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Username of Scammer: NoToRiousBrawL
In-Game Name: Max <-----------\
Friend Code: 5114 9347 3943 <-----These change. He has MANY different Friend Codes and in-game names.
What happened (post the story of what happened here, including all evidence you may have): Let's get started, shall we?
If you're looking for the tl;dr version, see the bottom.
Before I explain my part, I need to make sure to state that only NoToRiousBrawL and Serebii Moderators may post after myself. We do not wish to start a flame war, and we only want Moderator intervention and BrawL's defense.
This scam happened a few months ago, but I decided to shrug it off, hoping he would change, like of Ken Kesey's concept of the Therapeutic Community in his One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Now, It's simply needed to get him and his hacks out of here, since I saw he has changed; for the worse. How?
MAF means Mother Fucker. Sorry for avoiding the Filter; I really hate swearing in general, especially because I haven't said one before, but it needed to be said. Clicky clicky the picture if you don't believe me. This was a PM he sent me on Neoseeker.
What? You-you still don't believe me? Check this VM he sent me. Page 60 if he deletes it, Moderators.
I'd also like to note a few facts as "keep-in-mind's" while you read through my case.
1. - NoToRiousBrawL has been brought up before in the blacklist. In fact, he's been brought up 3 times before.
2. - NoToRiousBrawL was convicted of a scammer. There's no getting around that. However, HE DID get around the Three-Week ban scammer's should receive.
3. - NoToRiousBrawL has two trade shops, which is against the Trade Shop rules.
4. - NoToRiousBrawL has flamed on us both, breaking Serebii Forum General Rules. (Noted by Ikhana).
5. - There are tons of unhappy traders who have traded with NoToRiousBrawL, other than the ones posting here. Keep them in mind.
6. - This problem is being ignored because of a common reason, as surveyed by myself; NoToRiousBrawL has escaped previous blacklisting cases because of personal bias. This is from users saying "he's a goooood trader!!! Plz dont BL him!! ;(". For that sake, I am PM'ing more Mods to come read through this case to prevent personal biases from getting in the way. Again, I remind you DO NOT POST unless you are blacklisting someone, or are NoToRiousBrawL or a Mod making comments.
...Alright, hopefully by now, after Ikhana, and myself, you can see he's not the person you think. Now, it gets interesting.
I was traded a Korean DW Banette by my now-partner Nero Jinous. He is very particular about his Pokemon because he doesn't like clones (let the record show Nero does not like clones), and he traded it to me uncloned in exchange for my Uncloned Pokemon. I got it and kept it uncloned for the sake of it's value. Until, Brawl offered me a Korean CInema Celebi for it. Back in those days, they were nearly impossible to find, so I said yes, why not?
BrawL was fine with me Cloning it; he just wouldn't trade it. Ours was a very fair trade, since the Banette was one-of-a-kind; him and I would be the only ones with it.
We traded it, and everything was going well; I was a kid with something very valuable, and he got something valuable as well! The back story to this scam was needed to show that a trade was completed, because BrawL could be the only one that could have uploaded it to Pokecheck; also, he will probably delete it upon seeing this post. [Attention is to the lower-right corner]
In fact, Pokecheck Admin Kaphotics can confirm that it is on Kevin24 (BrawL's shop partner) shared account, "Pokeman1". [Nero's ID is 22225]
Ok, enough about the Trade, we can see it happened. On to his Celebi.
Since I (like everyone else) naturally trusted him, I didn't worry about anything. He told me it came from a Korean Forum. A Korean Forum, can you get anymore reliable than that? Well, he couldn't provide any pictures of it, or who he got it from, or where this "Forum" was. Hmmmmm.......
So, with that in mind, here's the 'Celebi' he traded me.
Something bothered me later on, when he had corrected a Movie Golurk that had a hacked OT; the OT was a female OT, when Bulbapedia says its always male.
So, I asked DannyB01 (A well-renowned event collector and checker) here on Serebii if Cinema Celebi could have a Female OT. Infact, it cannot, and he told me I had aquired a hack.
I was so furious when I heard this, because I gave away something priceless for a bad hack he could have generated in 5 minutes. So, I held my peace, and kept the hacked Celebi a secret in my PC Box, hoping he would change. As it is quite clear, he didn't, and I saw he was conning everyone; not just me.
