Misc. Unconfirmed Pokemon Strangeness (Sorted by Believablity)
Please don't ask me for clarification on any of these reports. I just
post what people send me... the fake-until-proven-true reports are filed
at the bottom under "Farfetch'd".
Plausible - Most Likely True
Improbable - Maybe True or False
Farfetch'd (Fake) - Most Likely or Definitely Fake
- "I started up my pkmn yellow again. New game. All was fine until...
Oak tried to capture the Pikachu. Battle start! (black screen) (Articuno
voice) (Boo -from Mario games- voice) (wild pkmn battle music) (still
black) I got freaked out then. I thought if I kept my game on it'd clear
up, but it didn't so I turned the game off and It was normal this time.
What happened anyway?"
My red version is disturbed. VERY disturbed. At times, my game just does
NOT make sense.
- My Blastoise did not like Box 2. I deposited him in there, and when
I went to take him out, he was in Box 5!
- My ditto is SO glitched, (he looks like Missingno. You know, the pixellated
blob) he did not come back to ditto form after the battle against Missingno.
- My party's pokemon randomly switch places every time I turn off my
game without saving.
- I don't know this happened, but my super rod was duplicated. So was
my bike. And my rare candy is always the one in my sixth slot.
- What's weird is, I have never met up with the un-silphed Missingno.
version. I have never seen 'Ms. They are either Missingno, or some pixellated
- Rattatas in my game are pink. And they don't look like Rattatas either.
- One time, when I was trading my Mewtwo from my yellow, it said Mewtwo
was evolving a day later. Mewtwo evolved into Mewtwo!
- Once, I was in Glitch City and exploring the water areas. And....
my game froze! I was afraid about losing my game. I opened it, and I
was at the same place I was when I saved. Weird... My game is INSANE
- "While I was playing my blue my pokemon league file was completely
screwed but at the second part my character appeared but it got weirder
it closed out and the screen went black for a long time when it finaly
started there were ? everywhere and the game restarted colors messed
up and there were pieces of people everywhere I was in glitch city then
the game just glitched out there were blue lines everywhere and the
game restarted again but I wasnt there my rival was everytime I moved
I changed until It froze now it doesnt work I called the nintendo repair
service they said my game is too old I dont know what happened at all
but it freaked me out.
- "Now I have crystal and Im haunted with more ? and this time I know
how to get it start a new game but dont save play until you can catch
pokemon and catch any one now deposit once and change to box 6 when
it says saving dont turn off the power turn it off continue youre game
and youll be at where you last saved now look in the box you put the
pokemon in and all pokemon in that box will be replaced with #??????#
when you open the box there will be ? everywhere."
From Mew 13:
- "My Gold Version is seriously weird. I got it at a computer convention
for Ł8 (and this was a few months after it was released!!!). I was so
hyper because I had wanted it for ages! When I took it out of the box,
I noticed the cartridge was Pokemon Yellow colored. I didn't worry about
it too much, because I just wanted to get a Chikorita already... Everything
seemed fine. But after a few minutes of playing, I realised that the
in-game clock wasn't working! I was really upset, but I noticed that
sometimes, when I saved and switched back on again, it would ask me
to change the time, so I could still get night time Pokemon."
- "that last story about having to set the clock, that's one of the
signs of the internal battery going dead, not too long from that, the
game will stop holding the save, the person should replace the battery."
- "someone mentioned that their gold version (the cartridge of
which was coloured like Yellow) forgot the time (letting the person
set it again) occaisionally. Someone else responded with a mention that
it was due to a low battery or somesuch. I personally own one of these
Yellow cartridge Gold versions, and it always has, and presumably always
will let me set the time each and every time I turn it on and continue
from save. Actually, only once has it ever remembered the time, after
linking to someone or other else's game. It went back to (its) normal,
though I forget if it did it automatically after a while or I erased
save. This only happened once when I linked, I have linked many other
times without adverse effects. It most certainly is not low battery
causing it, it has done it since the day I bought it many months ago
- and it still does it while plugged into the mains through a powerpack.
I theorise that these are actually some sort of final testing versions
of the game accidentally shipped with the regular versions - I think
because for final testing of all game events and such, it would be
inefficient to actually wait for timed events, so these games were
programmed so they didn't remember the time over save. The time does
not progress ingame, and it does not remain after resetting."
From Fushi I. Gisou:
- "My name is Fushi Gisou, and I'm a big fan of your site. Something...
ODD happened to my Pokemon Silver Version game.
I've NEVER sharked or cheated in my LIFE to these games. But weird things
have been happening to my games lately, this BY FAR being the weirdest.
The console I was playing on was a rather... SPECIAL... Game Boy Advance
SP. I say it's special because one of it's motors has died, therefore
only allowing it to play Game Boy Color games. Odd, huh?
So, anyway, I turned on the GBA SP, with Pokemon Silver inserted. It
was running normally. I paused to look at the pretty picture of Lugia
swimming. Then I pressed A and was at the main menu. The options were
CONTINUE, NEW GAME, OPTIONS, and MYSTERY GIFT.
I then noticed something strange. Whatever option I hovered over, I
saw a window at the bottom of the screen. It always said "Time
not selected," or something like that...
I pressed CONTINUE, and it says "The time has not been confirmed.
Please reset the clock."
I didn't even have to do that long password thing that you have to do
to reset the time! It, just like that, showed a window with a time-resetting
thingy. I entered "1:15" (It's now 1:45) and pressed "A."
For less than a second, it showed where I had last saved. Suddenly,
it all turned into colored blocks. There was this long "beeeeeep"
noise, and the opening theme thing started again. Except for one thing:
The colors were glitched! (And, no, I didn't get to see Lugia in full
color. He was still a silhouette.)
I hoped the game would behave normally (With the exception of the screwed
up colors), but guess what? The time STILL wasn't confirmed, and the
colors were STILL messed up!
I turned off the game. It turned off. Ssssslllllooooooowwwllyy... I'm
going to try playing again sometime around 2:30."
