Glitch City Laboratories Archives

Glitch City Laboratories closed on 1 September 2020 (announcement). This is an archived copy of a thread from Glitch City Laboratories Forums.

You can join Glitch City Research Institute to ask questions or discuss current developments.

You may also download the archive of this forum in .tar.gz, .sql.gz, or .sqlite.gz formats.

Generation I Glitch Discussion

Save Corruption - Keep your Pokemon from your old save - Page 1

Save Corruption - Keep your Pokemon from your old save

Posted by: Osmiridium
Date: 2015-12-14 21:18:20
I was tinkering around long ago and found out that it is possible to corrupt your save, but retain your party Pokemon from that save, and use it in the new game. Saving states isn't necessary, but it makes it far easier, as it is rather difficult to shut off the game at the right time while it is saving. Steps are as follows:

1. Have a save file with one or more party Pokemon

2. Save the game

3. Save a state, and save the game again, but shut it off quickly, while it is saving

4. If you get a "The file data is destroyed!" message, create a new player and move on to step five. Otherwise load the state and repeat step three..

5. Save a second state

6. Save the game, and turn it off quickly while it is saving, but not as quick as possible. There is a specific window. (I'm sorry I can't really elaborate :/)

7. If you get a "The file data is destroyed!" message, load state two and repeat step 6. Otherwise, choose "Continue", and go to step 8

8. Check your party Pokemon! The party Pokemon from the previous save should be there.

I have recorded a video demonstrating this, where I end up with three Pikachus at the beginning of the game. For some reason, the audio is distorted (it raises and lowers pitch sometimes), and I apologise for that.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFgMaMIIee4[/youtube]

I kept testing this, and if you have six Pokemon in your party when you receive Pikachu, it seems to disappear. It doesn't end up in a box, nor does it overwrite any of your six party Pokemon. Perhaps it is overwriting a Pokemon in a seventh or higher slot? Also, I wonder what other data is retained from the corrupted save file.

Notice how the OTs of the Pikachus are preserved, and so the old ones have a normal Pikachu cry, while the one with your Trainer ID has the special cry. If you have six Pikachus already when recieving it, no Pikachu will follow you around, since they all have a different Trainer ID.

Re: Save Corruption - Keep your Pokemon from your old save

Posted by: Krys3000
Date: 2015-12-15 04:08:19
Hello and thanks for your contribution. Actually this is known, it is exactly the same procedure as in the save abuse glitch but with an existing save file :). The first shut down during the save is enough to transfer the Pok√©mon to the new game, if you do it at the right moment  :D