The Old Man Glitch/Missingno Cheat Explained In Depth

It’s where I got the name for this site. I’ve always been fascinated by the Old Man Glitch but never known exactly how it works. Thanks to Scrumpy, you can discover the wonders of the glitch too. In a nutshell, it involves game data stored incorrectly using your trainer name. Different names conjure different OP Pokémon and other glitch Pokémon, such as Missingno and ‘M. It goes to show how bad the final code structure of RBY actually was, but that just adds to its charm and quirkiness (I would say that as a Genwunner though).

Stream the video below and let me know what your favourite glitches are in the comment section below.

The Godliest Paras of All Time

Everyone knows Paras is one of the weakest Pokémon out there. In the anime, it was so weak Ash had to ask his Charmeleon to let it win in The Problem with Paras (and it famously ignored his request). So you wouldn’t expect one to beat a Totodile, right? Well, that actually happened. During Gunnermaniac3‘s Pokémon Gold speedrun, he encountered the little insect in Bugsy’s gym. It was Level 13 so no big deal. But it got off a Stun Spore which caused more problems than usual. Totodile landed two Scratches which brought Paras down to about 2HP but Totodile couldn’t finish him off. A run of FOUR “fully paralyzed” messages was followed by a critical hit from Paras to defeat the blue crocodile. Naturally, Gunnermaniac3 was flummoxed. The chances of this happening are approximately 0.39% and for this to happen during a speedrun makes it even more painful. The stream commentators were less sympathetic with one person telling Gunnermaniac3 to “stop crying”. Some kids just don’t understand.

You can watch the madness unfold below.

Welcome To OldManGlitch

Hi everyone! This is OldManGlitch!

I’m terrible with introductions so bear with me. This blog aims to bring together the world of Pokémon and mental health. As a Pokémon fan and an anxiety sufferer, I’ve found the former help the latter and I wanted to share that with others. It doesn’t matter whether you play the game or not, the site is for anyone who needs help or information on either subject or even both together. I’ve been blogging for years but this idea is new territory for me. I hope you can stick around and leave feedback.

You can find more information about the name and what this is all about by following the About link above. Thanks for reading and keep it glitchy!