- "There's something strange about my silver version. It's used, a present
from a friend. I have a L100 Porygon2 on it, but the game thinks it's
a Kabutops. Seriously! The picure, element, and attacks are all characteristic
of Porygon2, but the name and species both say Kabutops. I've never
used it in battle, but I think even the picture from the back, as seen
when the pokemon is battling on your side, would be of Porygon2, but
the game thinks my Porygon2 is a Kabutops for some reason."
- "Did you know that there are pokemon in Crystal Version that weren't
programed to appear? Some pokemon are only obtainable through evolution,
such as Pidgeot, Dewgong, Pupitar, Rhydon, etc. But, my friend found
a wild Dewgong! She knew that Dewgong wasn't supposed to appear, so
she freaked out and ran from it. Later, I was on the top of Mt. Silver
heading off to battle Ash, when I found a wild Pupitar! I didn't know
that you weren't supposed to find Pupitar in the wild, so I caught it.
When my friend told me that you can't catch Pupitar in the wild, I checked
out my game, and everything was fine, but still, I wonder why Pupitar
and Dewgong appeared when they weren't supposed to."
From The Kaiba Corp. Spy:
- "Last night while playing my Red version, I did something really freaky:
I was in the Cerulean Cave, trying to get to Mewtwo, I used a revive
on my pikachu, then I used a full restore on him(her?) and that's when
things got weird. I don't know how I did it, but I guess I pushed start
and select at the same time, and I I saw something: THERE WERE CHARACTERS
IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER OF THE SCREEN!!! they were two birds, two of
my characters and a beast!! I couldn't move, press start, or do anything!
I got scared, and turned the game off. Then I turned it on again(still
in the cave) and it froze! AGAIN! it was making a buzzing noise and
I couldn't move at all, so I turned it off again, after that, it returned
to normal. Could My Red version be breaking down? I have no clue..."
- "one time on the bus this kid had a shining mew on his red he used
the duplicating cheat and gave me 1. then 1 day i wanted to see it again
and it was gone. 1 time i did the item duplicating cheat and i got a
level 70 mew2.then i caught a level 150 somethin golbat it had regular
stats until i fed it lots of rare candies then it had healthbar A B
- "Ok, so I had just used a thunderstone to evolve my wimpy Pikachu
into a Raichu. Afterwords I decided to train it a little bit, so I took
it to the Sootopolis gym to beat some trainers. I kept beating their
pokemon with thundershock, and it was really easy. Then I used thundershock
and the sound STAYED! It was wierd! The sound didn't go away until I
turned off the gameboy, and this never happened again."
From jddd blah:
- "So I have a weird story whitch I have no clue how it happened. I
was trying to get my pinsir into my red so I could use a code to get
mew. when I traded it into my red I looked at it's stats and I was freaked
out. it's name was ?????????????? ect. All of it's stats were glitched
up. I then deposited my pinser I knew I had to get rid of it so I tried
to relese it. When I went into the box my game crashed! I finally got
it out and relesed it. But when I thought it was gone it wasn't. It
was still in my box!! It came back to haunt me!!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!! Has
this happend to u?"
From Feldynaught da glitch king:
- "I also found a no name pokemon in Pokemon Crystel, it had no attacks,
so it just use's struggle (the "you have no PP" move). It can not be
caught. and it looks like a bunch of scrambled blocks"
From Hally Anicross:
- "My stepsister found a missingo in her crystal! She took out Kenya
the sperow, with it's mail from that guy and saved the game in front
of a PC.
She removed the mail to her mailbox and switched to Box 3, which
had no pokemon in it. She then changed to an empty box and when it
said NOW SAVING DO NOT TURN OFF THE POWER... she turned the game off.
:P In her party was Kenya and in Box 3 was a mess-up pokemon with
a weird name. She put a pichu in and it too turned into one. When
sent out it looks like a girl and when put in the daycare it looks
like a boy. She got a egg from them that says: IT NEEDS A LOT MORE
TIME TO HATCH. The one lady says it looks mean. It is one level one
and can't grow up levels. Once it beat a level 10 snubull!"
- I swear this is true, but I have no way of proving it. So say what
you want. I ain't no Thought Police.
I was playing Pokemon Yellow, well into the game, when the game
froze up. Nothing unusual on my craptacularly clunky original GameBoy.
So I turn it off, on and continue the game... but it's a different
save! And one I had before, to boot. Name: Akira, just outside Mt.
Moon with a surfing pikachu I'd gotten earlier via gameshark... no
mistaking it! No glitches or anything. This next part may or may not
be related. I had a variable adapter for my gameboy, and my brother
took it to school one day to play it. Apparently, some jerk jacked
it all the way up to 12 volts (GB uses 6 volts), erasing the game.
My bro's the one who named his character Akira. So maybe it came out
of hiding from then, or something. But that leaves a bigger question:
where the heck was it all this time?
Other than appearing out of the blue after months of hiding, there
was absolutely nothing wrong with the game, and in fact I kept it.
No word on where the overwritten save file went, and nothing like
this has ever happened to me since.
Interestingly, there is a way to do something similar to this in
Zelda: A Link to the Past for Super Nintendo. See http://kontek.net/davidwonn/snes.html#zelda3
- Flying Kangaskhan! We all know that when you have a 'M it will eventually
want to evolve. Well before letting mine gain experiance I taught it
to fly. I then let it evolve into a Kangaskan (It looked like a Kanga
evolving into a Kanga.... weird) Anyway after that I looked at his stats,
he still had fly! So I thought this would be very enteresting to see
in Stadium. I hooked my trancefur pack up and set out into battle with
my flying kangaskan, much to my serprise it actually flew!!! It looked
more like levitation mut still a rather meraculous site to see!!!!
- i was playing my crystal and trying to clone my snorlax. i did, but
the clone was messed up! so i took it out of the pc and tried to use
a rare candy on it, but it said "there is no pokemon." so
then i took it into a batlle, and i sent it out and it said: Jesse sent
out ?";*%*&76867$/*??>.,<.~``and then it totally reset
but instead of the title screen it said "this game pak is only
compatible with game boy color and there were unowns at the top spelling
out "error!" weird huh? it scared me so i relesed the clone.
then about a week later, the same thing happened with my feraligatr!
so i released that too.
