The legendaryÂ PokÃ©mon glitch MissingNo. is back in the news and wreaking its havoc on theÂ PokÃ©mon Bank. The glitch, which used to screw up our Hall of Fame standings in the original release, is now being used to screw up playersâ€™ banks and storage box line-ups. Players are catching MissingNo. through the traditionalÂ PokÃ©mon Red and Blue methodsÂ and then using him to troll other players in trades.
Anyone who transfers a MissingNo. into the bank and then into their copy ofÂ PokÃ©monÂ Sun andÂ MoonÂ runs the risk of messing up their menu alignment. The presence of the non-PokÃ©mon MissingNo. in these new pieces of software will shift allÂ PokÃ©mon names over a slot, meaning youâ€™ll have an entire box ofÂ PokÃ©mon with the wrong name labeled to them.
If you try to Transport Pokemon in a box with Missingno., the names of the Pokemon get shifted over by one. pic.twitter.com/zpsMuMZSh8
â€” blazevoir (@blazevoir) January 25, 2017
TheÂ PokÃ©mon that are traded this way to other players with a MissingNo. hidden in the transfer will also be stuck with the names since you are unable to change the names ofÂ PokÃ©mon youâ€™ve receivedÂ from other players!
MissingNo. is now the ultimate troll in theÂ PokÃ©mon world!
20 years later, MissingNo. is still cemented as one of the greatest gaming glitches of all time. While I hate to see him used for such evil purposes, itâ€™s incredible to see how he has evolved from mere misplaced data into such a carnage-causingÂ wrecking-ball.