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Teru-sama

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Teru-sama (Japanese: カビチュウ Kabichū) is an unused item in the Generation II games. It can be obtained by using glitches.

Purpose

The Teru-sama is akin to Missingno. in the Generation I games; it was created by the Game Freak developers as a filler for the empty spaces in the internal item list of the games' ROM. Beyond this purpose, it can be sold for PokémonDollar.png19660.

Acquisition

By modifying the Bag's item data to include items with certain index numbers or by performing the Celebi Egg glitch with a move's index number that matches the index number of the item, the player can obtain a Teru-sama. There are 29 variations of it in Pokémon Gold and Silver and 25 in Pokémon Crystal, with three of them having unique effects in all games (when forced to have a Use button).

List of Teru-sama by index number

# Hex Item Pocket
006 0x06 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
025 0x19 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
045 0x2D Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
050 0x32 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
056 0x38 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
070 0x46 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
090 0x5A Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
100 0x64 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
115 0x73 Teru-sama Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items pocket
116 0x74 Teru-sama Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items pocket
120 0x78 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
129 0x81 Teru-sama Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items pocket
135 0x87 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
136 0x88 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
137 0x89 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
141 0x8D Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
142 0x8E Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
145 0x91 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
147 0x93 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
148 0x94 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
149 0x95 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
153 0x99 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
154 0x9A Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
155 0x9B Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
162 0xA2 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
171 0xAB Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
176 0xB0 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
179 0xB3 Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket
190 0xBE Teru-sama Bag Items pocket icon.png Items pocket


The following Teru-sama become exclusive Pokémon Crystal key items when traded from Pokémon Gold and Silver.

# Hex Item Pocket
070 0x46 Clear Bell* Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items pocket
115 0x73 GS Ball* Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items pocket
116 0x74 Blue Card* Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items pocket
129 0x81 Egg Ticket* Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items pocket


These four Teru-sama, when viewed in Pokémon Stadium 2, show up as the exclusive item from Pokémon Crystal, even if the games connected to the Transfer Pak are Pokémon Gold and Silver.

In all the Generation II games, Teru-sama with index numbers 0x06 and 0x38 actually have an effect after being modified to include the Use option onto them, which reveals that they are actually leftover items from the Generation I games.

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Teru-sama 0xBE, if forced with the Use option, triggers an invalid pointer, indicating that it was likely never intended to support the function.

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Name origin

Teru-sama, as the English name, is likely a reference to Teruki Murakawa, a programmer who appears listed on the staff of Pokémon Gold and Silver and Pokémon Crystal under "US Version Staff".

Its Japanese name, カビチュウ Kabichū, could be a corruption of ガービッジ gābijji, a gairaigo for "garbage". Since it is a placeholder for item data, with no otherwise useful purpose, it could refer to ごみ gomi (also commonly spelled in katakana as ゴミ), the Japanese equivalent of garbage in programming jargon, although ごみ is used to refer to municipal solid waste as well. Also, カビ kabi is part of Snorlax's Japanese name, カビゴン Kabigon, while チュウ chū is part of the Japanese names of Pichu, Pikachu, and Raichu.

See also


Main
Multiple
generations
:
Cloning glitchesGlitch PokémonGlitch types
Generation I: --0 ERRORCable Club escape glitchError codesExperience 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 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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