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How do we get our SID now?

#1PiruquitaPosted 8/10/2014 6:47:59 AM
With Pokecheck down for maintenance and Nintendo servers down forever, is there any way left to know your SID in gen V? Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance!
#2bandit_wolfPosted 8/10/2014 6:12:16 PM
You can try one of the alternate menthods. I think that usually means you need to find some shiny pokes first.
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#3c_corvusPosted 8/10/2014 10:18:07 PM
Unfortunately, outside of hacking, you will have to catch a shiny via random encounter, find the IVs, calculate your PID, convert to Binary, and do some math to find your SID.

I found this thread to be helpful:

You'll also need RNG reporter, I believe. I'll come back and see if I can find a concise guide or further information.

The hardest part is getting that shiny random encounter
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#4Piruquita(Topic Creator)Posted 8/11/2014 6:02:33 AM
Thanks for your help!

Finally I have my secret ID. What I did was trading a pokemon to a flashcard game and opening the save with Pokegen. It shows the data from the original trainer and it's an alternative to Pokecheck that I didn't know because I've seen people with Pokegen struggling to get their SID, so it was a surprise to discover that the program can actually give you the number.

Fortunately, I got access to a flashcard and could do this little trick, because yes, the shiny random encounter is a pain to get. Don't like hacking, but not enough time to rely on my luck.