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Too bad! The trade was canceled! (effect)

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Too bad! The trade was canceled! is an effect in Pokémon Red and Blue in which the text "Too bad! The trade was canceled!" (usually used for cancelling a trade on a game connected to a Link Cable in the Trade Corner) appears, which possibly leads to a glitched trade screen.

The effect can be caused by glitch Trainers, both from regular and artificial Trainer classes, or when trying to force a sound from invalid sound bank 0x01.


1. On ) R 4. (0x33) glitch Trainer (Special stat 251/0xFB)

2. On artificial Trainer class 0x4C, 0x5A:

Example of a glitched trade screen which follows from the aforementioned glitch Trainer:

YouTube demonstration

[b]YouTube video by PLASMA GER[/b]

Resulting trade screen

Selecting any Pokémon from the trade screen may simply result in this message again, possibly with a text box in the wrong place on the screen.

Unfortunately, on all known documented cases, physically connecting a Link Cable does not allow for the player to trade the Pokémon.

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