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Rage glitch

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The term transform glitch refers to a glitch in HeartGold and SoulSilver. It occurs after a Pokémon capable of using the move Transform uses the move Rage after transforming until the "Rage is building" message is shown followed by either capturing or defeating the enemy Pokémon.

At the end of the battle the user's Pokémon will have the same moveset as the enemy Pokémon. Exploiting this glitch allows for Ditto to learn moves other than Transform and to subsequently pass down any Egg move.


A transformed Pokémon after using Rage at least once (but receiving the "Rage is building" message) will permanently learn the moves of the Pokémon that it transformed into.

If a Ditto manages to learn an egg move through this glitch the player may be able to pass it down in the daycare if the paired Pokémon is female.

This glitch can also be exploited by using Transform through Mimic, Mirror Move, Copycat, Metronome and Assist.

Cloning glitchesGlitch PokémonGlitch typesError messages
Generation I: --0 ERRORCable Club escape glitchExperience underflow glitchGlitch CityGlitch dimension
Glitch movesGlitch TrainersItem duplication glitchMew 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 glitchDive glitchPomeg glitch
Generation IV: Acid rainGTS 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)

Project GlitchDex logo.png This glitch Pokémon article is part of Project GlitchDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on glitches in the Pokémon games.


  • if you use the glitch on a Doduo that knows Fly, a Ditto can learn Fly.