Pokemon Missingno FAQ version 1.2
by Matt Sweeney, Mephitis12@aol.com 2-27-99
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Updates:

2-27-99: Added a glitch, some advice, and a few strange things. 
Attempted to fix the Missingno picture.

Obviously, little or no people know about Missingno. This FAQ is 
designed to tell you how to find Missingno in the Blue and Red American 
versions and get an incredibly powerful bonus.

Steps:

1. Go through the game until you have fly, surf, and have reached 
Cinnabar Island.
2. Okay, there's something you need to know beforehand before you do 
this. On the east coast of Cinnabar, surf along the narrow land 
strip as close to land as possible. Pokemon from the last grass 
patch you were in will be there. This is a good trick because it 
works with Safari Zone.
3. Now, the guy in Viridian that teaches you how to catch pokemon (he's 
the guy at the north end that asks you if you are in a hurry; say 
no) is for some reason counted as a grass patch. Have him show you 
his demonstration and then fly to Cinnabar and surf along the east 
coast. You will find some _high_ level pokemon (if you catch one 
higher than lv. 100, it will return to lv. 100 as soon as you 
receive exp. points; you can use them to battle friends, though). 
When you get into a battle and the screen is black for longer than 
usual, you'll know you have found one. Some of them are called    
### `m ** and are either lv. 0 (which you shouldn't put in a box or 
the game will freeze) or lv. 80. Once they gain a level, they evolve 
to Kangaskahn, Mankey, Rhydon, or possibly more. Sometimes, they 
don't evolve. For some reason, these ones have a Rhydon's cry, and 
sometimes it is called Rhydon on the second page of the status 
screen. If you have 150 pokemon, it will be called Missingno and 
will be at lv. 146. This one makes a Pidgey cry. If you catch it, it 
will screw up all the battle scenes and won't be recorded on your 
Pokedex. Also, after you name it, you will still be in a battle. Its 
invisible, but if you catch it again, it will be a Ditto. The good 
thing about Missingno is that when you get into a battle with it, 
the sixth item on your list is multiplied by 129, or something. 
You'll know if it worked if the number has a little box thing in the 
tens place. At one point, it will seem as if you have one left, but 
you can keep using them and they will turn to 99. the next time it 
looks as if you have one left, you do, so repeat the trick as 
necessary. Some great items to do this with are nuggets, master 
balls, rare candies, and the coin case. What you do with the coin 
case is do the trick with it, and then deposit it. You will now have 
two! If you have, say, 9999 coins in it, you will get another one 
with 9999 coins! Very helpful. This is what Missingno looks like:

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or something like that. I think it's supposed to be a bird. It has two 
water gun attacks and one sky attack.

P.S. For those of you that have 150 pokemon, check your Elite Four hall 
of fame. Do you have an invisible pokemon there with type 1: bird and 
type 2: normal? That's Missingno! My friend even had a Mew on his elite 
four thing. It also gets screwed up if you catch Missingno. E-Mail me 
if you find any more interesting things about Missingno. 

P.P.S. Check the icon next to Missingno on the status screen. It 
changes every once in a while.

Special Thanks:
Spencer for telling me the whole thing
Donnie Wells for the info for version 1.2

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