I have seen many videos of people on YouTube performing the MissingNo glitch on the virtual console Pokemon Red/Blue (e.g.

), but I can't seem to make it work. I am doing the exact same stuff the videos are doing. What am I missing..? I've surfed for 20 mins, no luck. I'm champion of the league.

These are my steps: https://www.dropbox.com/s/38qb4gs4pf4n1s1/Video%2025-10-2016%2C%2000%2015%2051.mov?dl=0

  • What name are you using?
    – Aequitas
    Oct 25, 2016 at 9:04
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    Without sound it's difficult to say for certain, but I think you might have left Cinnabar island for a second, when you surfed so close to the northern end of the coast. Try surfing only 3 or 4 steps up and down, instead of the full length.
    – Nolonar
    Oct 25, 2016 at 9:05
  • ^this. The minute you enter open water, you're no longer on 'Cinnabar Island' but whatever the route is, meaning the grass tile data (where the missingNo glitch comes from) gets overwritten.
    – Robotnik
    Oct 25, 2016 at 9:08

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It seems like this glitch does not exist in the Italian version of the game; this could be why you are not managing to reproduce it:

This glitch was fixed in the Spanish and Italian versions of Pokémon Red and Blue by making the shore tiles act as water tiles


  • Oh no! That's unfortunate.. :( Good catch though, thanks!! Oct 25, 2016 at 10:39
  • Wow really? Interesting...
    – Robotnik
    Oct 25, 2016 at 10:45
  • I'm Italian and I confirm this. I luckily had an English Blue cartridge years ago to try that glitch. But Mew glitch still works in the Italian version.
    – pinckerman
    Oct 25, 2016 at 13:25
  • You can actually pull this off by doing the fly glitch and picking specific trainers before returning to the zone you started the glitch in.
    – Kalamane
    Oct 25, 2016 at 14:08

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