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==Japanese Variants==
Glitch pokemon with the hexidecimal identifier DC and E2 exists in Pokemon Japanese Yellow. It uses a blue glitch screen. Unfortunately, they crash the game on encounter. Their pokedex number is 178.

Revision as of 03:21, 3 March 2013

This article is about glitch overlays of color. For the corruption of screen pixels, see Glitch.

Glitch screens are glitches that Generation I glitch Pokémon cause. It is an overlay of color over a Pokémon's sprite and the immediate surrounding area.


There are five variants of the glitch.


The red-tint is a recoloration of only pixels that have color. They gain an added red hue.

Red-tint over 4 h. 's Pokédex entry


Red and Blue

The purple-tint is a heavy recoloration of all pixels in the sprites area. They gain a deep purple hue. When the Pokémon is placed into battle, the sprite and whole battle menu will be tinted.

(h4to89 's Pokédex entry, showing very heavy tinting. "No. 202" is barely visible


The purple tint is a moderate recoloration of pixels in the sprites area. They gain a purple hue.

X ゥ- xゥ,'s Pokédex entry with purple tint
'r 'r 4's in-battle view of the screen


Blackout is a recoloration of only pixels that have color. They are all turned completely black. This screen is actually intentionally placed into the game, as it is used when the player blacks out.

  • When a Pokémon has this, it may reveal its real colors at a random point within the battle.
94 h's front sprite showing Blackout screen, and 94's back sprite showing it also.


Blackbox is a recoloration of only pixels that have no color. They are all turned completely black.

A black box around ♀ .

Cloning glitchesGlitch PokémonGlitch Trainers
Error messagesArbitrary code execution
Generation I: --0 ERRORCable Club escape glitchExperience underflow glitchFight Safari Zone Pokémon trick* • Glitch City
Item duplication glitchItem underflowMew glitchOld man glitchPewter Gym skip glitch
Pokémon merge glitchRhydon glitchSelect glitches (dokokashira door glitch, second type glitch)
Super GlitchTime Capsule exploitZZAZZ glitch
Generation II: Celebi Egg glitchCoin Case glitchesExperience underflow glitchGlitch dimension
Glitch EggSketch glitchTeru-samaTime Capsule exploitTrainer House glitches
Generation III: Berry glitch* • Dive glitchPomeg glitchGlitzer Popping
Generation IV: Acid rainGTS glitches* • Mimic glitch
Pomeg glitchRage glitchSurf glitch* • Tweaking
Generation V: Sky Drop glitch* • Frozen Zoroark glitch
Generation VI: Lumiose City save glitch*
Glitch effects: Game freezeGlitch battleGlitch song
Gens I/II only: Japanese characters in the international versions
Gen I only: Glitch screenTMTRAINER effectInverted sprites
Gen II only: Glitch dimension
Lists: Glitch movesGlitch types
Glitch Pokémon (Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI)
Glitches (Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VISpin-off)

*Indicates glitches which have been officially acknowledged

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