Clarification on RNG manipulation for Gameboy Color main series Pokemon games on emulator

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Clarification on RNG manipulation for Gameboy Color main series Pokemon games on emulator

Post by Dabomstew » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:37 pm

Following the recent discovery of RNG manipulation strategies for Gen1/2 main series games, and the unfortunate realization that in the vast majority of cases emulators do not do it accurately, we have come to the following ruling:
Using hard resets during the run to manipulate the RNG on emulators that do so inaccurately is banned. Accurate emulators for RNG manipulation are currently limited to BGB with a GBC bootrom, and for Red/Blue only. RNG manipulation on emulator for Yellow and Gen 2 games is not allowed as it stands.
This ruling is up for review based on future emulator releases, but there is no guarantee that there will ever be an accurate enough emulator released for Yellow and Gen 2.

To clarify, this does not apply to any non main series games as their RNG functions differently.

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