The quest for the shiny Rayquaza

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  1. gifi4
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    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    Several years back, when I first played Emerald and caught a Rayquaza, I made a promise to myself to catch one. This day hasn't come yet. I restarted Emerald recently and the moment I get to the Rayquaza, it'll be time to catch a shiny one! Anyone got tips? I was just gonna save and quit ALOT 'til I got it... Either way, that's my quest that MUST be fulfilled!
     
  2. Skixy

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    Er,good luck with that :)
    Never give up..
     
  3. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

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    save be for entering the room

    enter the room

    if not shiny soft reset (L+R+A+B+Start+Select) walk in the room if not shinny soft reset until it is

    it gonna take like 8-10 hours until it is shinny
     
  4. Skixy

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    Yup,its gonna be tough..
     
  5. gifi4
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    gifi4 How am I a 'New Member'?

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    What do you mean by before entering the room? can't you save right before you press a?
     
  6. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    http://tasvideos.org/GameResources/GBx/Pokemon/RNG.html
    So it sounds like saving before the pokemon should be fine (not outside the room).
     
  7. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

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    the game will decide if it is shiny or notwhen you enter the room

    if you save in the room it will all ways be not shiny
     
  8. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    Shininess is not a single determination, it's determined by the combination of PID and IVs last I checked. According to some TAS documents the RNG is cycled when the battle starts, nothing mentions stats being pre-determined when the room is entered (and then saved with the save).

    If somebody can get a save from right before RQ and load it up twice (with variants) and show the RQ's IVs are different (thus different stats), then that'll prove it's determined when the battle starts. Else, a save inside the room that always gets a shiny will determine the other way.

    EDIT: Er, IVs, not EVs.