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List of glitches in Generation V

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This is a list of glitches that occur in the Generation V main series Pokémon games.

In Pokémon Black and White

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Assist Egg glitch

When Assist is used, it can use the moves of unhatched Eggs in the party.

By wtfhloser
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Biker Speed bug

On Route 9 or 16, on a place with cyclists, when the player uses the bike by pressing B they will also speed up.

Café Warehouse glitch

The tiles on the center and right of the door on the inside of the Café Warehouse say "It looks like a cabinet full of Pokémon goods." when the A Button is pressed while facing them.

By Zowayixx
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Celestial tower glitch

When the B button is pressed on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Celestial Tower the NPC's will change directions, with the exception of the Nurse on the 3rd floor. This allows players to avoid all of the Trainers on these floors.

By funmaniacs11
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Dreamyard solid tiles bug

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On the large staircase that can only be accessed post-game in the top-right of the Dreamyard, there is a row of solid tiles that cannot be walked on. On the others, these tiles can be walked on.

Fainted Pokémon glitch

Sometimes in a battle a Pokémon will survive a would-be one-hit KO with one HP left, but will still faint. This occurs more often to low level Pokémon.

In a Single Battle, this prevents the player from switching out Pokémon or attack. The only way out of this is to reset the game.

In a Rotation Battle, the Pokémon can still be rotated out to a different Pokémon.

By DSLiteUser55
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Game layout peek

Often, when the game freezes when the player is walking about, standing, whatever, the freeze can produce some visual glitches, probably caused by the fact that such graphics are never saved on the console's temporary memory, such as:

  • Any nearby stairs look like ramps.
  • The umbrellas in Undella Town appear plain coloured.
  • The player and tall grass will disappear, and sometimes trees do too.

Gear Station glitch

When returning to Gear Station after riding a train from a location other than Gear Station, the location name "Gear Station" is not displayed until entering the center of the station, despite the platform itself being considered to be Gear Station by the game. This includes when the player reaches the rest area after seven wins in a row, since it is considered to be the Battle Subway by the game, but all other parts of the Battle Subway do not trigger this.

GTS morphing glitch

Main article: Global Terminal
By wtfhloser
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GTS freeze glitch

This glitch appears to happen when the game does not display the sprites of Trainers that have the sought Pokémon for trade. When selecting a Trainer after an empty space the game freezes. Tapping on a Trainer after a space will cause the game to display that an error has occurred.

By wtfhloser
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Gym Leader music glitch

If the player is in the middle of a move that inflicts damage over several turns consecutively (such as Rollout) and the Gym Leader sends out their last Pokémon, the battle music will not change until after the duration of the move ends. This is because the Gym Leader does not come out to speak, which is what cues the music change.

By chicobo329
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Icirrus Gym glitch

In Icirrus Gym, there are three rocks which are not solid—they can be walked on. Using one of these rocks, it is possible to reach Brycen without battling Black Belt Thomas.

By Zowayixx
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Landing on person or item

When Surfing, by moving towards a tile directly adjacent to an NPC or item that is adjacent to water, then pressing the D-pad to dismount onto the NPC or item, the player will be standing on top of it. However, this won't occur if the person is moving.

By mmxmm246
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Liberty Garden Fly glitch

When selecting Liberty Garden while using Fly, its green dot is filled red as if it could be flown to, unlike other locations represented by the same symbol. This indicates that it may have been intended to be a location which could be flown to in the beta versions.

In the sequels however, all locations marked by green squares turn red.

Low HP cry glitch

While Pokémon with a yellow HP bar have a distorted cry to match their low HP, Pokémon with a red HP bar have the same cry as Pokémon with a green HP bar.

Music memory glitch

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If the player goes below the first floor in the Dreamyard, Wellspring Cave, Chargestone Cave or Challenger's Cave, the music will usually play with a lower pitch and tempo. This is deliberate and is meant to set the atmosphere. However, if the player saves and resets, the music will play as if the player was on the top floor.

Likewise, if the player rides to a different area after getting on the bicycle, the music will change from the cycling theme to that location's music. However, if the player then saves and resets, the cycling music will play. (Interestingly, this did not occur in Generation IV.)

Variable scoring is not affected by this.

