[READ ME] Tips for Simple Hack Checks

Macho is a Machop you can get from an in-game trade in S&M on route 2 (I think?). That's why it has the Link Trade tag for its bio. Not sure why you thought this pokemon was hacked though, given that it's unviable for anything.
OOOH! It's the Machop you get from an In-Game Trainer! How silly of me to forget about it and thought it was a hacked just because it's level is 9. Thanks!
 
Hi again. I'm here to see if the Pokemon obtained through Wonder Trade are hacked or not.

Language: GER
Species: Meowstic
OT: Mary
ID No.: 627502
IVs: HP: Best / Attack: Best / Defense: Fantastic / Sp.Atk: Fantastic / Sp.Def: Fantastic / Speed: Fantastic
Ability: Competitive
Pokemon's name: Psiaugon
Gender: Female
Level: 100
Pokeball: Luxury Ball
Shiny?: Yes
Pentagon?: +
Moves: Psychic / Hidden Power Fighting / Thunder Wave / Shadow Ball
Nature: Timid
Region of origin: Alola
Characteristic: Likes to thrash about
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): Egg Hatched: Apparently 2/9/2017

Language: FRE
Species: Virizion
OT: Nassim
ID No.: 02914
IVs: HP: Hyper trained! / Attack: Hyper trained! / Defense: Best / Sp.Atk: Best / Sp.Def: Hyper trained! / Speed: Best
Ability: Justified
Pokemon's name: Virizion
Gender: None
Level: 100
Pokeball: Ultra Ball
Shiny?: Yes
Pentagon?: Yes
Moves: Sacred Sword / Leaf Blade / Swords Dance / Stone Edge
Nature: Jolly
Region of origin: Hoenn
Characteristic: Mischeivous
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): This Pokemon traveled across space and time.
 
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A quick Google search didn't turn up anything (which could just mean I didn't look hard enough :P), but nothing short of the fact they're from WT screams "hacked". I mean, self-hatching a shiny, leveling it to 100, and then Wonder Trading it makes you wonder "why?".

A good rule of thumb though is to only trade things you can source: i.e. you know who the OT is or even better you caught it yourself. Otherwise, it's best to assume it's hacked (which is usually a good assumption for things from the GTS/Wonder Trade/trade with a random passerby).

I wouldn't trade them because something about them seem hacked (they look legal), but because you just don't know if they are.

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Language: English
Species: Suicune
OT: John
ID No.: 49212
IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
Ability: Pressure
Pokemon's name: SUICUNE
Gender: none
Level: 100
Pokeball: Master Ball
Shiny?: No
Pentagon?: No
Moves: Rest, Calm Mind (PP Maxed), Scald, Toxic (may not have came with these moves)
Nature: Bold
Region of origin: Sinnoh
Characteristic: Somewhat vain.
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): This is on my brother's Pokemon Black game from a long time ago. It was from a trade.

Language: Japanese
Species: Latias
OT: ヒトシ
ID No.: 44499
IVs: decent all around, HP is very good
Ability: Levitate
Pokemon's name: ラティアス
Gender: female
Level: 50 (I trained it to 51)
Pokeball: Ultra Ball
Shiny?: Yes
Pentagon?: No
Moves: Psychic, Thunderbolt, Dragon Pulse, Calm Mind (I taught these)
Nature: Calm
Region of origin: Hoenn
Characteristic: Often scatters things
Ribbons: League Ribbon01
Other comments (optional): This is on my Pokemon Black game from a long time ago. It was from a trade. I trained it a bit.
 

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Species: Suicune
Region of origin: Sinnoh
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Language: Japanese
Species: Latias
OT: ヒトシ
ID No.: 44499
IVs: decent all around, HP is very good
Ability: Levitate
Pokemon's name: ラティアス
Gender: female
Level: 50 (I trained it to 51)
Pokeball: Ultra Ball
Shiny?: Yes
Pentagon?: No
Moves: Psychic, Thunderbolt, Dragon Pulse, Calm Mind (I taught these)
Nature: Calm
Region of origin: Hoenn
Characteristic: Often scatters things
Ribbons: League Ribbon01
Other comments (optional): This is on my Pokemon Black game from a long time ago. It was from a trade. I trained it a bit.
There's nothing strictly illegal about it (going by the information that you've given here, at least). But a shiny RSE Latias obtained in a random trade is very suspicious nonetheless, and I certainly wouldn't trade it here.
 
There is also a Japanese Latias on my brother's Pokemon Black game. It says it is from Sinnoh but everything else is not suspicious. Would that be hacked?
It is hacked, it cannot be caught in either platinum nor pearl/diamond.
You can check on serebii or bulbapedia which legends can be caught in which games or check if the OT belongs to an event.
 
