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  • Max Raid RNG Manipulation

    For getting dem shinies, etc
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      Setting Up

      This tutorial is aimed at those with CFW, or those that have friends with CFW. I understand that there are cases where you want to do it yourself and get the trade bot to tell you your frame, but this ain't that. What you need 0. Basic reading capability and ability to follow instructions 1. Your Switch has CFW (or your friend's Switch has CFW) [CFW can be obtained by using this guide, if your Switch is compatible. Regardless, our tutorial's purpose isn't to guide you on how to get CFW] 2. Latest version of PKHeX 3. Latest Raid Plugin 4. Latest Capture Sight on the Switch w/ CFW   Once these are ready, these are the basic steps: 1. Getting the wanted light from the den (so basically you already have decided what you want. Use Serebii's den list to narrow down the den) 2. Finding out what RNG Seed you have for the active Wishing Piece'd den 3. Finding out where the shiny frame is. If unfavorable (> 1000 resets away), obtain a new seed, by throwing down another Wishing Piece. You will have to restart from step 1. 4. Date advancing; advancing your frames till you get to 3 frames before the shiny frame. 5. Once 3 frames before shiny frames, you can SR the species by using the Invite Method to slowly advance the 3 frames. (once you are less than 3 frames to shiny frame, you won't be able to SR species any more.)
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      Getting the wanted light from the Den

      First off, you'll need to know whether you want a common nest, rare nest, or promoted nest. Despite that some people and sites call those Dens, given the actual data in-game is called "nestholes", and the fact that it is important to differentiate between the two, for the sake of this tutorial, let's split them into nests and densDens: the physical structure in-game you interact with. Enables you to access the pool from either the common nest, rare nest and promoted nest using a Wishing Piece.Nests: the collective pool of Pokémon in a nest. Nests are not able to interchange with one another. For example, if you have the purple light (rare nest), you cannot access the pool of the red light (either common nest or promoted nest) Likewise, if your Wishing Pieced den gives you promoted nest, even though it is red light, you cannot gain access to common nest.   Now that the terminology is out of the way.... To be clear, this guide needs Wishing Pieces. From this point on, you'll gonna need to use Wishing Piece on dens...   Wanted light: Rare Nest To get purple light (rare nest) from dens, we will use a game exploit. 1. Set text speed to Slow. (Note: this also works on Medium, but only if the user is fast enough) 2. Save the game x2 before the intended Den. (To retain the text speed) 3. Now throw a Wishing Piece into the den. Do not hold down the A button. 4. The light will appear faster than the "Saving" message. if the light is not purple, go to Home of the Switch as fast as you can (before the saving message completes), and immediately close the game. This prevents it from Saving, meaning you have not used the Wishing Piece (how economical!), and you can try again. What if you weren't fast enough? Either: 1. Complete the raid 2. Throw a Wishing Piece into a different den. There can only be one Wishing Piece active at a time, and this will result in the previous one despawning.   Wanted light: Promoted/Event Nest or Common Nest While you can use the previous method, and focus on red light instead of purple light, there is a chance you'll end up on the nest you do not want. (You can tell which nest you have access to, based on what is the sprite of the raid). As such, an alternative method was born. This method requires you to have a lot of watts, and bought a considerable amount of Wishing Pieces. 1. Choose 2 dens that are near each other. Let's call them A and B 2. Throw Wishing Piece into A. 3. See what light you get from A, and if the species belong to the nest you want. If not... 4. Throw Wishing Piece into B. This will despawn the piece at A. 5. See what light you get from B, and if the species belong to the nest you want. If not... 6. Loop back to step 2. Basically, you'll rotate between A and B until you get the nest you want.
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      Getting the RNG Seed

      This is the way to get the RNG Seed. Focus on the one you have (CFW or Friend w/ CFW). You only need to do either one. Purpose of the seed, is to know how many frames you're away from the shiny frame.   USER w/ CFW SWITCH HELP FROM FRIEND (w/ CFW SWITCH) Note: This only works if: a. You friend is physically near you (local connection) b. Your friend isn't physically near you, but you both have a Nintendo Online subscription (able to connect online)  
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      Figuring out the Shiny Frame

      Now that the RNG Seed is known, the Shiny Frame can be determined. 1. Load up Display Raids of the plugin on PKHeX 2. Load up Raid Calculator. 3. Now input the found RNG Seed, and set shiny to Yes (Any Type). Lastly, hit Search Den, Species and IVs can be ignored for now. We just want to know where is the shiny frame.   4. Shiny Frame found! In my case, it is 1094 frames away. If you intend to SR species (I intend to), I need to advance my game till 3 frames away. Typically, I advise you to restart (from wanted light) if your frame is larger than 1000.     Alternatively, if you have a backed up save, you can know your shiny frame by simply loading up Display Raids (to bring up the Raid List) for that save, and going to the Den ID:
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      Advancing your frames

