Glitch Pokémon

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A Glitch Pokémon is a Pokémon that exists in a game due to a programming or level design oversight or for beta testing, and as it was not intentionally placed inside the game by Nintendo or Game Freak, it might be hazardous to saved data. They were originally supposed to be place-holders for unused Hex-adresses in the game. Glitch Pokémon are supposedly to be avoided due to the risks they may pose to a player's save file (in reality, many of them (though NOT all of them) are absolutely harmless).

In Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

This is a chart of all 24 known glitch Pokémon that can be found in the wild in the Red, Blue and Yellow versions without using a cheating device[1]:

No. (Red/Blue) No. (Yellow) Mew glitch special required Red/Blue version's equivalent Yellow version's equivalent
#000 #000 N/A* MissingNo. MissingNo.**
#000 #176 N/A* 'M 3TrainerPoké***
#061 #080 192 a 44Hy
#250 #250 191 A 44
#062 #079 198 LM4 7g
#094 #015 195 h POKé Z4
#205 #205 193 Chiisai-u
#205 #203 196 PokéWTrainer X - x
#205 #006 199 p T Glitchy Charizard
#234 #230 194 .4**** pPkMnp
#250 #055 197 PkMn 4. .
#000 #121 N/A Charizard 'M*** Q***


In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

The following glitched Pokémon can be found in the Gold/Silver versions, but require Gameshark to complete them. (Note: after capturing these Pokémon, the game's graphics have been known to screw up, and the player will find themselves in a Glitch City-like area.)[2][3]

No. (Gold/Silver) Gameshark code required Gold/Silver equivalent
#000 0100EDD0 Five Question Marks (000)
#252 01FCEDD0 Five question Marks (252)
#253 01FDEDD0 Glitch egg
#254 01FEEDD0 Five question Marks (254)
#255 01FFEDD0 Five question Marks (255)

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl



  • The Yellow version Missingno. is different from the Red/Blue Missingno., but share the same name. For the Yellow version Missingno., using a Pokémon in Method #3 of the Mew glitch with a special stat of 31, 32, 61, 62 , 63, 67, 68, or 69 would make it appear([1]). Missingno will revert to level 100 if leveled up to over level 255 with Rare Candies or if it fights in battle and wins.
  • The Pokémon 3TrainerPoké, Charizard 'M and Q are the only known catchable glitch Pokémon that cannot be directly caught using the Mew glitch.
  • The glitch Pokémon ".4" can corrupt saved data if it uses a certain glitch move, making it impossible to continue and forcing the player to start a new game.

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Generation IV: -----Bad EggGeneration IV hybrid
Generation V: -----Bad Egg
Generation VI: Bad EggGeneration VI 724+ glitch Pokémon