You can now register your save file and use Pokécheck on public wifi and stop OT hijacking in your account options.
Sprites have been updated with the new Black 2/White 2 contents.
Check the IVs, EVs, PID, secret ID, hidden power type and power of your Pokémon and compare them with a base of commonly distributed hacks - learn more in the Frequently Asked Questions
Check if your Pokémon is legal using our exclusive generation 5 legality analysis
You can receive a copy of any of your pokemon holding a premier ("clone") ribbon. Pokécheck is not for creating hacked pokemon
- go to pokegts.us, or find yourself a nice distribution server.
You can transfer your generation 4 Pokémon to generation 5 - no restrictions, no ribbon added.
Show an exhaustive overview of a pokemon before trading it by linking to its page or export it to a .pkm files to use in ROMs or transfer to another save file
Your pokemon are safe - they are never actually traded or deleted from your game. Happiness is not reset.
When you connect to the fake GTS, your IP is saved for 24 hours to allow the script to find which pokemon you sent. During this delay, you can
create an account and claim these pokemon as your own to reuse or delete them later. After this delay, the IP address is deleted
but the pokemon is kept in the public database. To avoid cloning only claimed pokemon can be exported to .pkm
Frenquently asked questions
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Q1:I found a bug, or think a feature is missing or not working. What shoud I do?
A: Please send a report to the email address at the bottom of this page. Your questions will be answered and we have in several instances added features that were suggested by users, like the box system or the download queue. We also rely on users to report any bug.
Q2:I get error code 13267 when I try to deposit a pokémon.
A: Error 13267 means the pokémon was rejected by the game's own checks. Since they are done before the pokémon is actually sent to the server, there is no way to deposit such a pokémon on Pokécheck or any GTS. A pokémon can be rejected if it has a move it cannot learn, or an ability it cannot have (including hidden abilities on generation 5 pokémon), or if it is missing some basic data (language, version). It can also happen if the pokémon failed to pass the word filter even after being renamed - for instance, Weedle, Nosepass, Cofagrius. In this case, giving them a nickname can help you solve the problem.
Q3:When I deposit a pokémon, it loses its nickname and the OT name is changed to Kuro*/Shiro*. What causes this?
A: Black & White have a built-in word filter. If it deems you are using an inappropriate nickname or trainer name, it will remove your Pokémon's nickname and change your trainer name to Kuro* on Pokémon Black and Shiro* on Pokémon White. If your trainer name is blacklisted, all the Pokémon you deposit on the GTS (official or not) will be renamed in this way.
Q4:How and why can I register my save file?
A: The main goal of this feature is to prevent other users from editing your public Pokémon and reuploading them on their account, which can damage your reputation as a trainer. Because of how registration works, it also makes it possible to use Pokécheck for users who otherwise couldn't, because they are behind a proxy or if they use a public hotspot to get wifi access. To register your save, you first follow the instructions on the front page to set your primary DNS address. Then, enter the GTS on that save. If you haven't done so already, try to deposit any of your own Pokémon and make sure you get error 13266/it is rejected. Start a search for any Patrat (generation 5) or Pidgey/Bidoof (generation 4), there will be one result from a scientist named Pokéchk. Enter thie 10-digit nickname and 7-hexdigit O.T. name on the options page to complete registration. For each registered save file, a new set of options will appear allowing you to chose if other users can make your Pokémon public as well as other options. If your save file is registered, there will be a new button (Clone on GTS) on the stats page of your Pokémon. This works like the other download to GTS features except you will get an exact copy of your Pokémon, which will be marked as having been cloned on the legality analysis and if you delete it, it will remain in the Pokécheck database (in non public, non private status).
Q5:How can I deposit a Pokémon holding a gift ribbon on the GTS?
A: No pokémon holding a premier or classic ribbon can be deposited on the GTS. You will find some event pokémon with those ribbons in our database but they were imported from external .pkm files. It is however possible to check the stats of such a Pokémon. Save and upload a battle video featuring the Pokémon on the GTS and use the VS. Player to view its stats, including IVs and EVs.
Q6:How to transfer a generation 4 Pokémon to my generation 5 game?
A: First, you must deposit on pokécheck the pokémon you wish to transfer from your DPPt or HGSS game. Then, log in to pokécheck and associate the deposited pokémon with your account. In your user page, select the pokémon to transfer with the left checkbox and click "Queue selected gen 4 pokémon for PokéTransfer to gen 5". Finally, go to the GTS on your black or white game to receive the transfered pokémon. Start a search on the GTS to be reconnected and receive the next pokémon. Note that pokécheck does not add a premier ribbon to transfered pokémon because of how annoying the normal procedure is, nor to events that already come with a premier or classic ribbon..
