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Pseudorandom number generation in Pokémon

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RNG Abuse: allowed implies there is a way to tell the difference between a RNG pokemon and one that was hatched with luck
There are some limitations. As a player's Trainer ID and Secret ID determine a Pokémon's shininess, shiny Pokémon generated through certain methods can only have certain Individual Values. Also, it is not possible to manipulate the nature of a Pokémon obtained through a [[Wonder Card]].
 
In the Pokémon fandom, RNG abuse is slightly controversial. Proponents note that RNG abuse does not require a third-party device and that RNG abused Pokémon can be obtained through normal gameplay. In addition, RNG abused Pokémon have been allowedused at the [[Pokémon_Organized_Play_(TCG)#Video_Game_Championships|Video Game Championships]], an official tournament. However, some players believe that RNG abuse is cheating, as the action of picking a Pokémon's characteristics is similar to using a program like Pokésav.
 
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