Language: English
Species: Greninja
OT: Based#God420
ID No.: 26323
IVs: 31/31/30/30/31/30
EVs (optional): 252 Sp.Att / 252 Spe / 4 Att
Ability: Proteon
Pokemon's name: Greninja
Gender: Male
Level: 100
Pokeball: Diveball
Shiny?: Yes
Pentagon?: Yes
Moves: Hydro Pump / Gunk Shot / Hidden Power / Ice Beam
Nature: Hasty
Region of origin: Kalos
Characteristic: Somewhat vain
Ribbons:Skillful Battler Ribbon and Expert Battle Ribbon
Other comments (optional): This Greninja has been traded around smogon threads for awhile but no one seems to have checked its legitmacy. Another smogon user helped me determine the veracity of this pokemon and this is the best we can find:

https://archive.nyafuu.org/vp/thread/18343508/

But even that isn't conclusive. There's no evidence to determine where it has come from but has been in circulation for awhile.

Hacked or not? It's fully-redis and listed on a few trade threads here.
 
Another shiny Pokemon obtained from Wonder Trade that needs hack checking.

Language: FRE
Species: Blastoise
OT: YouTubeREM27
ID No.: 09145
IVs: HP: Best / Attack: Best / Defense: Best / Sp.Atk: Best / Sp.Def: Best / Speed: Best
Ability: Competitive
Pokemon's name: Tortank
Gender: Male
Level: 100
Pokeball: Luxury Ball
Shiny?: Yes
Pentagon?: Yes
Moves: Rapid Spin / Scald / Ice Beam / Dark Pulse
Nature: Bold
Region of origin: Kalos
Characteristic: Capable of taking hits
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): Seems to have traveled across both space and time to reach you from the Kalos region.

Is it hacked?
 

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Another shiny Pokemon obtained from Wonder Trade that needs hack checking.

Language: FRE
Species: Blastoise
OT: YouTubeREM27
ID No.: 09145
IVs: HP: Best / Attack: Best / Defense: Best / Sp.Atk: Best / Sp.Def: Best / Speed: Best
Ability: Competitive
Pokemon's name: Tortank
Gender: Male
Level: 100
Pokeball: Luxury Ball
Shiny?: Yes
Pentagon?: Yes
Moves: Rapid Spin / Scald / Ice Beam / Dark Pulse
Nature: Bold
Region of origin: Kalos
Characteristic: Capable of taking hits
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): Seems to have traveled across both space and time to reach you from the Kalos region.

Is it hacked?
Doesn't seem like there's anything that's 100% illegal about the Blastoise itself. But I checked the Youtube channel of the person with that OT, and it seems like they've distributed some hacks before (like Mew and Volcanion over WT). I wouldn't trust any of their stuff to not be hacked for a second, even if they're "legal".

Edit: when it comes to getting Amazing Pokemon that seem too good to be true from Wondertrade, it's better to just assume that the Mon is hacked than wasting time on checking it like this. Because best case scenario, it will be legal, but since it's so easy to pass hacks through wondertrade and how many Twitch streamers/youtubers do it for advertising, the likelyhood of the Pokemon being bred/soft reset for legitimately is very low.
 
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Can you guys check this Volcanion I got in a trade? I feel like 6 IV events aren't legit.
Language: German
Species: Volcanion
OT: Japanese thing
ID No.: 04166
IVs: Best all
EVs (optional): None
Ability: Water Absorb
Pokemon's name: Volcanion
Gender: n/a
Level: 70
Pokeball: Cherish
Shiny?: No
Pentagon?: Yes
Moves: Steam Eruption, Overheat, Hydro Pump, Mist
Nature: Rash
Region of origin: Hoenn
Characteristic: Somewhat vain
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): Person who traded it assured it was legit.
 
Can you guys check this Volcanion I got in a trade? I feel like 6 IV events aren't legit.
Language: German
Species: Volcanion
OT: Japanese thing
ID No.: 04166
IVs: Best all
EVs (optional): None
Ability: Water Absorb
Pokemon's name: Volcanion
Gender: n/a
Level: 70
Pokeball: Cherish
Shiny?: No
Pentagon?: Yes
Moves: Steam Eruption, Overheat, Hydro Pump, Mist
Nature: Rash
Region of origin: Hoenn
Characteristic: Somewhat vain
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): Person who traded it assured it was legit.
Doesn't seem like there's anything bizarrely wrong with it. Either way, my personal rule is that unless I get it from someone I trust, I'm skeptical of event-only pokemon with perfect IVs. In this case it's entirely up to you to believe what this person has told you or not.
 
