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Wed, 23 May '12

Gotta Glitch Em' All: The Creepiest Pokemon Glitches

On second thought, maybe we don't want to catch em' all.

Ah, Pokemon. With your adorable Pikachus, your badass Charizards and your denizens who challenge you to a fight simply for looking at them, you bring back fond memories for people young and old. However, there is a seedy underbelly to the otherwise merry world of Pokemon, and it exists in the form of horribly creepy glitches. Today we’re taking a look at three of Pokemon’s glitches that made our skin crawl IRL. We don't want to ruin your day by terrifying you right off the bat though, so we're teaming up with PKMNcast to give away some rad t-shirts and a discount code for their entire store.

ZZAZZ Glitch - No, it's not the best Scrabble hand ever; the ZZAZZ Glitch gets its name from the way it scrambles the player’s name, replacing it mostly with Z’s (which everyone knows is the creepiest letter of the alphabet). The Michael Bay of glitches, it causes most of your Pokemon to explode and gives Charizard one billion HP. It’s also highly corruptive, so don’t save after you’ve activated it because you’ll have to start over.

Glitch City - We built this city on glitch and code! It takes a little bit of maneuvering to get to Glitch City (population: sheer terror), but those looking for a creepy mess will find all that (and more) in its horrifying confines. Don’t forget to bring a Pokemon who can fly with you. If you don’t, you’ll be trapped in Glitch City. FOREVER. Dun-dun-duuuuuuuun.

MissingNo. - Now we know Pokemon Yellow isn’t the only game that MissingNo. calls home, but the way in which it glitches out the player’s game in Yellow is particularly nightmare-inducing. It causes trainers to randomly multiply and traverse the screen, probably on their way to steal your soul. Plus, MissingNo. actually has 5 forms, each creepier than the last. Ask yourself: are 99 Rare Candies worth the cost of never sleeping soundly again?

Tell us about your favorite Pokemon glitch and be sure to enter to win our PKMNcast t-shirt giveaway! Want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Score some additional entries on Facebook, Twitter and Google+!

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