Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:37 pm
I know that there aren't supposed to be any more threads on the beasts, but I'm not asking any questions, I'm just making this thread to answer one. I never knew when their stats were set, and despite combing forums I couldn't get a straight answer from any legitimate source, so I tested it myself.
For anyone who cares to restart to get different natures, they are definitely set when you give Celio the sapphire, fixing the machine. In Firered I encountered Suicune twice (restarting my game so I could see if they were set when you first encounter it) and the stats were the same. In Leafgreen, I saved just before handing Celio the sapphire, and then I went to catch Raikou. The first time around it was sassy and had 22-23 HP, 2-3 attack, and 0-1 in everything else. The second time, it was quirky and also had crap stats! haha, go figure. The stats will always be bad, but at least this way you can get a decent nature, if you have the patience.
Also, I know people have said that this is when the stats are set before (that's where I got the idea after all) but I never found any kind of confirmation on it, and then people kept saying they were set at the start of the game...Well, I hope this information is of use to someone, although US HGSS are only months away now and hopefully their legendary beasts won't have crap for stats