Can you guys check this Volcanion I got in a trade? I feel like 6 IV events aren't legit.
Language: German
Species: Volcanion
OT: Japanese thing
ID No.: 04166
IVs: Best all
EVs (optional): None
Ability: Water Absorb
Pokemon's name: Volcanion
Gender: n/a
Level: 70
Pokeball: Cherish
Shiny?: No
Pentagon?: Yes
Moves: Steam Eruption, Overheat, Hydro Pump, Mist
Nature: Rash
Region of origin: Hoenn
Characteristic: Somewhat vain
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): Person who traded it assured it was legit.
Unfortunately, I can say that this Volcanion is very much hacked, or at least it has been modified in some way. All Event Pokemon now come with the "Classic Ribbon" (Or possibly the "Wishing Ribbon" in Japan, though it depends on the Pokemon) attached, and your Volcanion does not. That would be the biggest indicator. But there are several oddities that would raise large flags.

First, as you said, 6IV Legends are very suspicious. Given that RNG Abuse could only be done by a supercomputer in Gen 6 (I'm joking, but seriously, RNG was not a thing in Gen 6), it's hard to assume that someone was able to SR a 6IV version.

Secondly, it's odd that the OT is for the Japanese version, but the text is set for Germany. EU Volcanions will have the OT Helen like the rest of the world, however, the owner could have conceivable been a German using a Japanese 3DS with a Japanese Cart and have gotten the Japanese event by going to Japan and pre-booking for the movie, however, that is unlikely. (Honestly, regions are a bit weird, I'm not sure if changing your language also changes your region, since I don't own a non NA Cart, I'll never know, so this might not even be possible.)

In all, it's safe to say that this Volcanion is not trustworthy, and should probably be released. Sorry.
 
Hey guys I got myself a shiny from a wondertrade. I was thinking it's a shiny from wondertrade so released it now but it's strange.
Language: CHT
Species: Dusknoir (was a Dusclops)
OT: Chinese❤Only
ID No.: 308491
IVs: HP, Attack, Defence= Decent
Sp. Def, Speed= Pretty Good
Sp.Atk= Very Good
EVs (optional): Didn't fully invested it's EVs
Ability: Pressure
Pokemon's name: tiny.cc/Aa-y
Gender: Female
Level: 39
Pokeball: PokeBall
Shiny?: Yes
Pentagon?: Yes, the clover one
Moves: Will-o-Wisp, Confuse Ray, Curse, Hex
Nature: Lonely
Region of origin: Alola
Characteristic: Often lost in thought
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): It was a Dusclops when I got it and evolved because it has the reaper cloth. It's name is weird because it looks like a glitch from a hacked software, but it's level, nature and other stuff makes it look like it's normal. I don't know if this the new way hackers distribute their hacks through the wondertrade or just someone made of mistake that he sends of his shiny rather than the yungoos besides it.
 

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Hey guys I got myself a shiny from a wondertrade. I was thinking it's a shiny from wondertrade so released it now but it's strange.
Language: CHT
Species: Dusknoir (was a Dusclops)
OT: Chinese❤Only
ID No.: 308491
IVs: HP, Attack, Defence= Decent
Sp. Def, Speed= Pretty Good
Sp.Atk= Very Good
EVs (optional): Didn't fully invested it's EVs
Ability: Pressure
Pokemon's name: tiny.cc/Aa-y
Gender: Female
Level: 39
Pokeball: PokeBall
Shiny?: Yes
Pentagon?: Yes, the clover one
Moves: Will-o-Wisp, Confuse Ray, Curse, Hex
Nature: Lonely
Region of origin: Alola
Characteristic: Often lost in thought
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): It was a Dusclops when I got it and evolved because it has the reaper cloth. It's name is weird because it looks like a glitch from a hacked software, but it's level, nature and other stuff makes it look like it's normal. I don't know if this the new way hackers distribute their hacks through the wondertrade or just someone made of mistake that he sends of his shiny rather than the yungoos besides it.
Bad hack/edit. CHT region + english OT (and name) says this, and also the nickname is a shortened url to a pokemon-related facebook group - so they're advertising their group by distributing poor edits on WT. 100% hacked.
 
Bad hack/edit. CHT region + english OT (and name) says this, and also the nickname is a shortened url to a pokemon-related facebook group - so they're advertising their group by distributing poor edits on WT. 100% hacked.
Well thanks for the heads up! I really wish that these advertisments in the social media are stop, it very rude and annoying and it always pops up in my recommendations.
 