- I never for some reason got metal coat in my crystal (which is strange
enough) so my friend duped his scizor, planning to trade it to me. (he
has crystal too) he had a lv. 84 nidoking in his party And This Matters.
when he duplicated it it's name was NIDOKING! it's Level was 84! it
originally in the 60's! It's species was scizor. we both were amazed
so he released it and duped scizor again, and it was fine. Traded to
me there was no glitches.
- Well, in my crystal version,I was duplicating my Voltorb.When I took
it out it was called RareCandy??????????????????????????????????????.
What could it mean? I was trying to duplicate my rare candy.
- Ok my brother found something weird! If you go to the bug catching
contest grounds in goldenrod city there is a guy at the top by a gate,if
you go all the way up, and he's the guy holding a paper,on the RIGHT
side of him you can go right through the gate!
- "1. In my brothers Gold Version, after catching Lugia I
was walking out of Olivine when my game freezed and a wierd buzzing
sound was heard.
- 2. In my Ruby Version, after defeating the tube girl at the top right
of Route 119 a claping sound was heard and only stoped when I entered
- "I have no idea how I did this but it was on my Silver. I had
recently started a new game(it was my third if that is important)and
I was at the Pokemon League. I just could not defeat them and got so
bored I didn't bother to try again and saved and then switched the game
off next to the computer at the part before you enter. When I switched
the game back on again I went into my computer for my Lvl 54 Gyarados
because my Lvl 57 Primeape was generally crap and not doing very well,
and I noticed that every single Pokemon from my old saving was there.
My Lvl 68 Meganium and my Lvl 100 Ho-oh and Lugia. How lucky was that!!!!!
But I still remember it to this day and it was so weird. I wonder if
my game is special, although I highly doubt it."
- "When I was playing my yellow version in the Lavender Town Pokemon
Tower without the silph scope, every time I looked at MEW'S stats, the
wild Ghost that always says, Get out...Get out... and makes your pokemon
be afraid to attack, that ghost reveals its true form! Weird, Huh?"
- "I have an advanced generation glitch report, or rather the lack of
After some hugely long playing time on my pokemon ruby version (200
hours or something), the berry glitch came onto effect. I was surprised
at first because I didn't know what it was, but after reading about
it on your website I calmed down. But something happened not long ago:
I had left my ruby version alone for ages, and I picked it up again
the other day. I was wandering around aimlessly, and decided to talk
to the person who does the lottery. Strangely enough, they let me do
the lottery. I tried a few other things that I hadn't been able to do
since the berry glitch came into effect, and found that they were back
to normal as well. I thought this was strange because I have never owned
or connected to a Pokemon Colosseum, Fire red/Leaf green/Emerald, gameshark,
Jirachi or anything that could in any way negate the glitch. The play
time was at 240 hours if that has anything to do with it."
- "Another thing, when I first got my Crystal version, I kept getting
items from the wrong people. The Director gave me something odd, as
did Clair, but the weirdest thing of all was the fact that Santos of
Saturday gave me the Silver Wing! This all righted (or at least I think
it did) when I restarted the game. I don't know if it's just my game
or not, but I've never gotten the Rainbow Wing on Crystal, and the stairs
you go up in the Tin Tower don't show up at all. I think it's just plain
From Tiger Lily:
- "My brother's red version is WAY messed up. o.O You can't talk to
anybody, I mean anybody!!! Some people look like pixel blobs and anytime
you walk into a store you end up in a Glitch City thingy. His Mewtwo
keeps evolving into Mewtwo, and the daycare guy won't give in Raichu
back! He says "It's sacred...Do not disturb!" Then you get shocked (like
when you frist meet Pikachu in Yellow) then you're kicked out. Poor
- "Ever since I got my new Sapphire Version, I knew it was special.
But I didn't now it was glitched up too...
People in Team(Rocket,Aqua, and Magma) costumes, walk past you(
they must be in a hurry to walk.^.^;) And one of my Pokemon, either
(Blaziken,Gardevior,Raichu,Sharpedo, Rayquaza, or I forgot) is taking
and or drinking my sodas! -_- My Duskull (named after my fave ghost
pokemon Misdreavus) is trying to turn into one!"
- "Something weird happened to my game! It got low on battery and shut
off. I turned it back on to see my my time was at the farthest it could
go. But then when I loaded my save file my money was at $9999999(or
whatever the highest amount of money you can get is). But when I started
playing I found a weird Pokémon.
- "My friend's game is messed up, too. He has infinite Master Balls
(without sharking). He found Missingno.(with an different name and pic)
in the viridian forest. The weirdest thing is that he found M (and Missingno.)
on the wrong side of Cinnabar and without seeing the old man."
- "Ok I started to play my green version , as you know prof oak in green
is Aochider [Okaido]. I fooled with the control
buttons until those pokemon appear right before you select start. But
I hit A before a pokemon came it went "dadadadadadadada" like it is
when you get an HM. MY game was deleted and Aochider looked like an
hhjhjk. He made his normal speech and then the screen was black and
the music was haywire.ITS TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1"
- "Ever have a pet Professor? I did. It called him the name of my old
articuno, ice drills. He sounded like a ditto, too! Very wierd...
- The Cerulean Cave. I went there, experimenting with the level 10 mew
my friend traded me for my Mewtwo. I had Mew, Articuno, Blastoise, Dugtrio,
and Venusaur. While walking around, I found a level 55 ditto, normal
as always, but it was strange. It changed into my Venusaur, which was
NOT on the field. A little weirded out, and interested, I caught it.
It came up in my pack as normal, but I could not use it. I got bored,
and decided to the leave the cave. Unluckily for me, I was stupid enough
to save right after I caught the ditto. I was stuck, and could not go
out of the cave! I used dig, but it said I could not. I had lost all
of my level 100 pokemon, which had been amped up by rare candies. Maybe
Mew was my version of MissingNo, or maybe it was the mysterious M...That
was when I was too creeped out to ever play again..."
