Now the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Duplication Glitch Lets You Clone Shiny Pokémon.
A newly discovered glitch in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet allows the player to duplicate Pokémon, including the scarce shiny ones.
As reported by Nintendo Everything, YouTuber Austin John Plays uploaded a video detailing the glitch and how it lets players clone any wild pocket monster in the game.
— Austin John Plays (@AustinJohnPlays) November 21, 2022
To trigger the glitch, catch the Pokémon you want to clone and head directly to the nearest open town that doesn’t require a loading screen to enter. Once the town name appears, save the game and close the software.
Upon starting back up and reloading, the game should have respawned the Pokémon in the exact location where you caught it the first time. The glitch only works if used on a proper town that you can walk straight into, and it won’t trigger if tried with Team Star compounds or the random Pokémon Centers that you can travel to out in the open world.
Austin John Plays believes the glitch could be caused by entering an open town, at which point he thinks the Pokémon in the world outside is suspended but not despawned.
Ordinarily, heading back out of the town would cause them to respawn, but by closing the game and re-opening with the save in town, the game redraws the same Pokémon from the previous instance.