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Pewter Gym skip glitch

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The Pewter Gym skip glitch is a glitch that occurs in Pokémon Red and Blue. It allows the player to enter Route 3 without defeating Brock at Pewter Gym and earning the Boulder Badge. There are two ways to perform this glitch. Both of these variations were fixed in the Spanish (and possibly other European) versions of Red and Blue, as well as in Pokémon Yellow.

Performing the glitch

There are three different methods to perform the glitch, each with different side effects.

Walking directly in front of the Youngster

To perform the glitch, the player must first open the menu and move the cursor to "Save" without selecting it. Then the player must walk on the tile in front of the Youngster at the east exit of Pewter City and close the dialogs with the B-button (not the A-button), then immediately press Start and save the game (the cursor is frozen). The player must then reset the game. The conversation will happen again, and the player will then be forced to follow him. After that, the Youngster will be gone, and the player can walk across where the Youngster used to stand to enter Route 3; walking across any tile that was in the Youngster's line of sight will still force the player to walk back to the front of Pewter Gym.

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Walking a tile away from the Youngster

To perform the glitch, the player must first open the menu and move the cursor to "Save" without selecting it. Then the player must walk past the Youngster at the east exit of Pewter City, leaving at least one empty tile between them, which will allow the player to walk two tiles past the Youngster. The player must then close the dialogs with the B-button (not the A-button), then immediately press Start and save the game (the cursor is frozen). The player must then reset the game. The conversation will happen again, but the player will not be forced to follow him. The player can continue walking along Route 3, but if the player walks into the Youngster's line of sight from the east, they will walk down infinitely.

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Safari Zone method

This method requires skipping the Youngster at least once with one of the aforementioned methods in order to get to the Safari Zone in Fuchsia City. If the player performs the initial steps of the Glitch City glitch and runs out of steps when the Youngster is escorting the player to the Pokémon Gym, they will be warped back to the Safari Zone gate in the middle of the Youngster's path. Stepping out of the exit brings the player outside of the Pewter City Poké Mart. The Youngster will start to walk back to his initial spot. It is possible to escape to Route 3 while the Youngster is walking back to his initial spot, but the player must be quick. If the player saves the game and resets, the Youngster will turn and keep walking down one step left from the sign, looping back to the top of the screen for a relatively long time making it much easier to get to Route 3.


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Error codesExperience underflow glitchGlitch CityGlitch dimension
Glitch movesGlitch TrainersItem duplication glitchJohto guard glitch
Mew glitchOld man glitchPewter Gym skip glitchPokémon merge glitch
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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
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Pomeg glitchRage glitchSurf glitchTweaking
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Generation VI: Lumiose City save glitch
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