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the_NGW
4 months ago#1
Choosing a Den Step 1 is to decide which den you would like to host. Serebii is a great resource for den listings. Under the heading “Available Pokémon” you can see which dens each Pokémon appears in. If you click the den # you can see more details about that den. https://www.serebii.net/swordshield/maxraidbattles.shtml Once you have chosen your den, go and find it in the wild area. Some dens have multiple locations. The Serebii page for each den has screenshots (at the bottom of the page) of each den location. u/Trainer_A created an excellent map as well that makes locating dens easier: https://www.reddit.com/r/PokemonSwordAndShield/comments/dz88r6/wild_area_den_number_map_version_20/

The Serebii page will also indicate if you need a common (red) or a rare (purple/pink) beam to get the den you are looking for. If you are looking for a common beam, just throw in a wishing piece and you are likely to get it (be sure to check that it isn’t an event beam, which looks identical). If you are looking for a purple beam, there is a “soft reset” trick you can do to get the beam you want without wasting a bunch of wishing pieces. Save in front of the den. Go to throw in a wishing piece. As soon as you choose “Yes” when asked to save your game, press the home button to go to the home menu. If you saw a red beam, close the game and reopen. If you saw no beam, you can go back into the game and quickly press home again. If you see a purple beam, let the game finish saving. If you are having trouble with the timing, go into settings and change your text speed to slow. Getting Your Seed There are multiple ways to get your seed from this point. The easiest method is to use one of the available bots for the job, so this will be the only method I cover here. Go into your settings and turn OFF autosave, then save your game. This is critical. Save in front of your den. Enter the raid and catch the Pokémon. DO NOT SAVE! If you save at any point after defeating the den, you will lose your beam and your seed will become invalid. Only do so if your shiny frame is too far out and you want to reset the den to try again. You then need to start a trade with a seed checker bot and offer the Pokémon you caught from the den (the bot will cancel the trade and give you your seed).

Discord seed bot (preferred method): Join a discord server with a seed bot (such as Oceanside Pokémon https://discord.gg/YWqVusd). Make sure you read any server rules before trying to use their bot. Be sure to be courteous and polite, as most servers with a bot offer it as a free service and it requires having a dedicated Switch to run the bot. Go to the appropriate bot channel (example: #seed-checking) and type in the bot command (example: $CheckMySeed). The bot will then reply saying it has been dispatched, and tell you your place in line. Connect to the internet and start a coded link trade, but don’t enter a code yet. It is important not to queue for the bot until you have caught the Pokémon from your den and are ready to trade. When your turn comes up, you only have about a 1 minute window to connect via trade and offer your Pokémon. If you miss that window you will need to requeue. When it is your turn, the bot will DM you with a trade code. Enter that trade code and begin searching. IGN of the bot will vary server to server. When you queue for the bot, it should tell you what IGN to expect. Once you connect with the bot offer the Pokémon you caught from your den. The bot will cancel the trade and give you your seed via chat. Due to the nature of link code trading, it is possible that someone else will connect with the bot, or that you will connect with a random trainer. If that happens, you will just need to get back in the queue and try again. Fortunately, that is a rare occurrence.
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the_NGW
4 months ago#2
For Dudu bot (alternate method): Go to http://116.202.105.91/ Connect to the internet, and start a link trade using the “Default Tradecode” listed on the page (9162 at the time of writing). When a trade partner is found, if their IGN is Dudu, offer the Pokémon you caught from your den. Dudu will then cancel the trade and your seed will be listed on the page along with your IGN and the Pokémon you offered. If you connect with anyone other than Dudu, or if you connect with some IGN Dudu that offers a Pokémon to trade (there are a few “fake” Dudus out there), then cancel the trade and try again. You may need to try several times to get paired with. This can be tedious, so be patient and keep at it. Dudu Bot Timing (courtesy of @KaseyAnthony#9997): Iterative time step of 8s per cycle, min cycle 32s, max 36s 3.5s after it says “starting search,” start searching Hit yes, start searching, then go back to y-comm. Leave y-comm to continue searching at that 3.5s timing Once you have your seed, reset your game (so you are standing in front of you den with your beam again).

