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GTS filter glitch

Miscellaneous glitches in Pokemon X and Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

3D effect glitch | Backward sign reading glitch | Drasna Aura Sphere glitch | GTS filter glitch | Imported Eevee glitch | Mystery Egg glitch | Lumiose City save glitch | Poké Mart marquee glitch (Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire) | Pokémon Day Care sign glitch | PSS save glitch | Sky Trainer glitch | Stereo sound glitch | Stolen Poké Ball glitch | Wonder Trade move glitch (view, talk, edit)

The GTS filter glitch was a Global Trade System glitch in the initial version of Pokémon X and Y. As it is required to update the game to the latest version to use its online features, this glitch no longer occurs.

This glitch could be replicated by entering the GTS, and applying a filter to narrow down requests to Pokémon that the player has. Once a trade is requested, the game would display the message, "A communication error has occurred. Press the Power button, and end the game."

Nintendo's response

Nintendo released a patch for the game (version 1.1), fixing both this issue and the Lumiose City save glitch.

  • American Nintendo Support website - information on downloading the patch.