Is there a way to tell if a Salazzle used to be male?

  1. Would using a Salazzle that used to be a male Salandit get you disqualified in a tournament?

    User Info: MegaArceus

    MegaArceus - 2 weeks ago

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  1. There may be a way but I'm not actually sure if the game works how I think it does. When the Pokemon is first generated (either in the wild or from an egg), the game generates a random number to compare against the species' gender ratio, which determines whether this Pokemon is male or female. If that number is saved in the Pokemon's overall data, then you could check it via hacking, and then compare that number to Salandit's gender ratio (7:1) to see where it would have fallen on that spectrum. If it's within the male range, then you'd know that this Salazzle was evolved through illegitimate means, because the Salandit was male. Someone with access to Pkhex or a save editor would need to confirm whether this random number is saved or discarded after the Pokemon is obtained because I don't know.

    Of course, even if this information is saved in the data, none of it is visible to the player under normal circumstances. And as for tournaments, we'd have no way of knowing unless someone was willing to try it. In the past Nintendo has been known to let certain obvious hacks slide through, even ones that were blatantly visible to onlookers. So we don't know what kind of data they are or aren't scanning for.

    User Info: -hotdogturtle--

    -hotdogturtle-- (Expert) - 2 weeks ago 2   0
  2. Your idea is sound, and that is how the games used to work, but since they keep changing things it's not how newer games work.
    If a Pokémon was caught in Gens 3 - 5, the number used is saved within the Pokémon's data.
    But for Pokémon caught in Gens 6 - 8, the games don't save the number used to generate the gender, just the resulting gender.

    So since Salazzle only existed since Sun and Moon, nobody can tell if a Sword/Shield Salazzle was originally male or female.
    But for say, a Vespiquen that was originally a Combee that was caught in Diamond/Pearl, then transferred to Sword/Shield, you could potentially identify the original Combee's gender with a save editor.

    User Info: yasoukyoku

    yasoukyoku - 2 weeks ago
  3. Even if this method worked, it would only work for salandits caught in the wild or hatched from eggs - a salazzle caught in a raid at below its normal level, which is entirely possible, could have a value on the "Male" end of the spectrum.

    User Info: TheGolux

    TheGolux - 2 weeks ago
  4. If the information can be seen by hackers, it can be seen by Nintendo. Anyway, logs are created saying it was once a male even if the current game is fooled into thinking it was always a female. Therefore that's an immediate red flag to the algorithm once you access Nintendo's servers.

    User Info: Plaz99

    Plaz99 - 2 weeks ago

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  1. I'd have no real way to check but somehow I don't think the game would remember this information post evolution

    If it managed to evolve the in game checks have clearly been fooled into thinking it's female

    User Info: AlternisDim1996

    AlternisDim1996 (Expert) - 2 weeks ago 3   2
  2. You're wrong. Logs are created whenever you interact with a Pokemon's information (catch it, give it a mint, level it up, hyper train it, alter save data, etc.). The game may presently be fooled that your Salazzle was female, but there are logs stored which show the entire history of your Pokemon, including its gender. Please don't go giving out answers to important questions if you don't know what you're talking about.

    User Info: Plaz99

    Plaz99 - 2 weeks ago
  3. Logs are created whenever you interact with a Pokemon's information (catch it, give it a mint, level it up, hyper train it, alter save data, etc.). The game may presently be fooled that your Salazzle was female, but there are logs stored which show the entire history of your Pokemon, including its gender. So the game is constantly comparing all the information of your character, Pokemon, your actions, etc. That information is stored in the game's memory itself. However, when you access NIntendo's servers via Official Competitions or Ranked Matches, the information is sent to those servers, and an algorithm compares the info. If there's comflicting information (such as your Salandit originally being male and is now a female Salazzle, or your character starting off with the blonde male preset, but is now a trainer with the white, brown haired female preset), it registers a flag, which then prompts either a manual review by an employee then a punishment, or a punishment via the algorithm.

    User Info: Plaz99

    Plaz99 - 2 weeks ago 0   0
  4. Most punishments are dished out via manual review, so there is hope.

    User Info: Plaz99

    Plaz99 - 2 weeks ago
  5. Salazzle cannot be male only female

    User Info: KingEzra123

    KingEzra123 - 1 week ago 0   1
  6. Back in moon, ultra moon, etc. Only female salandits were capable of evolving into Salazzle. I hope this helps

    User Info: darkdeity9

    darkdeity9 - 2 weeks ago 0   5

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