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    Default Did i buy a fake Leafgreen?

    OK so i ordered Pokemon Leafgreen so me and my friend and Girlfriend could all play Pokemon together, but i bought it off Amazon

    It looks ligit, the game is in the right case (translucent light green, not see through) the label is a metalic foil and not just shiny paper, and it has 2 details right that no other fake gets: the model number being AGB-002, and the print on the inside of the GBA cart.

    However the E rating on the front looks weird and everytime i boot it up it says "The Previous Save File will be loaded"

    So is it a fake?

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    Are you able to post a picture?

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    no, i dont have a camera

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    Right, umm...

    Which seller did you buy it from, and is the Nintendo sign visible on the back.
    Also, can you see the battery on the back of the cartridge?

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    The nintendo sign is on the back, but theres no battery in it at all

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    What do you mean? There is no internal battery?

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    I ripped off the logo on the Leafgreen and theres no battery on eather the front or back

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    Certainly fake. But, it's a good fake.

    No legit Nintendo game will ever say "The previous save file will be loaded. The game can be played." When I bought my Emerald off of eBay (very stupid, I know, it was fake >.<) I was obsessed with knowing whether it was real or fake. I watched video after video, read article after article.

    These are the signs to look for:
    1. Cartridge transparency (Hoenn games at least, not sure about FireRed/LeafGreen)
    2. A shiny foil sticker
    3. Sticker is centered properly
    4. An obvious internal battery in the top-right corner (usually yellowish/whiteish in color)
    5. A full "E" rating logo (not thin, but big)
    6. Writing inside the cartridge
    7. The stuff on the back (not a circuit board... the groovish things? Sorry, not good at explaining those)
    8. The cartridge feels cheap and fake, and you could tear it apart if you wanted to

    Yours sounds alright until you got to the "E" rating, and the prompt upon opening.

    I suggest you look at real cartridges if you need more information.
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    *** **** ******!

    sorry, well can it still be played?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamusTheHedgehog View Post
    *** **** ******!

    sorry, well can it still be played?
    My fake Emerald plays fine, so yes, you should be able to play it without issue. But if you are trying to migrate forward to Gen IV, it will delete your save file as it recognizes it as a fake game.

    Sorry about that. Is there any way you can get in touch with the seller?
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    My fake sapphire didn't delete either of the save files...

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    Well i dont need to transfer, as i also own a real Firered...
    but Can it link to Coloseeum and Firered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice Quatlane View Post
    My fake sapphire didn't delete either of the save files...
    I've heard of the rare occasion of the save file staying intact, but it usually doesn't happen.
    Are you trading or migrating to Gen IV?

    Quote Originally Posted by SamusTheHedgehog View Post
    Well i dont need to transfer, as i also own a real Firered...
    but Can it link to Coloseeum and Firered?
    Not quite sure about that one... you might want to look it up, or someone else may have the answer.
    Oh yeah, and I've also heard of save files being deleted after game completion...
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    maybe both will work, after all it is a good fake right?

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    Migrating. No option comes up on the menu. Completed the game, everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamusTheHedgehog View Post
    maybe both will work, after all it is a good fake right?
    By "good fake" I meant the cartridge made it look believable from a picture. I'm not sure about the data.

    Quote Originally Posted by Janice Quatlane View Post
    Migrating. No option comes up on the menu. Completed the game, everything.
    Hmm... you can't transfer at all? That might mean it has detected it as fake.
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    ok ill check that after getting my pokedex

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    Eh, fair enough. Not like I'm ever gonna play it.

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    Thanks guys for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamusTheHedgehog View Post
    Thanks guys for the help
    No problem
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    I bought Pokemon LG & Sapphire off Amazon too but they're fine/legit... I guess next time you have to consider the price too... if it's too cheap you should be suspicious...
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    I would like to post my today's experience too. I found a bundle of all 3 gen games on ebay, from UK. I bought the bundle, and all the cartridges have the model no. of AGB-002, the Nintendo logo printed inside at the bottom, just above the circuit board, the stickers don't look like they've been glued by hand, but still, I get the "The previous save file will be loaded. The game can be played" message every time I start any of the games... Also, when I try to save, the game freezes for 3 seconds, and then I get the message that I saved the game successfully. In my original PAL version Fire Red and Leaf Green copies, there's no such things. I am 99% sure they are fakes. Are they, indeed?

    I could provide screenshots if needed.

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    Yes, you are correct; they're fake.

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