Back in my early days of playing Pokémon, I used an Action Replay to hack my Ruby and Sapphire versions. I played the game legitimately, though, up to the very end. After finishing the game, like many other gamers, I got frustrated because I could not "Catch 'em All!" because of those darned Nintendo Events. So I bought an Action Replay and hacked in
. (It was a long and grueling task.... I got a few Bad Eggs because of it.) After being content with having those two, and hacking in
because I was too dumb to do the research on how to get him, I did a whole lot more hacking, because, why not?! I replicated Master Balls, Rare Candies, all items, ...the works. ...I feel terrible about it now.
Now to the actual question... During that time of playing legitimately, I happened to come across a Shiny
! I was so excited to see my very first one! I caught it and many happiness was had. (I had done research about "stars" from wild Pokémon when my friend had that happen to him, and he had no clue what had just happened. I researched it for him. He found a brown
, but he just ran like normal. ...Poor guy....) However, during my time playing haxorz, I hacked my Shiny
up to level 100. I am going to restart my Ruby and Sapphire and play it through legitimately so I can "Catch [most of] 'em all!" I have played through my FR/LG versions multiple times to get all 212 (without and E-Reader). (Yes, I played through it over and over to get all three beasts. View my guide on how I caught them!
) Anyways, I don't know what to do with the Shiny
. I did catch him legitimately, but he is tainted by the hacked level 100 (by rare candies). Should I keep him or release him?
Currently, I have him traded over to my LeafGreen, and I have started to replay over my Ruby. But the question still stands. Keep It or Release It?
Two Total Shiny Pokémon: In Ruby: Shiny
(evolved) -> Shiny
; In Leaf Green: Shiny
(evolved) -> Shiny