Duped

By Nora Berger

If there is one thing for Pokemon card collectors to have anxiety over, it is related to counterfeit cards. Especially on the internet. Nine times out of ten, a buyer mentally questions the authenticity of the cards for sale or the integrity of the card seller, himself. After all, the images of the cards might not be a scan of the exact card that a buyer will eventually receive. Even the internet seller could be unaware that the card in question is a fake. Regardless of the circumstances, there is no denying it: counterfeit Pokemon cards exist.

But what about cards that are not for sale on the internet? What about neighbors who sell cards? Tag / Estate sales often feature kind faces. The sellers are sometimes kids who believe that they have outgrown their Pokemon card collections. I am a kid so I trusted Cole* and his “kind” face. I was duped.
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Game Hackers:Preventing The Spread Of Fake Pokemon

Written by Leonie Herson

As games become more advanced due to developments in technology, so too has the ability to hack into them. This can have serious side-effects for players of the Pokemon game franchise.

Devices such as Action Replay are able to trigger events, create areas and high level or rare Pokemon not usually accessible by normal gaming means. Why this has become such a difficult issue is due to people trading and selling illegitimate Pokemon. For an unsuspecting gamer, suddenly finding the means to obtain rare Pokemon would seem like a dream come true. As many would probably say, this way of receiving Pokemon should not be trusted. Receiving a hacked Pokemon may cause implications not only during Wifi battles, but to the whole game itself.
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