PPRNG Guide - Introduction
Due to the efforts of researchers in the forum, players have been able to reliably acquire Pokemon with desirable natures, IVs, shininess...whatever they wanted ever since the 3rd Generation of Pokemon. This is all thanks to recognizing what makes the Pokemon games run: a pseudo random number generator determines what event will occur at a given time. The researchers compiled their knowledge and created a program known as RNG Reporter, which turned such intricate values into easy to follow directions. However, this program only works on Windows or Linux operating systems, meaning Mac users were left with either using Boot Camp to use the program in another operating system or using programs like Wine or Mono in an attempt to run the program. However, on the cusp of the 5th Generation, a programmer and Mac user named chiizu created the PPRNG program, a program exclusive for the Mac operating system with features that match those of RNG Reporter. This guide was created to highlight the differences and illustrate a step by step guide for the features offered.