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List of glitches in spin-off games

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This is a list of glitches that occur in spin-off Pokémon games.

In Pokémon Play It!

Bench glitch

It is not possible to put Pokémon on the Bench before the play starts. Instead, players must wait for their first turn to put Pokémon on the Bench. This was fixed in Pokémon Play It! Version 2.

Magmar Flamethrower glitch

No Energy card is discarded from Magmar when using the Flamethrower attack. This was fixed in Pokémon Play It! Version 2.

In Pokémon Puzzle League

Endless Game glitch

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Reason: Further research (Does this happen due to the game getting overloaded on tracking combos due to running out of slots to record results? Why does the game forget to end when the pieces get pushed past the top of the field?).

The game can occasionally forget to follow some of its programming. This can prevent the game from ending normally and cause further errors, such as blocks not falling due to gravity.

By DJPhilanegro
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Same Character glitch

The game can be forced to use the same name by tricking it during the character select screen. Due to how the game tracks which character is selected through the player's name, the game will switch to the character picked by that player after the first match has concluded.

By Christopher Matthew Christopher
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In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team

Dungeon shop glitch

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, by placing an item on the carpet and quicksaving the game, after the game is restarted Kecleon will continue to think that the item has been sold recently and will pay the sell price every time he is spoken to.

By MrAlbrave
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In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness

False thief glitch

In Explorers of Time and Darkness, if a wild Pokémon is knocked out on a Kecleon shop and drops an item, the item is picked up like usual, but this will be considered as stealing. Even talking to Kecleon before leaving the shop won't do anything, as it wasn't set as a Kecleon shop item.

Member join glitch

If the player completes a job with a reward listed as ???, it means that the player will either receive an Egg, the client will join the exploration team, or—in the case of Magnezone and Magnemite when Chansey already has an Egg—receive 1000 Poké. If one of these jobs is completed before the player can recruit new members, the game will half freeze after the text: "Thank you for rescuing <Pokémon>!" However, the background music will stay an infinite loop.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

Luminous Spring freeze glitch

In international releases of the game, the game will freeze if the player attempts to evolve a Pokémon whose nickname consists of exactly ten characters.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Teams and Explorers of Time and Darkness

Aggressive Kecleon glitch

In Red and Blue Rescue Team, if a team member attacks Kecleon before any items are stolen (via explosion or Blast Seed), the Kecleon will proceed to become hostile and can be defeated. If Kecleon is attacked while the player is within the shop, the music played still continues to be the shopping music. When items within the shop are stepped on, the player will still not immediately pick it up and a price tag is displayed, as if it can still be purchased, regardless of whether or not the Kecleon was defeated. Regardless of whether or not any items are taken, once the player exits the shop, Kecleon will accuse the player of being a thief (even if the initial Kecleon is already defeated), causing the music to change and more Kecleon to spawn.

The glitch is still present in Explorers of Sky but the player will not be considered a thief unless they take an item after the shop Kecleon is defeated.

Kecleon team member glitch

A glitch in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness that allows the player to make Kecleon act as if it were part of the team without recruiting it. It is not present in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It is not actually part of the team, only behaving as part of it, so it will not follow the team onto the next floor.

If Kecleon is attacked by a wild Pokémon, Kecleon will attack the Pokémon who attacked it.

Wild Pokémon will not usually attack Kecleon, but can be forced to by using a Pass Scarf to pass their attacks onto the Kecleon.

By MrAlbrave
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In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

Defiant text glitch

A text glitch occurs when a Pokémon with the Ability Defiant has its stats lowered at the same time as a team member placed after it (such as from Growl). The message log will use the team member's name, instead of the name of the Pokémon with Defiant, when displaying "<Pokémon>'s Defiant Ability was activated!"

False thief glitch variant

If a defeated wild Pokémon drops an item onto a shop tile, exiting the shop will prompt Kecleon to ask whether the player would like to sell the item as if they set it down themselves. The player can pick up the item as if it was a regular dropped item (the Kecleon Shop item menu doesn't pop up), but leaving the shop with said item will be considered stealing and result in Kecleon attacking the team.

Mienfoo dialogue glitch

When playing as the partner Pokémon, after the player Pokémon has returned to the human world and has yet to return to the Pokémon world, the Mienfoo acquainted with the team will salute the partner Pokémon with a "Morning, <player's name>!" instead of "Morning, <partner's name>!", when spoken to in Post Town.

Serperior walk animation bug

If the player chose Snivy as their partner and evolved them into a Serperior, the partner's walking animation will fail to loop correctly when walking slowly in an area outside a dungeon, such as the Paradise Center.

In the Pokémon Ranger series

In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Invisible wall glitch

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In Vien Forest, the player can find spots where they will not be able to continue walking, even though there is nothing in their path due to the boundary of the trees.

In the Pokémon Rumble series

In Pokémon Rumble Blast

Ditto move glitch

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If a Ditto copies a Ditto which copied a Ditto who copied one of the player's Toy Pokemon and the Ditto is toppled and recruited, the Ditto will have one of the moves of the Pokémon that was copied originally.

Noclip Pokémon spawn glitch

In 4-1, if a Pokémon uses one of the long ranged skills into the main hull of the Temple of Keys, it will tell that the player that they have just defeated a Toy Pokémon from the area. This can be easily explained by spawning zones. Some other building models also have this spawn effect.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Main article: Glitches category on SmashWiki



Main
Multiple
generations
:
Cloning glitchesGlitch PokémonGlitch types
Generation I: --0 ERRORCable 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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