Pokemon XY Hack: 100% Chance of Shiny Pokemon

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It's not every day that we get new consoles. If it were, we'd be an impoverished demographic incapable of partaking in even the simplest of caffeinated pleasures. And while the arrival of the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 were indubitably exciting, they also distracted us from other things, things like the Pokemon community and what they've been doing with Pokemon X&Y's fiddly bits. So, in light of that, here's a quick and dirty recap of what has happened thus far.

New Releases: Pokemon X & Y Is Here


We Know How Pokemon X & Y's Insides Work

About a month ago, Pokecheck owner Xfr and Pokecheck administrator Bond697 dumped and decrypted some of the new Pokemon files. Which, in simpler terms, means they mapped out the games' DNA sequence. It's all a spot of gibberish from a layman's perspective but it's interesting gibberish. Among other things, they found out that:

  • Box pkxs are now 232 bytes, as opposed to 136 previously.
  • Pkxs store the current owner + the original OT for a given Pokemon.
  • The encryption on the pkx files works slightly differently.
  • Hatched eggs save the moves they hatched with separately for the move relearner.

We Know There's A 100% Chance of Rai - Er, Shiny Pokemon

Remember how shiny Pokemon used to be the bees' knees and how acquiring a shiny Pokemon was testament to either your determination or your incredible luck? Well, those days are over. Though not a hack, this "exploit" will probably still levitate eyebrows the same way. As the sub-header may have suggested to you, this section revolves around guaranteeing yourself a shiny Pokemon.

Read the full press release here.

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