- i just started playing blue again when my bro asked if he could borrow
his old aerodactyl for the elite four on gold and train up this digglett.
i agreed so i sent him aerodactyl for his digglett. 5 weeks later he
said pokemon shoud at least be level 70 befor entering the elite four.
i belvid him becuse he had compleated red. i trained that level 5 digglett
to a level 69 dugtrio and forgot about it now i remeaber putting in
box a. 1 month later my bro wanted it back so i went to box a not there
i sort of paniked checked all boxes not there ethier now i was worrid
he wasn't in the dacare center. my bro got real angry and wdont let
me have aroedactyl back. this happend tom on crystal with my evee and
that mans shuckle i tranide digglett with batterling not rare candies
and i profomed nor cheats in the time i had hime weird hey.
- [A] glitch that happened a long time ago was that I was trading with
someone on my Yellow version, but when it got to the screen that showed
everyone's Pokémon, the other guy had a bunch of glitch Pokémon
including Missingno., and the game froze. What's weird is that that
person didn't actually have a Missingno. Also, when I went to play the
game again it was erased. And shortly after that the cartridge went
From Chris, Ice Kitsune:
- "The Ghost of Lavender" - an actual glitch story, no made-ups
( Note: Except for MissingNo., which probably had nothing to do with
our first encounted of the Ghost of Lavender, no glitches, codes,
or cheats were exploited. All of this happened at random to us...or
so it would seem. )
Me and my brother Zach have bought every Pokemon game thus far (FireRed
and LeafGreen too ^_^) and, except for the newest, we have been haunted
by a powerful deity that wants us to quit. Let's pray that it stopped
so we can play FireRed and LeafGreen in peace...
Anyway, to start, it all goes back to the ol` Red and Blue. Zach,
as soon as he found about glitches, was a MissingNo. fanatic, and
after he found that only the `M glitched your game, he got about three.
We were sitting next to each other, hwas training one day when ZAP!
His battle foze, and all of the battle disappeared, except for the
message box, which was replaced by glitch boxes, and the enemy pokemon,
which was now a Lavender Town ghost. It made a strange sound (not
a buzz sound, but rather a weird Pokemon cry I've never heard before.)
and then made a high-pitched squee sound. My brother, young at the
time, shrieked and slammed the off switch. I told him it was nothing,
partly because I believed that, and partly cuz I was leveling my pokemon
like a madman to kill Misty once and for all! So, he left the room,
and I leveled. Oddish, Pidgey, Abra (teleported out, btw...), Oddish...strange
pokemon noise comes out of nowhere and my game restarts. IT WAS THE
SAME NOISE. We dismissed it as a huge glitch we didn't know of, for
we could not blame MissingNo. cuz I didn't have any, nor ever tried
the trick. I also was too ticked to make a solution, I lost 5 levels
in total from my Pokemon and had to level again.
Yellow, and my Pikachu friend, were not safe from the Ghost of Lavender.
While battling a bothersome trainer on the S.S. Anne with my trusty
Pikazup (bad name, I admit), another weird Pokemon cry sounded and
my screen was blackened, however I have no idea if it was the same
as the Ghost's. Perhaps a lackey of sorts that cannot restart games?
Gold and Silver, oh joy of joys. This glitched as well, only this
one made a sound not unlike the cry of a Bulbasaur with a slower pitch.
I encountered the cry in a wild Pokemon battle shortly after obtaining
the egg of holiness Prof. Elm wanted me so desperately to obtain.
I sadly had to restart, as I had not saved prior to this.
Ruby and Sapphire, even! Lavender doesn't even exist on this game!
Perhaps he resides on Mt. Pyre? Anyway, long story short, he botched
my battle with Wallace, making his usual unheard-of sound and turning
my screen black. Luckily, the Ghost of Lavender taught me of saving,
and I reloaded my game standing next to Wallice, for I had saved!
Zach has shown less interest in Pokemon, whereas mine own has done
the opposite. Me being 14 and him being 11, you could probably expect
the opposite. Perhaps that is why this Ghost of Lavender has chased
me so long. He's been getting more mediocre over the years, however,
reducing to a random Pokemon cry and a black screen, as compared to
his flamboyant appearance to our Red and Blue games when we were younger.
I may face him once more in his home turf, Lavender Town, on FireRed.
Wish me luck, it won't be long before I arrive there!
- My friend has gold. He sharked infinity masterballs, rare candies
and money. When he goes to his items, you se these question marks and
5[thunderbolt]5 masterballs. He can't get dragonfang. Also you can't
toss these ?.
- My other friend tried to duplicate a Lugia (Im not sure what version)
and his game messed up! His game's colours were reversed and he had
to press down for up, up for down, etc. When he went to Violet city,
the game glitched (I think) and he had to restart his game.
- "I was walking in slowpoke well when all of a sudden my gold version
reset and I could see Ho'oh instead of the shadow. This has never happened
to any other versions.Anyway now my gold version thinks I have all of
the pokemon and have battled all of the trainers. and I have all of
the badges my parties pokemon were all evolved to their final forms
and all of the legendary pokemon are gone. I was transported to Mt.Silver
and after getting out with a escape rope I ended up at the pokemon center
on the route and traded a pokemon with fly from my silver version. I
only have the six pokemon in my party their all t level twenty nine
and i only had three badges. In addition to all of that I also got a
Teru-Sama in the mystery gift place. I contacted the Nintendo repair
center they said that it's probably from using too many gameshark codes
I don't even own a gameshark. They also said to reset my game. I won't
everything is working fine except for the fact that I can't catch the
legendary pokemon in the game or battle any trainers. My pokemon's origional
party brfore they evolved is now registered in the elite four center."
- "i couldnt find baterriries fom my gba so i started up blue on
gbc black screen a cry that sounds like a garados being mutated text
box saying "a dark pokemon aprocched sky wihted out"<sky
was my caracters nam not my real name> cry of garados young chid
screaming the screams slowly fade away gamboy tuns off dad came in with
new baterries for my gba put blue on gba 4 times the nintendo sign a
bunch of pixales fith tim nintendo sign replaced with garados sixth
time working but only new game avilable veryweird"
From Professor Rya Kahashi:
- "There are MissingNo. and others in Gold/Silver. A friend of
mine had a Japanese Gold Version and traded a Pokemon to me. Unfortunately
they had the GS Ball with it. When I looked at the GSBall, my Pack was
disorted and I couldn't do anything. My game started to stick. I had
heard what you do in the Japanese Version in order to get Celebi, and
went to the Ilex forest. I walked up to the shrine and pressed the A
It was an interesting thing... It showed a Pixilated thing that looked
similar to a distorted Celebi.
