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I am trying to RNG a Starter Chimchar in Pokemon Diamond, specifically:
Relaxed Nature, 27/31/31/03/31/31 IVs, Male Gender.
My target Seed is 26030754, at Frame 1.
The delay of my target seed is 1854.
I am unable to verify my seed. I am RNGing a starter Pokemon, so I do not have the necessary tools to verify my seed at this point.

I tried and failed multiple times. Most recently, I got:
Hardy Nature, 16, 21, 26, 31(HP)/4-23/12-31/4-23/12-31/0-17 IVs, Female Gender.

I am trying to follow along with the guide provided by Smogon, but I have several questions:
I am attempting this on a New Nintendo 3DS. Does this matter?
The guide says to "restart your DS" at one point. Do I need to turn off my system and turn it back on, or is going back to the Home Menu sufficient?
When I enter the Seed 26030754 in Seed to Time, scores of options appear when I click "Generate". Are any Date / Time / Delay options superior to others? I am currently using:
Date 2022 / 01 / 01, Time 03 / 22 / 15, Delay 1854.
How exact does my timing need to be (closing the Current Time page, starting the game) when I am using Eon Timer? 1 Second? 0.1 Seconds?
I rapidly press A and Start so that I can make it to the Load screen before the Eon Timer finishes; does pressing A and Start before the File Load screen appears do anything regarding the frame?
 
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I am attempting this on a New Nintendo 3DS. Does this matter?
No, but see next comment

The guide says to "restart your DS" at one point. Do I need to turn off my system and turn it back on, or is going back to the Home Menu sufficient?
While going back to the home menu is sufficient, I'd recommend modifying the procedure slightly. Rather than booting the game at the end of the first timer, I'd suggest syncing your clock and EonTimer start times (like normal) then immediately boot the game while the first time is counting down. This will make the process (a) SR when the first timer ends, then (b) click continue from the main screen when the second ends. The 3ds can have a fluctuating/long boot time, and this should eliminate that variable. That said if you prefer to use the standard method as you have been, it works too.

When I enter the Seed 26030754 in Seed to Time, scores of options appear when I click "Generate". Are any Date / Time / Delay options superior to others? I am currently using:
Date 2022 / 01 / 01, Time 03 / 22 / 15, Delay 1854.
Doesn't matter, pick whichever date you like the best.

How exact does my timing need to be (closing the Current Time page, starting the game) when I am using Eon Timer? 1 Second? 0.1 Seconds?
I rapidly press A and Start so that I can make it to the Load screen before the Eon Timer finishes; does pressing A and Start before the File Load screen appears do anything regarding the frame?
The only input that matters (technically) is the final one to start the game on the continue screen. Gen 4 requires accuracy to 1/60th of a second, so you'll need to act as close as you can to the timer to get your seed. Consistency is the real key tho. Any button presses you do in the meantime to get thru the load screen don't matter, so feel free to spam A to get to the final screen when you have to press A.
 
While going back to the home menu is sufficient, I'd recommend modifying the procedure slightly. Rather than booting the game at the end of the first timer, I'd suggest syncing your clock and EonTimer start times (like normal) then immediately boot the game while the first time is counting down.

Thank you so much for your reply, shiny finder! I adopted the changes to my process that you suggested.
I changed the spread I am aiming for to a Chimchar with a Jolly nature. After a couple tries at this, I got a Jolly Chimchar, but almost all of its IVs were off target. Is there anything I can learn from this regarding how close I am to my target seed or other factors? Or was obtaining the right nature just a coincidence?
 
Thank you so much for your reply, shiny finder! I adopted the changes to my process that you suggested.
I changed the spread I am aiming for to a Chimchar with a Jolly nature. After a couple tries at this, I got a Jolly Chimchar, but almost all of its IVs were off target. Is there anything I can learn from this regarding how close I am to my target seed or other factors? Or was obtaining the right nature just a coincidence?
If the IVs are different, then you are on a different seed and hit a different delay.

Check the nearby delays and look at their first frame. In your case, if you're aiming for a delay of 1854, check 1856, 1852 etc. Copy the corresponding seed from those delays and check their first frames.

The odd/even delays are not consistent in Diamond so I would also check the odd frames too.
 

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