Gimme a few. I just posted in someone elses thread about doing the CP prior to you VM. Let me see what they say, unles you already started it. I think I post on the persons thread while you were posting on my wall.
Wow...usually max I've seen is 4, haha. Which is weird, but that's fine if it says that. You don't need frame 5 anyways, haha. If you open up RNG reporter main window (exiting seeds to time) and do what I told you to look at all the spreads, your desired IV combination repeats itself on frame 5, 7, 11. Lol, it doesn't have to be frame 5 ^^
In any case, its irrelevant to know what frame you start out on because you can just match what results you get when you called for the first time with the frames on RNG reporter, lol. After that, it's just a matter of using your arrow keys to go down a frame each time you called :) Saves you the trouble of making a mistake ^^
BUT, the good news is you now can hit your delays close to what you want, so this time around it shouldn't take too long at all :)
Herm...that's where you're doing wrong. If you have roamers, it skips frames. If you don't have roamers, it should start at frame 0. This is irrelevant though, because ONCE you hit your delay, you should exit out of seeds to time.
On the main window of RNG reporter, enter your seed, your synch nature, and your method K (This should all be entered already really when you first open up RNG reporter, but in case you didn't and just pasted the seed into seeds to time). Hit generate.
A list of all frames should pop up on that seed. Just match elm calls with what it says on each frame and go down the list until you get to your seed. Stop then and DON'T call elm on the seed that you want. You're good to go then.
In this example, if you wanted frame 6, you would call P, E, E, K, E and then you should be on frame 6. Don't call again. Just capture.
In any case...I really hope you can get it soon. You've been working hard - masterball it the first time if you're afraid of not being able to catch it with other balls (it might struggle to death, haha).
Awww - such a bummer to hear. You should ALWAYS be getting relatively close (plus/minus 20 from your delay) by using pikatimer. If you're getting off anywhere, that just means you're not consistent enough for this - this is important for both breeding and catching purposes.
If you're soft resetting, you "can" try to just enter the game normally (from the main menu) instead. The delay values are a bit different indeed, but pikatimer should hopefully fix it. I entered into HG/SS abuse without calibrating at all, XD.