Hi, I really couldn't find this topic anywhere else and I think it's an interesting one so here it is. A place to discuss any and all funny/bad/awesome/interesting experiences you've had when buying a used pokemon game.
I hope this is in the right place and if it isn't well I'd appreciate someone's help to relocate it. If the thread must be closed then so be it, I just hope someone opens up a good thread of similar topic in the appropriate place.
I'll start off with my most recent used game experience:
I am an American pokemon player from good old Austin, TX and I imported a pokemon white from Japan. "Why?" you ask? To use the Masuda method of course. (I could trade for a japanese pokemon from the GTS, but my dorm's wifi does not like my 3DS XL. I very recently figured out how to connect it and it's still pretty sketchy) Anyways, it took about a month for the game to ship from Japan and once it did I was so excited. This is where story time begins -.-
I then found that Japanese games only work on a fat DS or DS lite, so I had to ask around for one. Luckily one of my close friends had one to spare so I borrowed it. With no charger. I ordered one off amazon and two days later I had a working fat DS with Japanese pokemon white.
I start up the game, excited to finally get all of White's exclusive legendary pokemon onto my Black version and that sweet baby making machine: Japanese Ditto. BUT. Instead of being blank, there was already a save file of a female player... I look at her pokedex entries an it was at 504.
I open up her save file and in her boxes I find a box called "Single" with several level 100s trained with great movesets, a box called "doubles" with more competitive pokemon. a box with EVERY legendary except Deoxys and Victini, and a box with a few shiny pokemon. Including a shiny Mew. The rest of her boxes had many pokemon from past generations, some just for dex completion, some were actually trained and a whole box of Dittos.
I hit the jackpot!
It took me two days of nonstop trading over infrared to get everything in my Black boxes.
Now I am one happy trainer
still looking for Deoxys and Victini though.