I didn't realize before there were 6 Method 1 Kecleons, so I did have some left after all. I got this one today Careful Female 23/21/31
/25. I kept hitting the frame directly after it, but finally I pulled it off.
I was planning on it, but I don't know how.
If you give me the files, I'll definitely do that for those two. I like that Sudowoodo idea, so I'll go for that next.
Sure, it's quite simple actually. As you probably know, Emerald's RNG runs in the same pattern every time you restart the game. This allows you to simply calibrate, pick your spread, and reset for the spread you picked. You simply approach the Method 1 Pokemon at the correct time after game restart (use a stopwatch), and you will get the spread you are looking for.
Before you start, simply read this guide
. This allows you to RNG for the Pokemon on the list they give you, those which are given IVs according to Method 1. Although they have listed a few spreads, download the .csv file they refer to (File
) which lets you browse all possible spreads up to 100000.
Some words of wisdom. Each of the different Pokemon is going to have a different delay associated with encountering it. Some Pokemon, like Voltorb don't have any special animations or words, so if you just approach them at the time shown on the spreadsheet, you are probably going to be pretty close to getting it. Some others, however, you will have to calibrate so that you actually start the battle at the time listed on the sheet.
Take Kecleon, for example. The Kecleon spread I got this morning was 2051 and it occurs at 34.18 seconds after reset. Now, when you approach the Kecleon, it takes some time to go through it's little animation, so if you wait until 34.18 seconds to first hit the A button, you will end up being way late. So what you need to do is figure out how much time it takes to go through the animation, and backtrack accordingly. As it turned out, if I first hit the A button so start the action at ~28.4 seconds, I would get very close to the correct spread. Once that was figured out, it was simple trial and error. Generally I hit almost every nearby spread before getting the one I want, lol.
So yeah. Biggest thing is to at first calibrate, check each one you catch and see where you land on the big sheet of spreads. That will tell you how to shift your timing to approach what you want. Outside of that it's just soft resetting and hitting what you want. You can get to an online stopwatch by googling 'online stopwatch', lol.