According to a user and the use of analysis tools, he has determined that 44% of the Pokémon used in official competition were illegal or hacked.
We were a little surprised by the news, but looking at the trend in recent years it seems that there were no surprises for the veterans in this. It turns out that during the recently concluded Pokémon World Championships 2022 in London, hacker Kurt (@Kaphotics on Twitter) revealed that 44% of the pocket monsters used in the VGC (the actual Sword and Shield tournament) were illegal or hacked pokémon.
What does this mean? Well, under natural conditions it is impossible for such pokémon to exist with some of their stats or attacks. The truth is that in the rules of this year’s championship (series 12, which ends tomorrow 31 August) there is no mention of how to breed (or create) the pokémon that enter the competition, only the times in each match, the pokémon that can participate and those that can use the Dinamax form (typical of the Sword and Shield Pokémon titles). The stats and attacks of each one, nothing.
So, although in our normal game these pokémon may be considered tricked or hacked, they are perfectly valid for official competition. Modified or not, the excitement of the final between Eduardo Cunha and Guillermo “KastyTP” Castilla will not be spoiled by anyone.