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Pal Park name encoding glitch
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Miscellaneous glitches of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Pokémon Platinum and Pokémon HeartGold and Soulsilver

Global Trade System glitches (Various) | Fake Tower Tycoon glitch (Diamond/Pearl) | Dress up Hiker glitch (Diamond/Pearl) | Egg determination glitch (Diamond/Pearl) | Giratina Origin Forme glitch (Platinum) | Battle Barry every day (Diamond/Pearl) | Pal Park daily limit oversight (Various) | Incorrect sprite for the Defog HM (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum) | Acid Rain glitch (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum) | Broken escalator glitch (Diamond/Pearl JP)| Honey/Sweet Scent shop glitch (Diamond/Pearl) | Ace Trainer battle loop (Platinum JP)| Boulder push glitch (HeartGold/SoulSilver) | Water stream glitch (HeartGold/SoulSilver) | Mute Route 214 glitch (Diamond/Pearl) | Mute Sendoff Spring glitch (Diamond/Pearl) | VS Recorder audio glitch (Various) | Floating walking Pokémon glitch (poison variation, menu variation) (HeartGold/SoulSilver) | Pal Park nickname glitch (Various) | Protect oversight (Diamond/Pearl) | Choice Banded Pursuit glitch (Diamond/Pearl JP) | Choice Banded U-Turn glitch (Diamond/Pearl JP) | Grass glitch (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum) | Trapping Ability flee glitch (Platinum)

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Conversion of Mimi the Mr. Mime's original trainer name from "RÚTEO" to "RつTEO".

The Pal Park name encoding glitch is a glitch that exists in Generation IV Pokémon games causing specific OT names or nicknames of Pokémon originating from foreign (non-English European) versions of Generation III games to become corrupted when they are transferred to Pal Park.

This glitch only occurs if the nicknames or OTs have certain characters not primarily used in the English language, such as Á (which would transform into い (hiragana "i")).

Obtaining a relevant character in a name

In Generation III characters with grave, acute and circumflex accents, as well as those with a diaeresis or tilde cannot be chosen when naming the player or nicknaming a Pokémon even within game localizations where they are commonly used. Instead, the player can only choose the characters that they would have been able to in the previous generations, with the addition of numbers 1-9 and a few symbols.

Despite this, in non-English European versions of the Generation III main-series Pokémon games, there are a few default trainer names that have non-English characters, and there are some in-game trainers that trade with the player who have either OT names or nicknames with foreign characters. The programmers apparently forgot about this possibility when programming Pal Park.

Effect

When any Pokémon with certain foreign characters in their nickname or OT name have foreign characters and are transferred to a Generation IV game via Pal Park, they will not be converted properly and will corrupt, changing to certain Japanese kana.

List of problematic default trainer names

This section is incomplete, please feel free to add any missing information about the subject. It is missing: {{{1}}}.

Spanish

FireRed/LeafGreen

Character Name Glitched Pal Park name
Red ÁLVARO いLVARO
LLAMÍN LLAMコN
Leaf MARÍA MARコA

List of problematic in-game trainers

Spanish

FireRed/LeafGreen

[TODO: Look for FireRed-exclusive Pokémon.]

Location Pokémon Trainer Nickname Glitched name in Pal Park Notes
Route 2 Mr. Mime RÚTEO MIMI RつTEO (None)
Route 5 Nidoran♂ QUICA NIDRÁN NIDRいN Only in LeafGreen
Cinnabar Island Seel GOYO SEELÍN SEELコN (None)