You Won't Believe These Bizarre Glitches Elite Hackers Have Discovered in the Pokémon Games

While the Pokémon games appear at first glance to be simple, innocuous Nintendo games, an elite cabal of underground hackers has for years been hard at work dismantling these beloved video games to discover strange and sinister glitches lurking beneath the surface. Here's what they found...

5. The Four Promised Munchlax Trees Are a Lie

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, there are supposed to be four honey trees that can produce Munchlax. However, sometimes there are only three.

4. Red, Blue and Yellow Try to Tell You About Your Chance of Capture - And Fail

When you try to capture a Pokémon in Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow for the Game Boy, the game calculates the chance that you'll capture it successfully wrong, so that the ball shakes the wrong number of times.

3. Poisoning Pokémon Before Capturing in Gen II Doesn't Do Anything

The game teaches you that inflicting status effects on a Pokémon makes them easier to catch. But really, only sleep and freezing make Pokémon easier to catch in Gold, Silver and Crystal.

2. Your Game Can Actually Freeze

What's worse, if you try to catch certain Pokémon in G/S/C, your game will just freeze for no reason! Gosh.

1. Stats Can Just Spiral Out of Control

When you change your stats in R/B/Y, they'll just, like, do some weird stuff. We don't understand it but it sure looks wacky.

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