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    Missingno FAQ by MSweeney

    Version: 1.2 | Updated: 02/27/99 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    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
    
    This FAQ is not to be copied or distributed for profitable means, but 
    go ahead and print it if you want. If you want to use this on you web 
    page, you don't need permission, just don't change it majorly or say it 
    was crappy or whatever.