# Thread: PID Of Roaming Pokemon

1. ## PID Of Roaming Pokemon

Is it legal for a roaming pokemon, IE mesprit, to have a Non-Event PID?
I'm not sure since they ARE encountered in the wild, and not in stationary events, however they are not like other wild pokemon.

2. ## Re: PID Of Roaming Pokemon

If I remember correctly it must be common wild nds/gba (ABCD) algorithm, only.

3. ## Re: PID Of Roaming Pokemon

Incidentally (and only slightly off-topic), I've only seen methods 1 - 4 as they are posted on that Smogon article by X-Act detailed out. Is the algorithm you just mentioned detailed anywhere?

4. ## Re: PID Of Roaming Pokemon

Originally Posted by codemonkey85
Incidentally (and only slightly off-topic), I've only seen methods 1 - 4 as they are posted on that Smogon article by X-Act detailed out. Is the algorithm you just mentioned detailed anywhere?
Their X-Acts methods are just different names to the algortithms.

ABCD is the "regular 1" I'd guess method 1 for X-Act and yes, roaming pokemon use this algorithm.

5. ## Re: PID Of Roaming Pokemon

Ahh, okay. Glad to hear it. Thanks!

6. ## Re: PID Of Roaming Pokemon

My algorithm convention is better because its NOT confusing - The premise is simple:

Let there be 6 numbers, A, B, C, D, E, and F, where each one is a subsequent call to the RNG algorithm. Meaning A -> B -> C -> D -> E -> F.

Now the format is PID-Low, PID-High, IVs-High, IVs-Low, and for Method 1 (common for wild nds and gba pokes), its A-B-C-D, or ABCD.

7. ## Re: PID Of Roaming Pokemon

Yes, I like your convention better. Much easier to remember what each method actually means in terms of PRNG advancement.