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Glitch screen

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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.

Variants

There are four variants of the glitch.

Red-tint

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

Red-tint over 4 h 's Pokédex entry

Purple-Tint

Dark purple and red

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
A black box around ♀ .

Purple

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

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

Blackout

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.


Circumvention

Most glitch screens can be avoided by using the original Game Boy or Super Game Boy rather than the Game Boy Color. This is due to the Super Game Boy's inability to replace the color white, and the absence of colors in general on the original Game Boy. By doing this, players may view the otherwise-obstructed moves of glitch Pokémon.


Main
Multiple
generations
:
Cloning glitchesGlitch PokémonGlitch types
Generation I: --0 ERRORCut glitchCable Club escape glitchDokokashira door glitch
Error codesExperience underflow glitchGlitch CityGlitch dimension
Glitch movesGlitch TrainersItem duplication glitchJohto guard glitch
Mew glitchOld man glitchPewter Gym skip glitchPokémon merge glitch
Second type glitchRhydon glitchSuper GlitchZZAZZ glitch
Generation II: Celebi Egg glitchCoin Case glitchesError codesExperience underflow glitchGlitch Egg
Johto guard glitchSketch glitchTeru-samaTrainer House glitchGlitch 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 text in English games
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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