I had no Idea what happened, and next thing I new my game had frozen.
I restarted and it deleted my game. I wasn't very far so it hadn't
affected me much but still, and interesting thing to note. A Tile
of the Forest Shrine is flipped and remains that way despite what
- "Okay, I knew missingno wasn't there, but I thought something
might be, so I tried the missingno trick on my silver, and when I was
going up the side of cinnebar, a message popped up saying, "Huh?
What? Pikachu is hatching!" And then it took me to the hatching
scene and the music was playing, but pikachu was stanging there, and
then he said, "You should catch me!" And then it said congratulations,
your pikachu evolved into egg! And I checked, I had an egg on me, in
my 7th (?!?!?!?) pokemon slot, it hatched into a raichu. That is wierder
than aything I've seen with missingno, in my opinion."
- "i had a gold version and i was battling bruno and i had a noctowl
out and bruno had out Hitmonlee i attacked hitmonlee with wing attack
and said eriugheirghbeuifb used sky uppercut.............SKY UPPERCUT????????
tHAT WASN'T EVEN MADE YET!!! Any way noctowl turned red and flew off
the screen and hit hitmonlee and fainted hitmonlee. any way i was so
surprised i dropped my game boy on my bed and ran around my house screaming
MISSIGNO STRIKES BACK MISSIGNO STRIKES BACK!!! i never battled bruno
with NOctowl again."
- "When I was playing gold, around the stage where you beat clair, and
you go in to the cave, a wierd glitch happened. I was talking to her
dad in the cave when the screen went glitchy, but it stoped soon. Then
i walked out, and when surfing, found a wierd glitch. For the level
sighn it said ehtns and no name. I caught it, and when i viewed the
data, all of my poke got deleted. So i ended up walking back to new
bark, and when i get to my house, the screen goes blank, the nit goes
back, and the intro screen starts playing. I Tried to play, but as soon
as i did that thing popped up and deleted my file! I don't know if anyone
else found it, but i consider it wierd!"
From Sailor Universe:
- "OK, something really strange is happening to my Blue Version. Since
I lost my own, I bought one from my friend. Everything went fine, until
today when I reached Lavender Town. First, I went to the PokéCenter,
ofcourse. But when I talked with the nurse, there were people in the
speach bubble! It really freaked me out! I was going to take a picture,
but my fingers slipped so the text dissapeared. Then, in PokéMon Tower,
when I met Purple (my rival) his Kadabra had the cry of a Voltorb! And
when I went out from Lavender, into Route 8, the Lass with the Meowths
had some extra pixels on her back that looked like wings! Was she an
angel?? Later, on the same route, I battled a Supernerd... Who said:
"You look good at PokéMon, but how is your chem?", just as I had read
on your page! I was frickin scared to death! When I asked my friend
if he had done something on the Blue that had with Missing.No or 'M
to do, he said that he just had tried the "Mew under truck"-trick. Can
that have caused this glitchy effects?"
- "One ornidary day me and my friend were playing are gold verisions.Untill
my bud told me to come and look.He was walking in route 1 and he battled
all the trainers.But the girll who challenges you on the roulte had
and exclapintaion mark and battle music sttarted to play...but instead
of a lass she was a pink and yellow lugia and the text screen said wild
lugia wants to battle.It showed the lugia with 6 pokeballs on the left
off it.My friend had a L100 mewtwo but his trainer sprite did't send
out any thing..So it said that wild lugia sent out ??????.So a gray
pokeball appered and a backwards all blue lass appers it was male and
its cry sounded like nidoran male.My Freind wanted to catch it and threw
a master ball.It went left and right and it said?????? fainted gold[my
friends name in gold verision]gained 0 exprenice.It showed mewtwo gaining
0 exp.Then the pink and yellow lugia said''[blank]''and the text box
ssaid that he gained 0 poke dollars.Then sadly the game froze."
- "my friend's blue has a glitch that I've never heard anything about
anywhere. First of all, his pokedex says he's seen 151 pkmn and owns
152?!? (i think he used gameshark for something) which doesnt even make
sense! So, when you get your pokedex rated, prof oak will say "seen
151 owned 152 Prof Oaks Rating:" no text will appear but instead
it has this REALLY freaky string of random sounds and music, and the
occasional messed up chansey cry. It was freaky! it usually just ends
up as a slowd down melody of one of the songs from the routes, but sometimes
it will have the "pokedex rated" sound and will quit. (it
usually changes the sounds if you find missingno. beforehand.) I also
found A(glitch block) by going 1 step down from the cinnabar pc after
doing this! It was freaky! (maybe it has to do with the messed up pokemon
in his pc "CHARIZ'r(glitchy mess)" that freezes the game if
you click on it) whatever it is, i've never heard anything like it on
any of the other pages on your site."
- "Ages ago, year 2000, My brother was playing on red version. Before
that, in 1999, A friend called Demetris traded a Snorlax from his yellow
version to my brother's red. Apparantly, the Snorlax was an ordinery
from route 12. After this had been traded, my brother's red version
was playing up. Not only did the Snorlax have all 4 moves HM/TM05 (or
55, i can't remember), but he noticed some of his Pokémon had
On a late Summer's evening in 2000, he told me and my friend James that
all his Pokémon had turned into Charizards, I believe in the
P.C.. I looked, and yes they had. An example was of Haunter: It had
the moves of Haunter etc yet its picture was that of a Charizard. The
Snorlax and others were also effected too. Me and James didn't really
care. I asked if i could see the glitch. When I played it I was in the
Pokémon centre of Indigo Plateue. I headed towards the Pokémon
league, But i was stopped at the Mart Man; a message popped up saying,
"REX (name) is out of usable Pokémon, Rex blacked out".
