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If this is true, I'm done with Gen 5 and anything before it unless I somehow need to obtain a Pokemon that way. I have spent the last 3 generations building EVERY Pokemon to level 100, EVs, moves, and all. I was very much looking forward to the Bank to carry my work forward. Now? I basically have to start over and it doesn't sit well with me.
I'm glad they've essentially removed hacking from the game. But man does this suck.
Here's the stuff from Serebii for those interested:
[quote]A thing that has been in question for a while since the launch of the game has been clarified. In the status screen for Pokémon, and seen in trades and in the box, you may have noticed a blue pentagon next to your Pokémon. The meaning of this had yet to be determined, but has been partially revealed today. This pentagon is a confirmation of being obtained in-game. If your Pokémon has this, it confirms it was obtained legitimately in-game or through event. If not, then it has an error and has been hacked, or potentially from another region.
Edit @ 16:01: The literal definition of this pentagon, given by the Pokémon Company, is that the Pokémon is ok to use. This came from the rules of the upcoming Dragon tournament in Japan where, on looking deeper into the fine print, it is stated that Pokémon that were transferred from Black, White, Black 2 & White 2 cannot be used. There is a possibility that the mark could be for Pokémon obtained natively in the Kalos region, with other marks for Pokémon transferred, but this will not be made clear until December 25th when Pokémon Bank is released.