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3rd Gen Mirage Island

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Every day, a random number between 0 and 65535 is generated by the game. If this number matches the first two bytes of the personality value of any Pokémon in the player's party, then Mirage Island will appear.
Have you ever encountered Mirage Island in your RSE playthroughs?

I haven't and tried so many times each day. My friend had though, and I remember wishing that were me!
 

Palamon

Silence is Purple
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I have never gotten the island, no, and I really don't feel like trying. It's not worth it in the long run...tbh? Like, all that's there is a berry for boosting attack. Nothing else. And Wynaut I guess. I'd be more enticed if there was more there.
 

Setsuna

♡ Setsuna Scarlet Storm!!
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I've never encountered it, I thought ORAS was the first game it was in. But I'm pretty sure most of the time I've played Gen III it's been on a cartridge with a dry battery, so I don't really think I've ever seen most of the time-based stuff in it. I'd like to experience it just to see what it's like, but I'm sure it's also more trouble than it's worth.
 
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I remember finding it and being disappointed. There wasn't much of interest.
 

Nah

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I tried to get to it as kid because I thought that you could catch Deoxys there lol

Never made it because the odds of getting the island to show up are horrible, but it was probably for the best
 

Reginald Cosmic

Big Shot
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Imagine making an area in a game only accessible with a 1/65,535 chance, and then making that coveted area the most mundane place ever.
 
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I'm not sure if I even was aware that it existed, at the time. Needless to say, I never encountered it.
 
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So, there's a common thread through the older generations of making things elusive or difficult to obtain for no real reason. Like they didn't outright acknowledge EVs until Gen 6 when they decided to make a whole ass minigame for them. TMs were single use til gen 5. Battle Facilities rewarded you 1-5BP for beating 7 battles and the best items cost 48BP, some of those being TMs.

Mirage Island fits up there, and it will forever bug me. Wild Wynauts (already got the egg, thanks Game Freak) and a bunch of berries (that would invariably be lost by accident through random consumption/etc).

Make it worthwhile. Make the rare Pokemon that appear there, actually cool. Give some rare items for the Secret Base, or something.
 
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Once and then never again. I kept checking daily and never got it. Randomly came back to the game months later to do some leftover stuff and it was just there.
Was a rather disappointing location for something so elusive tbh.
 
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