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What happened to the glitch Pokemon in blue and red?

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If you've been playing red or blue, then you've probably met Missingno. at some point. If you need a refresher or does not know about this then someone will answer.

What missingno. about? Why was it there in the games? And what happened to it?
At least I want to see the article, if there is one, that has game freak explaining it.

asked Feb 10, 2013 by Troll Patrol

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MissingNO is a programming quirk, and not a real part of the game. When you get this, your game can perform strangely, and the graphics will often become scrambled. The MissingNO Pokémon is most often found after you perform the Fight Safari Zone Pokémon trick.

To fix the scrambled graphics, try releasing the MissingNo Pokémon. If the problem persists, the only solution is to re-start your game. This means erasing your current game and starting a brand new one.

I can't find something pertaining to why Missingno. doesn't exist after Gen I, but suffice to say that when Nintendo/ Game Freak got wind of Missingno, they found the programming glitch that caused it and fixed it, since Missingno. frequently crashes games and disrupts graphics/ data. Hence why Missingno cannot be traded outside of a Gen I game, to prevent it from crashing any future games.

While there have been glitch Pokemon in future games, such as Decamarks, they have been incorrectly referred to as Missingno, as it does not exist outside of Gen I games. While Decamarks was an intended creation (it was there to stop games from crashing but not for actual use), Missingno wasn't, and is solely a glitch Pokemon.

Bulbapedia on Missingno.

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answered Feb 10, 2013 by fondant
selected Mar 8, 2013 by Troll Patrol
I feel I shuld mention a few things:
Missingno may be there on purpose because there where orginally going to be 190 pokemon, but some where took out and added to Gold and Silver, so he's prbabally there to take up space. More proof is that would explain why missingno duplicates items, because items take up space in the game. On bulbapedia, the list that shows the order of the pokemon internally added to the game, all of the pokemon taken out say "missingno' after their name and a "?" as a sprite. (Ex: Shuckle MissingNo) Sometimes, when Missingno is traded to a geberation two game it will turn into a generation 2 pokemon making this theory seem likely. Missingno is actually harmless and will not croupt your save file or game. You can fix the graphical issues by opening up the poke'dex and looking at the entry for a normal pokemon like Bulbasaur. The reason he's not in the Gen. 2 games is probabally because Missingno was no longer needed to take up the extra space.
Sources:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQeedFtYckw&list=PL209368E48AA8548B&index=9
List on Bulbapedia:
I couldn't find it.
Who is decamarks??!!
Missingno is back and caused save glitches in Lumiose City. :P