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‘Pokemon Bank’ enables hacked creature transfers to ‘Pokemon X’ and ‘Pokemon Y’

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The upcoming “Pokemon Bank” may allow hacked creature from previous games in the series to be transferred into “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y.” According to a report from B-TEN on Jan. 10, players are finding several pocket monsters stored on the application that can’t be obtained through normal methods.

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Among the creatures that were discovered include a Totodile that was caught using a Master Ball item in addition to a Gengar at level 1. Some players are even selling a “shiny” version of Lugia, which is considered to be very rare.

B-TEN believed that the aforementioned pocket monsters were acquired through illegitimate methods, such as hacking and using exploits, in the previous installments of the series. The “Pokemon Bank” apparently can’t tell the difference between the hacked creatures and the legit ones. As a result, hackers could be able to transfer to “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” without any problems.

Nintendo previously delayed the release date for “Pokemon Bank,” which was set to launch on Dec. 27 in North America. The company encountered an outage on the Nintendo Network servers during the holiday season. A new launch date has not yet been formally announced for the application.

To transfer pocket monsters from previous entries to “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y,” players must use the “Poke Transporter” feature in conjunction with the cloud-based “Pokemon Bank.”

You can check out the two handheld role-playing titles with the gallery to the left of this article.


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