My question regarding this is:
what are the countries that are recognised as "different" by the game?
I've heard conflicting information, that if the game was bought in a different country, the Pokemon obtained will be counted as different and will be compatible for the Masuda method, and the other side is that there are only a few specific countries where the Pokemon caught will be recognised as different (Japan, France, Germany, UK etc.).
I was wondering if it's determined by language? So say I get a US game and a UK game, for all intents and purposes, the Pokemon caught in those two games do not count as being from different countries, and only games with different languages count.
If I get the English or Chinese version in Hong Kong, will that count as different from the UK game? Or is it that only the Chinese version will count, due to language? (Actually I'm not too sure if there's even a Chinese version; I don't think they bothered with it & it's just in English.)
I hope someone can clear this up; I've heard way too much conflicting information about the Masuda method.