I'm sure many of you guys have heard of the infamous
Missingno. glitch on Pokemon Red and Blue. Sure, you can get
it on a GameShark, but you don't need one to get Missingno.
Here's how to get him!
First off, I would like to say
that misuse of this glitch can permanently damage your game,
from erasing your file to destroying your game. I won't take
any responsibility for that.
*Using this glitch too many
times makes it slightly longer to do.
*Keeping a Missingno.
in your PC can damage your game.
*This glitch works only on
Pokemon Red and Blue for the Game Boy. It does not work for
*Using this glitch, even if you use it
right, will still mess up your Pokemon League Data when you
look at it on the PC. It can change the background music of
the Pokemon Center temporarily, show that you used Pokemon
you've never seen, and that you beat the Elite Four with about
10 Pokemon. However, it won't affect your gameplay.
stuff here is based off of my own experiences. Information on
here may vary. Not all facts may be 100% correct.
right, here we go. My instructions are precise but very easy
There are a few requirements to doing this
1. You must be able to FLY to Cinnibar Island,
which means having the badge and a Pokemon who knows FLY, and
along with having been there.
2. Same goes with SURF
This isn't required, but bring along some good items, from
your Master Ball to Full Restore to Nuggets. You should also
have at least one high level Pokemon and an empty spot in your
Here we go!
1. Go to Viridian City and
talk to the old man who needed his coffee. He'll ask you if
you're in a hurry. Say NO. He'll teach you how to catch a
2. Fly immediately to Cinnibar Island and go
to the east coast of it. Get a Pokemon to SURF on the coast,
that area where you immediately go to upon surfing. Do not go
into the deep water. Just go up and down the east coast of
Cinnibar. Before going up and down though, look at instruction
3. Insert a good item, like a Master Ball
or Full Restore into the SIXTH slot in your item
4. Continue Surfing along the coast. Eventually,
you should run into a wild Pokemon. Occasionally it will be a
random Pokemon with levels ranging from 0 to 100 or so. RUN
away from these, but eventually you should run into Missingno.
You'll be able to tell when you see him by when the screen
goes black just as a battle starts, it should go black for a
few seconds longer. There you will see Missingno.
Don't attack. Don't attempt to catch him. Just RUN. If you
can't run away, then attack him and try to kill him, but don't
6. After that, go to your BAG. By the
quantity of your sixth item there should be a glitchy symbol.
You have about 150 of that item.
See what I mean? You
can have 150 Master Balls to catch anything you want, or Rare
Candies to level up everyone to level 100, Full Restores and
Max Revives, or 150 Nuggets to get tons of cash. You can do
this glitch any item, and you can even have multiple Bicycles
or Silph Scopes, even though copying special items doesn't
really change them.
You can store these items in your PC,
and the glitchy symbol may be replaced with a 99, so when you
deposit 150 Super Potions you may lose 50 of them, but you can
withdraw one, redo the glitch and have even more Super
And Super Potions are just an example. You can
copy ANY ITEM for free! In my bank I have about 600 Rare
Candies and 400 Master Balls from the glitch. This glitch is
great. I beat the Elite Four with a level 100 Dragonite, which
I caught at the Safari Zone as a Dratini. I just fed it 85
With a few tries, you can have HUNDREDS of
whatever item you wish.
You can REDO this glitch as much as
But something's missing, isn't it?
to catch Missingno.!"
Chill out, you can catch him safely,
as long as you do it carefully.
Redo the glitch and
find Missingno. His level should range, so be careful. Each
random Pokemon encountered and their levels are different for
each game based on the name. I usually encounter level 132
Mewtwos, level 80 Golducks, and level 80 or 132
You can try using Ultra Balls if you want, but
you should catch him with one of your many hundred Master
His cry is similar to Nidoran, but it can
Its type is Normal and Flying. Its attacks are Water
Gun, Water Gun (It has two of them) and Sky Attack.
you catch him, HAVE AN EMPTY SLOT IN YOUR ROSTER. If he gets
into your PC he can screw up your name. There is no Pokedex
data for him, and in your start roster he looks like a person,
but if you put your cursor on him he turns into a lightbulb
and back again. This can change depending if you're battling
If Missingno. is in your party, your battles will
be screwed up. Encounter a Wild Pokemon, their picture will be
flipped. If you see a Pidgey, it will be facing right instead
of left. Your own pixel in battle will be screwed up.
Attacking a Pokemon will mess up its pixels and your own
Pokemon's. Missingno. coming out of its Pokeball will take a
bit longer as well. This will happen even if Missingno. is not
battling. Gameplay outside of battles is unchanged.
SAVE THE GAME IF YOU HAVE CAUGHT MISSINGNO.! If you catch one
of the random Pokemon, that's okay. (I have a level 80 Golduck
and level 132 Mewtwo in my computer.)
I hope that helps
you non-GameShark owners like me.
Missingno.'s glitch power
is great, but don't overdo it. Follow my instructions and feel
free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
for any questions
on this, or how to catch Safari Zone Pokemon in the wild and
Use this glitch