Music speed glitch

When the player uses Dig or an Escape Rope while cycling (cycling music must be playing) or surfing while below the first floor in Wellspring Cave, Chargestone Cave or Challenger's Cave and travels to Pinwheel Forest, Moor of Icirrus or Desert Resort, the music will play with a lower pitch and tempo, as if the player was in an underground floor. Reentering the affected area will revert the music back to normal, as will surfing or using the bicycle.

By hervoheebo
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Mystery Gift Card Album cry glitch

If the player has a Wonder Card that contains a Pokémon on the next page to the one they are currently on, moves the cursor to "Exit" and taps the screen, the cry of the first card on that page will be heard.

Nacrene Gym bookcase glitch

After the bookcase in Nacrene Gym has been moved to reveal the secret stairs, it is still possible to read the book on the bookshelf from the stepladder. If the player stands on the stepladder, saves, then resets, upon resuming it is possible to read the book as if the bookcase had not moved. It is possible to do this until the player leaves the room.

By Zowayixx
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Nimbasa Gym Trainer glitch

In Japanese versions of Pokémon Black and White, if the player loses to Lady Colette in Nimbasa Gym while directly facing her when encountered, this glitch will occur. When the player comes back in she will be standing on the same spot and will battle the player. After she is defeated, she still remains on the tracks of the roller coaster, and can be passed through while riding the roller coaster to Elesa.

By NaiJPC
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Opelucid Gym air walk glitch

On the sloping part of the path before the first dragon's tail in Opelucid Gym, the two tiles directly up and down can be walked on, leaving the player walking on the air.

The player floating one tile to the north of the slope.


Opelucid Gym pedestal glitch

In front of both "certified Trainers" pedestals in the Opelucid Gym is an empty tile that cannot be walked on. This tile is interacted with rather than the pedestal itself, and acts just like it. The pedestal cannot be walked on, however.

Opelucid Gym shadowed tiles glitch

Yet another glitch in Opelucid Gym is that all of the tiles behind the Gym Leader can't be walked on.

Relic Castle glitch

On B3F of the Relic Castle near the drop point from the hole closest to the correct drop point to B2F there is a non-solid wall tile. It is on the wall one tile to the left of the wall directly to the south of this drop point.

By GamingMasterErnest
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Sitrus Berry glitch

If a Pokémon holding a Sitrus Berry hurts itself from confusion and reaches under half of its max HP through the damage, then its Sitrus Berry will not activate until another form of damage is dealt.

Shed Shell glitch

Sometimes in in-game battles, if the player's lead Pokémon holds a Shed Shell, it will be unable to switch out. This glitch does not occur in link battles.

By wtfhloser
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Sky Drop glitch

Main article: Sky Drop glitch

Due to this glitch, the move Sky Drop was banned in Wi-Fi Random Matches starting November 10, 2010.

This glitch can only occur in Double and Triple Battles. It is activated when Gravity is used while two Pokémon are in the semi-invulnerable state after Sky Drop is used. Gravity will bring the user of Sky Drop down while the target will be stuck in the semi-invulnerable state, unable to move until it is knocked out.

Text speed glitch

An old woman in Driftveil City talks one text speed slower than the selected text speed. This is due to her missing a large section of code, and is not intentional.

By Zowayixx
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TM67 Retaliate glitch

Menu screen of TM67 in the Japanese versions

In Japanese versions of Pokémon Black and White, TM67 (Retaliate) appears as a Dark-type TM, despite the move being Normal-type.

Trick Room glitch

If a Pokémon has an effective speed greater than 1809, it will ignore the effects of Trick Room and act before slower Pokémon.

By NaiJPC
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Variable scoring glitch

This glitch only works in cities and towns that can be flown or teleported to with variable scoring dependent on the player's location in the area: Nacrene City (accordion player), Icirrus City (clapping group walking in a circle), and Opelucid City (harmonica player). If the player is in the area that the variable scoring is active, and flies or teleports to that same city or town, the variable scoring will be active until the music is changed, regardless of the player's location within the city or town. Likewise, if the player is in an area where the variable score is not active and flies or teleports to that city or town, the variable score will not activate until the music is changed.

By wtfhloser
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Walking Trainer glitch

When blocking the path of certain Trainers who walk in a loop, if their path is blocked at a corner so that they cannot change direction, they will continue walking in the direction they were slowly and without turning, so as to appear to be walking into nothing but behaving as if they are walking into a wall.

