FACTOID # 28: Austin, Texas has more people than Alaska.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Mew glitch
Mew in Pokemon Red.
Mew in Pokemon Red.

In Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow , the Mew Glitch is a famous glitch that allows the player to capture the normally unobtainable Pokémon Mew. In contrast to the famous Missingno. glitch, the Mew glitch was not discovered until after the release of Pokémon Yellow, and so it works in the Yellow version. Image File history File linksMetadata Mewglitch. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mewglitch. ... Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue (known in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Red and Pocket Monsters: Green) are the first two installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, released for the Game Boy in Japan in 1996. ... Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition is the fourth game in the Pokémon video game series in Japan and the third game in the series in North America. ... Glitch City, a Pokémon programming error that creates a jumble of pixels. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and the Pokémon Collaborative Projects article style, this Pokémon-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Missingno. ...

Contents


The glitch

Discovered by TheSythe from GameFaqs. The Mew glitch can be activated in this manner:

  1. Obtain a Pokémon with the move "Fly" and fly to Lavender Town.
  2. Travel to the left of Lavender town and stand in front of the door of the underground tunnel.
  3. Take one step down while holding the "start" button. The menu should pop up.
  4. Use Fly to Cerulean City. If this step is correctly executed, the trainer below the house should have an exclamation point above his head. This Gambler will probably have been defeated by the time you can fly, therefore it's important not to beat him until you have obtained the HM "Fly".
  5. From the moment you flew away from the juggler, you can't use the menu again, and you will not be able to save.
  6. Walk across the Nugget Bridge to the trainers before Bill's House.
  7. Walk above the Youngster with a Slowpoke. Do not talk to this trainer; it results in game freezing. He will attack you if you haven't beaten him yet; so make sure not to defeat him before getting fly.
  8. After defeating the Youngster, fly to Lavender Town and proceed to the left.
  9. While proceeding to the Gambler the menu will pop up on its own. You can save now.
  10. Press B to dismiss the menu. If the above steps have been followed properly, a level 7 Mew should appear, with Pound as its only move.

[1] Slowpoke (ヤドン Yadon in Japanese, Flegmon in German and Ramoloss in French) is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise. ...


Note that any trainer can be used to activate the first part of this glitch; they simply have to have just appeared on-screen when they run over to battle you, you just have to return to that area at the end of the process. You will find similar trainers just east and just north of Cinnabar Island.


Variant

A similar variant to this trick has been discovered that allows the capturing of any Pokémon, including Mew and Missingno. in the Yellow Version. Additionally, glitch Pokémon other than Missingno. and 'M can be captured. Missingno. ... Missingno. ... “ ” is a glitch found in the Pokémon Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow Game Boy games, much like Missingno. ...

  1. Obtain a Pokémon with the move "Fly" and fly to Lavender Town.
  2. Travel to the left of Lavender town and stand in front of the door of the underground tunnel.
  3. Take one step down while holding the "start" button. The menu should pop up.
  4. Use Fly to fly to any city where a trainer has not been defeated.
  5. Battle the trainer. This will unlock the start menu.
  6. Fly to any place where wild Dittos may be encountered. To the right of Fuschia City is a common location.
  7. Battle the Ditto, letting it transform into one of your Pokémon.
  8. After battle, immediately fly to Lavender Town and walk to the left. You can battle other Pokémon before the Ditto, but not after.
  9. If done correctly, a Pokémon will appear.

The Pokémon appearing in step 9 is dependant on the Special stat of the Pokémon in step 7. A complete list, including instructions, can be found here


Again, note that any trainer can be used to activate the first part of this glitch; they simply have to have just appeared on-screen when they run over to battle you. You will find similar trainers just east and just north of Cinnabar Island. Mew can be accessed using this trick too, if you have already battled the Youngster with the 21-stat Slowpoke. Simply let the Ditto transform into a Pokémon with special stat of 21.


Variant 2

A second variant of the glitch that can use used in versions Red/Blue/Yellow to capture Mew as early as before entering Misty's gym (upon entering entering Cerulean City). The steps are as follows:

