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When you fight Maxie in the Mossdeep Space Center the EXP also goes to Steven's Metang. Is this a glitch?

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Actually, this isn't a glitch. This is the only Multi-Battle where defeating an enemy Pokémon grants you and the AI EXP.
Source: https://m.bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Multi_Battle

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It may not be a glitch but is definitely a Developer oversight. :P
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I don't think it's a glitch, I believe it's the first in-game multibattle in the whole series and was most likely a developer oversight, heck it is possible for Steven's Metang to level up.
However this occurence if I recall doesn't happen with the games that came afterwards, an example was the battle against Lance and Clair in the Dragon's Den with your rival.

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