Checking Shiny Frame Details If you used a discord seed bot, it will also tell you which frame will be shiny. Keep in mind it counts your current frame as frame one. If you used Dudu you will need to use a utility to check the details of your seed. Either way, it will let you see what ability, nature, gender, and IVs your shiny frame will have. For a downloadable option, use RaidFinder: https://github.com/Admiral-Fish/RaidFinder/releases/ I will not cover the specifics for RaidFinder, as I do not have experience with it. I personally use Leanny, because it is a browser based option so I can do it on my phone while I’m away from my PC. Go to https://leanny.github.io/seedchecker/index.html Choose the “By Nest” tab at the top.Select your den from the dropdown list. Choose your game version (Sword or Shield) from the dropdown. Select the Pokémon you are targeting from the dropdown (you can repeat this process to check each Pokémon in the den if desired). Paste your seed in the appropriate box. If you used a discord bot, the seed will start with “0x” that is not part of the actual seed and should be omitted.

Click “Search Next Shiny Frames” This will show you any shiny frames within the next ~20k frames. It will also tell you which “day” the shiny frame will occur on. You can see other information about the Pokémon on each shiny frame, which is important if you are looking for a specific ability (reminder: non HA you can use an ability capsule to change the ability, but you cannot change to or from a HA). Keep in mind Leanny shows frames in terms of how many skips you are away, instead of counting the current frame as 1, it is considered 0. Note the date 10 days before your shiny frame date. Getting to Your Shiny Frame (aka Time Skipping) Reminder: You should have reloaded your save since connecting with a bot, and should now be standing in front of your den, beam still intact. Collect the watts from your den if you haven’t already. Open Y-COMM and connect to the internet.

Start a Link Battle with no link code (format doesn’t matter, I do Single Battle because it is the top option). As soon as it pops up saying a trainer has been found, enable airplane mode. The fastest way to do this is from the quick home menu (hold HOME on your Switch, a side panel will open up, the bottom option is airplane mode). If you are docked, instead of enabling airplane mode you will need to pull your switch out of the dock, and that should disconnect you as well. This is called the “VS Glitch.” To double check that it worked, hit HOME, go to Settings > System > Date and Time and advance the date by one (you will need to disable Synchronize Clock Via Internet). Go back to the game and try and collect watts from your den. If you were able to, then the glitch worked and you are now able to Time Skip with reckless abandon. If not, you will need to try the glitch again (Connect to the internet and start a link battle, then airplane out). Now that you have VS Glitch active, fly to a Pokémon center (if you skip too many days while in the wild area, it can crash your game). You can also confirm the glitch is working from the Pokémon center (if you are ever unsure if you messed it up). To do so, play the loto-id, move the day forward once, then check the loto-id again.

To continue skipping, do the following: Hit HOME, go to Settings > System > Date & Time Disable Synchronize Clock Via Internet (if it isn’t already) Repeat { Move the date forward one day (make sure you advance month and year as needed) Click Ok} Do this until you reach the date you noted above (10 days before your shiny frame). You should go back into the game and save periodically (I usually do it about once per year worth of skips) so if something goes wrong, you won’t have to start from scratch.Once you reach the date, go back to your den and save in front of it.Skip to your Shiny frame, but DO NOT SAVE after skipping away from the noted frame. Go into the raid to see if it is shiny. Reload your save (whether or not it is shiny). Note that this will “turn off” the VS Glitch. If it was shiny, congratulations you are now 10 days away from your shiny frame! If it wasn’t shiny:

After you reload your save, catch the Pokémon in your den and DO NOT SAVE You can then go back to the bot with this Pokémon and check your seed to find out exactly how far you are from your shiny frame. This is the more foolproof options (but potentially more time consuming depending on queue length or Dudu luck). Alternatively, you can go to Leanny again and enter all the same info as before, but instead choosing your target Pokémon, choose from the dropdown the Pokémon you just caught from your den and enter your original shiny frame minus 100 in the “Start Frame” box. Then click “Calculate.” Click “Show Judge Values” Look at Pokémon you just caught and fill in IVs and nature on Leanny. This will basically search your frames for that Pokémon. If you get no results, you may need to adjust your range by changing “Start Frame” and “Number of Frames.” When you have a result, that is your current frame. You can then copy the seed value for that Pokémon (far right column) and paste it into the “Seed” box and click “Search Next Shiny Frames” to find out how many skips you need for your Shiny. If you are looking at the date on leanny after changing the seed, you will need to reset your system date to the current date, otherwise it will be off. If you are more than 30 days off, do the VS Glitch again. Otherwise see the den skipping method below.
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the_NGW
4 months ago#3
Now skip until you are 10 away from the shiny frame and save, then skip to your shiny frame and enter the raid to see if it is shiny. If not, go back repeat from “If it wasn’t shiny:” If it is, reload your save and proceed. For skipping small increments of frames, use the “den skipping” method. Make sure you are local communication (faster than being online, plus it prevents you from broadcasting empty stamps) Go into you den and “Invite Others” Hit HOME, go to Settings > System > Date and Time Move the date forward one day Go back into the game and cancel invite If it worked, you will be able to collect watts from the den. Now that you are 10 frames from your shiny frame: You want to be saved at least 3 skips away from your shiny frame. Any closer and you will lock that frame and no longer be able to “reroll” the den.

