How to Use Pokesav for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl: an Idiots Guide to Technology




About: 'A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.' - Someone famous, probably

this is an instructable on how to use Pokesav which can be found here. just click on the download pokesav link and a message will prompt to open it. just download it and open it up, and you should get a window that has a whole bunch of stuff that looks like this.

EDIT: For those of you who want to make legit, super powerful mega charged pokemon, go here. It's a pokedex with all the pokemon and stats and everything you need to know. In other words, check out the pokemon you want to create, make only a couple of the stats maxed out for that pokemon. For example:

Raichu = make Special Attack and Special Defence stats really good because that's closer to normality

Garchomp = make Attack stat really supercharged because it can.

DO NOT SUPERCHARGE LEGENDARIES because now, that's just cheap, rigged,and downright virtually imposible.

Oh, and for that link, there's also a whole bunch of goodies that will help you on your pokemon journey and hacking :). Okay, maybe just journey, but things like damage calculator, balanced team tester, etc will help you lots.

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Step 1: Opening a File

unfortunately, this instructable is for those who have supercards or R4s, but im sure you could do the same stuff with an action replay. i think that the main difference is that for the R4 (which i have), you can actually edit the SAV file, and for the AR, its just to input cheats.


plug in your R4 and open the file from the pokesav by clicking OPEN and going to your R4 memory chip.

Step 2: Fiddling Around With Poksav and Your Sav File

now that you have opened your sav file, its time to fiddle and mess around with the stuff you have done. i've played pokemon for a couple months before i realized what pokesav was, so i beat the game and completed the sinnoh pokedex BEFORE using pokesav. i just used it to build my team with sweet pokemon. and i dont go on wifi so it doesnt really matter.

you can do LOTS of stuff with pokesav, like change:

amount of money you have
your name
your rival's name
pokemon stats
mystery events

and many, many more...

Step 3: Changing Your Pokemon

now i will go over how to change your pokemon's stats, and other stuff. just go to the pokemon you want to edit, and click on EDIT. then a window should pop up.

if you have an empty slot in your party, you can make a new pokemon from scratch, but you cant change the sprite. i'll show you how to CHANGE a pokemon's stuff.

Step 4: Changing the Stats

now we can change the stats of your pokemon. you can change any stat you want, and it will make the pokemon better (or worse if you want.)

Step 5: The End

leave a comment if you want me to post more about changing your pokemon and the mystery gifts. have fun with you SUPERCHARGED POKEMON!!!

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    37 Discussions


    8 years ago on Step 5

    i downloaded pokesav then scaned it with avg it had 2 infections so i deleted it i got it off where did u get it or did u get one with an infection


    10 years ago on Introduction

    i doenst work for me. it wont go onto my game but i do have an r4 card


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Um... you need to go into further detail on how to make them look legal. If I were to use your instructable to create a pokemon and somebody looked at it who was a professional at checking them (I am) they would be able to tell that it was a hack.

    1 reply
    Justin Lamid_kai

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Well instead of changing all the stats to 999, just change the individual value and effort value to max. or just change certain ones to make it more legit. go to some pokemon list website and make sure the moves, abilities, etc are actually possible with that pokemon. like don't give all your pokes wonderguard because that's a dead give away. same as teaching a magikarp how to fly, thunderbolt, flamethrower, etc.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    So does this pokesav work on macs? i downloaded pokesav from but when i opened up the program it went to Font Book probably because there is no application for it. any suggestions? i hav an r4 and i want to put codes on it so i can make a team, get lots of pokemon, and own my friends. :) please respond


    10 years ago on Introduction

    if you leave one of the check\text boxes alone will the left alone ones not effect the game? for example: if I change the name do I have to change every thing else like my ID or pokemon, ect.?


    10 years ago on Step 1

    An R4 is a type of flashcart capable of playing .nds files that you can download from the internet. You are able to find some pretty cheap flash carts on Types of flashcarts include: R4, Acekard 2, Acekard RPG, and CycloDS (probably the best one out there). Flashcarts are quite useful and I suggest you check one out. If you do buy one and need help contact me at


    10 years ago on Introduction

    i gots a level 100 wondertomb!suckas!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Help, When I use pokesav, its too big and i can't see it all please help!