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I don't think it's legit. And how do I spot/find out a cloned Pokemon?

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lt isn't legitimate in terms of how you obtain them, but as far as the game knows, it's completely legit as long as the Pokemon that was cloned has been obtained legitimately. Clones are literally clones.

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Well, there are many variables to consider when uncovering a hacked Pokemon.
A Pokemon's clone is considered by the game to be legitimate.
Of course, that is if the original Pokemon is legitimate as well. If you doubt the Pokemon's legitimacy, consider the following:

  • Location (Was the Pokemon found where it should have been found?)
  • IVs and EVs (You can use this answer. If you are having trouble figuring it out, ask me because I can calculate it easily. Not to brag :3)
  • Moveset (Does it have a legal moveset? Ctrl + F it's moves on Serebii's Pokemon page to check. I say Serebii because it states all ways to get a move on that Pokemon)
  • Level (Does it have a legitimate level? This seems rather obvious, but check anyway :P)

That's all I can come up with for now. If you want you can also use one of the many Legitimacy Calculators over the internet also. Most of them are downloadable to my knowledge, but yeah. :D

Hope I helped. :)

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>Cloning glitches are glitches in the Pokémon games that enables a player to make an exact copy or "clone" of a Pokémon.

It really depends on your perspective. I don't consider it 'legit' but some players may, as it isn't a direct form of hacking or anything. However it is an abuse of a glitch, so it's not exactly a good thing to do.

You can't spot a cloned Pokemon really. This is due to it being a perfect replica of the original Pokemon - so as long as the original Pokemon was completely valid, and not hacked, the cloned one will be too.

>The cloning glitch in Generation VI works much the same as the method in Generation I, by breaking off a trade between two nearby Nintendo 3DS systems connected via infrared connection. Depending on the timing, the first Pokémon may be cloned, the trade may complete, or the Pokémon will be erased. However, the chance of a Pokémon being erased is small and this method is not known to pose any harm to the player's save data. Most Pokémon will clone at about 3 seconds, although it has been observed that some held items impact the time taken to clone.