Whenever I log onto GTS the place is full of idiots. A majority of the trades expected are really unfair. I often look at random Pokemon and the only ones that people seem to want are Mew, Celibi, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Suicune and Latios... Even if they're offering a really common Pokemon like a Pidgey, Pikachu or Wurmple. It really makes me so angry. How can anyone take these people seriously? How hard is it to obtain a legit mew and how easy is it to obtain a legit Pidgey? I think that GTS should enforce a system where people can only do fair trades, so you would need a rare Pokemon in turn for another rare Pokemon. I think that some people are gullible enough to fall for it, otherwise, especially young children who don't quite understand the games.
I thought that the GTS filtered out most hacked Pokemon? My boyfriend used an action replay to get a shiny Mew, he wanted to see if it would really trade and the GTS wouldn't accept it.
I tried it so that I could see it for myself and it just says "this Pokemon may not be offered for trade!".
Personally I don't think that there is anything wrong with AR. It's a very personal descison. If someone doesn't mind raising their own hacked shiny Mew then I have nothing against them, just as long as they don't try and trade it to someone claiming that it's a legit. My boyfriend claims not to like hacked Pokemon, but he has two hacked lv99 Electravires and they're both very powerful. He has released the rest of his hacked Pokemon, though. I also have a hacked Garchomp on Lv100 and it's the only one I have caught and haven't released. I want to keep it because it has exceptionally high stats. that's my Pokemon and I'm not trading it to anyone else. We both bought an AR for the Shaymin and Arceus events, as we live in Stroud in England and it's only a small villiage. We can't afford to travel to a Pokemon event. I also like to use AR to get TMs and stat enhancers.