I ended up outside the Building. I tried again, this time I spoke to
Nurse Joy, the same thing happened, Usable Pokémon etc. It got
worse after this, every time I got to the door, I blacked out, the same
with when I headed down. I didn't really care about glitches in those
days so I gave the game back to him, he restarted it. A few weeks later
I asked what happened when he Tried to fly away, apparantly it wouldn't
let him, a message said Pidgey couldn't fly or something like that.
I was also told that before the black outs happened, the Mart man asked
him to follow him and the game froze, something like that."
- Hello. I have a few glitches to tell ya. However, you probably
wont believe these ( especially not the last one ) , however, im an
honest guy, so youll just have to trust me on this one, regardless of
how fake they seem. They ARE REAL, i have done this myself ( unintentionally
i might add ).
Ok, first is that i have encountered the ? pokemon in my Sapphire without
a gameshark. Well, me and my friend were about to trade. But, as i was
walking in ( before i ACUTALLY was in the trade booth ) his link fell
out. I continued walking, and eventually ran into the ?. I didnt know
what it was at first, so i just shut off my game.
Ok, this is the tough one. On my blue i caught missingno. It was stored
in my pc, but nothing happened to my game. Anyway, i was checking my
hall of fame ( this was a while ago, so dont get mad if i dont have
any pics, and on top of that, i lost my blue. ) When i came across something
that made my jaw drop. The second to the last pokemon in my hall of
fame was mew, but you wont believe who came next ( honestly, you wont
). TOGEPI. Yeah, i was freaked. Togepi's face was pretty dull, and his
arms were by his side. Truly, im not lying. My theory is that togepi
was originally put into the game, however, they took him out at the
last minute and didnt delete his code. So, with a gameshark, it might
be possible to catch a Togepi in R/B, even though it may look glitchy.
Thank you for you time."
- "Call me Okk. I caught a missingno with my masterballs that i duplicated,
and it started acting a little weird. Here's the order of events:
1. Catch level 152 missingno.
2. Notice missingno has an icon that looks like a oldman/policeofficer,
and has the cry of a zapdoz.
3. HoF has missingno ITSELF in it.
4. I restart the game 'thinking' that missingno would be gone.
5. There is a missingno in my PC and my party.
6. I get on Stadium2.
7. Remove missingno.
8. missingno 'transformed' into a female Zapdoz.
I thought only 'M sometimes had the cry of a Zapdoz? I caught it with
the name KIPPER all in capitals. Wouldn't that make something else appear
on the east coast of Cinibar Island?
Me. The unstopable missingno defeater! Mawhahahahahah!
Feel my unsopable wrath of glitch defeating DOOM!!!
- "I think I have discovered what Pokemon MissingNo. might be. This
is just a theory, though. I was bored and decided to try and decypher
the glitched up mess and finally got it to match a Pokemon someone had
found..... Yoshi! There is a code that lets you get Yoshi; I have never
tried it, but 90% of everyone I have asked that tried the code said
- "To get Yoshi in Pokemon here are the steps:
1.Have a red and blue version and both players must have all 150 Pokemon.
Trade a Dratini from the red version to the blue version.
2.Have the blue version evolve it into a its next stage.
3.Trade it back to the red version.
4.Now go to the dungeon where you found Mewtwo and surf nearest
to where you found him.
5.Use a Fire Stone on the evolved Dratini, it will say not available
but you can use it anyways. Then it will start to evolve into Yoshi.
It's moves will be the same as they were before but its ID will be
"I've heard of other glitches on Red version that were really, really
Farfetch'd (okay, bad pun). One is sorta related to Glitch City. Some
kid decided to mess up his red version, and here's two weird things
- THING #1:
"Surfed east of Fuschia City and used Teleport. Arrived in front of
Fuschia City pokemon center, but couldn't enter any buildings. In the
grass, there were only ice type pokemon, and one that looked like a
box called "GLITCH". Shut off the power. I think this is another person's
- THING #2
"This is by far, the strangest thing I ever heard of. He played the
N64, then appeared in battle with Mr. Fuji. Mr. Fuji made him switch
pokemon, but instead of a pokemon coming out, the trainer came out,
and Mr. Fuji's pokemon knew some weird move called bAcKrUb (yes, with
case arrangement.) It was a 1 hit K.O. move. The character graphic was
invisible, and Mr. Fuji started laughing and said "ha ha, you died!"
The kid was transported back to Pallet Town, with no pokemon, and nothing
but a master ball. Instead of the sign saying "Pallet Town", it said
"Dreamland". He walked out and captured a pokemon, then he had to take
the gym challenge. Every pokemon knew that weird bAcKrUb move. The character
graphic was still a ghost and nobody could see it except the gym leaders.
They all had wimpy pokemon like rattata and pidgey but they knew bAcKrUb.
When he got all the gym badges, he went back to Mr. Fuji and Mr. Fuji
said "Please rub my back" so the guy used bAcKrUb on him and Mr. Fuji
said thanks and the character graphic was transported back into his
room in front of the N64 and he wasn't a ghost anymore, and instead
of "!" appearing above his head, "?" did. Weird."
- From JustJenMc: "i was over my friend matt's house and we
were playing his blue version. everything was normal. we were in
pallet town and we went into oaks lab. when we came out the barriers
to the grass were gone. we went in the grass and we ran into a wild
rhydon level [wierd pixel]MISSINGNO.[trainer sprite] and it used
bAcKrUb. we were interested in glitches so we kept playing. then
it kept using bAcKrUb and it killed (yes, killed) all of the pokemon
in my party. so then before it said matt blacked out the rhydon
said roar hahaha you lose. so then after the character blacked out
it was normal again."
