Dive glitch

The Dive glitch is present in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Performing the glitch

While entering an underwater cave, if the player presses the B button at the right time, the game will ask the player if they want to resurface while on top of the entrance.

Walking on water

Resurfacing from the entrance to Seafloor Cavern or the Route 104 entrance to Marine Cave will cause the player to resurface on a rock tile instead of a water tile. The player can then walk on the water, but cannot go back on land this way. While walking on water, wild Pokémon can appear. It is not possible to mount waterfalls or fish. Using Dive then resurfacing normally, or Flying or Teleporting to any location will fix the glitch.

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Saving on a door tile

By using this glitch to land on a door tile, then cancelling instead of surfacing, it is possible to save on a door tile. If the game is saved and reset from a door tile, the player will be sent forward one tile in the direction they were facing upon saving the game. Saving on a wall tile does not yield any similar effects.

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Leaving boundary

By performing this glitch on the entrance to Marine Cave on Route 129, it is possible to access an area normally behind rocks. An invisible wall at the edge of the map prevents players from leaving the map.

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Main
Multiple
generations
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Transform glitchesGlitch TrainersCloning glitchesError messagesArbitrary code execution
Generation I: --0 ERRORBroken hidden itemsCable Club escape glitchDual-type damage misinformation
Experience underflow glitchFight Safari Zone Pokémon trickGlitch CityItem duplication glitchItem underflow
Mew glitchOld man glitchPewter Gym skip glitchPokémon merge glitchRhydon glitchRival twins glitch
Select glitches (dokokashira door glitch, second type glitch) • Super Glitch
Time Capsule exploitWalking through wallsZZAZZ glitch
Generation II: Bug-Catching Contest glitchCelebi Egg glitchCoin Case glitchesExperience underflow glitch
Glitch dimensionGlitch EggTeru-samaTime Capsule exploitTrainer House glitchesGS Ball mail glitch
Generation III: Berry glitchDive glitchPomeg glitchGlitzer Popping
Generation IV: Acid rainGTS glitchesPomeg glitch
Surf glitchTweakingPal Park Retire glitch
Generation V: Charge Beam additional effect chance glitchCharge move replacement glitchChoice item lock glitch
Frozen Zoroark glitchSky Drop glitch
Generation VI: Charge Beam additional effect chance glitchCharge move replacement glitchChoice item lock glitch
Lumiose City save glitchSymbiosis Eject Button glitchToxic sure-hit glitch
Generation VII: Charge Beam additional effect chance glitchCharge move replacement glitchChoice item lock glitch
Toxic sure-hit glitchRollout storage glitch
Generation VIII: Charge Beam additional effect chance glitchCharge move replacement glitchChoice item lock glitch
Toxic sure-hit glitchRollout storage glitchParty item offset glitch
Glitch effects: Game freezeGlitch battleGlitch song
Gen I only: Glitch screenTMTRAINER effectInverted sprites
Gen II only: Glitch dimension
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