Originally Posted by Fat RuukaRiou
In case I missed one of the rules for this thread, I apologize beforehand. If that's the case, please help me find the right thread for this post.
So I've spent the past few days reading about RNG abuse and how it works (I'm completely new to all this) and I'm trying to figure out how to RNG abuse so that I can hatch a Shiny Manaphy. Now, I'm aware of the shiny check that keeps Manaphy Eggs from hatching shiny in the games they are sent to (from the Pokemon Ranger games), and I know that if traded to another game they have a chance of hatching shiny. First, some info about what I have: I have a DS Lite and a DSi, and I have copies of D/P/Pt/HG/SS that I can hatch the Manaphy in. My Platinum currently has a Manaphy Egg waiting with the Green Man in the Pokemart. I have two naturally caught shiny Pokemon - an Alakazam from Pearl with PID 6D97761, SID 144, and seed 3199F24B, and a shiny Rayquaza from HeartGold with PID 815DB127, SID 12912, and seed A5CC18E7. I calculated these using RNG Reporter 9.96's IV to PID/SEED window with Method 1 and IVs, nature, Trainer ID, etc. (though with the Alakazam I'm hoping the given numbers are correct since there's a -tiny- chance that I may have messed up its EV training and thus don't have its correct IVs.) In any case, I tried using the RNG Reporter 9.96 and tried using the information I have to search for a list of possible seeds for a basic shiny Manaphy (max IVs, Timid nature, Method 1 etc.) but after clicking the "Generate" button, the RNG Reporter doesn't give me any results. I'm wondering if I missed a particular step with the main guide I've been using (Revised 4th Generation RNG Manipulation guide http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3467154
) that's keeping the RNG Reporter from producing results, or if there's something special I need to do in the case of finding a seed for a shiny Manaphy. I've read this guide several times already and I'm still a bit confused with how the RNG Reporter works. I've searched for explanations on how to RNG for a shiny Manaphy (such as this one, hope I'm not breaking any rules for writing this URL https://sites.google.com/site/pokencg/rng/howto/guides
), and so far, I haven't found any guides that go in a little further detail, like step-by-step instructions on what to do to get a shiny Manaphy egg. So, if I could get any help on what's going on with the RNG Reporter and how to use it, as well as some general info on what steps I should take in order to get a shiny Manaphy such as finding seeds, I would greatly appreciate it. Again, I apologize in case I missed any of the rules for this thread/posting in forums in general - I'm new to using the forums (but not Smogon University's Strategy Dex, The Smog and such.)
The reason it came up with nothing in the search is because shiny flawless frames are very rare unless you've specifically RNGed your ID/SID combo to make a certain ideal flawless frame shiny.
If you really want the manaphy to be shiny, you'll have to expand your search criterea and perhaps lower the IVs you're after. If there are any IVs you don't really care about, don't search for them.
As for anything special about the manaphy egg, just make sure you're using the ID/SID combos of the games you'll trade the egg to when you've obtained it in your searches. I'm assuming you're doing this already, but it's still worth a mention.
If you really cannot go without a shiny flawless manaphy, then you'll have to look into using Pandora's Box to RNG an ID/SID combo to make a specific frame shiny. http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3467154
has various details about different parts of RNGing, search it for Pandora's Box.