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I think I have something a bit interesting to share...
Depending on your target time, your seed, and the lead pokemon you have...the encounter slots could be uniform the moment you've sweet scented on your target time.

Consider my case: It appears that every time I choose a target time of 2:03:06 at 3/24/2011 in my game, for a spread of 31/31/31/7/31/31 (2932 delay, seed = 51e866cc, C-gear seed = ffdc4650) using a Jolly Syncher...
I almost always ended up encountering a Level 33 Female Regenerator Mienfoo in Dragonspiral Tower, even if I've missed my seed. I also came back to Dragonspiral later, and used the same target time...and what ya know...I again encountered a Level 33 Female Mienfoo, with the Regenerator ability.

Later I also attempted to catch Joltik using a different seed, and again it seems that on one particular target time, I either encounter a Level 24 Male Unnerve Joltik or a Level 24 Female Compoundeyes Joltik...but rarely encountering the other pokes present in that particular floor in Chargestone Cave.

Is the target time sort of connected to some PIDRNG right?
 
I think I have something a bit interesting to share...
Depending on your target time, your seed, and the lead pokemon you have...the encounter slots could be uniform the moment you've sweet scented on your target time.

Consider my case: It appears that every time I choose a target time of 2:03:06 at 3/24/2011 in my game, for a spread of 31/31/31/7/31/31 (2932 delay, seed = 51e866cc, C-gear seed = ffdc4650) using a Jolly Syncher...
I almost always ended up encountering a Level 33 Female Regenerator Mienfoo in Dragonspiral Tower, even if I've missed my seed. I also came back to Dragonspiral later, and used the same target time...and what ya know...I again encountered a Level 33 Female Mienfoo, with the Regenerator ability.

Later I also attempted to catch Joltik using a different seed, and again it seems that on one particular target time, I either encounter a Level 24 Male Unnerve Joltik or a Level 24 Female Compoundeyes Joltik...but rarely encountering the other pokes present in that particular floor in Chargestone Cave.

Is the target time sort of connected to some PIDRNG right?
It's actually not that unusual; that's just your hitting a specific frame of your Non-CGear seed over and over again. Since you're resetting at around the same second, it makes sense that you keep getting the same one. Try holding down A or B as your game loads up next time, and see if you get different results.
 
One more question for tonight. I notice that I hit yes and turn the C-Gear on RIGHT after the timer stops. Should I try to be doing this a little earlier before the timer stops or am I fine? I ask because I have my stylus literally next to the yes button, and then I go for it as soon as I hear the beep, but I was afraid I wasn't being precise enough.
 
At the very least when you have 1 calibration down, you'll be so close to hitting your seed (if not outright) that you'll only have to do very minor calibration to hit the exact one you want instead of toiling for hours like the initial one. For example, the one I caught Reshiram on was -2, and I had to just up it a bit to -4 to catch a different seed/delay combo.

As for your question, either way works, just be consistent in how you do it. I personally find the beeps throw me off and I have my sound off, but every person's different. The key is consistency though, if you do it one way one time and the other way another time, you'll just end up confusing your timer more than likely.
 
Im using eon timer, but I rely on pika timer for the beeps (so easy for me be consistent with it).

And what do you mean when you say 1 calibration down? I've heard this but I don't understand.
 
Sorry if this question is about non C Gear, this is a simple mathematic matter:

is that correct that we can target Frame 1 spreads with non CG ? Because, if I'm not wrong with the calcs:

1 (target) -1 (Initial) -1 (starting) +1 = 0 advancements
 
What is the Delay? I missed my target iv's and when i caught the pokemon, its IV's were in one of the results at the bottom in the "if you messed up, you got one of these" section but once i know which result I got, what do I do?
 
What is the Delay? I missed my target iv's and when i caught the pokemon, its IV's were in one of the results at the bottom in the "if you messed up, you got one of these" section but once i know which result I got, what do I do?
You want to update the timer, with the delay you did hit. Keep rinsing and repeating and you will hit it, just pray your synch works.
 
I was told by someone that they were using emloop, and since I was always comfortable with it, I just wanted to know if there ever needs to be any tweaking with it, or do you just put the delay in, have 60 for the first timer, and go from there?
Well, it's unlikely 60 will work for the first timer... The first timer plus the second timer has to add up to the seconds you want to hit. So, random example, say I want delay 2010 at 22:48:30. Put 2010 in the box, and that gives a wait of 33.5. Assuming I'm starting with the calibration set to 0 (is 4.5 the default?), I need to have a first timer that's long enough for me to reset, and adds to 33.5 to make the 30 seconds I'm aiming for; so, if I have a first timer of 56.5, that gives me long enough to reset, and I need to set my DS clock to 1 minute ahead (i.e. 22:47) to end up on 22:48:30 exactly as the second timer finishes. Then to calibrate; say I'm hitting a delay of 1998 pretty consistently. So, my delay is 12 too low. I add 12 to the target delay in the box to give 2022. My wait changes to 33.7 seconds. So I adjust the first timer to 56.3 to make up the difference.
 
Still curious what I need to do.. (look up a few posts)
Also, as for frames: Is there a way to get the frame up in the hundreds without having to count steps for hours? Does entering/leaving a cave change the frames (or anything else)?
 

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Does it matter if I walk like 5 or more steps after the 128 steps frame advancement?
If it works the same as gen 4, it *might* matter. You might pass the exact point at which the frames advance within those 5 step, meaning you have advanced the frame 2 * # of party members. Then again, it might not.
 
Still curious what I need to do.. (look up a few posts)
Also, as for frames: Is there a way to get the frame up in the hundreds without having to count steps for hours? Does entering/leaving a cave change the frames (or anything else)?
If you can get to a PC, withdrawing a Pokémon increases the frame (by 7, I think).
 
If it works the same as gen 4, it *might* matter. You might pass the exact point at which the frames advance within those 5 step, meaning you have advanced the frame 2 * # of party members. Then again, it might not.

Yeah i should try being more precise, but I never read anything of 5th gen having a step counter.
 
Yeah i should try being more precise, but I never read anything of 5th gen having a step counter.
Oh, this gen certainly has a step counter. I know this from personal experience. You could, theoretically be on step 127 and then only need to step once to advance your frame by the number of Pokemon in your party, You need to be careful of that.

Edit: I should be more clear. If you saved you game and you were on step 127 and then you started your game and advanced by 129 steps instead of exactly 128 then you would advance your frame twice by the number of Pokemon in your party. So, if you had 5 Pokemon in your party you just advanced your frame by 10 instead of 5.