Gotta Hack 'em all?
We previously reported that The Pokémon Company has been becoming more strict with hacked Pokémon in the competitive scene and that doesn’t seem like it’s goign to change anytime soon. As a new report from Kurt, the creator of popular hacking tool PKHeX, shows that almost 50% of VGC 2023 rental teams contained hacked Pokémon.
According to the data roughly 17% of World Championships teams had hacked Pokémon on them, possibly even the 2023 champ Shohei Kimura.
To be clear, just because these Pokémon were hacked does not mean they were stronger than competitors. More often than not players hack Pokémon to save the time of grinding and raising the Pokémon themselves.
Some will even trade with someone else to build teams and are left unaware if the Pokémon they received was built legally or not.
If you want a full breakdown of the data we highly suggest checking out Kurt’s thread above.
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