dumb question but what does RNG mean

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User Info: gans626

gans626
4 years ago#1
I've seen that term used on the boards but have no idea what it means.
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User Info: FuneralCake

FuneralCake
4 years ago#2
RNG stands for "Random Number Generator." Or, to be more precise, "Pseudo-Random Number Generator." What that means is, basically, everything in the game that you think is "random" is actually not random at all. If you can figure out how these "random" events are generated, you can use it to your advantage to get Pokemon with perfect IVs, shinies, etc.

It's also totally cheating and you should never do it.
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User Info: KatimariDamashi

KatimariDamashi
4 years ago#3
Random number generator. As far as seeing it on the board we're referring to RNG abuse since the pokemon generation process is just seemingly random, but can actually be predicted accurately if you obtain a bit of information (your trainer id, secret id, mac address, ect.).

Rng abuse is used to easily obtain "perfect" pokemon (perfect referring to perfect IVs, the correct nature, ability, and shininess).
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User Info: KatimariDamashi

KatimariDamashi
4 years ago#4
FuneralCake posted...
It's also totally cheating and you should never do it.


I respectfully disagree. The way I see it, RNGing is simply making full use of the mechanics that the game uses. You're not using an action replay to hack in illegitimate pokemon, your going out and catching the pokemon that you want. All that is required is an external program to tell you what time to initiate the game in order to capture said pokemon, and nothing else. Using knowledge of how the game works, and profiting off of it can hardly be called cheating, in my opinion.
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User Info: gans626

gans626
4 years ago#5
oh thanks for the info, but I'll admit to being more of a causal player and not one that gets caught up in the hardcore number crunching in creating the "perfect team" ect.
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User Info: Mariofan15

Mariofan15
4 years ago#6
From: KatimariDamashi | #004
FuneralCake posted...
It's also totally cheating and you should never do it.


I respectfully disagree. The way I see it, RNGing is simply making full use of the mechanics that the game uses. You're not using an action replay to hack in illegitimate pokemon, your going out and catching the pokemon that you want. All that is required is an external program to tell you what time to initiate the game in order to capture said pokemon, and nothing else. Using knowledge of how the game works, and profiting off of it can hardly be called cheating, in my opinion.


Someone need's a sarcasm detector device.
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User Info: KatimariDamashi

KatimariDamashi
4 years ago#7
Mariofan15 posted...
Someone need's a sarcasm detector device.


You'll have to excuse me as it can be rather hard to detect sarcasm when you have nothing to go on since text is a rather poor conveyor of sarcasm
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User Info: Gotenksgeto

Gotenksgeto
4 years ago#8
KatimariDamashi posted...
Mariofan15 posted...
Someone need's a sarcasm detector device.


You'll have to excuse me as it can be rather hard to detect sarcasm when you have nothing to go on since text is a rather poor conveyor of sarcasm


Seconded. It was definitely not clear that it was sarcasm, and I don't believe it was. But I also don't consider it to be cheating. That's ridiculous.
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User Info: Czar_Yoshi

Czar_Yoshi
4 years ago#9
KatimariDamashi posted...
FuneralCake posted...
It's also totally cheating and you should never do it.


I respectfully disagree. The way I see it, RNGing is simply making full use of the mechanics that the game uses. You're not using an action replay to hack in illegitimate pokemon, your going out and catching the pokemon that you want. All that is required is an external program to tell you what time to initiate the game in order to capture said pokemon, and nothing else. Using knowledge of how the game works, and profiting off of it can hardly be called cheating, in my opinion.


Don't you need AR to get the secret ID?
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User Info: SooChillin

SooChillin
4 years ago#10
Czar_Yoshi posted...
KatimariDamashi posted...
FuneralCake posted...
It's also totally cheating and you should never do it.


I respectfully disagree. The way I see it, RNGing is simply making full use of the mechanics that the game uses. You're not using an action replay to hack in illegitimate pokemon, your going out and catching the pokemon that you want. All that is required is an external program to tell you what time to initiate the game in order to capture said pokemon, and nothing else. Using knowledge of how the game works, and profiting off of it can hardly be called cheating, in my opinion.


Don't you need AR to get the secret ID?


No. SID can be found through PokeCheck.
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