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The Dumpster Out Back / Re: Shiny hunting
« on: February 08, 2020, 08:45:27 am »
Pokémon Discussion / Re: Shiny hunting
« on: May 24, 2019, 03:29:47 am »
I hope it's okay to bump this thread. Has anyone caught any interesting shinies lately? I caught this Psyduck in Fire Red yesterday. I was actually searching for the 1% Koffing in Celadon pond, but I found this in no time at all. It's 99% for Psyduck to appear and I was using sweet scent because surf encounters are slow.

What I HAVE to obtain this way, because I can't do that otherwise, is:
- Celebi, he's a Mythical so its' pretty obvious

The Celebi event was added to VC Crystal. That was one of the main selling points of getting VC Crystal.

The rest I understand. I enjoy trying to complete as much of the Pokedex as much as I can. I find it fun hunting the 5% and 1% encounter rate Pokemon. In the past just through a combination of training and random encounters trying to complete the Pokedex I end up running into a shiny eventually. Especially on Crystal, I don't know what it is but Crystal was my lucky game for shinies. Had quite a few over the years but it is the Pokemon game I've put the most time into. I'm currently in the process of playing through Emerald again and trying to get all the Pokemon I can without trades/glitches and according to a post I read that total is 213.
Generation II Glitch Discussion / Re: Digression about VC inaccuracy
« on: March 04, 2019, 03:51:52 am »
You do know that VC for GB/GBC isn't accurate worth a s**t, right? That VC is a dodgy emulator?

My wording was off. By dodgy I meant illegal. Regardless people should respect what version people play their games on.  Even with VC's issues I respect someone more for playing that version because at least it's legitimate and they payed for the game. 

No, I don't mind because VC Crystal even with its problems is STILL an official release.
A Retroarch emulated Crystal may be more faithful to the original Crystal from 20 years ago, but it doesn't really matter. VC is an official release, that's how you are supposed to play the game today on a 3DS.


So how is the run going now? Reading the steps you wrote earlier it seems a bit tedious and not as fun imo. I enjoy the aspect of trying to catch all the Pokemon I can available in the game, and for the ones I can't get use glitches. Using one code to get them all after a long setup seems a bit dull but I guess it's faster..
Generation II Glitch Discussion / Re: Digression about VC inaccuracy
« on: March 03, 2019, 02:46:10 am »
Telling someone to not use the VC version doesn't help anyone considering a lot of people bought the VC version for it's ability to transfer the Pokemon to current gen, the Celebi event, and having a Crystal file with no internal battery issues like the original games had. There are also some people who prefer playing a legitimate version of the game and not a dodgy emulator.

Anyway OP good luck. I completed the pokedex on Pokemon Crystal back in the day with trades and a coin case Celebi from my Gold version. When the virtual console games released I picked up VC Gold and completed the Pokedex in that game as that is easy to accomplish with the coin case trick. I never picked up VC Crystal and thought it would be harder to get all 251 for the reasons you mentioned. I remember trying to perform the Celebi egg glitch on Crystal years ago and ended up deleting my save file so I never really messed with it after that.
Pokémon Discussion / Re: What is your favourite Pokémon game?
« on: January 29, 2019, 04:19:41 am »
Pokemon Crystal, shortly followed by Pokemon Emerald.

Pokemon Crystal is the Pokemon game I put by far the most time into over the years and I have a lot of fond memories of.  Pokemon Emerald I didn't gain a true appreciation of until 2017 when I dedicated a lot of time to it with the desire to complete the Battle Frontier. In the end I obtained 5 out of the 7 Gold Symbols and I was satisfied with that. Maybe one day I'll get all 7. The Battle Frontier gave Emerald a ton of replay value though - and replay value is one important factor on what makes a game great for me. I don't want to play a game once and then never return to it because the game has no replay value - a game needs elements that make you want to go back and play it again and again.
Pokémon Discussion / The battery in the Gen 1 games
« on: December 29, 2018, 06:29:55 am »
I have read that the battery in the first generation games can die eventually, but I've never experienced this myself and I've owned a copy of Pokemon Red from release date that never had a problem saving. I also a purchased a used copy of Pokemon Yellow a few years back from Ebay that also never had any save issues.

In the second generation games the battery issues are well documented due to the in-game clock feature draining the battery, but there is no such feature in the first generation games.

So I'm wondering has anyone here had an issues with the battery dying in first generation games and is there more detailed info on what causes it?
Pokémon Discussion / Re: Gen 2 Save
« on: November 28, 2018, 01:03:49 pm »
1) no battery issues

2) Celebi event

3) the ability to transfer to current gen
Pokémon Discussion / Re: Does anyone know the probability of this?
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:39:50 am »
In FireRed, LeafGreen, and live battery Ruby and Sapphire, there's an unpredictable algorithm run on startup that determines the starting value, which means you're screwed for RNGing on a physical copy of those.

