Titan's Guide to 5th Gen RNG Abuse
Section 1: Index/FAQ
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Section 1: Index/FAQ
Oct 8th, 2012
This guide was originally written by ProjectTitan313. It has been hosted on two other places: TheGamingForum (the original guide), RNGForums (Original + Wondercard section), and finally now here at Smogon, the very heart and soul of RNG Abuse. This is directly copied from my own backups, so it may be formatted badly / weird colors / broken links, I'll fix things as soon as I can.
The Great Index
Section 1: Index/FAQ (your looking at this one atm)
Section 2: Concepts/Terminology
and Terminology (skippable, but a good reference)
Section 3: Calibration
DO NOT skip this part. Its required. Soooo many noobs forget that.
Section 4: Stationary Abuse
Use this for Cobalion, Kyurem, ect. Starter Pokemon are Gift pokemon.
Section 5: Breeding
All about making obscenely powerful palette swapped bunnies.
Section 6: Wondercards
Laughably easy, deceptively simple. Easiest RNGing ever baby.
Section 7: Wild Capture
Grab your balls.
Looking for a TID/SID section, or abusing Starters? I have done both myself, but I used (and greatly recommend)
Princess of Johto's TID/SID guide
=== BW2 users, READ THIS ===
BW2 RNG is similar, but this guide covers BW1, NOT BW2. If your doing BW2, here's the basics:
- You CANNOT abuse eggs, at all, it will never be supported. Its also near completely useless. No new egg moves, and more Timer0.
- BW1 has 2 Timer0 values. BW2, you'l have a
of 5. None are common. It trolls everyone.
- If you use Memory Link,
keep it checked
at all times.
- Kyurem's chamber, in BW2, has random PID advancements. In case you weren't being trolled enough. Pitches are HIGHLY
- Use pitches. You don't want to try BW2 without it; I'm a fucking maniac for doing so.
- The Levitating Psychics (Uxie, Azelf, Mesprit, Lati@s) are not roamers. They are Stationary. Uxie has at least 5 wandering NPCs. Mespy/Azelf have none.
- Methods and general process is the same: hit seed, chatter, obtain that Pokemon.
- My guide does not cover Pitches: I myself can't seem to use them. You'll have to do your own research.
You can find the latest RNG Reporter Beta
will have to use PPRNG, also in the link above. It has a nice GUI, so you'd use PPRNG in place of reporter is all. It looks different, but should do all the same stuff you'll see here :)
Q1) What is RNG?
A) "RNG" is an acronym for Random Number Generator, a software program that produces seemingly random numbers to produce seemingly random events. When someone says that they RNG'd a pokemon or they got a pokemon in a trade with a known RNGer, they are referring to someone who manipulated there game's RNG to hatch, catch, or receive (Wondercard, V-Create Victini for example) a flawless or near flawless Pokemon. RNG Abuse allows virtually anyone to get high IVs, a desired Hidden Power type, or even (and including) Shiny Pokemon.
Q2) So, is it hacking, like Pokegen or an Action Replay?
A) No, its not. I here this question a lot. Simply speaking, Pokegen and Action Replay forcibly alter your games code to achieve the resulting pokemon, or in the case of Pokegen or Pokesav, they can edit a pre-existing pokemon to change IVs or Ability, anything really. These programs/devices interact with your game to sort of bend it to your will. RNG Abuse does not use an Action Replay, cheat codes, or any external hardware or software: your DS and your game cart are all you need. You cannot RNG a Sturdy Shedinja, or a Wonder Guard Spiritomb. You can try, but you will fail.
Nintendo THEMSELVES allow RNG abused pokemon into official tournaments. They do, in fact, tolerate it. There is zero risk of your game becoming illegal or being turned away from an official tourney.
But, as a necessary note, I really don't hate hacking. I will fight a legally hacked Salamence, as far as I'm concerned its all the same in battle. As long as its not something crazy like impossibly high stats or obviously hacked abilities, it all falls before my might. [/egostroke]
RNG is mainly for people who don't have an AR or an emulator/flashcart to use with Pokegen, or people who really want there own, legitimate pokemon without any need to hack or potentially mess up in pokegen and get invalid trash bytes or illegal TIS/SID combos or invalid PIDs, ect.
Q3) Is it hard?
A) Not entirely. You may be overwhelmed by terminology or the hundreds of options in RNG Reporter.
I will put it bluntly.
to RNG is hard. You will probably have to re-read this guide a few times, find YouTube videos, or ask questions to an actual human being. Its normal. It is time consuming at first. It took me a week. I was confused, RNG Reporter was complicated as hell, and I didn't get the results I wanted in the first try. You will make mistakes, but you can and WILL learn from them. I will include pictures, definitions, explanations, and troubleshooting as best I can.
Q4) You said I just needed my game and DS. So what's RNG Reporter?
A) RNG Reporter is like a bus schedule or a calender. Its actually a calculator. Confused?
RNG Reporter, once you have found your parameters (which Reporter also does, with your help of course), it will be able to find seeds; the date, time, and frame to pick up your desired pokemon. You tell it what you want to hatch, catch, etc, and it tells you when to turn your game on and obtain it. Its like waiting for an event to happen, except you know exactly when it happens so your already prepared and waiting for it. See what I mean by "its like a bus schedule"?
Q5) I've read other guides, and they say that DSi and 3DS aren't supported. I only own a 3DS/DSi, so I'm screwed?
A) Wrongo. That guide or post you read is just outdated, that's all. Standard Seeds, which is pretty much everything we'll be doing here, are fully 100% supported on DSi and 3DS. There are some differences here and there, but those will be noted and explained when necessary
This guide is big. It will take me a while to finish, a few liters of Mountain Dew, screenshots, editing, lots of pizza, etc.I won't be able to do videos as I simply lack the resources and intelligence to do it. My goal is to make RNG Abuse as simple as humanly possible. If you do not understand something or would like a better/alternate explanation of something, or I missed something important, feel free to let me know.
This guide is, unless otherwise noted, written entirely by one egotistical ginger by the name of ProjectTitan313 for his favorite forum, namely thegamingforum.org. As noted earlier, I have also posted it at RNG-Forums and now Smogon. If you see this guide elsewhere, do let me know.
Its just a (hopefully) helpful guide to help you get some shiny, flawless bragging rights- err, Pokemon. Don't copy and paste this to some God-forsaken blogging site or take credit for it as your own. I take pride in my work.
Don't print this off and try to sell or market it. Its illegal. In many countries.
You are free, however, to print this off or save it for an offline copy, link to it on another site, whatever.
If you'd like to host this on another site, just ask. I don't bite and will probably say yes. Or maybe not .
Just use common sense ^_^.
The info in this guide will be current up to
RNG Reporter 9.95
I don't know how to use PPRNG (the Mac equivalent) and have never used it. I will try to keep this up to date as my free time/attention span allow.
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