Glitch screen

This article is about glitch overlays of color. For the corruption of screen pixels, see Glitch.

Glitch screens are glitches that Generation I glitch Pokémon cause. It is an overlay of color over a Pokémon's sprite and the immediate surrounding area.

Variants

There are four variants of the glitch.

Red-tint

The red-tint is a recoloration of only pixels that have color. They gain a red hue.

 
Red-tint over 4 h 's Pokédex entry

Purple-Tint

Dark purple and red

The purple-tint is a heavy recoloration of all pixels in the sprites area. They gain a deep purple hue. When the Pokémon is placed into battle, the sprite and whole battle menu will be tinted.

 
(h4to89 's Pokédex entry, showing very heavy tinting. "No. 202" is barely visible
 
A black box around ♀ .

Purple

The purple tint is a moderate recoloration of pixels in the sprites area. They gain a bright purple hue.

 
X ゥ- xゥ,'s Pokédex entry with purple tint
 
'r 'r 4's in-battle view of the screen

Blackout

Blackout is a recoloration of only pixels that have color. They are all turned completely black. This screen is actually intentionally placed into the game, as it is used when the player blacks out.

 
94 h's front sprite showing Blackout screen, and 94's back sprite showing it also.


Circumvention

Most glitch screens can be avoided by using the original Game Boy or Super Game Boy rather than the Game Boy Color. This is due to the Super Game Boy's inability to replace the color white, and the absence of colors in general on the original Game Boy. By doing this, players may view the otherwise-obstructed moves of glitch Pokémon.


Main
Multiple
generations
:
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
Lists: Glitches (Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VIIGen VIIIMystery DungeonGOTCG GBSpin-off)
Glitch Pokémon (Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VIIGen VIII)
Glitch moves (Gen I) • Glitch types (Gen IGen II)


  This article is part of Project GlitchDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on glitches in the Pokémon games.