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A chaotic name refers to glitch strings in Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow and Pokémon Gold, Silver and Pokémon Crystal with names that are difficult to predict, and show a degree of randomness.

These may include the following:

  • Strings taken from VRAM, randomized due to VRAM inaccessibility.
  • Strings that are taken by the game searching for terminated 0x50 strings into RAM until the (n)th number is found (the case with examples like - (Generation I move)'s internal name).
  • Strings taken from an area of RAM subject to change.

Chaotic names may be found on:

See also

  • Time Capsule exploit: There is a degree of randomness for some Generation II to Generation I trades for Pokémon not in the table.