This Pokémon Modder Isn't Angry, They Just Want Their Old Pokémon Back

For decades, Pokémon has enjoyed a robust hacking community, with players scouring for unannounced Pokémon, letting people create wildly unbalanced creatures, and generally letting them screw with the series in unconventional ways. The hacking of a Pokémon game begins immediately, and so it’s not shocking that, only days after Pokémon Sword and Shield were released, people began seeing what they could do. It was also not surprising one of the first major efforts was adding old Pokémon into the game, as evidenced by modder SciresM revealing they’d snuck Omanyte back in, one of many Pokémon that didn’t make the cut.

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