Later, I combined all my discoveries.
1. It has a Female OT. Yeah, already proven.
2. It has a Date that matches the date of Ikhana's hacked Manaphy. Coincidence? Keep reading.
3. It has a Jaboca Berry. Jaboca Berry is impossible to get on 5th Generation without hacking.
4. It has Pokerus. I thought he didn't trade Pokemon with Pokerus... or am I wrong?
Oh, what's that? You-you see it now? Maybe we see a common theme here? Great, maybe I'm not just a zombie behind a screen.
Maybe I am
There was 4 things wrong with it, and he did not mention ANY of them to me.
Another point I'd like to make is this happened just before Ikhana had been scammed by BrawL. Ikhana had proved that BrawL knew the Shin Sae Gae Manaphy was hacked, and still traded it to her. AKA, a scam. My Celebi also had the same date as the hacked Manaphy. Using a P-> Q, Q -> R method, I think it's a safe accusation to say BrawL knew my Cinema Celebi was Hacked, and that they were generated the same day with the same intent; to get something valueable for something worthless. AKA, scam me.
This last point kinda made me laugh. Hopefully, you can find something comical about it as well. Enraged and engulfed, I naturally took Ikhana's side in her blacklisting of BrawL. As said, it happened right after I was scammed, but I decided to keep my case still a secret. I posted in the Blacklist thread helping Ikhana before they were deleted. Seeing my post, he came to me and offered me a replacement Cinema Celebi; the "notorious" Modest Cinema Celebi. This one turned out legal, as mentioned by DannyB01 here. NoToRious called it "Kaphotic's Celebi", after the Pokemon Researcher on Smogon and the same Pokecheck Admin mentioned above. I had asked him about it, if he went to Korea and got one of them, and you know what his answer was?
He never got a Celebi. He never actually went to Korea. So, where did this Celebi come from...?
If you've skipped down to here because of the tl;dr version, read the above before flaming on me by PM/VM; otherwise read along. If you've endured the entire thing, props to you, and get ready for the closer. Using my case proving his personal bias against me, and Ikhana's current and previous case proving BrawL's dishonesty, it's safe to assume he's not trustworthy and a complete, incompetant, and immature trader. Using the previous case with Ikhana and BrawL, him saying he knew the SSG Manaphy was hacked, in accordance with the relevant-ness of my case with Rare-Korean Event hacking, and the fact that my Celebi had the same date a her Manaphy, It's safe to assume he knew he was scamming me, and It's definitely safe to say these originated from the same person. On account to Kaphotic's witness statement to disprove the Modest One's source, in accordance to my case showing the Korean Forum as the Hacked Celebi's source, it's safe to assume these were created by someone, and someone here on Serebii. Ultimately, knowing he is distrustful, knowing he scammed me, knowing both the Manaphy and Celebi hacks came from the same person, knowing that the Celebi was created here, and knowing that both the Modest Celebi and the Jolly Celebi that was an edit from the Modest Celebi on DannyB01's conformation before being spammed by someone here, I'd say its safe to say that user is NoToRiousBrawL, and that he is in fact, a hacker.
EDIT: THIS JUST CAME IN.
BrawL is now banned on Projet Pokemon. PM courtesy of Bond697.
EDIT2: More incoming info.
Definitions used / Works Cited:
Legit / Legitimate - Obtained in game with no use of external device, using only the Pokemon game and registered Pokemon items where applicable.
Legal - CAN happen in game, but created by an external device.
Hack - Cannot happen, and did not happen within the game.
Smogon - Pokemon forum for Competitive battling. www.smogon.com/forums
Neoseeker - Gaming website / forum. www.neoseeker.com
Pokecheck - a pseudo-GTS, allowing for uploading and distributing Pokemon. www.pokecheck.org
DannyB01 - Event collector. Has many resoures for event-checking.
Kaphotics - Pokemon Researcher, Admin of Pokecheck, and hails from Smogon.
tl;dr - Too long, didn't read.
Hacked Celebi - I have this still, so if anyone needs a copy to look at, PM me and I can send you my evidence.
All displayed PM's / screenshots are unedited in every way.
Click here if you need more proof that he's two-faced.