Hi, on GameFAQs I got into this multi-hundred post argument on whether or not abusing the RNG is considered cheating. Now, these kinds of topics are usually derailed by mob mentalities after the first few replies, so a certain viewpoint becomes cemented, so instead of leaving the topic at this I will produce the two opposing viewpoints. The argument that it is cheating relies on the fact that it is a random number generator. By figuring out the pattern, we have made it unrandom and thus violated the rules of the game as set forward by GameFreak. My own viewpoint, and the pro-RNG abuse one, is that having figured out the RNG is no different than having made any other variable in the game visible when it was invisible, such as EVs or IVs. If abusing the RNG is cheating because it shows us what was hidden, by the same logic EVs and IVs being made visible is in violation as well. Furthermore, I propose that abusing the RNG is not cheating because you are confined to the parameters of the game and thus playing by its intended rules. No data is being overwritten and no memory is being changed. I'd like to hear good discussion over this.