Another Pokemon from Wonder Trade that needs hack checking:

Language: ENG
Species: Doublade
OT: Brad
ID No.: 746858
IVs: All 31 IVs
Ability: No Guard
Pokemon's name: Doublade
Gender: Female
Level: 50
Pokeball: Love Ball
Shiny?: No
Pentagon?: No
Moves: Protect / Swords Dance / Iron Head / Shadow Sneak
Nature: Careful
Region of origin: Alola
Characteristic: Mischeivous
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): Egg received and hatched apparently 5/31/17
 
Another Pokemon from Wonder Trade that needs hack checking:

Language: ENG
Species: Doublade
OT: Brad
ID No.: 746858
IVs: All 31 IVs
Ability: No Guard
Pokemon's name: Doublade
Gender: Female
Level: 50
Pokeball: Love Ball
Shiny?: No
Pentagon?: No
Moves: Protect / Swords Dance / Iron Head / Shadow Sneak
Nature: Careful
Region of origin: Alola
Characteristic: Mischeivous
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): Egg received and hatched apparently 5/31/17
Again, the age old rule of "Don't use anything you get off the WT" applies. However, nothing looks wrong about it. Honedge can be obtained in a Love Ball via Island Scan, and it was bred so it can get Egg Moves. I'm assuming it has the cross symbol indicate it was born in Gen 7 (If that's not the case, then it would be hacked)?

While there's no reason to assume it was hacked, beacuse anything of the WT is sketchy unless it's an utterly horrid Pokemon (in stats, not actually a bad Pokemon), I would recommend either just shelving it or releasing it.
 
Again, the age old rule of "Don't use anything you get off the WT" applies. However, nothing looks wrong about it. Honedge can be obtained in a Love Ball via Island Scan, and it was bred so it can get Egg Moves. I'm assuming it has the cross symbol indicate it was born in Gen 7 (If that's not the case, then it would be hacked)?

While there's no reason to assume it was hacked, beacuse anything of the WT is sketchy unless it's an utterly horrid Pokemon (in stats, not actually a bad Pokemon), I would recommend either just shelving it or releasing it.
OK, thanks about the Doublade.


About the rule thing, I'm sorry for being too honest but in the Pokemon Sun version, I bred a Mimikyu to participate in VGC battles using a Japanese Mimikyu obtained through Wonder Trade a long while ago. I know many Trainers think Wonder Trade is sketchy sometimes but this Mimikyu I got from it looked alright and not hacked at all by looking at her summary:


Language: JPN
Species: Mimikyu
OT: (Japanese Name)
ID No.: 275777
IVs: HP : Decent / Attack: Pretty good / Defense: No good / Sp.Atk: Pretty good / Sp.Def: Very good / Speed: Decent
Ability: Disguise
Pokemon's name: (Japanese nickname)
Gender: Female
Level: 1
Pokeball: Heal Ball
Shiny?: No
Pentagon?: No
Moves: Splash / Scratch / Astonish / Copycat
Nature: Brave
Region of origin: Alola
Characteristic: Somewhat vain
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): Egg received at 12/27/2016 and hatched apparently 12/28/2016 in Poke Pelago.

Please do not get mad at me and put me in the blacklist after I told you I've done this but I just thought this Mimikyu is not suspicious and looks alright for breeding.
 
OK, thanks about the Doublade.


About the rule thing, I'm sorry for being too honest but in the Pokemon Sun version, I bred a Mimikyu to participate in VGC battles using a Japanese Mimikyu obtained through Wonder Trade a long while ago. I know many Trainers think Wonder Trade is sketchy sometimes but this Mimikyu I got from it looked alright and not hacked at all by looking at her summary:


Language: JPN
Species: Mimikyu
OT: (Japanese Name)
ID No.: 275777
IVs: HP : Decent / Attack: Pretty good / Defense: No good / Sp.Atk: Pretty good / Sp.Def: Very good / Speed: Decent
Ability: Disguise
Pokemon's name: (Japanese nickname)
Gender: Female
Level: 1
Pokeball: Heal Ball
Shiny?: No
Pentagon?: No
Moves: Splash / Scratch / Astonish / Copycat
Nature: Brave
Region of origin: Alola
Characteristic: Somewhat vain
Ribbons: None
Other comments (optional): Egg received at 12/27/2016 and hatched apparently 12/28/2016 in Poke Pelago.

Please do not get mad at me and put me in the blacklist after I told you I've done this but I just thought this Mimikyu is not suspicious and looks alright for breeding.
Oh, it's not that most people don't trust WT, it's just that if something looks too good to be true, then it probably is.

If it has horrible stats, or at least resembles a spitback of sorts, you're usually good. Your parent Mimikyu looks fine, beacuse there's no competitive value in it. Your Mimikyu is probably fine to be used.
 
Oh, it's not that most people don't trust WT, it's just that if something looks too good to be true, then it probably is.

If it has horrible stats, or at least resembles a spitback of sorts, you're usually good. Your parent Mimikyu looks fine, beacuse there's no competitive value in it. Your Mimikyu is probably fine to be used.
Phew, thank you. I was worried I might get into trouble because of that.