Talk:List of prefixes for one-time serial codes

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Galileo Rayquaza Prefix UK

Just picked up two codes and I also like knowing the prefixes, so I will just let you know that the prefix for the UK Smyths' distribution is not E5Z8 (as in EB Games AUS), but E5AA. RibShark (talk) 18:18, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Aldora Articuno Prefix Belgium

I added the Made in Asia distribution of the legendary birds that was held in Brussels (12-13 March), and I got a prefix that is not registered here : E6A3. Douroucouli1661 (talk) 20:09, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Each bird has a different code. Can you possibly tell us which bird uses which code? CycloneGU (talk) 00:59, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
As I said in the title, I think (but not sure at 100% though) it was Articuno. Maybe it was Zapdos, but I don't think so. And it was certainly not Moltres. Douroucouli1661 (talk) 09:23, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

Various prefixes

I got those prefixes for different distributions : -Arceus (Belgium) : E65Z -Descartes Xerneas (Russia) : E635 -Descartes Yveltal (Russia) : E636 -Mew (Belgium) : E6ZA Douroucouli1661 (talk) 19:25, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

All codes are already included in the listings, but I have added the location information you mentioned. Let us know if you see anything else. CycloneGU (talk) 20:15, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Sort keys

Hi! I added sort keys for the prefix column where sensible, so that each region's serial numbers would sort in order. Since codes don't use the digits '0' and '1', they are swapped out for 'Z' and 'A' in the prefixes, but leaving them as such makes them sort very weirdly (as 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,1,0)... Sorting them this way helps show that regions like Japan have kept an order throughout all four years (with codes 01-11, 14, 16-22, 24-33, 35-36, 44-47, 51 currently known) I hope you don't mind! Bluesun (talk) 00:21, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

That's good to know, thanks for explaining. And if someone wants, that could be explained at the top of the page too or something.
However, if you want to sort by date (which I think is basically all that means), then there's the date column. IMO, keeping the code column naturally sortable makes it easier to find codes for people who might actually want to look them up. Tiddlywinks (talk) 00:31, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
Alright, if they're better off removed, then in that case I'll leave them be.
They seem to be similar to internal ID numbers, which are covered on some other pages, so I thought it would've helped, but alas. Bluesun (talk) 00:53, 12 October 2016 (UTC)