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Emerald Battle Videos - RNG abuse (GP 2/2)

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  1. Hozu

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    Emerald Battle Videos

    At first glance, battle videos don't appear to have any useful purpose, other than for entertainment. However, a video can be used to save and restore a specific PRNG value. Using a battle video allows cart players to reach frames that were once thought to be out of reach, as one can advance to a very high frame and save a value within quick reach of the target frame.

    How it works

    When you enter a battle in the Battle Frontier, as soon as the screen fades to black, that PRNG value is stored. To save the video, you must win or lose the battle—quitting doesn't allow you to save. When you view the battle video, the PRNG doesn't advance at all (not even the normal advance every frame). The value remains unchanged until the first turn begins to play out.

    To find out the PRNG value stored in the video, simply use EonTimer set at a low frame like 1000, start the timer at the same time you press B to exit the video, and encounter a Pokemon when the timer runs out. A stationary Pokemon Pokemon would be ideal, as it's easier to find out what frame you hit. Determine the frame you landed on, subtract that value from your target frame, and add that to the value in EonTimer.

    Tips/misc. info

    The RNG advances twice as fast when you're in a battle (except in the Battle Frontier, where the RNG doesn't advance at all except for battle calculations). Combine this with battle videos to advance to high frames even faster.

    By using multiple battle videos, one doesn't have to leave the game on for one continuous period of time. Save after saving a battle video, and then load it to continue to advance the RNG another time. It would be a good idea to test the PRNG value stored for each video made to keep track of the current frame.

    The only Pokemon that can't be RNG abused using battle videos are the starter, Castform, and the roaming Latias or Latios. Because the game resets after beating the Pokemon League, players can't take advantage of a different starting seed from starting a new game.

    Battle videos can be saved in any facility, except for the Battle Pike and Battle Pyramid.
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    Emerald Battle Videos

    At first glance, battle videos don't appear to have any useful purpose, other than for entertainment. However, a video can be used to save and restore a specific PRNG value. Using a battle video allows players to reach frames that were once thought to be out of reach for cart players, as one can advance to a very high frame, (RC) and save a value within quick reach of the target frame.

    How it works

    When you enter a battle in the Battle Frontier, as soon as the screen fades to black, that PRNG value is stored. To save the video, you must win or lose the battle—quitting doesn't allow you to save. When you view the battle video, the PRNG doesn't advance at all (not even the normal advance every frame). The value remains unchanged until the first turn begins to play out.

    To find out the PRNG value stored in the video, simply use EonTimer set at a low frame like 1000, then start the timer at the same time you press B to exit the video, and encounter a Pokémon when the timer runs out. A stationary Pokémon would be ideal, as it's easier to find out what frame you hit. Determine the frame you landed on, subtract that value from your target frame, and add that to the value in EonTimer.

    Tips/misc. info

    The RNG advances twice as fast when you're in a battle (except in the Battle Frontier, where the RNG doesn't advance at all, except for battle calculations). Combine this with battle videos to advance to high frames even faster.

    By using multiple battle videos, one doesn't have to leave their game on for one continuous period of time. Save after saving a battle video, and then load it to continue to advance the RNG another time. It would be a good idea to test the PRNG value stored for each video made for the purposes of keeping track of the current frame.

    The only Pokémon that can't be RNG abused using battle videos is the starter, Castform, and the roaming Latias or Latios. Since the game resets after beating the Pokémon League, player's can't take advantage of a different starting seed from starting a new game.

    Battle videos can be saved in any facility, except for the Battle Pike and Battle Pyaramid.


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    Ah yes, it was ready. Thank you.
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    Emerald Battle Videos

    At first glance, battle videos don't appear to have any useful purpose, other than for entertainment. However, a video can be used to save and restore a specific PRNG value. Using a battle video allows cart players to reach frames that were once thought to be out of reach for cart players, as one can advance to a very high frame, (remove comma) and save a value within quick reach of the target frame.

