No, I haven't used the Shaymin in battle yet.
Hey, I just met you
And this is crazy
But here's my Friend Code
So trade me maybe?
White: 3181 5617 8900
White 2: 3440 0894 0995
I have an Arceus that I believe is hacked. It says it was caught in the Hall of Origin but its name is in English. Now, I could be wrong, but I know the Azure Flute was never released, and I'm pretty sure the glitch allowing you to access the Hall of Origin was removed from the English games. And I know that Pokémon names have a five-character limit in Japanese games, so there's no way it could be caught in the Hall or Origin and still be called ARCEUS (6 characters), right? (Well, unless both trainers had the same ID/SID and the second person nicknamed it, but what are the odds of that?) I'm almost positive it's hacked but I just thought I'd check (it worked for the Sinjoh Ruins event so I'm not too upset if it is, it just means someone wasn't being completely honest )
Name: Stevie ♦ Game: Sapphire ♦ Badges: 3/8
B2 Friend Code: 2495-2017-8656
It is good to have friends, is it not? Even if, maybe, only for a little while...
Pokemon Species: Magnezone (shiny)
Current level: 31
Nickname: (no nickname)
Ability: Magnet Pull
Date met: Jul. 11, 2009
Ball: Poké Ball
Area encountered: Fuego Ironworks
Level encountered: 28
OT: Pearl (61502)
Moves: SonicBoom, Thunder Wave, Spark, Magnet Bomb
Stats: 85, 48, 83, 105, 68, 48 (Ingame order)
IVs: 4, 20, 23, 31, 24, 21
EVs: 0, 0, 0, 20, 0, 0
I'm almost convinced that this one is at least semi-legit.
Avatar by Banebuu. Licky by Larxion. Banner by Sayi.
There is a possibility that if the Magnemite was chained with a Modest Synchronizer, the IVs could be legal, but I don't think that's too likely. I think the best thing you could do is check it in legal.exe to see if the sync is valid or not, and maybe it will offer some other insights as well.
Checksum: 0x441E - Valid
Pokemon ID: 2932826290 - Modest, Genderless, Ability 1, Shiny
Date: July 11, 2009
Trainer ID: 61502
Secret ID: 15936
Trainer Gender: Female
Hidden Power: Ghost - 42
Fateful Encounter: No
Gender Check: Valid
Effort Values: Valid
Home Town: Sinnoh [Pearl]
Country Originated: UK/US/AU
Chained Sync: Valid
Type: Chain Shiny
Apparently, I'm fine.
Crobat, Wifi Manaphy, Movie Celebi etc are not likely to work.
For Unknown GBA, refer to the readme. Some legit things will always be Unknown GBA such as XD and Colosseum pokes.
In general, if it says hacked anywhere, it's definitely hacked. Also, if you get anything 'invalid' that means a hack as well. Treat legal as a guide, though. You have to add your own common sense on top of the results a lot of the time. You can again refer to the readme for examples.
If you have any questions post the legal.exe results and what the Pokemon is and I will take a look at it / refer other people who are knowledgeable to look at it.
However, legal.exe is not for finding whether your Pokemon is 'legit' or not. If you got it in a trade from someone you don't know, you'll probably never be able to find out if it is truly legitimate.
I find legal to be nice to take care of noob hacks. There are a LOT of those here on Bulbagarden.
In general you should take the results of a hack checking program with a grain of salt, and apply common sense when you can.