They also need to make Pokemon breeding not completely retarded. Absolutely no one in the competitive scene does vanilla breeding, it's all about importing pokemon you create from scratch on your PC. IVs are nuts.
Eh, I don't know about that, I don't know anyone who competes that uses pokegened pokes, most people are using RNGed pokes. It might be just the people I trade with/board I trade on but people are generally 100% fine with cloning but don't really like hacks. RNGing is all about getting perfect pokes by changing the in game time to hit the seed right and beat the random number generator. I know a lot of RNGers - one of the best ones I know doesn't even own an action replay, they need other people to clone their creations, so they are creating their pokes 100% legit using nothing but the game cart.
Though people seem to be more okay with editing too. Meh, anyway the community is quite divided on these things.
Either way you're completely right - it's still not a level playing field, cause obviously whether the top competitors are getting their pokes from RNGing or pokegen it isn't really a level playing field. I think the better solution would be for the game to automatically make all pokes in a competition have perfect IVs. Then it is really all about strategy/moves/luck/EV training vs. about abusing the in game mechanics/hacking to get perfect pokemon.
Of course people will still cheat to avoid the EV training because that is also tedious.
Anyway, I've done lots of breeding and it isn't actually too hard to get 3 IVs perfect. I only get 4 and 5 IVs perfect very rarely though, and never 6, though I am using a Korean ditto that only has 5/6 IVs perfect. I have a (probably hacked) English ditto with perfect IVs but I like the boost to shiny chances from using the Korean ditto. That said, I've never bred a shiny -.-
ALSO, I finally won a few battles on the GTS after getting a good team (all perfect IVs/metagame friendly/ and 2/3 shiny, which is unrelated to being good competitively but nice nonetheless) Edited, Mar 15th 2013 3:08pm by Olorinus