- The meraculous running Garados I'm not enterly sure how this happened
at all! It seems like something that's impossible.... On my yellow verson
I raised a Garados to level 9. I got to the point in blue were I could
trade so I traded my garados over to my blue. At that time I didn't
have enough badge to controll anything that high of a level. I'd use
it in battles and so on, it'd ignore me but eventually it got the job
done. One day I went surfing off the coast of Fushia City, (In rout
to seafoam) and all of the sudden I see this little water pokemon symble
foat away from me, twords Fushia beach. I started to follow it and it
dissapeared. Next the really strange thing happened, I got a message
that said "Garados has destryed Fushia City's Gym." Naturally out of
curiosity I first checked my roster, no Garados..... I went back to
Fushia and there was nothing wrong..... but when I went to the mart
to buy some potions and pokeballs sence I was there, I had NO MONEY
AT ALL! I had at first had something around 78,000 pokebucks but now
I was compleatly broke! I guess they billed me for damages.....
From Butch Jarvis:
- 'Power Plant Guy'
Once my cousin Thomas was out testin' his Pokemon when he did something
odd. Something happened and the power plant manager thought he was the
part stealer! He challenged him to a Pokemon Battle. He had 6 level 100
Kakunas who knew Zap Cannon. WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His game froze up.
- Thomas did something else and he did something where a Poke Mart attendent
told him something in then the name rater told him, "Would you like
to delete a Pokemon?" Weird.
- Another way fo' Missingno in Yellow. Have a fainted Pokemon and healthy.
Deposit the Healthy. You'll just be able to get to a link battle. You
will instantly lose, but the opponet'll see a Missingno!
- I hear that if you talk to an Olivine sailor 100 times he'll turn
into a chair and say , "SITTTTTT. SITTTTTTTTT." Or he could
fart and say he has bad gas. Either way it'd freeze your game. Also
talking to a sailor on the SS Aqua 100 times will make him ask if something
is wrong. A box saying 'what is wrong' comes up. Say 'I have to take
a poop.' The sailor will say 'Go right ahead.' You wiil begin to take
From Seto Kaiba Of Team Rocket:
- "I saw an approved by Nintendo way to get Pikablu on Red/Blue!
I forgot the site name but if you do a search on "Real Pokegod
Codes" and look through them, you will probably find it. That's
how I found it. Not sure whether it'll work. They also said that if
you have a Raticate and a pikachu and nothing else in your 6 pokemon
slots, leave your GB on for an hour without touching it and heal at
a pokemon center and you'll get Ratichu. My Red version is stolen, so
I can't try it."
- me and my brother had heard rumors on the net about the grassy
areas outside of pallet town, mostly that they were Jhoto and part of
another game. six months later, gold and silver come out. i decided
to check it out, so i could prove my e-pal wrong. i was surfing just
south of pallet town, trying to level my Pikachu. while i was surfing
around(i had just lost sight of the southern shore of pallet town),
i saw a whirlpool. being the idiot i am, i saved my game and swam into
it. after a while the screen went blank, so i turned my game boy off
and went to get new batteries. as it turns out mine hadn't died! i changed
the batteries, but i was still in the whirlpool and didn't know how
to get out. the screen went blank again and i just decided to wait and
see what happened, and when i could i was standing in a bunch of grass.
i walked to the right and ran into the barrier blocking pallet town
from the grass, so i decided to see if MissingNo and M had done anything
dumb... again. yeah, stupid Kaido had to catch them both. when i went
to check my pokemon, i had MissingNo and M alright, along with Mew,
Mewtwo, and two other glitched out pokemon named Vulcounare and Kuravaiya.
all of them were at level 300, and the individual data was written compleately
in kanji. so i checked my trainer data and had my e-pal write the translations
out, the same e-pal who told me about Jhoto. i got a translation of
what it all said, and decided to see what i could do while i was there.
walking around for a bit, i realized that my character was wearing a
Team Rocket uniform. the game had been in nothing but kanji, but i got
the point. while i was walking around, some guy came up and we talked
for a while. eventually the game went back to english, and i figured
out the city i was standing just outside of was called Dark City and
my map said i was in Drionao. i explored 'Drionao' and came across 'Akai
Kawa Machi' or 'Red River Town', and the S.S.Anne was sitting int he
port. i got on and went back to Virridian City, and I checked my PokeDex
to see what was going on. my PokeDex still regestered MissingNo and
M as #000 and #-001, but I also had Mew(#151), Mewtwo(#150), and the
two glitched out pokemon: Vulcounare(#456) and Kuravaiya(#500). it scared
me so much that i told my brother to look, and he transfered Mew and
the two weird glitches to his computer. after a little anylization,
they really were pokemon! both of them were fire types, and we even
got an unscrambled picture for Vulcounare. it looked like Pegasus from
Hercules, only engulfed in fire. Kuravaiya had fangs, that was the only
thing we found out before a virus destroyed my brothers hard drive.
and M had finally deleated my game, so i had no way to get the info
back. major bummer, and no one really believed me when i told them about
- "One day I was looking on the internet on pokemon glitches, and
a story came up. This one guy was playing his game (blue or red version)in
the viridian forest and all of a sudden.......Ho-oh appeared!!!! I don't
really believe it but theres more. He went in battle with it and there
was a 1-hit k.o. move. It was called blood drain or something else with
blood. It did it on 2 of his pokemon. His blastoise and raichu. If I
remember right it fled. I guess he rushed to the poke center and tried
to heal them..... Guess what happened. The nurse said I can't heal or
when it healed them, he looked at them and they were still out. So he
stopped playing for a while. When he came back to the game it was all
messed up. So he had to free the pokemon."
- "My friend was trying out my other friend's action replay with
a Max Stats code put in for her Rayquaza (in Ruby version) when she
found a Missingno. She ran from it, but when she battled a Goldeen it
confused her Rayquaza. It hurt itself in its confusion, but its HP went
ALL THE WAY OUT! She switched and battled a different Goldeen, but at
the start it was yellow and black, and then it went to normal. This
was the trainer's last Pokemon, and after she defeated it it stayed
on and the trainer came on WITH the Goldeen...
- My other friend had a Pikachu in yellow version that, after he saw
a Missingno, DESTROYED Cerulean City Gym. He actually SAW it happen.
- Also, in Gold version, he killed Ho-oh, and there was no shadow at
the beginning. He went to the spot where Ho-oh was, pressed A, and there
was a MEWTWO!!!!!!!!"
