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Major glitches of the Pokémon series

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0x1500 control code arbitrary code execution (Crystal) | Cart-swap arbitrary code execution | Generation I custom map script pointer | Generation I invalid meta-map scripts | Generation I item ("8F", "ws m", "-g m", "5かい", "てへ" etc.) | Generation I move ("-", "TM42") | Generation I Trainer escape glitch text boxes | Generation II bad clone | Generation II Burned Tower Silver | Japanese Crystal Pokémon Communication Center SRAM glitches | Coin Case glitch | Generation II glitch Pokédex sortings | Pikachu off-screen glitch ACE | OAM DMA hijacking | Pikachu glitch emote | Generation III glitch Pokémon summary | Generation III glitch move animation) | Remote code execution | TM/HMs outside of the TM/HM pocket | ZZAZZ glitch Trainer FC

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Cloning | Item duplication glitch (Generation I) | Pokémon merge glitch ("Q Glitch", Generation I) | Time Capsule exploit | Bug-Catching Contest data copy glitch (Generation II, Japan only) | Berry glitch | Battle Tower Lati@s glitch (Generation III) | (Mimic) Transform Rage glitch (Generation IV)

Transform held item glitch (Generation IV, Japan only) | Mimic glitch (Generation IV, Japan only)

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99 item stack glitch | LOL glitch | Rival LOL glitch | Instant LOL glitch | RAM LOL glitch | Out of bounds LOL glitch | blockoobLG | Instant encounter infinite chain glitch | LGFly | Super Glitch (Generation I) | Party remaining HP glitch | Super Glitch (Generation III) | Text pointer manipulation mart buffer overflow glitch | CoolTrainer♀-type move | Double distort CoolTrainer♀ corruption | Yami Shop glitch | Party Pokémon box data shift glitch | Unterminated name glitch item instant encounter (Japanese Red/Green)

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Generation I expanded items pack (Glitch Rocket HQ maps, Map FE (English and non-English European Yellow) | Map script pointer manipulation (arbitrary code execution | Map script pointer item ball manipulation) | Text pointer manipulation (arbitrary code execution | Item ball manipulation | Mart buffer overflow) | Trainerless instant encounter glitch

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????? party overloading (Type 0xD0 move glitch | ????? map corruption | Celebi trick | Celebi Egg trick | Shiny Celebi trick | Glitch move map corruption | Overloaded party map corruption | Glitch Unown (Glitch Unown map corruption) | Duplicate key items glitch (Infinite items and item creation, Expanded Balls pocket (Wrong pocket TM/HMs, Glitch Pokédex categories))

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Dokokashira door glitch (International) | Fossil conversion glitch (international) | Second type glitch | Skip to Level 100 glitch | Trainer mutation glitch | Walk through walls (International) | Lift glitch | Badge describer glitch

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Pomeg data corruption glitch ("Glitzer Popping") | Charm glitch

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Broken escalator glitch (Japan only) | Elite Four door glitch (Japan only)

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Left-facing shore tile glitch (in-game trade shore encounter trick, Old man trick, Trade link up shore encounter trick, Fight Safari Zone Pokémon trick) | Viridian Forest no encounter grass tiles glitch

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Safari Zone exit glitch | RAM manipulation | Out of bounds Glitch City (Generation II) | Slowpoke Well out of bounds corruption (French Gold/Silver/Crystal)

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Storage box remaining HP glitch | Generation I max stat trick

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Trainer corruption glitch

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Generation I save corruption | 255 Pokémon glitch | Expanded party encounter table manipulation (Generation I) | Send party Pokémon to a new game (Generation I) | Generation II save corruption | Mailbox glitches | Mystery Gift item corruption | Trainer House glitches

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Death-warp | Ditto trick | Experience underflow glitch | Mew trick | Text box ID matching | Meta-map script activation

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Ledge method | Museum guy method | Rival's effect | Select glitch method (International Select glitch method), Brock Through Walls

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Grass/rock Surfing glitch (Spanish/Italian only) (adaptions: Submerge glitch (international)) | 8 8 (0x7C) grass/rock surfing glitch (English Red/Blue))

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Please note that this glitch only exists in the Japanese versions of the game, or is otherwise a glitch
from a Pokémon game which was only released in Japan.
A player in the process of performing the Mimic glitch. He or she is using a Ditto to transform into a Mr Mime with the desired moves.

The Mimic glitch is a less commonly known glitch which is similar to the Surf through Elite Four door Glitch in the sense that the glitch only exists in earlier builds of the Japanese versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. By using this glitch players can essentially give a Pokémon already knowing Mimic or Transform any moveset. This glitch is similar to the Q Trick of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow as the Mimic Glitch eventually involves the player's Pokémon copying the moves of one of his or her other Pokémon. However Pokémon such as Magikarp cannot legitimately learn Mimic therefore they cannot have their moves changed without an external device.


  1. Access to a double battle through either unbattled trainers or the VS Seeker.
  2. A Ditto or any Pokémon with the move Transform.
  3. A Pokémon with the desired moves to be copied onto another Pokémon (preferably Smeargle because from Sketch it can learn every legitimate move except Chatter and Struggle).
  4. A Pokémon with Mimic or Transform, (the one whose moves will be changed at the end of the glitch).


  1. The player must enter a double battle with a Pokémon with the move Transform and a Pokémon whose moves the player wants to change in the first and second slots, the Pokémon with the desired moveset should be in any other slot. Note that in this case the second Pokémon must already know Mimic or Transform.
  2. Have Ditto or the Pokémon with Transform use the move on the ally Pokémon which is going to have its moves changed.
  3. On the next turn have the second Pokémon should use Mimic or Transform on the Ditto which just transformed (or other Pokémon)
  4. Switch your first Pokémon to the Pokémon with the moves which you want to copy.
  5. On the same turn have your Pokémon who just copied Transform use the move on the Pokémon with the desired moves.
  6. Switch the Pokémon with the desired moves and then finish the battle without switching the Pokémon who copied Transform and used it to transform into that Pokémon with the desired moves.

See Also

  1. Surf through Elite Four door Glitch
  2. Q Trick

External Links

  1. [1] - The original Youtube video by T0nu.
  2. [2] - An alternative Youtube video of a player performing the Mimic glitch.