A recently discovered glitch in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is allowing players to clone rare Pokémon at a rapid rate.
As reported by Kotaku, PanFro Games explained how the latest duplication glitch works. According to the video, you can clone entire boxes of Pokémon as well as the items they are holding with this exploit. Since a box can hold up to 30 Pokémon at a time, this is a pretty valuable glitch.
For the glitch to work, you have to have multiple PC boxes empty that would normally be filled with Pokémon. The glitch is paired with a previously discovered exploit known as the Menu Screen Glitch, which involves hitting specific buttons on a Pokémon’s summary screen.
Then, upon entering the PC box you want to clone, pressing a specific sequence of buttons will allow you to clone the entire box, items and all. If you want to try this maneuver for yourself, PanFro Games walks through the entire process on YouTube. Unlike other recent exploits, there’s no risk of losing any of your items during the process.
Nintendo put out a sizeable 3GB patch that addressed issues that were highlighted before launch when the games leaked. So, assuming a fix is in the works, we’ll have to wait and see how long this exploit remains possible in the game.
We called the set of games great in our Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl review, saying, “If a good remake is defined by its loyalty to the original, then Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are very good remakes indeed.”
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.