    How it works

    When you enter a battle in the Battle Frontier, as soon as the screen fades to black, that PRNG value is stored. To save the video, you must win or lose the battle - (change to emdash and remove surrounding spaces) quitting doesn't allow you to save. When you view the battle video, the PRNG doesn't advance at all (not even the normal advance every frame). The value remains unchanged until the first turn begins to play out.

    To find out the PRNG value stored in the video, simply use EonTimer set at a low frame like 1000, then start the timer at the same time you press B to exit the video, and encounter a Pokémon when the timer runs out. A stationary Pokémon Pokemon would be ideal, as it's easier to find out what frame you hit. Determine the frame you landed on, subtract that value from your target frame, and add that to the value in EonTimer.

    Tips/misc. info

    The RNG advances twice as fast when you're in a battle (except in the Battle Frontier, where the RNG doesn't advance at all, (remove comma) except for battle calculations). Combine this with battle videos to advance to high frames even faster.

    By using multiple battle videos, one doesn't have to leave their the game on for one continuous period of time. Save after saving a battle video, and then load it to continue to advance the RNG another time. It would be a good idea to test the PRNG value stored for each video made for the purposes of keeping to keep track of the current frame.

    The only Pokémon Pokemon that can't be RNG abused using battle videos is are the starter, Castform, and the roaming Latias or Latios. Since Because the game resets after beating the Pokémon Pokemon League, player's players can't take advantage of a different starting seed from starting a new game.

    Battle videos can be saved in any facility, except for the Battle Pike and Battle Pyaramid.


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    <div class="author">By <a href="/forums/member.php?u=76392">Hozu</a>.</div>
    
    <ul class="toc">
    <li><a href="emerald_rng_intro">Introduction and General Preparations</a></li>
    <li><a href="emerald_rng_part1">RNG Manipulation of Bred Pokémon</a></li>
    <li><a href="emerald_rng_part2">RNG Manipulation of Method 1 Pokémon</a></li>
    <li><a href="emerald_rng_part3">RNG Manipulation of Wild Pokémon</a></li>
    <li><a href="emerald_rng_part4">RNG Manipulation of Egg PIDs</a></li>
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    <h2>Emerald Battle Videos</h2>
    
    <p>At first glance, battle videos don't appear to have any useful purpose, other than for entertainment. However, a video can be used to save and restore a specific PRNG value. Using a battle video allows cart players to reach frames that were once thought to be out of reach, as one can advance to a very high frame and save a value within quick reach of the target frame.</p>
    
    <h2>How it works</h2>
    
    <p>When you enter a battle in the Battle Frontier, as soon as the screen fades to black, that PRNG value is stored. To save the video, you must win or lose the battle&mdash;quitting doesn't allow you to save. When you view the battle video, the PRNG doesn't advance at all (not even the normal advance every frame). The value remains unchanged until the first turn begins to play out.</p>
    
    <p>To find out the PRNG value stored in the video, simply use EonTimer set at a low frame like 1000, start the timer at the same time you press B to exit the video, and encounter a Pokemon when the timer runs out. A stationary Pokemon would be ideal, as it's easier to find out what frame you hit. Determine the frame you landed on, subtract that value from your target frame, and add that to the value in EonTimer.</p>
    
    <h2>Tips/misc. info</h2>
    
    <p>The RNG advances twice as fast when you're in a battle (except in the Battle Frontier, where the RNG doesn't advance at all except for battle calculations). Combine this with battle videos to advance to high frames even faster.</p>
    
    <p>By using multiple battle videos, you don't have to leave the game on for one continuous period of time. Save after saving a battle video, and then load it to continue to advance the RNG another time. It would be a good idea to test the PRNG value stored for each video made to keep track of the current frame.</p>
    
    <p>The only Pokemon that can't be RNG abused using battle videos are the starters, Castform, and the roaming Latias or Latios. Because the game resets after beating the Pokemon League, players can't take advantage of a different starting seed from starting a new game.</p>
    
    <p>Battle videos can be saved in any facility, except for the Battle Pike and Battle Pyramid.</p>
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