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This article is about glitch Pokémon; invalid Pokémon with their own index number. For Pokémon with "glitch-like" properties, see glitchy.
The term glitch Pokémon refers to Pokémon that were not intentionally coded into the game. These Pokémon arise as a result of the game trying to interpret some other type of data as a Pokémon and have identifiers that fall outside the normal range for Pokémon. They can be accessed by a glitch or by using a cheating device.
Most glitch Pokémon in the first two generations have indecipherable front or back sprites, with the exceptions of some hybrids and the fossil and ghost Missingno. (which have valid front sprites but invalid back sprites). Every glitch Pokémon except for Missingno. has an invalid name, that may include glitch characters.
In the third generation, Decamarks all have the "unknown Pokémon" sprite seen in the Pokédex (although it may be corrupted, depending on the index number) and are named ?????????? on the opponents side. Not all glitch Pokémon in Generation III are named "??????????" on the nickname or summary screen. Here, they can have names like shortened versions of move names such as "RBOLT" (instead of "THUNDERBOLT".
Some glitch Pokémon can learn glitch moves.