      This is probably the most complicated part for some. For doing "bulk advancement", we'll be using the "VS Method".  (requires Nintendo Online) For doing a few individual advancements, or if you don't have Nintendo Online Subscriptions, we'll be using the "Invite Method"   Here's the main gist of what will happen: 1. Using the present system date on your Switch, google what is the date that is "frames - 3" away from the system date [Example, for my case, I google "1091 days from December 28, 2019"]   Alternatively, if Google keeps giving you the wrong date, modify the dates in this link to try get the end date. 2. Use the "VS Method" to bulk advance dates until you're 3 days/frames before intended target. At this point, Save only once 3. Use the "Invite Method" to advance through each day until 3 days passed. Confirm that this mon is shiny. You can invite your friends into the raid. If not shiny, you must have messed up. Using what I've taught you, find the seed to figure out which frame the shiny frame is at. If you're too worried (or if you messed up beyond redemption), use ^ + B + X  on the title screen to restore to the previous save, you should be back before any advancement. (hence why I specified to only save once earlier) [This does not work if you hosted a raid online] If this mon IS shiny, reset the game (but do not save). Once resetted, you should be at the point that is after the bulk advancements (3 frames before) Example: After the 3 day advancement (without saving) mine was indeed shiny. 4. Only if shiny: Now save again. Keep using "Invite Method" and advance 3 frames, check the species. Doing this, the shiny slot stays, while we are able to effectively SR the species. Do not save anywhere between the 3 frames. 3 Frames is the minimum distance it has to be, in order to be able to SR. Once less than 3 frames, the species is fixed. Examples: Some shinies I managed to SR, because I saved 3 frames away 5. Once you find what you want, save again before doing the raid, ONLY IF THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT.YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SR THE SPECIES IF YOU SAVE HERE. Example: I saved at the Gmax-Kingler, cause I managed to SR for it, and this was my intended target all along   The next few pages will enlighten you on what the "VS Method" and "Invite Method" are.   PS: If you don't have a Nintendo Online subcription, I recommend anything below 500 frames. Use "Invite Method" purely for advancement.
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      VS Method

      This method has been recently popularized by some youtubers. I will not link you to the video (in case bad instructions, etc etc), but here is the main gist of things.This method will needs a Nintendo Online subscription. I also recommend using the Touch Screen for this. There's a Casual Battles method, and a Ranked Battles method. Typically one uses Ranked Battles method, unless it's off-season.   Casual Battles Method   Ranked Battles Method   What if: - You accidentally went from 30 Sep, 2020 to 01 Sep, 2020, does it matter? Any negative dates (from previous date) do not count as an advancement. Just go from 01 Sep, 2020 to 01 Oct, 2020, and carry on as per usual. Note: If you 30 Sep 2020 -> 01 Sep 2019 does not count as advancement (negative time flow, cause year went down, hence doesn't count as moving forward) However 01 Sep 2019 -> 01 Sep 2020 does count as advancement. (exactly 1 advancement)  
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      Invite Method

      This method does not need Nintendo Online subscription. However, it will need a lot of patience. I prefer to only use this for a small amount of dates, but if you do not have a subscription, this is your only choice. I recommend using touch screen for this.   1. Make sure your device Wi-Fi is on 2. Make sure your Y-comm is set to Local Wireless (not Internet) (As you can see, NOT connected to Internet)   3. Enter a raid lobby (interact with your den), and Invite Others. Make sure the timer is there and counting down (as per the red box).   4. Now, Home on your Switch, and go to System Settings   5. Advance the day only by one, hit OK, then reenter the game 6. Now exit the raid lobby. For however many days you have left, you gotta redo steps 1-6 for each day. This method is pretty laborious, but if you're fast, you get down each day advancement to 5-6 seconds.
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      Sharing your raid Online, and keeping it indefinitely

      One of the fun things, would be to infinitely host shiny raids. However once the Switch's date rollover naturally, the frame also naturally advances.How to keep the frame indefinitely One thing that can occur, is that your friends want to catch all shiny species in a particular den. As such, you will roll for a species then host. However, some species aren't guaranteed to be caught, and need multiple rehosts. In the spoiler below, is a method that does not require you to reroll, and avoids you closing the game to reroll.While your friends are in a previous raid for it, keep the species in the den (without rolling) Tho if you did close the game, this is an alternative method that works if you shared the raid online.Temporarily return to save with species in den (even though you did not save at it)  
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