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Will soft-resetting my game change the nature if a legendary I am about to encounter?

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Like of I am about to capture Heatran, and I save it right in front of him and catch him, and I find out that he has a bad nature, will soft resetting the game change tha nature he will have when I catch him? Or is it preset?

asked Nov 25, 2012 by |SentByRavens|

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Yes.

This practice is widely considered useful, as rebooting the game will modify hidden data values. The values that determine the shininess of an in-game Pokémon is of particular interest here, as are the Pokémon's IVs and natures. Soft-resetting eliminates the need to constantly turn off (and on) the game when attempting to get a Pokémon with these specific qualities. Although time-consuming, it is a widely practiced method to get a desired Pokémon.

In some cases however, the values are preset, like how it is impossible to get a Shiny Victini legitimately, and N's Gift Zorua from Rood has it's nature set to Hasty.

Source: Experience and a clarification from: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Soft_resetting

answered Nov 25, 2012 by ƒιzz
selected Nov 25, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
Isn't it Hasty, not Hardy?
Whoops. Thanks.
That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure. Thanks!
Glad to help you out then! :3