List of glitches (Mystery Dungeon)

This is a list of glitches in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series.

List of glitches

Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team

Dungeon shop glitch

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, by placing an item on the carpet and quicksaving the game, after the game is restarted, Kecleon will continue to think that the item has been sold recently and will pay the sell price every time he is spoken to.

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Boss health duplication glitch

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, boss Pokémon have more HP than normal but will normally revert to their normal HP values upon being recruited. However, if the player places a Reviver Seed on the ground and have the boss pick it up, then recruiting them after they revive with it will result in the recruited Pokémon having the same amount of HP they did as a boss.

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Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness

False thief oversight

In Explorers of Time and Darkness, if a wild Pokémon is knocked out on a Kecleon shop and drops an item, the item is picked up like usual, but this will be considered as stealing. Even talking to Kecleon before leaving the shop won't do anything, as it wasn't set as a Kecleon shop item.

Member join glitch

If the player completes a job with a reward listed as ???, it means that the player will either receive an Egg, the client will join the exploration team, or—in the case of Magnezone and Magnemite when Chansey already has an Egg—receive 1000 Poké. If one of these jobs is completed before the player can recruit new members, the game will half freeze after the text: "Thank you for rescuing <Pokémon>!" However, the background music will stay an infinite loop.

Explorers of Sky

Luminous Spring softlock glitch

In North American releases of the game, the game will softlock if the player attempts to evolve a Pokémon whose name (or nickname) consists of exactly ten characters, unless it was the last Pokémon obtained. The glitch was fixed in the European and Australian versions of the game.

Faint Animation Glitch

When a Pokémon is locked into a move such as Whirlpool and is knocked out on the same turn right afterwards, their faint animation may not play. Instead, the Pokémon will simply become transparent and disappear during their idle animation.

Red and Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time and Darkness

Aggressive Kecleon glitch

In Red and Blue Rescue Team, if a team member attacks Kecleon before any items are stolen (via explosion or Blast Seed), the Kecleon will proceed to become hostile and can be defeated. If Kecleon is attacked while the player is within the shop, the music played still continues to be the shopping music. When items within the shop are stepped on, the player will still not immediately pick it up and a price tag is displayed, as if it can still be purchased, regardless of whether or not the Kecleon was defeated. Regardless of whether or not any items are taken, once the player exits the shop, Kecleon will accuse the player of being a thief (even if the initial Kecleon is already defeated), causing the music to change and more Kecleon to spawn.

The glitch is still present in Explorers of Sky but the player will not be considered a thief unless they take an item after the shop Kecleon is defeated.

Kecleon team member glitch

A glitch in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness that allows the player to make Kecleon act as if it were part of the team without recruiting it. It is not present in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It is not actually part of the team, only behaving as part of it, so it will not follow the team onto the next floor.

If Kecleon is attacked by a wild Pokémon, Kecleon will attack the Pokémon who attacked it.

Wild Pokémon will not usually attack Kecleon, but can be forced to by using a Pass Scarf to pass their attacks onto the Kecleon.

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Gates to Infinity

Defiant text oversight

A text glitch occurs when a Pokémon with the Ability Defiant has its stats lowered at the same time as a team member placed after it (such as from Growl). The message log will use the team member's name, instead of the name of the Pokémon with Defiant, when displaying "<Pokémon>'s Defiant Ability was activated!"

False thief glitch variant

If a defeated wild Pokémon drops an item onto a shop tile, exiting the shop will prompt Kecleon to ask whether the player would like to sell the item as if they set it down themselves. The player can pick up the item as if it was a regular dropped item (the Kecleon Shop item menu doesn't pop up), but leaving the shop with said item will be considered stealing and result in Kecleon attacking the team.

Mienfoo dialogue oversight

When playing as the partner Pokémon, after the player Pokémon has returned to the human world and has yet to return to the Pokémon world, the Mienfoo acquainted with the team will salute the partner Pokémon with a "Morning, <player's name>!" instead of "Morning, <partner's name>!", when spoken to in Post Town.

Serperior walk animation oversight

If the player chose Snivy as their partner and evolved them into a Serperior, the partner's walking animation will fail to loop correctly when walking slowly in an area outside a dungeon, such as the Paradise Center.

Super Mystery Dungeon

Strong winds weather effect text oversight

When strong winds come into effect, the message log produces "Flying-type moves have no weaknesses!" instead of "Flying-type Pokémon have no weaknesses!"


Main
Multiple
generations
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Transform glitchesGlitch TrainersCloning glitchesError messagesArbitrary code execution
Generation I: --0 ERRORBroken hidden itemsCable Club escape glitchExperience underflow glitch
Fight Safari Zone Pokémon trickGlitch CityItem duplication glitchItem underflowMew glitch
Old man glitchPewter Gym skip glitchPokémon merge glitchRhydon glitch
Select glitches (dokokashira door glitch, second type glitch) • Super GlitchTime Capsule exploitZZAZZ 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)


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