Q7:Which held items are not removed when downloaded from Pokécheck's GTS?
Q8:How do you make a Pokémon public so anyone can download it, or private to prevent other users from seeing it?
A: Pokécheck offers different access levels for your Pokémon. If you don't claim a pokémon, it will be available in the public database after 24 hours but its PID will be truncated and nobody will be able to download it on the GTS or as a .pkm file. If you claim a pokémon, il will have the same status but you will still be able to download or export it. You can also decide to make it private, making it invisible to other users and to the search engine. Finally, you can decide to make a pokémon public by checking the 'Public' checkbox associtated with the pokémon in your user page - if you do, its full PID will be displayed and other users will be able to download or export your Pokémon. Don't forget to save your changes with the "Save public/private status of pokémon" button.
Q9:What are public boxes and how do I make one?
A: You can make any non-default box public using the "Enable public view" link above the box contents in your user page. Once a box is made public, a link to the public view of the box will appear, this is the link you should share. In this view you can see the moveset, nature, item and ability in a format similar to Pokémon Online of each non-private pokémon inside the box. This is especially useful if you want to showcase your team or pokémon you are trading. Note that it is not required to make Pokémon in a public box public, in fact if you want to use this feature for trading you should probably NOT make your Pokémon public.
Q10:What to do with .pkm files extracted from Pokécheck?
A: You can load .pkm files with PokeGen or Pokesav to import them on your emulator or flashcard save file. You can use IR-GTS or ShinyGTS to redistribute the Pokémon on the GTS, and pokegts.us for cloning without the ribbon restriction of Pokécheck. Remember that we strongly discourage cloning and editing in most cases, as this defeats the purpose of playing the game. You should play on a simulator like Pokémon Online if you don't like to IV breed, EV train and level up.
Q11:Does using Pokécheck make my save file illegal for official Nintendo events?
A: If you only use Pokécheck for depositing and IV checking there will be no trace at all on your save file. However, we suggest you do not use the download or PokeTransfer features, and revert your DNS settings to auto before any official event. Pokémon downloaded from Pokécheck without GTS metadata will use a dummy Pokécheck trainer than can be seen in Unity Tower, your gen 4 adventure log and GTS rendezvous. In general, you should never use downloaded Pokémon in competitions or on Random Matchup.
Q12:What causes the following message in the legality analysis of a pokémon: "Invalid terminator sequence in trash bytes"?
A: This message means the pokémon's nickname or OT name was edited in an external program like Pokesav or Pokegen, but some residual data in those names doesn't match the way it is normally generated by the games.
Q13:Why does the nickname and OT become incorrect / Japanese when I import a pkm file?
A: It means you are not using the correct generation format. Trash characters appear when you import to generation 5 while the pokémon was actually in gen 4 form. In that case, you must use the "Import Generation 4 .pkm as Generation 5 pokémon" button for the file to be converted. On the other hand, if you use the "Import Generation 4 .pkm as Generation 5 Pokémon" on a Pokémon that is already in generation 5 format, its name can become Japanese.
Q14:When I link someone to the screenshot of a Pokémon they are denied access.
A: Creating screenshots is a costly process for our server and only the registered owner of a Pokémon can use this feature. If you want to give a link, give the address of the status page of the Pokémon instead.
Q15:What is GTS metadata and why is it sometime unavailable?
A: GTS metadata if information about the trainer sent along with Pokémon on trade on the GTS. It contains the OT name, IDs, location, language, version, trainer class, number of international trades and game progression and it is used to display the trade partner in Unity Tower and for GTS rendezvous. GTS metadata becomes available when the original trainer of the Pokémon connected to the Pokécheck GTS at least once. As such, it might be unavailable on Pokémon you got in trades or imported. If the original trainer also registered his save file, Pokécheck will also display whether the Pokémon is owned by the OT of a given Pokémon.
Q16:How to use the export to BBCode feature?
A: BBCode is used to format text on bulletin boards. Using this feature, you can create a forum-friendly list of the Pokémon contained in a box. Select the Pokémon to include and click "Export to BBCode", you will be sent a text file containing preformated information about each Pokémon. You can customize the output format in your account options: enter the template with the help of variables that will be replaced by the appropriate values for each Pokémon.
Q17:What can I do if my ISP is blocking Pokécheck's DNS server?
A: Easiest solution is to use another internet connection. Once you have registered your save file it is safe to use Pokécheck on a public network. If you really have no other option you can still use the battle video feature to access the essential stats of any Pokémon, even those with a gift ribbon.
Q18:Is Pokécheck affiliated with Nintendo or Game Freak?
A: Absolutely not. Pokémon and all associated trademarks are copyrighted by their respective owners.