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Major glitches of the Pokémon series

Arbitrary code execution (template, remote, cart-swap, unintended ROM code execution) | 2x2 block encounter glitches (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)) | 99 item stack glitch | Bad clone glitch (????? 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 (TM/HMs outside of the TM/HM pocket, Glitch Pokédex categories)) | Berry glitch | Bug-Catching Contest data copy glitch (Japan only) | Cloning | Ditto DV manipulation | Elite Four door glitch (Japan only) | Expanded party encounter table manipulation | Glitch City (Safari Zone exit glitch, RAM manipulation) | Glitch meta-map script activation (Generation I) | Infinite Master Balls (Colosseum) | Large storage box byte shift glitch (storage box remaining HP glitch, maximum stat glitch) | Item duplication glitch | Item stack duplication glitch (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) | Transform held item glitch (Japan only) | Mimic glitch (Japan only) | Out of bounds Glitch City (Generation II) (Slowpoke Well out of bounds corruption (French version)) Lumiose City save glitch | Pikachu off-screen glitch (Trainer corruption glitch) | Pokémon merge glitch | Pomeg glitch (Pomeg data corruption glitch) | Roaming Pokémon encounter glitch | (Mimic) Transform Rage glitch | Select glitches (Japan only) (Closed menu: Dokokashira door glitch (international), Fossil conversion glitch (international), Second type glitch, Skip to Level 100 glitch, Trainer mutation glitch, walk through walls (international) Special menu: Lift glitch, Badge describer glitch) | Sketch glitch | SRAM glitch (Generation I) (255 Pokémon glitch, send party Pokémon to a new game) | Surf down glitch (Grass/rock Surfing glitch (Spanish/Italian only) (English)) | Time Capsule exploit | SRAM glitches (Generation II) (Mailbox glitches, Mystery Gift item corruption, Trainer House glitches) | Tweaking | Trainer escape glitch (Death-warp, Mew Trick, Ditto Trick, Experience underflow glitch) | Buffer overflow techniques (Japanese unterminated name glitch item instant encounter glitch, LOL glitch, Rival LOL glitch, Instant LOL glitch, RAM LOL glitch, oobLG, 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) | Walk through walls (ledge method, museum guy method, Rival's effect, Select glitch method (international), Brock Through Walls) | ZZAZZ glitch (party Pokémon box data shift glitch)

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Bulbapedia also has an article about Second type glitch.
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.

The Second type glitch is a closed menu Select glitch in Pokémon Red, Green, and Pokémon Blue (Japanese).

It allows the player to transform a Pokémon into another Pokémon with the ID of its second type. As single-typed Pokémon have their second type the same type as the first type internally, they can also be used for the glitch.


Item 13 method (does not always work):

1) Press Select on item 13.

2) Exit with B, B.

3) Open the Pokémon menu via a battle, Day Care on Route 5 or the Name Rater in Lavender Town and press A on the first Pokémon to swap it to be a Pokémon based on its second type.

This glitch may also trigger Pokémon No. 152 in the Pokédex.

YouTube video by The Exiled Force

Item 14 method:

1) Prepare a party of two Pokémon with the second-type you need.

2) Press Select on item 14.

3) Exit with B, B.

4) Open the Pokémon menu via the Day Care man on Route 5.

5) Press A on Pokémon 1 to swap it with a glitch Pokémon, and then raise and take back Pokémon 1.

6) Repeat steps 2-4 with the other non-glitch Pokémon and then press A on Pokémon 1 to swap it with the desired Pokémon.

YouTube video by ChickasaurusGL


Index number (dec) Index number (hex) Type Pokémon
000 00 Normal-type "A" (Japanese 'M (00))
001 01 Fighting-type Rhydon
002 02 Flying-type Kangaskhan
003 03 Poison-type Nidoran♂
004 04 Rock-type Clefairy
005 05 Ground-type Spearow
006 06 Bird-type Voltorb
007 07 Bug-type Nidoking
008 08 Ghost-type Slowbro
020 14 Fire-type Arcanine
021 15 Water-type Mew
022 16 Grass-type Gyarados
023 17 Electric-type Shellder
024 18 Psychic-type Tentacool
025 19 Ice-type Gastly
026 1A Dragon-type Scyther
033 21 ヌ゙る* Growlithe


Thanks to Japanese Pokémon select button glitch websites, Meowth346 for discussing this glitch on the Azure Heights forums in 2001, gunbladelad77 for sharing it on GameFAQs in 2009 and then finally ginothepro for uploading footage of it on a real Game Boy in 2012.