Don’t bring MissingNo into Pokemon Sun and Moon if you want to avoid this irreversible glitch

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 26 January 2017 14:38 GMT

The legacy of the MissingNo glitch carries on in a different way.

The Pokemon Bank, the app that allows you to bring forward your favourite Pokemon from past games into Pokemon Sun and Moon, went live earlier this week.

However, the old MissingNo glitch appears to still be causing trouble. Reddit users are reporting that the names of their Pokemon are getting switched around upon making a transfer with MissingNo in the box.

The MissingNo glitch first showed up in Red and Blue on the Game Boy (via Polygon), and it basically creates a non-Pokemon that acts like one in fights, not to mention take up a space in the storage box.

Although you can’t bring MissingNo into Sun and Moon, as players who had it found out, it does switch the names of the Pokemon in your transfer box around. The video above from Clyde BlueSnake shows what happens when you trigger the glitch.

Unfortunately, since nicknames cannot be changed after transfer, affected Pokemon will sport that name forever – so don’t do it.

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