Just wondering - Pokemon

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  1. Trollology
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    So guys for example I'm playing Pokemon Platinum and I'm right in front of Giratina and I save, then I go battle it, and it's not a Shiny Giratina. Can I just switch off the DS and back on like a million times until the chance comes when I find a shiny Giratina?
    Or maybe it's like it's decided from the start of the game whether the Giratina you encounter later on will be shiny or not?
    How does it work?
    I know the question was not clear. Tell me if I need to elaborate more.
    Stupid question too, I know, but still, it's never bad to learn.. [​IMG]
     


  2. Stevetry

    Stevetry Most perverted person in GBATEMP

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    is random turn it off and on you may get lucky
     
  3. Eon-Rider

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    wut?

    To the OP, yes, you can simply reset your game over and over again until you encounter a shiny one. What people commonly do is "soft reset" where you please L, R, Select and Start at the same time.
     
  4. Trollology
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    Ok. Does this soft-reset thing work on official retail games? [​IMG]
    And thanks a lot both [​IMG]
     
  5. blueshockz

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    If you want it fast you can turn on cheat to make it a shiny one..turning on/off or soft reset is cheating also..you must start at the beginning and get a shiny is legit...xD
     
  6. EvangelionEX

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    I find the bolded part is complete bullcrap. How is turning on and off cheating?
     
  7. Lost Wisdom

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    I think he was being sarcastic.
     
  8. Eon-Rider

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    I really doubt that and yes, soft-resetting works on retail games.
     
  9. Trollology
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    Okay. Thanks all [​IMG] !
     
  10. Trollology
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    Oh another pokemon question. [​IMG]
    I don't wanna start a new thread so I'll post it here:
    If I use Pokesav do edit the names of some event Pokemon I obtained by a trade, will it be considered hacked/abnormal?
    They have Japanese names (Japanese event done by the dude who traded them to me) .. so yeah.
    If I rename them will they look 100% like I got them from a US event?
    Thanks.
     
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    I don't think it's considered as hacked/abnormal because HECK, YOU ARE ONLY CHANGING THE NAME. Not the stats or anything.
     
  12. boktor666

    boktor666 Gbatemp's official Solar Boy™ Is Back!

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    Yeh, this is considerd hacking yeh. With Pokesav, you can create those pokemon, but also give them abnormal moves/stats etc. so its not seen as legitimate.
     
  13. Trollology
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    Yeah I know that. But what I meant is:
    Is there any difference between an American event Pokemon and the same one in Japanese if I just change the Japanese's name to English with Pokesav?
    If no, then no one will no that I ever used Pokesav [​IMG]
     
  14. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    No. There's more that goes into that, such as the trainer info and it's stats and region info.
     
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    well, im preeeeeeeety sure that they are the same, but just to be sure...wat eevent pokemon are they?
     
  16. Trollology
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    Shiny Entei, Raikou, and Suicune.
    And Rydian: So changing the name would make the Pokemon look like a false one?
     
  17. evandixon

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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Yes, because the info wouldn't add up. You'd have to change the other info as well, and there's more that goes into a pokemon than you see on the stats screen (there's like 7/8 hidden values).

    You could change them all to match, but it'd be less work to just get an english one when it comes out.
     
  19. BORTZ

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    Ready to reset your game 8192 times?
    Just AR that crap. So much easier.
     
  20. Rydian

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    Since the AR set specific IVs with a matching PID, any AR'd shiny is easy for nintendo's systems to detect.