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Published on December 12th, 2013 | by Firestorm

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Pokémon X & Y Version 1.2 Patches WiFi Exploit

Version 1.2 has been released for Pokémon X and Y and is available from the eShop. This patch is required to go online with the games as of December 12th, 2013. This patch fixes the exploits which allowed players to see Pokémon data being transmitted during wireless communication (be it battles or trades). We expect that after today’s Pokémon Global Link is finished with maintenance, we’ll also see the return of Rated Battles. Additionally this fixes:

  • Some Pokémon not learning certain moves after evolving in a Wonder Trade
  • Captions not being unlocked for PR Videos

To update your game:

  1. If you have a physical copy of the game, have the game card inside the 3DS.
  2. Go to the home screen of your 3DS and select the eShop option (the shopping bag).
  3. Search Pokémon
  4. Download the patch for the game you have (X or Y)

The patch is 236 blocks. If you did not download Version 1.1, this patch includes that.

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is one of the co-founders of Nugget Bridge and the Community Manager for eSports Tournament Platform Battlefy. He has been playing Pokémon since 1999, competitively since 2007, and attending tournaments since 2010. He lives in Vancouver, Canada with a degree in Interactive Art & Technology + Communications. You can follow him on Twitter at @rushanshekar.



24 Responses to Pokémon X & Y Version 1.2 Patches WiFi Exploit

  1. Deitylight says:

    Now let the VGC training commence!

  2. Silvershark says:

    Well, I was betting Instacheck would die on the 13th. A day off isn’t too bad. I couldn’t even figure out how to get it to work anyways, so back to MM’ing for me… 
     
     
     
    … at least until folks find a way around this patch.

  3. Scott says:

    Guess it might be time to dust off the 3DS and get streamin’, then…

  4. mattj says:

    free wifi was soooooooo boring

  5. Cybertron says:

    well, there’s the motivation I needed to man up and purchase this capture card

  6. Back to hatching all the eggs before checking their stats. xD
     
    Obviously SVs are gone too now, so we won’t be having any of those to take time away from breeding.  But if it means secure battling, I’m all for it.

  7. Fatum says:

    Well, I was betting Instacheck would die on the 13th. A day off isn’t too bad. I couldn’t even figure out how to get it to work anyways, so back to MM’ing for me… 
     
     
     
    … at least until folks find a way around this patch.

    Today is the 13th, at least over here. :P

    I find it interesting that NB has been faster on this news than the other sites I’ve been looking at for info. Good job, haha.

    Hope the Battle Analyzer won’t get counter-patched then…

  8. shinryu says:

    Just out of curiosity on the technical side, how does it patch it? Does it encrypt the data or whatever I was seeing be suggested or what exactly?
     
    …and no I’m not looking to break it, I am not a techie, just curious. Though of course, the sad part is someone will always find a way to break it, just hopefully will take them until whenever the new handheld or generation starts.

  9. KobraTail says:

    If I remember correctly, the Battle Analyzer used the same software that Instacheck used. So if we update instacheck, doesn’t that mean that Battle Analyzer will come with it?

  10. I don’t know the technical details of the fix but I would assume they encrypted the connection. If so, I don’t think Instacheck or Battle Analyzer can be fixed for the foreseeable future.

  11. Kanga says:

    So if you have to manually go to the e-shop and download the patch if you have a physical copy of the game… Does that mean one could still use Instacheck if they had two unpatched versions of the game? I told a friend late last night I’d help him ID some of his eggs so we could try to get him some shinies.
     
    I sure am glad now I followed through on my sudden compulsion to get Instacheck working late Wednesday night. It took me about seven hours to do it and I was up until 5 AM the next morning, but I got three really good shinies out of it.

  12. Everybody stop.
     
    Happydance. :3

  13. backlot says:

    Great, now I can finally use all these Pokemon I’ve been breeding since rated battles went down.

  14. KillerConall says:

    I think it is workpth noting that on the GL website it states
    ‘The current Rating Battle season, Season 1, will end at 2:59 p.m. EST on December 23, 2013.?’
    So those people wanting to jump straight into VGC 14 battles will have to wait until Christmas or continue to battle against teams that can have potentially illegal Pokemon.

  15. DaWoblefet says:

    Never fear, http://nuggetbridge.com/forums/topic/3191-instacheck-is-dead-but-keep-your-shiny-values/! Spinda may become our new favorite Pokemon when RNGing very soon!
     
    Also, if the obvious play works and not updating to 1.2 allows people with 1.1 to still use Instacheck, I encourage anyone who is not currently battling on Wi-Fi, or doesn’t plan to be regularly until the VGC ladder comes out, to NOT update their copy of X or Y just yet. However, I expect there will probably to be some sort of restriction that says “you can’t use online functions until you update” , which I’m sure will apply to battles, but I’m not so sure if it’ll apply to trades. I’m going to try to test this afternoon and see what results I discover.

  16. statz says:

    I tested it this morning. Anything requiring an internet connection (trade, GTS, etc) requires you to download the patch.

  17. Expert Evan says:

    I’m not sure whether or not this update patch will affect cloning when using the local trading glitch. Can anybody confirm. I was going to try later on.

  18. PokePimp says:

    I keep hearing term instacheck. What exactly is it and what does it do?

  19. PreyingShark says:

    I’m not sure whether or not this update patch will affect cloning when using the local trading glitch. Can anybody confirm. I was going to try later on.

    Tried it. Just cloned a shiny Zard.

  20. Legend says:

    Tried it. Just cloned a shiny Zard.

    ive been trying for a while and i still cant get it >< idk what im doing wrong. even doing the mississippi trick you use xD

  21. PreyingShark says:

    I don’t do Mississippis anymore. I use circle rotations. You know that pretty ring of colors that’s on the right-hand side of the “Communicating” dialog box? 1.25 to 1.5 circle rotations is the timing. I start at 1.25 and if I can’t get it I go a bit later.

  22. Legend says:

    I don’t do Mississippis anymore. I use circle rotations. You know that pretty ring of colors that’s on the right-hand side of the “Communicating” dialog box? 1.25 to 1.5 circle rotations is the timing. I start at 1.25 and if I can’t get it I go a bit later.

     
    ill have to try this. Thanks.

  23. NixHex says:

    This is great, I’m way behind on VGC training. I really don’t mind the death of InstaCheck / SV hunting, I was getting pretty tired of tracking down people and waiting, or thinking “crap why did i save after i hatched that flawless charmander?” Less stress for me.

  24. Rokinho says:

    free wifi was soooooooo boring

     
    ikr! ranked makes things more interesting.

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