Pokémon Wonder Trade: Beware of ‘Bad Eggs’

Pokemon Wonder Trade Bad Eggs

Players of Pokémon X and Y are in a panic this weekend.  Rumors have been going around that those who are using Pokémon Wonder Trade may become victims of a new hack which creates “bad eggs” in the recipient’s game.

If you are new to Pokémon and X and Y, Wonder Trade is a new feature found in these games which allows you to trade Pokémon with other random players.  There is absolutely no guarantee what you will receive back from the other player and you don’t know what you are getting until the trade is in progress.  Many players find it fun for this reason since it allows them to expand their Pokédex with many new and exciting Pokémon.  Unfortunately, many may now shy away from making Wonder Trades because they may get a nasty surprise at the end: bad eggs.

According to a post made on Bulbagarden, a popular Pokémon fansite, when people try to trade hacked Pokémon, they appear as bad eggs in the recipient’s game.  These bad eggs cannot be released or traded away; they will keep multiplying until all of your boxes are filled.  But, it gets worse.  They will also delete your existing Pokémon and replace them with bad eggs.  “Trade at your own risk,” warns the post.

The problem may be due to a new pokémon editing tool which was just released to the public by a hacker who goes by the name codemonkey85 on a site called GBAtemp.  It appears that the pokémon created by this tool may be causing the bad eggs to be created whenever someone trades one of them in Pokémon Wonder Trade.  Whether the creator of the tool did this by accident or with malicious intent is uncertain, but it appears that it was probably unintentional.  At the time of the publication of this article, the problems with Wonder Trade were not being discussed on the GBATemp forum or linked to the tool.  However, the timing does seem suspicious.  The tool was just released on October 30th.

Some feel that this problem may be a result of the fact that documentation is now online telling people just what to do to edit a pokémon’s attributes.  It was only a matter of time, they say, before people would begin to hack the X and Y games.  Now someone has released a tool for editing pokémon and it seems to have already lead to problems.

Hacking Pokémon X and Y seem to be quite a popular trend.  Just recently a hacker uncovered several pokémon hidden inside the game, include mega evolutions of Latios and Latias and some legendaries.  These pokémon were intended to be released to the public in special events until the hacker exposed them first.  While some players were excited about seeing the new pokémon, others were disappointed that they had been revealed prematurely.

The official Pokémon X and Y site does not appear to have many any announcements yet about the new bad egg hack found in Wonder Trade.

Written by:  Nancy Schimelpfening


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11 Responses to "Pokémon Wonder Trade: Beware of ‘Bad Eggs’"

  1. Jordan   November 22, 2013 at 10:44 am

    there’s no hacks for this game, misleading article

  2. Jordan   November 22, 2013 at 10:43 am


  3. Pokemon   November 17, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Ok I’m quite tired of this hacking crap. Sure I’m a hacker but only once when I could not find an eevee so do you blame? It’s not like Tim trying to f*** with the wonder trade. So all you hackers out their get a f****** life

  4. RacieB   November 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Agh I’m so tired of seeing this reported everywhere! There are NO hacks available yet, the only person known to have any capability of doing so is the single guy mentioned who found the event legendaries and mega Lati@s, and he has refused to do any sort of trading. Bad eggs are extremely rare, and they are error handlers brought about by random glitches. NOTHING coming over wonder trade is hacked.

  5. Poké-Oldtimer   November 4, 2013 at 7:02 am

    WHY?!! You stupid hackers! The game is easier than ever to make good Pokemon (IV, EV) in a legal way. And still you’re to LAZY to EARN your Pokemon?!
    Pathetic… just… pathetic.
    I rest my case.

    • PokeMaster22222   November 11, 2013 at 2:45 am

      Some people don’t have access to wonderful things like Ditto Friend Safaris, and don’t want to have to go through IV Breeding and Egg Move breeding at the same time.
      Stuff like PokeGen is fine, as long as the Pokémon produced is 100% legit. I don’t get how people can dislike PokeGen; ask any competitive battler how they got their Pokémon: 9 times out of 10, they will say “PokeGen”.

      • Magus Kain   November 13, 2013 at 10:14 am

        Using a hack device or program to make a “legit” pokemon makes a non legit pokemon with legit stats. Cheating is cheating. If you can’t be bothered to make/breed/train a legit pokemon, which is the whole purpose of the game, find a new game to play.

      • Saroku   December 22, 2013 at 2:43 am

        then they should go to pokemon showdown, because the pokemon games are not about hacking pokemon and battle with them but to catch pokemon, breed, train them, give them nicknames if you want, and eventually battle other players if you like that.

  6. Pokefanatic   November 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I’ve been using the wonder trade since Oct 12 and have not seen a bad egg appear in my PC once. But I’m aware now, check PC before saving if you see a bad egg in PC power off the 3DS without save and go back and chances are it’s gone.

    Love the wonder trade and never thought there was a hacker out there now ruining players games. Got a bad egg in Pearl and I’m forever stuck with it (this egg was from trying to create a Pikachu with surf and place the code in the AR by hand one part was wrong and that crewed me up).

    After that I tried to be careful of the code I’m typing in, no mistake = no bad eggs.


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