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I’m not sure how it was done, but i remember once stumbling onto a youtube video of someone finding a randomized shiny starter on their ds, which you could clearly see due to the lack of a capture card. Does anyone know how to do it? I know the way to be able to randomize wild pokémon, but is there a way to completely randomize everything like you can do in ROMS? Or would the only way to play a randomized ROM on TWloader?
 

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I’m not sure how it was done, but i remember once stumbling onto a youtube video of someone finding a randomized shiny starter on their ds, which you could clearly see due to the lack of a capture card. Does anyone know how to do it? I know the way to be able to randomize wild pokémon, but is there a way to completely randomize everything like you can do in ROMS? Or would the only way to play a randomized ROM on TWloader?
If it was a 3ds game, real time patching is entirely possible. Luma layerdfs has that feature built in to 3ds games. If it was gen 4, it was probably loaded through twloader if they didn't have a flashcart. If it's gen 5, it can't be anything but a flashcart.
 
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If it was a 3ds game, real time patching is entirely possible. Luma layerdfs has that feature built in to 3ds games. If it was gen 4, it was probably loaded through twloader if they didn't have a flashcart. If it's gen 5, it can't be anything but a flashcart.
Im kinda newbie about a flashcart, so what exactly does it do in the simplest terms possible?
 

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a flashcart is a cartridge that lets you run roms from a microSD card.
the pokemon rom was possibly put through a randomizer and placed onto the sd card, letting it be played on the cartridge.
 
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Im kinda newbie about a flashcart, so what exactly does it do in the simplest terms possible?
You can play ANY randomized Pokemon ROM on the 3DS as long as it converts to .CIA correctly after patching the ROM with an ips patch. I know through experience some ROM edits refuse to work when rebuilt as a .CIA and must be played through an emulatoror Flashcard (which can be installed as a .CIA for Gen 3 and under)... Otherwise as mentioned, layeredFS is the best way to go with 3DS games.

Also, you cannot randomize the actual cartridge of any of these games as cartridges are READ ONLY. You can only extract the contents, edit them, and patch the original via supplied means.
 
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a flashcart is a cartridge that lets you run roms from a microSD card.
the pokemon rom was possibly put through a randomizer and placed onto the sd card, letting it be played on the cartridge.
You can play ANY randomized Pokemon ROM on the 3DS as long as it converts to .CIA correctly after patching the ROM with an ips patch. I know through experience some ROM edits refuse to work when rebuilt as a .CIA and must be played through an emulatoror Flashcard (which can be installed as a .CIA for Gen 3 and under)... Otherwise as mentioned, layeredFS is the best way to go with 3DS games.

Also, you cannot randomize the actual cartridge of any of these games as cartridges are READ ONLY. You can only extract the contents, edit them, and patch the original via supplied means.
I'm stupid and forgot to mention that the game in the video was HGSS, which is also what I am trying to randomize. Do those convert to CIA properly, and how do you convert/patch in the first place?
 

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I'm stupid and forgot to mention that the game in the video was HGSS, which is also what I am trying to randomize. Do those convert to CIA properly, and how do you convert/patch in the first place?

HGSS is a DS game. You need a flashcart to play a randomized version of it.
 
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Thank you, but I have another dumb question as I am widely unfamiliar to flashcarts. How exactly DO you put ROMS onto the flashcart, and can you have multiple on a single flashcart?

They just take a normal micro SD. Nothing to expensive. Just get your ROMS and the appropriate firmware for the cart and you should be good to go!
 
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