Originally Posted by Fat Everstone
Is this your first time doing this, as in you never did any RNG manipulation before this? If so, I suggest doing one that's easier than this first. If you have done some before and were successful, then you will need to tell us the following and be as detailed as possible:
-Search method used for Manaphy IVs
-What mart did you pick the egg up
-How you verified your delay
-What your search results are
-How you advanced your frame
-Were you using Elm/Irwin to verify your frame
-How you did your search for the shiny IVs for the game you'll be trading the Manaphy egg
And also, provide screenshots of your Reporter windows if you want,
I'm familiar with what RNG manipulation is and how to do it; I've just found the program somewhat confusing because it's been awhile since I last did it and I'd more or less forgotten everything about how it works.
I first used a legality checker to find my SID 12912 for my HG version, where I caught my shiny Rayquaza. (This is the program I used http://shaym.in/apps/iv_checker
) My Rayquaza's IVs are 19/22/5/0/19/3.
I used the 4th Gen Time Finder to search for a seed. Method 1, 2012, 550/5000 min/max delay, 10/300 min/max frame, 31 SpA/Spe IVs, Timid nature, fixed gender, shiny only, (trainer) ID 00527, SID 12912. Clicking Generate got me a list of thirty or so seeds. I chose seed 5A0E042F, frame 29, hour 14, PID 0FAD3FD6, !!! (shiny), Timid nature, ability 0, IVs 26/29/26/31/22/31, HP Ghost with 68 BP, M/M/M/M for gender ratios.
I used the Seed to Times/Adjacent Finder and entered the seed 5A0E042F, year 2012, HGSS, with Raikou and Entei checked off (I already caught Latios in my SS version where I decided to receive the egg from the delivery man.) I clicked Generate and got a list of dates, times, and delays; all of these had Delay 1059. I chose the first one, 2012/01/01, time 14:30:59.
I entered 50 in the +/- delays boxes (though later I entered 10 because I kept on hitting a very small range around the target seed) and entered 2 for the +/- seconds/frame boxes. Again, Generate got me another list of seeds. Seed 5A0E042F, date 2012 01 01, time 14:30:59, delay 1059, Elm Responses KKPPPP~, routes 37 and 29 for Raikou and Entei.
At this point I began to use EonTimer and the whole RNG process with SS, changing the date and starting the timer when I changed the DS time to two minutes before the target time, etc. Pressed A when the timer hit 00:00 the first time at the DS menu, then again at the Start Menu in my SS when the timer hit 00:00 again. I did this and each time, used Irwin to verify the seed; usually I'd get call combinations that told me I hit seed 1053 or 1055, just a little too early. Eventually, I got the correct call combination from Irwin, and proceeded to continue calling him until I hit frame 28 (from the Time Finder). I then talked to the delivery man, got the egg, traded it to HG, and hatched it. The resulting Manaphy was not shiny, Timid, and had only three correct IVs (26 HP/22 SpD/31 Spe).
I realize now that I was looking at the wrong seed when I hit the correct delay - I got a call combo from Irwin that matched 14:30;57, rather than 14:30:59. I didn't notice this when I checked the seed and traded the egg, and I realize that this entire time I've been hitting 14:30:57 rather that 14:30:59. Is there something in particular that I need to do in order to hit the correct target second?