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Another clearly-obvious hacked Pokemon has been spotted in online battles in “Pokemon X & Y,” continuing to fuel rumors of the lack of security measures surrounding Nintendo’s upcoming PokeBank and PokeTransporter applications, Product-Reviews.Net reported today.

The article shows off a Level 100 Arceus that has access to all of the game's 17 plates and has no hexagon logo above its move set, reportedly Nintendo’s indication that the Pokemon is from the X and Y games (Some other users have said the logo is meant to indicate that the Pokemon not from the Kalos region). Over the past few weeks, other illegal Pokemon, such as a Level One Gengar and a Shiny Mew, have also been spotted.

In late December, Nintendo delayed both the PokeBank and PokeTransporter applications in North America due to reported traffic and bandwidth congestion on their servers. However, users in Japan got early access and once the apps were removed from Japan’s eShop, they were still functional for anyone who downloaded them. The end result apparently is a sea of hacked Pokemon finding their way into online battles.

With no release date in site and the apparent congestion problems solved, it appears the problems surrounding the PokeBank and PokeTransporter applications is just beginning

Have you battled anyone online with clearly “hacked” Pokemon? Do you care if illegal Pokemon are allowed in the game? Tell us in the comment section below.

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