If your save is 10 frames away, you can keep it there to be extra safe, the only downside is it will slow down the reroll process. Otherwise, being 10 away would mean you need to skip 7 times and save to be at the 3 skips away sweet spot. Congratulations! You now have an active shiny den and you are ready to host! Hosting Now that you are saved 3 skips away from your shiny frame, you are ready to host. Do 3 den skips so you are on your shiny frame. Then connect to the internet. You can add a code to your raid if you want, then invite others. Once you start the raid (make sure you have at least 1 other trainer in the raid) you can go into airplane mode to disconnect and get kicked out of the raid. You will still be in front of your den, with the beam active on the save frame you just hosted from. I suggest enabling airplane mode between when you see your knees in the raid and the sparkle animation from the shiny Pokémon. Doing it too early or too late increases the risk of the raid freezing.

DO NOT SAVE after you skip past your saved frame (3 skips before your shiny frame) or you will lock your shiny frame. So if you want to trade or join a raid, you will need to reload your save first. Right after reloading, you are free to do most things in the game and then save, as long as you save BEFORE you do any skipping. You can continue to host the raid and airplane out as much as you would like. When you are ready to roll for a different Pokémon, reload your save and den skip 3 times. If you are looking for a specific Pokémon, you can skip to the shiny frame and if it isn’t what you want, immediately reload without hosting. Repeat until you get what you are looking for. If you have a specific Pokémon you want and are not interested in hosting anything else in the den (or if you are done hosting the rest of them) you can lock the den. To do so, simply save while you are on your shiny frame. I suggest hosting and airplaning at least once before locking, just to be 100% certain you are on the right frame. Make sure anyone that you want to host for is on your friends list. Only your Switch friends are guaranteed to see your stamps in Y-COMM.
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the_NGW
4 months ago#4
Keeping Your Shiny Den If your system clock naturally rolls past midnight, your frame will advance. This will either lock or lose your shiny frame. To prevent this, make sure you set your system clock to 12:01am periodically. If you turn your game on to find it has already moved forward and your den is gone, immediately close the game, and then move your date back to the date it was that you last had the shiny sen active, then open your game. NOTE: You cannot actually reverse frames. This is simply tricking the game into thinking that no time has passed since you last played. If you throw a wishing piece into a den, it will remove your beam. Basically, as long as you don’t accidentally (or intentionally) advance the frame, and you don’t close your den by throwing a wishing piece, you can keep the den indefinitely until you are done hosting.

Full credit to Lemon Aide on Reddit for this. Thought it would be helpful.
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WolfishOne
4 months ago#5
When we skipping days via vs glitch do we neeed to re-open the battle for every day cos I refuse to do that like 3000 times
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the_NGW
4 months ago#6
WolfishOne posted...
When we skipping days via vs glitch do we neeed to re-open the battle for every day cos I refuse to do that like 3000 times

No, just the initial time to initiate the glitch.
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WolfishOne
4 months ago#7
the_NGW posted...
No, just the initial time to initiate the glitch.
So how many times do you recommend I do it per vs open. Or should I do it in one gigantic chunk
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the_NGW
4 months ago#8
WolfishOne posted...
So how many times do you recommend I do it per vs open. Or should I do it in one gigantic chunk

Just in one.

Basically go to a Pokemon center (to avoid crashing), join a vs match, play it out or quit out, then go into your system menu, date and time (make sure auto sync is off) them go forward one day, hit ok, go into date and time and go forward a day, etc.
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the_NGW
4 months ago#9
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the_NGW
4 months ago#10
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