Despite Nintendo’s warning that individuals found guilty of utilising “illegally modified data” will be banned, hacked Pokémon continue to surface in Surprise Trades in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and although some players want nothing to do with them, others are delighted to capitalise.
It can be difficult to tell a hacked Pokémon from a legal one, but one telltale sign is that the firms who make them include their website URL as the name, presumably to promote.
They also frequently arrive with uncommon goods, like as a Master Ball, and are frequently Shiny, have incredible stats, and are at the maximum level.
One gamer, for example, received a hacked Shiny Froakie with the name of a certain website. They weren’t sure what to do with it since they were afraid that keeping it might result in a ban, which generated a debate over how to best approach the problem.
Some said that releasing them would be the best option because holding them would result in a ban, while others pointed out that this would only be the case if they performed unlawful manoeuvres. Others recommended breeding real varieties with them, putting them in a box because they look great, and taking advantage of the complimentary goods they normally come with. Some people aren’t bothered by it at all.
So there’s certainly some disagreement on the subject, and while Nintendo has pledged to crack down on it, they haven’t been able to do so yet.
Furthermore, because it was and continues to be an issue in certain earlier games, there’s a significant probability that hacked Pokémon will be present in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet as well.