September 29, 2023

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The Pokémon World Championship disqualifies Scarlet and Violet Professionals with hacked monsters

The Pokémon World Championship disqualifies Scarlet and Violet Professionals with hacked monsters
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As you’ve already seen, the Pokémon World Championships are taking place this weekend in Yokohama, Japan. While it’s the same format as in previous years, it looks like there’s already been some drama in the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet competition.

in a story Kotakuit was reported how a set of “stricter verifications” caught a number of professional players by surprise – finally ending their chance of becoming a Pokémon 2023 video game master. Anyone using hacked versions of Pokémon to create their perfect party and skipping training has been busted out. by the tournament organizers.

A number of disqualified players using software such as PKHeX (used to edit saved data and create hacked teams) have now moved on to Social media to warn others Within the competitive Pokémon scene:

Brady Smith -vgccorner: “DQ’d at 2-0. Should have gotten mons myself! Half my team mods/genned I didn’t have Legends of Arceus to get Lando, nor did I have a copy of Sword/Shield to get Urshifu, I tried to trade for mons with a reputable merchant, but the mons didn’t pass…they finally don’t mess around, get legit mons, y’all!”

Responses have reportedly been mixed, with some coaches in the competitive field welcoming these checks, while others arguing that these methods are a necessary way to keep up with tariff developments and continue playing the game at the highest level, rather than sinking hours into leveling up.

While a lot of players have been arrested, Federico Camporessi, who was also runner-up at the 2020 World Championships, He was still able to make it to the second day after removing Ursalona from his party:

“It was 4-0 in the world, but they removed my Ursaluna since it was modified and they lost me in the Swiss round which I just won (2-0), so I had to play g3 without the best Pokemon in that MU and that resulted in a loss… I made the second day in the world championship 3-1 > 5-1 with 5m, I’m very happy,”

So, there you go – the World Championships are cracking down on this method of training! On a somewhat related note, it’s also expected that there will be some official crimson and purple news being shared at the World Series closing ceremony later this weekend. You can find out more in our previous post:

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