Originally Posted by Fat monkeyman192
damn... so it doesn't work like sapphire and I would have to catch a shiny on emerald to know my SID?
is the TID/SID generated using the seed for R/S? if so, is it not generated by the seed for emerald?
When you start a new game on Emerald, the seed doesn't start from 0, it's generated similar to FR/LG. The TID is generated based on a timer that runs at something like 16 MHz, and isn't abusable even on emulator. There is literally no way to do it on a retail cart. Catching a shiny is an option, but an easier method (assuming you can't just use an AR code) would be to catch 6 Pokémon, Pal Park them, and then upload one to Pokécheck
to see the SID.