By blahperson15
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Wellspring Cave glitch

When the B button is pressed on the 1st Basement floor of the Wellspring Cave the NPC's will start moving at different speeds depending on the Trainer. With some difficulty, this allows players to avoid all of the Trainers on the floor.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Ferris Wheel Bug

In certain cases, when saving the game in the Nimbasa Amusement Park, then resuming play on a later date and talking to the NPC outside the Ferris Wheel, they can partly morph into a different NPC. For example N can be observed speaking about Hugh's younger sister as if they were his, and turns into Hugh when riding the Ferris Wheel, then back into N when he gets off.

Giant Chasm glitch

In the Giant Chasm, there is a set of trees that can be walked through. This does not seem to affect the game in any way.

By djtrfigo
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Grass Glitch

In the Floccesy Ranch there is a tile that appears to be a grass tile, but is instead a normal tile. It can be walked on without any wild Pokémon appearing and will not make the sound of the player walking through grass.

By Mucrush
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Incorrect Victory Music

Defeating a wild Pokémon while the player has a partner will play the trainer defeated jingle, rather than the one used for wild Pokémon.

Marlon glitch

In the Humilau Gym, Marlon can be made to go silent when talking to the player.

By grandmaster101587458
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N glitch

In the ruins of N's Castle, the player can get N to follow them. This prevents the player from flying or fighting in battles.

By kewlbdude
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Pokéstar Studios Surfable Tree

In the Pokéstar Studios area, there is a tree on the right side that can be surfed on.

The beginning of the glitch is at 2:00 and ends at 2:42, with the results of the glitch being shown from 2:26 to 2:42.

By EverChangerDelta
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Pokémon World Tournament Bug

A minor bug occurs in the Pokémon World Tournament building. In a section of the building, there is a spot for the last important NPC the player has battled in for the Semifinals, Quarterfinals, and the Opening Round. If a player battles an important NPC in either the Semifinals or Quarterfinals in one tournament and the same character in the Quarterfinals or Opening Round of a second tournament, then the NPC will be shown in two different spots.

The beginning of the glitch is at 0:14 and ends at 1:59, with the results of the glitch being shown from 1:51 to 1:59.

By EverChangerDelta
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Skyla Animation Bug

Note: Image is animated

When challenging Skyla to a battle, a few of the beginning frames of her Trainer sprite lack the blue leg holster that is located just above the knee on her right leg. It is not there at the start, but when her left leg covers the object, it suddenly appears once the leg moves away.

White Forest shadow glitch

The tree lacking a shadow as seen in the upper left corner

One of the trees to the left of the entrance to the White Treehollow does not have a shadow underneath it.

Zoroark Frozen Bug

During the Post-Game in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 a player may see a Zoroark near a cave on Victory Road. Should the player leave the cave without following the Zoroark to the end, when the player returns to the area the Zoroark will be in its original spot, but will not move from the tile it is on. This prevents the player from being able to catch several Pokémon, and this also prevents the player from meeting with a very important NPC. This bug was fixed in international releases.

By elvistny
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In all Generation V games

TM94 Rock Smash glitch

Menu screen of TM94 in Black and White
Menu screen of TM94 in Black 2 and White 2

In Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, TM94 (Rock Smash) appears as a Rock-type TM, despite the move being Fighting-type.



Main
Multiple
generations
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Cloning glitchesGlitch PokémonGlitch typesError messages
Generation I: --0 ERRORCable Club escape glitchExperience underflow glitchGlitch CityGlitch dimension
Glitch movesGlitch TrainersItem duplication glitchJohto guard glitchMew glitchOld man glitchPewter Gym skip glitch
Pokémon merge glitchRhydon glitchSelect glitches (dokokashira door glitch, second type glitch)
Super GlitchZZAZZ glitch
Generation II: Celebi Egg glitchCoin Case glitchesExperience underflow glitchGlitch Egg
Johto guard glitchSketch glitchTeru-samaTrainer House glitchesGlitch dimension
Generation III: Berry glitchDive glitchPomeg glitch
Generation IV: Acid rainGlobal Terminal glitchesMimic glitch
Pomeg glitchRage glitchSurf glitchTweaking
Generation V: Sky Drop glitchFrozen 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)

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