I've never tried RNGing anyway and I don't completely understand how to do it and I assume it's harder to do on a real copy compared to a ROM. I've read it's supposedly very effective to do in Emerald, but its not hard to breed Pokemon with good IV's. RNGing for a perfect Pokemon doesn't seem fun anyway. I do however like soft resetting for good natures/IV's.

Thanks for all the info though. That's exactly why I asked this question because I know there are much more knowledgeable members on this forum than me when it comes to the inner workings of the games.

So yeah, a vanity ID on a physical copy of one of these games...kind of a big deal. ;D

I only play on physical copies, never ROM's, so this is good to hear. :D

And yeah, Gen I ID abuse is fairly easy but also very limited with how much you can reliably get. It's a must for any sort of glitched run, though, because that value factors into ACE. It's the reason the rules have become so much more strict ever since those games' RNG was cracked; prior to its discovery, nothing emulated it properly, and now there's just one emulator that does, plus all the values Isso mentioned that one has to take into account.

I just used ws m in Yellow and coin case/bad clone ACE in Gold/Crystal to change my ID easily. I remember Torchickens had to help me with Yellow.  8)
Pokémon Discussion / Re: Does anyone know the probability of this?
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:02:24 pm »
If it goes from 0 to 65535, and you're looking for 00000,11111..55555, that would be 6/65536 or just under 1 in 10000.

Less chance than encountering a shiny Pokemon. Nice. Though 55555 would have been better. ;D

Yep, I've gotten 00000 before, so it's 6/65536. This is especially lucky in FireRed, LeafGreen, or Emerald, as you can't manipulate your ID in those (unless you run a script to keep loading a state before you confirm your name).

Yes it's FireRed. I've always like cool trainer ID's so I reset for them. I know some shiny hunters do it as well because they seem to think having a patterned trainer ID makes them more lucky lol. I just like them because they look neat and the ID stays with you for the rest of the game and it's attached to every Pokemon to catch or breed so having something unique looks better than something really generic like 01493. I wasn't sure whether to keep this one though because I usually only like ones that start with 5 or 6, but given how lucky this is I'll keep it.
Pokémon Discussion / Does anyone know the probability of this?
« on: September 15, 2018, 11:04:04 am »
I just got a trainer ID of 22222. I'm trying to work out the probability of this occurring because it seems it's not as simple as the probability of the same five digits occurring - because the highest trainer ID you can get is 65535. So you can't get for example a trainer ID number starting in 9.

Also this in a third gen game and I know Pokemon games starting from Generation VII have six digit trainer ID's now.
I was just wondering if anyone might know the answer.  :)   
Pokémon Discussion / Re: Favorite Pokémon
« on: September 15, 2018, 10:00:39 am »
Electrode, hence my avatar. Then Gengar and Machamp, they make my top 3.

Other favourites: Tauros, Alakazam, Skarmory, Slaking, Milotic, Vaporeon, Weavile, Scizor, Chandelure, Flygon.

I've never been a fan of legendaries and don't use them.
Pokémon Discussion / Re: Shiny hunting
« on: August 28, 2018, 03:19:13 am »

Well this was tragic. Two balls left (one when this photo was taken) I used a rock and it broke out both times. Nidorina's catch rate is not so low, so I feel this was plain unlucky. Oh well this was my first wild shiny I've encountered on Fire Red.
Pokémon Discussion / Re: Shiny hunting
« on: August 08, 2018, 04:17:40 am »
I started a new file on Fire Red and obtained the same shiny Aerodactyl as I posted before in less than 100 SR's.  Seems a lucky poke for me. The other Pokemon you can SR for in FR/LG such as the starters, Eevee, Lapras and the game corner pokes - I have never obtained as a shiny despite resetting a lot for them. I don't even go for shinies, I just SR for good natures and IV's.
Yeah, I figured because you are playing VC you might not have the options to trade. I was playing on cartridge and trading with my Red, Yellow and Gold cartridges. However I completed VC Gold a few months back and because of the coin case glitch in G/S it's possible to complete the Pokedex and get all the trade evolutions without trading haha. There's always good options even if you can't trade though.

Lapras is a decent choice and it gets Ice STAB, just make sure to cover it's extra weaknesses to fighting and rock with your other members of your team.

One source that helped me learn more about the game and learn a lot more about each individual Pokemon was Smogon, even though Smogon is dedicated to competitive battling you can learn a lot about what Pokemon are more effective then others, what movesets are most effective on a certain Pokemon, and it helped my team building skills. Movesets from my Gengar and Machamp posted above, are exact movesets from Smogon, but they work great in-game and for the battle tower. When you learn more about the game from a competitive standpoint, it helps your overall game, and you learn why a Pokemon like Starmie for example, is much better then something like Feraligatr. So I would recommend Smogon.
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