- "When pokemon first came out, my friend (it was probably a year
or so after the release in japan) that they were experementing -- i
beleive the may have used a cheating device -- and he showed me pikablu.
his sister had red version and he had blue, and on hers she had a pikared.
I can remember it so well to! the pikablu had really strange attacks,
like water gun, thunderbolt and sonic boom (if none of those were correct,
the sonic boom was, i remember reading it) unfortunately, there was
no picture (kind of like missingno. but back in the day we were far
to afraid to catch missingno. or 'M because we thought it would destroy
your game cart) but i remember also reading that if you do something
with fighting some1, that you can catch a wild SUPER NERD that looks
like a pikachu, i think that could possibly be the salution, due to
the same three attacks that it had in my friends game when I was seven
or eight, making me think that this could acctually be a real pikablu
code, I have been doing some reaserch, but all that comes up these days
are those dum 'pokegod' fakes."
- "Now, the following IS true, and I am NOT making it up, believe
it or not! It happened around 6 years ago, so it's pretty vague on what
it actually said, but: I was surfing with my Pikachu, with the walk
through walls cheat on, and some other code on, and I suddenly encountered
a Missingno (That's not the weird part...) I defeated it. I started
moving again, and suddenly it said something like this:
Nick used Dive!
No, it's too deep!
If you dive, you die!
Surf to the middle of!
Then it faded away. I tried it again, and it did the EXACT same thing.
Since it was about 6 years ago, that's not what it said exactly, but
it talked about dying if I was too deep in water or something.
Has this happened to anyone else before?"
- "I'm not sure if you want this for your website but its pretty cool
(and it contains Missingno) My cousin Joe caught Missingno and battled
through the elite four with it. Nothing bad happened at all with his
red version. After that he trained up three pokemon to level 100 for
my cousin Natalie's birthday present, Jynx, Charzard, and Mewtwo...MY
Mewtwo. They both traded and then my cousin Joe got Stadium and was
eager to see his pokemon on the TV. ALL of his pokemon were messed up!!!
His Venusaur's HP was all over the screen and then both games crashed
and he had to throw them away.
My other cousin Natalie who got the three pokemon for her birthday was
doing fine for a while until one day when she decided to check out her
pokemon stats. Her first pokemon (pidgey) looked like a mr mime and
was named 'm. Her second pokemon pikachu looked mad and acctually move!!!
And this was in BLUE version not G/S. She was pretty muched freaked
out by now but wanted to see her other pokemon. Her third pokemon Mewtwo
looked like he was a ghost missingno! then the screen went blank and
she had to turn it off. When she turned it back on it said error 44
all over the screen. Then it automatically started up a new game. She
went along with it and after pokemon got sent to her pc she checked
and she had the Mewtwo!!! "
From Chris Eddie Wilson:
Heres some odd photos caught on the old ROM:
Oak catches a Mew!
Ash battles Gary! Or Mew!
Gary wins? Or maybe the MD flag won
I think Im turning lime-a green-a, I think Im turning lime-a
green-a, yes I think so!
Thats kind of odd, ne? Interestingly enough, it exits when you click.
Here are a few glitched photos that I got.
After checking Oak's last Pokemon.
Mysterious Attack TM28 never has PP. Seems like Ditto's attack. And it
has no Type, either.
Battling Gary while the 'M/MissingNo. code is on. You don't even get the
"Gary wants to fight"
thing, just... This. And you can run and beat him.
In the "Forbidden Area," otherwise known as a part of the grass
that you can't get to in Pallet Town.
Funny thing is, it doesn't freeze unless you walk into the accursed grass.
The curtains fall down. Game over, it's frozen.
Floating in an area you can actually get to.
After you enter the Mew as starter code.
Another Mew as starter code glitch.
Last glitch of the Mew as starter code.
And it seems that there are actually two of these invisible Pokemon.
Let's thank Prof. Oak for mentioning a glitch!!
1. They adressed Mew as #21 in the Mew as starter thing.
2. Error... Yet is works. Heh.
3. First battle with Gary
We found MissingNo. Mew again!
BACK to Pokemon Strangeness
- "Ok, first of all, the programmers cut a LOT of stuff out of Blue
& red versions. They did this because of deadlines and cancelations
of ideas. But, back when we had only Gameboy Color games, our abilities
to delete stuff was not that good, often leaving small amounts of data.
The data that was left behind was mostly deleted, with huge gaps left
in its code. These are called "Remnants." Our friend Missingno. may
very well be a Remnant. Most of the remnants sat harmlessly at the bottom
of our game's coding, unable to be retrieved by normal means, except
Missingno. I discovered many remnants myself while randomly experimenting
with Gameshark on my red & blue version. Here is what I found:
NOTE: All these items were found long ago via gameshark codes. I
do not remember the codes.
1. An item called "Surfboard" that was on sale for $100 at any store
when a code was entered.( A GAMESHARK code) This item allowed the
player to surf on water, without a gym badge. The picture was the
same little blob. These must have been taken out of the game during
the later of stages of development.
Sounds like the boat that Blaze has!
Anybody who has played all three series of Pkmn
knows that these little guys did not make their debut until G & S.
Well, apparently they were originally supposed to be in R & B.
[This is untrue. There -are- Cooltrainers in
R/B!] I found these while experimenting with a GS code that
supposedly would get me a "Psyburd," a fake pokemon that i believed
to exist. (Hey, i was little) Well, i entered the code and walked
around in the grass in front of Pallet town. This is what happened:
Wild [pixel]COOLTRAINER[very weird pixel] JOHN appeared!
(Very weird sound plays that sounds like a pokemons cry backwards
and horribly mutilated)
The picture of the COOLTRAINER looked part cooltrainer, part pixel.
GARY (Me) sent out CHARIZARD[pixel]! (Which was lvl 78, if that
(Game freezes) (Loud buzzing sound plays) (I turn off Gameboy Color)
Looking through your list of Unconfirmed general strangeness, I
found many reports of a teru-sama. This is probably a remnant from
the Japanese version that was not found in the American version.
The report of a Giovannni that was found by linking a Japanese and
American version is a remnant. The reporter even says that it was
probably taken out."