So I wanted to try the Cute Charm glitch. I have asked another question, which can be seen [here].
Anyway, I wanted to ask if I should soft reset in Soul Silver to try and obtain a shiny starter in the beginning, because I need to find my Secret ID, which can only be found if you have a shiny, or if you use the Action Replay code.
Now, I'm not a big fan of Action Replay after seeing what it did to my friend's game.
Should I soft reset for a shiny starter or wait until I reach the Red Gyarados, which is extremely far away?
If I get the Cute Charm Glitch to work, I'll be so happy with my Shiny Lugia, Ho-oh, Entei, Raikou and Suicune.
EDIT: Tell me what you would do, and please provide reasons.