|Please note that this glitch only exists in the Japanese versions of this non-Pokémon game, or is otherwise a glitch from a game which was only released in Japan.
The time to exit the demo with the Balloon.
The Demo glitch is a glitch in the Japanese Game Boy Advance game Densetsu no Stafy, which is part of the series The Legendary Starfy. It allows the player to skip most of the game and keep an illegitimate save file.
The glitch was popularized outside of Japan by Jlun2 and was known in Japanese circles before this.
During the game's attract demo, one of the scenes is of Starfy jumping into a Balloon in the Coral Reef.
If the player exits the attract demo when Starfy's x-coordinate is about the same as the Balloon; then during the next attract demo it is possible for the attract demo to desynchronize; causing Starfy to bump into Moe, begin a conversation and allow the player to take control of the game.
Effects after activating the glitch
After activating the glitch, the player will gain access to the Stage Select by pausing with Start and pressing Start+Select at the same time (as if the game was completed). From here, the player will have access to every stage.
When playing a stage, Starfy will have access to every vehicle and will be able to break the Seal Blocks. Additionally, he has the ability to play through the stages to obtain treasure.
- After exploiting this glitch the illustrated encyclopedia may be missing many entries, including story characters who are normally added after a regular playthrough. However, using the illustrated encyclopedia trick it is possible to register a story character.
- It is best to keep an unwanted save file in File 1 before doing this glitch to avoid losing a valuable save file.