Overview : The 2nd generation of hand-held games Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal has brought us their amount of glitches, but there is a pretty big one (or at least it seems) that was left undiscovered until recently. This glitch an amelioration of the cloning glitch, now here are the steps to follow : You only need 3 things : _at least 1 cartridge Pokémon Gold, Silver or Crystal; _at least 1 GBC or GBA system; _sometimes it requires patience to get it right so don't give up. (As of May 1st, 2011) It works in all three versions Gold, Silver and Crystal. About the glitch itself Original Mew Original Celebi You probably know how to clone in GSC, even if you don't here is a reminder : Deposit a Pokémon in the PC; Save the game, and when it says "Saving, don’t turn off the power." shut down the GBC just before the last period appears (Gold & Silver) or shut down the GBC about 1/2 second after you see the last period (Crystal); Now you have a poke on the PC and the same poke on the party. Well, here is a little variation of the cloning glitch, the multi-cloning : _Step 1 : Choose an empty box ; _Step 2 : Deposit 2 to 5 Pokémon in the PC (here 2 Pokémon are put in the PC, in this case Mew and Celebi) ; _Step 3 : Save the game, and when it says "Saving, don’t turn off the power." shut down the GBC about 1/2 second after you see the last period (Crystal) ; _Step 4 : Withdraw the 2 cloned Pokémon, save the game ; _Step 5 : Deposit the 4 Pokémon in the PC (the 2 originals and the 2 clones) ; _Step 6 : See Step 3 ; _Step 7 : Repeat Steps 5 to 6 until you Box contains 16 Pokémon ; _Step 8 : Deposit the 2 clones in your party to the PC ; _Step 9 : See Step 3 ; _Step 10 : Repeat Step 8 so now you have a full box of clones and the 2 originals in your party. Your box should have the following disposition : A1, B1, A2, B2, A3, B3, A4, B4, A5, B5, A6, B6, A7, B7, A8, B8, A9, B9, A10, B10 where A is the first Pokémon and B the second one (in this example Mew is the Pokémon A and Celebi the Pokémon B), the number are irrelevant, they are here so it is a little easier to understand . Now here is the trick : Withdraw the first Pokémon in the box ; Deposit it again in the same box ; The new disposition should be : B1, A2, B2, A3, B3, A4, B4, A5, B5, A6, B6, A7, B7, A8, B8, A9, B9, A10, B10, A1 ; Save the game, and when it says "Saving, don’t turn off the power." shut down the GBC about 1/4 second after you see the last period (Crystal) ; The timing here as to be even more precise so your can increase the odds for the glitch to be successful ; If you manage to make the glitch work, one the following should happen : 1) Pokémon might have switched their nicknames (usually when this happens all Pokémon in the box are affected ; useless for the most part) ; 2) Pokémon switched their DVs ; 3) Pokémon switched their moves ; 4) Pokémon switched their body ; 5) Pokémon switched their levels (rare) ; 6) A combination of 2/3/4/all of the 5 phenomenons might happen ; It should be noted that Pokémon who are at the bottom of the box have a higher probability to be glitched than those at the top. Pokémon switched their DVs : If one of your Pokémon have DVs of 15 in all stats, have a party. With this one, the only requirement would be to catch a wild Pokémon with a DV of 15 in Defense and a DV of 7 or 15 in Special (1 chance in 128) , preferably Magikarp/Gyarados since Magikarp's eggs take the lowest amount of steps to hatch, then perform glitch where Pokémon A is Magikarp and Pokémon B is Ditto, and since Ditto's genes are always the one whose offspring inherit regardless of their gender (in this case Magikarp), your offspring will have a 1 in 512 chance in having DV of 15 in all stats, the biggest advantage is that now you only need to do the breeding part only once since with the glitch any Pokémon can more or less quickly obtain max genes. Due to how Shiny Pokémon are generated in GSC, you can also use this glitch to turn non-shiny Pokémon into Shiny Pokémon. Another boon is that thanks to this glitch, DVs and hidden power for legendary Pokémon are no longer problems. Celebi inherited Mew's DVs Pokémon switched their moves : This is useful when it comes to the following moves: _Sketch ; _Metronome ; _Selfdestruct ; _Explosion ; _Transform ; For Sketch it's not that important, but for the other 4 it is because they are the only moves who cannot be Sketched in GSC. Pokémon switched their body : Probably the best glitch who can happen. “What is that ??? I don't even !” is what you might be thinking at this one, well this glitch is detected like this (you have to check the Pokemon status while you are navigating into your PC's box) : _We have a Pokémon B6 (Celebi) but it has the sprite of Pokémon A (Mew) ; Mew gained the ability to learn Celebi's moves whereas Celebi gained the ability to learn Mew's moves. It basically means that you have Celebi but with the ability to learn Mew's Level-up moves, TM-HM moves and Move Tutor moves; during a fight it will appear as a Celebi, if you check the Pokémon status it will appear as Mew. Celebi learning Earthquake despite not being compatible with the TM26. To cure the glitch deposit Celebi to the Day Care and withdraw it back and Celebi will be cured but it will retain the moves it has learned from Mew's movepool. While Celebi was "Mew-hybrided", it learned several moves it couldn't learn normally Now the big thing with the body-switch is obviously Mew for its ability to learn every TM/HM and Move Tutor moves, and Smeargle for its ability to learn Sketch, it basically means that ANY of the 251 Pokémon can learn ANY combination of 4 of the 251 moves available in GSC era. Concerning the last point, there is no doubt it's probably ending banned from competitive play, as the simple prospect of everyone learning everything without need of external device is frightening and would just reduce battles to Pokémon who have the best stat distribution and Spore/Baton Pass Electrode since back to time it was the fastest Pokémon available, but that's just me talking. What do you think about this glitch? Feel free to ask any question.