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  • jonathan-swann - September 24, 2014 5:56 p.m.

    While MissingNo. didn't erase my save file -- and it may be entirely unrelated -- but I used my Blue version as my "MissingNo." game when I was a kid, due to the rumors. One day, I opened my game after saving with a glitched pokemon and some items in my bag. The store was all messed up, and just happened to glitch in a manner that blocked my escape. Resetting didn't help. I had to start a new file. Maybe the cart itself went bad, maybe it was just a glitch that happened on its own. I always thought it was due to all the MissingNo. debauchery I was involved with.
  • dimz - June 8, 2014 3:40 p.m.

    I followed one of those guides tbh, about getting mew in red last time I turned on my old GBC and iirc, I got him. I did get Celebi though with the messed-up clone trick in Crystal, but it wouldn't stop leveling up.
  • Patass - June 8, 2014 3:13 p.m.

    This article makes me want to unsub from this site. MissingNo deleted tons of games. I personally had an official Nintendo granted Mew that was part of the casualties in a MissingNo save file corruption.
  • winner2 - May 29, 2014 7:02 p.m.

    So help me I did the B press for the longest time, and it's lack of success drove me to near insanity in my trying to get Rayquaza.
  • Slipperyjoe - May 29, 2014 6:25 p.m.

    Down and B to catch pokemon and mew under the truck makes me relies how much simpler and helpless you where in a world without internet.
  • Doctalen - May 28, 2014 11:55 a.m.

    I still firmly believe that holding Right on the D-Pad and spamming the A button to the rhythm of the pokeball shakes increases the chances of it being a capture. Statistics and programming be damned its worked for 15 years!
  • tbelz99 - May 27, 2014 11:34 p.m.

    I remember a big one used to be if you left a level 100 venasaur and level 100 blastoise at the daycare you could get a fusion of the two as an egg that would hatch into a "venastoise"
  • GOD - May 27, 2014 8:40 p.m.

    I definitely remembering hearing the one about Mew under that truck, but as for MissingNo., I used a guide I found on Cheatplanet.com to catch one.... and then later my save file was gone. Just saying.
  • Larinah - May 27, 2014 6:31 p.m.

    About the Magikarp one... I distinctly remember as a kid playing Yellow that I didn't know what splash did, used it a few times thinking it would do something and it actually did do damage. Though it's also possible I had used future sight or something and didn't know what it did either. Just goes to show how easy it is for a kid to start a rumor about a game he doesn't really understand!
  • BladedFalcon - May 27, 2014 4:19 p.m.

    I press down "B" every time I throw a pokeball to this day, doesn't matter that I've known for years that the rumor is fake, it's a habit that stuck from when I was a kid playing Red and Blue, and then Gold and Silver. I know it does nothing, but it just feels right anyway *shrugs* At least I no longer press it as hard as I can... my gameboy color's "B" button became so very disfigured because I believed that the harder I pressed, the higher the chances to catch something were, and at one point I used a screwdriver to increase pressure >>; Miraculously though, the button never actually broke XD
  • Trollkitten - May 27, 2014 4:16 p.m.

    I didn't realize that the Hey You, Pikachu! rumor was a fake... because my brother told me about it, and while he actually has the game, he's never played it because he doesn't have the microphone that goes with it. Then again, my brother just found out that a bunch of the awful things he's told me about Google were actually false rumors planted by Facebook, and he admits that learning that ticked him off because he hates to be suckered.
  • Trollkitten - May 27, 2014 4:09 p.m.

    *Wailord big.
  • PReNDeL21 - May 27, 2014 3:18 p.m.

    One rumor I heard about that I tried was the 3-Ball technique to catch a legendary. This was when Ruby/Sapphire came out. The 'technique' was that you had to throw an Ultra Ball, a Great Ball, and a Poke Ball in that order to catch a legendary.
  • Trollkitten - May 27, 2014 4:17 p.m.

    Probably came from some player who used up seventy Ultra Balls and had to fall back on less powerful balls... I've heard of that happening before. Happened to me a few times, too.
  • PReNDeL21 - May 27, 2014 5:50 p.m.

    I thought it was actually true when I caught Groudon with a regular Poke Ball. Then I did the same trick with the other legendaries, but didn't work, so you could say catching Groudon like that was merely luck.
  • J-Fid - May 27, 2014 2:54 p.m.

    Magikarp can beat Mewtwo. It's called Flail. Search "Epic Magikarp Sweep" on Youtube. Also, my friend's Blastoise was "eaten" by a MissingNo. (or one of its variants) so there is that. Speaking of variants, that's not technically MissingNo. in that picture. It's 'M (00), which does the same things as MissingNo.
  • Sinosaur - May 27, 2014 3:38 p.m.

    That Magikarp steamrolling Legendaries video is incredible. Partially because it shows how lazy people with nothing but Legendaries are, since it should have been possible to stop it.
  • g1rldraco7 - May 27, 2014 2:28 p.m.

    Very sad how very fake these rumors were. A Pikablu how cool it would be if it was real.
  • bobob101 - May 27, 2014 2:27 p.m.

    I freely will admit that I bought into the spaceship theory when playing Emerald. We know that Ruby and Sapphire are getting remade. Supposedly, it will be a new adventure in some way. How amazing would it be if these remakes had a space level!?! Imagine the liftoff in 3D, and fighting Team Magma/Aqua on the Moon!!! That is something too amazing to even dream of, but I would buy like ten copies if that was an option.

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