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I vaguely recall a massive, 1000+ post thread dedicated to something similar that got locked cause it degenerated to next to nothing, generally speaking. There were, of course, respectable opinions and intelligent debate from a few users on both sides of the matter, but a lot was utter ignorance or spam.
The topic of that thread was "Is RNG Cheating?". Which was, at its heart, an intelligent question asking for the opinion of the reader on the matter.
Short story being: the point of this thread is, as best I can tell, "is RNG hacking". Bluntly speaking, hell no it is not hacking, and that is fact, not opinion. So the matter of "is it cheating?" is an opinion, the matter of "is it hacking" is a factual "no".
Also why are we bringing up the "smogon hivemind and hooded ninjas holding a dagger to your throat if you don't use TrickScarf Rotom-W" nonsense? Completely unrelated.
Now... my opinion on the matter at hand.
No, I don't believe RNG is hacking. There is absolutely no interaction with any external hardware or software, nothing is changed/edited/modified. An RNG Abused pokemon will not be hacked on any legality checker, be it Game Freak or... other online legality checkers that cannot be discussed as decided by staff to the best of my knowledge.
They are generated by the exact same, unaltered built-in algorithms. You cannot RNG a Sturdy Shedinja, you cannot RNG a Wondertomb, you cannot RNG a Cross Chop Haxorus, you cannot RNG a Shiny Reshiram.
As for RNG Reporter: yes, its an external program. No, it does not alter or interact at all with the game or DS, and does not download/upload/edit anything. Just like an IV calc: external program, no interaction with the cart and console.
It is, in a way, a calculator with a calender. I've compared it to astrology before and I'll do it again.
An Astrologer predicts a comet will pass by the Earth, and will be visible in the night sky over, say, the United Kingdom for a few minutes around midnight. The speed, trajectory, and positions of the comet and Earth were all predicted using known mathematics and formulas about these heavenly bodies and a calender and calculator were used to determine when and where this would happen.
Did he hack the comet, the Earth, time itself, or all of the above?
So yes, I know how to use RNG Reporter, my pokemon are RNG Abused, and no that doesn't make me better than anyone. I've never had a chef insult me for not knowing how to bake a cake, and so I'm not going to insult someone who doesn't know how to RNG. Its rough to learn, some people feel it is cheating (and that is their respectable opinion), or just don't want to bother with it: that's fine. Its been a loong time since I've done a Wi-Fi battle, but I'm still well aware its customary (and I believe required?) to let the opponent know that I will be using said RNG'd mons.
But I'm not going to let someone call me a hacker without some pretty solid debate. As that, imo, would be an insult.