Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Glitch Allows Players to Duplicate Legendary Pokemon

Players are not only duplicating items in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but apparently Legendary Pokemon as well.. But how?

Published: November 29, 2022 3:50 PM /


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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has seen its fair share of exploits and glitches already, but this one takes the cake. This newfound glitch apparently allows players to duplicate legendary Pokemon infinitely. 

Not only have players found ways to duplicate items using the picnic system in-game, which is where players see a sparkle-filled area on the ground where they can place down a picnic table. The item that is hiding below ground will then be duplicated infinitely using this picnic table overtop of it when usually an item can only be discovered and picked up once from those sparkly areas. Now, players have found a way to cheat the system and duplicate legendary Pokemon in a way that should not be possible. 

How To Duplicate Legendary Pokemon

The glitch is not as cut and dry as one might think, and the only way to even access this glitch is to have completed the Area Zero questline and be able to transform the two new ride Pokemon, Miraidon or Koraidon, into their battle forms. From there, players will need to trick the system into allowing them to deposit their legendary Pokemon into the Storage Container, which is something that is not possible (or rather, shouldn't be possible) in-game. Once this has been done, if you somehow trick the system into allowing it, you will notice that the legendary Pokemon is still in your party and in the Storage Container, creating a duplicate that can then be transferred back into your party. 

Now, again, this is a rare occurrence and takes extreme speed in order to execute the glitch properly, plus it comes with a huge downside. If players do so choose to exploit and use this glitch, their save data might be affected later on down the line when GameFreak patches this glitch. 

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Nintendo Switch
Release Date
November 18, 2022 (Calendar)