in a good manner. I COULD have kept all my hacked pokemon, heck, I could have even traded some of them. I could have done it with a clear conscience because 1. I would make sure the receiver knew it was hacked and 2. I would mark the pokemon to make sure that the receiver didn't try to scam anyone with it. I even thought about opening a hacked shop here on the forums to trade anyone anything within my legal trading powers on the condition that I label the pokemon as hacked so that they couldn't use it in a bad way.
The site I used is dead, and I haven't found another tool that is compatible with White 2 *yet*, but I`m not all that bothered really. It was fun while it lasted, but now it's back to the real fun stuff, putting in blood and sweat and tears into a good, strong team. I`m working on EV's and levels even as I type this. Join Avenue is so helpful with EV-training <3
Your thoughts on this? What do you think of Pokesav/ActionReplays/GameSharks/Other cheating tools? Can they be used for non-cheating purposes or are the people who use them the scum of the pokemon fanbase? Be honest, I`ll take the worst.
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