WRAM clear oversight (Generation I)

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Miscellaneous glitches of Pokémon Red and Blue and Pokémon Yellow

Amazing Man (Red and Blue only) | Cable Club escape glitch | Celadon looping map trick | Champion Blue music muting glitch | Coastal Flooding | Confusion and Substitute glitch | Cooltrainer move | Cycling based glitch maps | Escape sprite handling glitch | Evolve without an evolutionary stone (Red and Blue only) | Evolving Raichu (Red and Blue only) | Expanded item pack | Expanded Pokédex | Focus Energy glitch | Get stuck in a wall | Ghost Bicycle glitch | Glitch encounter system | Glitch City RAM Manipulation | Infinite Blaine Door | Introduction Nidorino glitch (Red and Blue only) | Invisible PCs (Red and Blue only) | Invisible tree glitch | Item stack duplication glitch | Mute the music in the Pokémon League | Partial trapping move link battle glitch | Pokémon Tower Pokédex glitch | PP underflow glitches | Recovery move glitch | Rival's effect | See a Ghost without a Silph Scope | Selfdestruct and Substitute glitch | Silph Co. PC Glitch | Slot machine glitch | Stand on a tree | Statue behavior glitch (Red and Blue only) | Super effective move AI flaw (Red and Blue only) | Super Glitch | Surf down glitch | Swift miss glitch | Transform assumption glitch | Transform Empty Move Glitch | Trick Zone | Vending machine purchase glitch | Walk around with only fainted Pokémon (Red and Blue only) | Walking lag glitch | Walk on water through Surf | Walking Pikachu happiness glitch (Yellow only) | Wild appeared! | ZZAZZ Glitch

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There is a glitch in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow involving the fact that the save file is loaded before the Continue/New Game/Options screen appears, yet the WRAM is not fully wiped when starting a new game. Of note too, data from the past file can sometimes be brought up by chaotic names. The glitch is currently not well understood.

Ghost Bicycle glitch subglitch

The Ghost Bicycle glitch (also known as Ghost Bike glitch) is a glitch in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

In Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow, if you save the game in the Cycling Road then reset and start a new game without clearing the save file with Up+Select+B, the memory address D732 (D731 in Yellow) will still have bit 5 set on the new game. Even though the entire WRAM is cleared when selecting "new game", address D732 is specifically being preserved, presumably because it also contains a debugging flag that will speed up the pregame procedure.

This means if you continue using this save file until you exchange the Bike Voucher for a Bicycle, the game will state that the player "can't get off here." when trying to use the Bicycle even though the player isn't on the Bicycle.

Ghost Bicycle glitch1.gif

This glitch also prevents Surfing with a Pokémon (but not via the ?????, hex 07 item) when the player gets to use it provided that the glitch isn't fixed with one of the methods below.

Ghost Bicycle glitch2.gif

Fixing the glitch

The glitch can be fixed by performing one of the following actions:

- Using Dig.
- Using Teleport.
- Using Fly.
- Using an Escape Rope.
- Going in and out the Cycling Road.
- Blacking out (both in battle and in overworld).

(Thanks TheZZAZZGlitch)


  • VAAMusicalMike and gnsquared for sharing the glitch.
  • theflyingpen on Supercheats for bringing up the problem.
  • TheZZAZZGlitch for details on why the glitch occurs and how to fix it.


YouTube video by ChickasaurusGL