I’ve seen some confusion about the blue pentagons, so I figured I’d clear it up:
The blue pentagon means the Pokémon was caught or hatched in Kalos. It has nothing to do with legitimacy. I used Misdreavus and Mismagius as an example, two Pokémon that are unobtainable in XY without transferring. I used the Mismagius throughout the game in White and transferred it up, it has no pentagon. I then bred it and hatched the Misdreavus, it has a pentagon. All transferred Pokémon will not have a pentagon, regardless of how it was obtained.
If someone receives a shiny Pokémon as a gift, and it has no blue pentagon, DO NOT harass them and tell them that it’s a hacked Pokémon and therefore worthless. First of all, that is extremely rude. Secondly, the lack of a blue pentagon does NOT mean it’s been hacked
Piper’s fantastic series to illustrate the entire Pokedex marches on, and here is the latest installment! As usual, Piper’s take on each Pokemon is fun, creative, and delightfully well executed. Be sure to follow along on Tumblr or Twitter for all the latest updates.