Giving Yourself Hacked Pokémon Just Got Way Easier

Giving Yourself Hacked Pokémon Just Got Way Easier

Normally, Pokémon cheaters have to use devices like Action Replay to get rare (but hacked) Pokémon. But, recently, Pokemon players found an exploit that uses nothing but the 3DS camera to get rare or unreleased Pokémon — and it's ridiculously simple to pull off.

As detailed in a post by Frocharocha, as long as you don't have the New 3DS, you can acquire rare Pokémon with much ease now. That is, if you have one of the newer Pokémon games, like X & Y or Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

First, you'll need to go to your 3DS browser, and delete both your history and cookies. You can find both of these options in the settings menu:

Giving Yourself Hacked Pokémon Just Got Way Easier

Then, you need to access your in-game PC in whatever Pokémon game you're playing, and you need to leave the first slot in the first box empty, like so:

Giving Yourself Hacked Pokémon Just Got Way Easier

Try the 'organise boxes' option for the fastest results.

Then, after making sure that your character is still standing in front of the PC, press the home button on your 3DS. Open up the camera. You can do this quickly by pressing the L and R buttons on your 3DS.

Tap on the QR code reader icon, and scan your desired QR code. There are a number of QR codes available, including:

Shiny Diancie



Shiny Zygarde

Regular Volcanion and Hoopa

Shiny Melloeta

Shiny Arceus

Shiny Jirachi

Competitive Chandelure

Shiny Genesect

Event Darkrai

Competitive Gigalith

Competitve Bannete with mega stone

Aegislash 2014 WC

Surf Pikachu

Competitive battling Butterfree

Competitive battling Gyarados

Haxorus for competitive battling


Noivern for competitive battling

Regular Az Floette

Folks also have the option of generating their own QR codes here, but it can only be done via the usage of a Pokémon hacking program. There is also a subreddit dedicated to QR codes for this exploit, as well as a public Google Doc containing a list of QR codes.

Once you scan a code, you should get something like this:

Giving Yourself Hacked Pokémon Just Got Way Easier

Tap 'OK.' The 3DS should ask you if you want to open up the link. If you say yes, the browser will crash, and you'll get an error message. From here, you can go back into your game. Open up the PC, check the first slot, and voila. Your hacked Pokémon awaits.

I tried this out last night, and was able to just give myself a Mew and an Arceus, easy. The process took only a few minutes.

Giving Yourself Hacked Pokémon Just Got Way Easier
Giving Yourself Hacked Pokémon Just Got Way Easier

Of course, these aren't legitimate Pokémon or anything — so it's not exactly gratifying to just scan whatever Pokémon I desire. People do have different philosophies when it comes to hacked fake Pokémon, even though they can often be functionally identical to legit Pokémon. For now, it's unclear whether or not this exploit will be patched, but let's be real: it's not like there are normally any shortage of hacked Pokémon floating around anyway.


    OR... you could, like, not. and play the game honestly....

      Although I'm not a huge fan of the doing it and I would never take them to an official comp (not that I am that good anyway) bit it was almost essential to do this to play the meta back in black and white. Some people don't have the hours upon hours it takes to breed absolutely perfect Pokémon and when you're facing a team of perfectly stated all shiny legendary 'Mon it's either hack or get stomped on

      Normally I'd totally agree but Pokemon is the only game I can really understand people hacking/cheating. The mantra of the entire series is 'Gotta Catch them all' and yet there's multiple Pokemon, more every year, that are physically impossible to get without attending an event - which is usually only held and a small number of places and for a short time.

      For example there hasn't been a Mew event in Australia for around 4-5 years, anyone who started playing with X/Y has no legal way of getting one (outside of buying a wii, old DS, bunch of older games, etc and getting one through Pokemon Ranch - assuming you can even still find that game).
      Black/White Mythic Pokemon would be even worse, they were obviously more recent but that only means it'll be longer before we see them again (and there is no other way like Pokemon Ranch to obtain them).

        Yeah, I kinda do understand why people would do it. I'm for sure a little peeved that I missed alot of event and limited Pokes over the years. I would definitely consider doing it on a Rom/emulated version, but I'd personally feel a bit dirty having one of those on my cartridge, as much as I'd really love to have Keldeo to round out my equine themed team..

          Yeah, I got a couple a while ago back while Pokecheck was still working but I still like to keep them separate from my normal pokemon - and hopefully replace them with legit versions eventually.

        I'll be using this for Mew, I had one back in the day but the cartridge was "lost"

      It's hard for me to play a game honestly when i have to travel four hours to a state capital to receive a pokemon,

        Yeah, I guess this isn't really a "right or wrong" to do it thing. Just comes down to personal situation. For people who don't have access to these exclusives for whatever reason, its a good way to not miss out. But of course, there's always jerks out there who will just do it for the wrong reasons, and just ruin the game for others...

      So you want people to get pokemon that it's literally impossible to get in game legitimately? You know what, you try to get Mew, Hoopa and Arceus in Pokemon X and Y without a time machine or cheating.

    Damn, that's a big exploit.
    Hijacking the external communication of the trading system is one thing, directly editing save data with external tools is another, but direct code injection to the running state? Whoa.

      Yeah I'm concerned about the security implications of this. Direct code injection by URL is no minor issue, even if this use of it seems innocuous enough.

    Worth noting this is the same exploit behind the Gateway 3DS flash cart.

    Patricia, why do you post numerous articles complaining about hackers ruining Pokemon yet then post an in depth how to article on how to get hacked pokemon when it becomes easy to do?

    I had tried again and again and it is not working. My 3ds is about 2 years old. Does it matter what if my 3ds is updated to Ver. 9.5.0-23? Somebody please help me. I did everything correctly and still ended up with the same results.

      The newest update fixes the spider injection exploit that allowed the pokes to be injected into the RAM

    I already updated my system so that I can not do this. Can someone give my an Arceus. It's the only Pokemon I need to fill up my pokedex. My friend code is2595 - 2507 - 5760. Thx guys.

    Same thing with me, I already updated mine so u can't do this. I need mew and it doesn't matter if it's level one I just need it. Doesn't matter if shiny or not neither. Please my friend code is 0404-59426168 and my name is Jaden

    The only way to get it to work is if your device is 9.0 version and up to 9.5 on a 3ds system. I hear that AO Creator is trying to at least make it an all system version.

    Does this still work ? I have a 3ds version 9.2.1

    Or, you could be an adult, and quit bitching like a child screaming to his mother about cheaters. Most people who cheat have already beaten the game in question and are just trying to enjoy the game. Get the fuck over it, or don't play. Grow the fuck up.

    hi peoples my name is undeadmandy can you help me because i have a the new 3ds,2ds and dsi witch one can i use? thanks

    stupid question. it's obviously the 3ds or 2ds, why the hell would you even use a dsi for a 3DS/2DS game? it won't even fit in the cartridge. o(-`д´- 。)

    Okay, so whenever I open the browser, I always get a small message at the top of the screen saying "Failed to load this part of the page," I never get an error message or anything, what should I like, do?

      same problem for me

    What happens if I try to use it with the New 3DS?

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