  1. Defeat the rival at the base of Nugget bridge, as well as the five trainers and the undercover Rocket member at the end.
  2. Do not fight the trainer in the grassy patch to the west of Nugget bridge. Instead, go east and defeat all trainers up until the youngster who has a single Slowpoke. Do not fight the youngster yet.
  3. a. In versions Red/Blue, catch an Abra from the grassy patch that the first hiker stands next to. Using Pikachu's Thunder Wave helps suppress its teleport and makes it easy to capture.
  4. b. In Yellow version, Abra can be found in the grassy area north of the Pokémon daycare center.
  5. Heal at Cerulean city Pokémon center and stock up on Poké balls.
  6. Stand north of the solitary trainer hiding west of Nugget bridge so that this trainer is to your south and not on your screen. Save your game.
  7. Move step-by-step south while holding down START. The menu will pop up after each step. When you take a step that makes the trainer appear at the bottom of your screen, do not exit out of the menu. Go to Pokémon -> Abra -> Teleport. If you accidentally end up in a fight with the trainer, reset your game.
  8. If you followed step 4, you will end up in front of the Cerulean city Pokémon center after seeing a "!" over the trainer's head before teleporting away.
  9. You will notice that your START button has ceased to function. This is because the game believes you are still in a battle with the trainer. Ignore it and continue up Nugget bridge to the younster with a Slowpoke. Defeat him.
  10. After the battle, your START menu will work again. Teleport back to Cerulean city Pokémon center.
  11. Walk toward Nugget bridge again. Your menu will pop up without your prompting while walking. Exit out to battle a level 7 Mew.
  12. This Mew is somewhat weak and only knows pound. However, it is difficult to catch so get its life as low as possible and inflict it with an adverse status effect. If you knock it out, reset the game without saving to repeat the process.
  13. After the battle, you will be the proud owner of a new level 7 Mew, and the game will continue as if nothing had ever happened, unlike the aftereffects of activating the Missingno. glitch.

This glitch was discovered by kevdude16 from GameFaqs.


Note: A second Mew can be found by battling the Swimmer in Misty's gym in Cerulean city for step 8. To obtain two mews, repeat steps 4-7, enter Misty's gym and defeat the swimmer for step 8, and continue with steps 10-12. This will only work if the swimmer and Misty have not been encountered before beginning the process, as defeating the gym leader automatically defeats all gym trainers.


Mew may be obtainable by doing Pokémon cloning on a Mewtwo In the Pokémon video games, there are two primary ways to clone Pokémon, both of them involving exploiting in-game glitches without special hardware aside from the standard link cable. ...


Technical description

The Mew glitch occurs due to a minor programming oversight. When the player steps down towards the Gambler, normally a battle would occur. When the player flies away, however, the battle does not occur. The game does, though, store the data, signaling for a battle occurring near Lavender Town.


When the player fights the Youngster, the battle data for the Gambler is overwritten with the battle data for the Youngster. Due to the way the game reads battle data, the Slowpoke's special stat of 0x15 (21 decimal), or indeed the special stat of your Pokémon the Ditto transformed into (should be 21 to make Mew appear) is placed in the same location that codes for a wild Pokémon.


Returning to Lavender Town, the game attempts to resume the previous battle but using the new data. By accessing the hexadecimal value 0x15, the game loads the battle data for Mew.


Reaction

The discovery of this glitch was met with stubborn resistance and disbelief. Mew is considered to be one of the rarest Pokemon to get; it was only obtainable through a Nintendo event, and can only be obtained in-game in the Japanese versions of Red and Blue. Many players simply used an Action Replay to hack the Pokemon into their games. Advanced ROM hackers have scoured the game code and could not find any indication of Mew anywhere. Action Replay is the brand name of a series of devices created by Datel, primarily used for changing the behavior of video games. ...


The glitch existed in some form before, but it received widespread publicity on the GameFAQs message boards on April 20, 2003. [2] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The glitch has been completely removed from remakes FireRed/LeafGreen.


See also

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Missingno. ... “ ” is a glitch found in the Pokémon Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow Game Boy games, much like Missingno. ...

External links

Notable glitches in the Pokémon video game series
Glitch City | Pokémon cloning
Pokémon
Bad EGG | Mew glitch | 'M | Missingno. | Question mark glitch

  Results from FactBites:
 
Notable glitches in the Pokémon video games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (868 words)
Once the glitch is activated, the player can encounter glitched Pokémon in that strip, including Pokémon with a level higher than the usual maximum of 100, glitched characters such as the unfightable ghost from Lavender Town's Pokémon tower, or other non-Pokémon sprites, or "Missingno." and "’M".
The glitch gained notoriety for enabling the capture of Mew, a Pokémon that - at the time - was only attainable through official Nintendo promotions or cheat devices.
The berry glitch in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
Pokemon Elite 2000 - Red/Blue - Catch Mew (600 words)
Nevetheless, using any code/cheat/glitch should be used with caution, you are taking a risk of causing a glitch that you may not like to have.
This would be a good time to save your game, because you can't save the game until you got your Mew, and you may mistakes, so this will leave you at a good point to start over.
Mew is only at level 7, and only knows Pound.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m