(03-23-2010 03:02 AM)JoshR691 Wrote:
(03-22-2010 11:41 PM)Innocence Wrote: Does anyone here soft reset for good IV'd legendaries?
So far, almost every Pokemon I've caught has a nature that lowers one of the attacks and/or speed...I've gotten Adamant Special Attacker, Modest Physical Attackers, etc...(That being said, I haven't started breeding or anything yet)
I got a really good lugia by abusing SoulSilver's PRNG.
31 HP/30 ATK/31 DEF/27 SP ATK/29 SPDEF/29 SPEED
Took me about 3 hours to land on the right delay/second, and I think this is a good catch.
I'm planning to give it one of smogon's movesets: http://www.smogon.com/dp/pokemon/lugia
I'm trying to figure out which one, though.
And I've been curious, but how do you abuse the PRNG in HG & SS?
Also: I have to say, I like the Voltorb Flip game, but I hate losing and getting back down to Level 1, I can never get a decent amount of coins
It's very hard to learn, but you'll get great pokemon once you learn how. It took me a week to find out how to do it. If you have any trouble, just ask in the smogon forums.
No "random" number in a program is truly random. The number was created from a PRNG(psuedorandom number generator). However, PRNGs have to be started from a seed. Most programs base their seeds from time. So in theory, if a program uses time to make its seed, and its host computer froze in time, the "random" numbers the PRNG makes will always be the same, regardless of how many times the program was initialized. Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HG/SS is no exception. It bases its seed off the DS' clock. Smogoners have found out how to exploit this to get pokemon with amazing IVs.
In order to capture your Dream Pokemon, you must hit the right seed first. To get the right seed, you must reset the game and hit the continue button on the target time (right down to the second). In addition, you have to hit the right delay at the same time. Delay = a fast counter that increases by one approximately 60 times per second. It starts when you launch (or soft reset) any of the Pokémon games and stops when you press the A button on the "Continue" screen. It is not exactly 60 times per second, though, and will vary from game to game. The lowest delay an average person hits is between 600-610. Mine is 594.
First, calibrate your average Seconds/Delay. This is the part where you find how fast you can get from Resetting to Continuing, in seconds/delay format. Go to RNG reporter's "seed finder" mini-app. Click the little tab that says "Find Initial Seed by IVs." Input the time that you plan to reset the game in the tab's little text boxes (I HIGHLY suggest you reset the game at the start of a new minute) Then reset the game at the planned time (right down to the minute) and hit continue as fast as you can, and finally capture a pokemon. Enter its IVs in the same tab, and click on the "Find" button. If you soft resetted at the right time, you should get your initial seed for that attempt, and the delay/seconds required to hit that seed. Re-do this process 3-4 times to find your average delay/seconds.
If you're too lazy to find the pokemon's IVs, you can just click on the "Find initial seed by Stats". Do what you did on "Find initial seed by IVs", but capture a level 40+ pokemon and enter its actual stats instead of its IVs.
Once you calibrated your average seconds/delay, you can find a target seed that you can hit. Now search for a Pokemon with the desired IVs/nature in RNG reporter's "Time Finder" mini-app. Be sure to enter your own delay range! It will look for a seed within the range of delays and the exact frame for the IVs/nature. Copy down the seed, and paste it in RNG Reporter's "Seed to Time" mini-app. It will give you a target date, time (HH:MM
S), and a delay.
The target time isn't the time you reset the game, it's the time you press continue. Since you found out how many seconds it takes you to go from resetting to continuing, take the target time and subtract it by the seconds value that you found during calibration. The difference is the time you reset the game.
You can find out if you hit your seed or not by using the Coin Flip poketech app. Enter the target seed into RNG reporter's main menu, enter any other information (like method.. those are explained in the guide), and hit generate. Take note of the "coin flips for seed" bit. If you have hit your seed, the coin flip results in-game should match what is displayed in that bit.
Once you hit the right seed, you must hit the right frame. The initial frame is always 0. In order to advance it, you have to do special things (like walking 128 times, flipping the journal to a "caught" pokemon page, etc, the guide tells you which does which).
In addition, encountering a pokemon advances the current frame by a number based on the situation (this is called a "monster frame", the guide tells you which situations advance the CF by certain amounts.) You have to take advantage of this. Let's say you want to get a Azelf. Its monster frame is 1. The target frame is 301. Since flipping the journal to a "caught" pokemon page advances the CF by 2, I would flip 150 times to hit frame 300. Then I would talk to the azelf, which advances the frame by 1. I hit the correct target frame (301) and I got my dream azelf.
The guide only tells you how to advance frames in DPPt (not HG/SS). As a result, I decided to capture a Lugia which required me to land on Frame 1. Since Lugia's monster frame is 1 (doesn't say in the guide, only on the forums), I would hit my target frame if I just talked to lugia w/o doing anything else.
Once you've hit the right frame in the right seed, capture the target pokemon. If you did it right, you should get a pokemon with the IVs/nature/ability you wanted.
I could explain more, but the guide gives you a better understanding on how to capture pokemon by PRNG abuse. It also teaches you how to breed pokemon by PRNG abuse. I'm also pretty sure you don't want me to ramble about this moar. =P