Forums  /  Pokémon series  /  Pokémon Platinum  /  Manipulating when a wild pokemon appears.

So I managed to find a manip path for a good starter but I'm stuck on wild encounters. I know I need to manip a kricketot with metronome and I believe that whether or not it will have one is determined by its PID. However, while I do know how to find a frame with a kricketot holding metronome, I am stuck on how to make it so that when I am at that frame, I can encounter the kricketot. This also applies to the starly and psyduck I need to catch as HM slaves. Most of the RNG manip guides say I need Sweet Scent/Honey to ensure encounters which is obviously not available. How can I ensure that I can encounter pokemon at the correct frame? Thanks!