Does loading a save file count as a soft reset in my pokemon game?

I’m trying to hunt a shiny starter on my ROM of pokemon sun, but i’ve been trying for so long and i’m not finding it. I searched here for help, but people only talk about other methods for soft resetting: like turning on and off citra, do you guys know if loading the save file also work? I just want to know if i’m wasting my time or i’m just being unlucky. Thanks for the help <3

In order for us to provide better support, we need to see the log generated by citra. This guide will walk you through how you can obtain the log file: How to Upload the Log File

This isn’t really a question related to Citra support. Please ask in a pokemon centric community. They should be able to provide an answer to your question.