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Posted by Cuban B (Member # 1119) on 03-27-2001, 03:35 PM:
hey all. i just picked up Stadium 2 and in the back of the booklet (p-51) it states the following:


If you try to use any Pokemon from your Game Boy game that have been enhanced or altered by a trick, code, quirk or enhancement device, there is a strong possibility that your Game Boy Pokemon data will be erased. It is also possible that using such data will make it impossible to play some parts of Pokemon Stadium 2.

anyone know the verity of this claim?

i'm concerned because i've used the in-game box dupeing trick, and that seems like it might fall under this kind of thing.

i'm asking here, in Sakaki Tower, since i figure if anyone knows the truth about this, it'd be you guys.



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Posted by Jman (Member # 618) on 03-27-2001, 03:52 PM:
Isn't that what they said about R/B/Y?

Really, I think they're just trying to make you think twice using GameShark.

'Course, I could be wrong.

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Posted by Muku (Member # 1052) on 03-27-2001, 06:32 PM:
As long as you use the codes correctly, nothing will get screwed up...

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Posted by Ho-oh Master (Member # 1216) on 03-27-2001, 07:33 PM:
Jman and Muku are right. They just don't want you to GS your game. They don't want you to cheat to win. If you really want to, though, you can. It won't ruin the game.

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Posted by Mick_Hale (Member # 419) on 03-27-2001, 10:23 PM:
Nintendo keeps on saying that, and it couldn't be further from the truth. There is always the slight chance of your game getting deleted when using a gameshark, but chances are it won't happen.

There is only one thing you need to watch out for, and that's illegal movesets and stats. Stadium will reset your stats if they are illegal, and illegal moves will be shown in purple in PokéSta1. I'm sure it won't be much different in 2. The Box Trick has absolutely nothing to do with cheating. It's an in-game trick that was placed there due to lack of memory and is perfectly legal, even more so than missingno. Box duping I'm not familiar with, but from what I've heard about it, if you did it right and you can see you did it right, it's all good.

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Posted by cfalcon (Member # 19) on 03-27-2001, 11:52 PM:
Let me rephrase that line:

You little chimpies have gone through this game in and out, and every innocent programming mistake becomes world news, known by more people than the nations that border Chile, and by several orders of magnitude more than know the chief justices of the United States. In the off chance you have found some fucked up thing that lets you use an illegal monster, or you have somehow destabilized your data so that it is gradually going downhill, it isn't our fault if Stadium doesn't recognize it as valid. While Stadium doesn't try to do anything but read your data, it is technically possible that you maggots somehow fucked up the binary so much that it just looks like bad data to us. It isn't our bad if it gets screwed up.

If you shark normally, there won't be problem. If you shark illegal stats on legal monsters, stick the wrong moves on everybody, give yourself infinte money, modify genes, do in game things that let you refight bosses or gain infinte whatevers, that's fine. It is very possible to develop codes that just wipeout valid chunks of data with garbage, and it is technically possible that one of those wouldn't create a problem until Stadium sees it.

Don't worry about it much.

or done something totally scr


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Posted by PoKamek (Member # 257) on 03-31-2001, 03:38 AM:
They speak the truth.

I blatantly sharked myself a full Pokedex at the beginning of the game, and nothing's happened to my data yet.

My Level 100 Espeon (also sharked) disappeared, but then it reappeared after I found out that it was me accidentally changing the number of Pokemon in my party to two. :/

Go fig...

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Posted by spunman (Member # 1181) on 03-31-2001, 06:56 PM:
i never did understand that. in g/s (and probably crystal, haven't checked) there's room on your belt for seven pokémon, because it uses spot seven for the stop byte. why do they need a stop byte if there's a byte up front that shows how many spots on your belt hold pokémon? O_-
Posted by Yay Porygon (Member # 810) on 03-31-2001, 08:46 PM:
Man, I scared myself. I was looking in the Boxes, and some of the critters flashed, and some of their moves flashed. I thought it was saying I sharked them (I didn't)...then that perhaps it was highlighting move combos (Morning Sun + Sunny Day)...then finally realized it was the GS critters that couldn't be traded. ^_^


Posted by Togepi3 (Member # 608) on 04-03-2001, 05:16 PM:
So THATS what the flashing of the pokemon mean...

<Togepi used Metronome!>
<Togepi used Metronome!>
<Togepi used Metronome!>
<Togepi used Splash!>
<No effect!>

Posted by Muku (Member # 1052) on 04-03-2001, 07:46 PM:
*sigh of relief*
I thought my game was screwed up because they were flashing...

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