I’m trying to catch a timid Latias in Heart Gold. To find Latias, I fly from Saffron city to Saffron city and check the Pokégear map to see if it’s on one of the four routes connected to the city. If it is, I go to the route Latias is on. If not, I fly to Saffron again. Once I’ve encountered it, I use the master ball, check the nature, and if it’s not timid, I soft reset the game. If it was timid, I’d catch it, and I wouldn’t be asking this question.
After catching the not-timid Latias, resetting the game, and knocking out the not-timid Latias, I have to battle the league again to respawn Latias and change the nature. And no, I can’t use synchronize. I’ve tried, it doesn’t work. And I can’t reset right before defeating Lance, because the game forces you to save after you beat him.
So, is there any way to do this faster? Because I’d rather not put this much time into it. It takes about a half hour just to check the nature once and get a different one.