If you don't want to actually catch 'em all, why not... clone 'em all? A new glitch has been discovered in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl that can get you an entire box of cloned Pokémon and items.
Following an earlier cloning glitch, which was patched out, a new one has been found (and will, no doubt, also be patched out in time), and at time of writing, is still possible.
Here are the steps:
- Prep your Pokémon, boxes and items
- Turn off autosave, and save beforehand
- Stand in front of a Pokémon Center door
- Get the Pokétch in the top right of the screen, and hover the cursor over Fly
- Hit R and A at the same time, spamming the buttons if necessary, until the Fly menu opens
- You should hear the trainer going into the Pokémon Center
- Don't close the Fly menu!
- Head down the escalator (press up x2, then right x6)
- Head back up the escalator (right x1, left x5, down x2)
- When you're outside, press A to open the "Fly to place" window, and about a second later, hit X — if you get this timing wrong, you'll freeze the map screen and have to restart
- Select any city on the Fly menu to fly to
- Enter any house
- Open your Pokémon Box, and press A, then X to open a menu
- Go into the box you want to clone, and press Y x2 to select the entire box
- Move these Pokémon to an empty box
- Press B x2 to exit the extra menus
- Go to "Check Summary"
Confusing? Oh yes. Convoluted? You bet. But cloning 'em all ain't easy, bud. You have to work for infinite Dittos! (If you just want infinite Master Balls, or any other item, check out this video instead.)
Damn were they just trying there hardest to find a cloning glitch because these steps are ridiculous.
I might try the glitch at at some point, and maybe its easier done then said, but wow.
@Snatcher The goal was being able to open to menus at once (the same way cloning was done in v1.1). Once they found the fly menu could be glitched, the rest of that was just connecting that to the box menu. Complicated to pull off? Yes. To figure out? Nope.
I'm pretty sure you have to rom hack these games to figure out how any of these glitches can be manipulated. Which begs the question: if you had to hack the game to find glitches, how does that count in a speedrun?
Do not dupe, you are a filthy cheater if you do. Stop ruining this game for everyone please.
These duplicating glitches are duplicating.
@Snatcher And people are going to complain about this being a bad game all because of this one glitch that you really have to go out of your way to preform.
@eaglebob345 I believe these glitches were discovered through trial and error actually, not by romhacking.
Very helpful glitch haha
@Screen How does this ruin it for anyone else?
It's a single player game, people can play how they like, if I had the game yet I'd certainly use it.
All the competitive multiplayer stuff is locked over in sw/sh anyway
Factually incorrect, it's not wise to argue with someone who has played the game, when you haven't
@Screen By copying pokemon? with no different stats, no different Moves, Is cheating? And is some how ruining the game for everyone else, in a solo player campaign. Makes sense to me.
The people that claim this does ruin the MP experience probably forgot the mess of, "perfect IV shiny hack Pokémon" that was a huge issue in older games.
THAT ruins the MP experience, making a clone of a regular Pokémon with normal stats is a different story, a more complex story even under certain circumstances.
As for it being cheating, it depends how you use it, for trading it could be cheating if you do it all the time, for online fights or single player I don't think cloning is as bad as some make it look.
Also... we could argue that if the games were made and tested properly, cheating would not be possible without hacking the console, yet this works on a vanilla Switch.
Anyhow I don't do it myself, the only time I did clone Pokémon was back in the day with Gold and Silver.
As for hacking, never did that with my physical copies, only in emulators on PC to test certain circumstances, but that was back in the DS/GBA era, since the 3ds I don't do that either, no need for it.
@Screen Instead of just saying "factually incorrect", how about you tell me the facts? And I don't think it matters I haven't played this specific game. I've played diamond and pearl, sword and shield, XY, Sun moon, Lets go. They all amount to similar experiences. But explicitly this particular game does not include online multiplayer. All the competitive scene is specifically focused on sword and shield.
So tell me:
HOW exactly does this ruin the experience for everyone? How does this remotely affect you?
If I duped my shiny ditto, what difference does that make to you?
@VexingInsanity Wait there is no online Battles in this game?
@Snatcher from what I've heard, you can play online with friends but there's no random matchmaker as the core competitive is over in gen 8 SW/sh games
Ahh yes, my dream of having hundreds of Vulpix will now happen that much faster thanks to this duplication glitch.
Go forth, beautiful fox Pokemon...
....I miss the old GameBoy era glitches. lol
I'm tempted to download the patches now, but the dupe glitches in 1.1.1 seem a little less convoluted.
I want to at least capture all of the legendaries in both versions and transfer them all to Shining Pearl before I go clone-happy like a mad scientist. Muahahaha.
@VexingInsanity there'll be an update to add all that. No release date yet tho.
It literally includes online multiplayer.
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@Screen Literally doesn't include online matchmaking.
It only has play with friends online.
Duping glitches ruin the integrity of any and all online trades. Many want to see an in-game economy that isn't busted by flooding it with illegitimate pokemon.
And yes, you can play with random people in the underground or union rooms by not using a link code.
It literally has online matchmaking
I can see why Nintendo was in no hurry to patch it with how complicated to pull it off.
@Screen Literally no competitive matchmaking and you've still failed to tell me how duplicating a pokemon you already had is breaking the matchmaking.
Actually it does have online matchmaking, and duping gives an objective advantage, and it is strictly prohibited.
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