Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Glitch allows you to clone Shiny Pokémons

A new glitch has been discovered in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. This glitch allows players to duplicate any Pokémon, including the rare shiny ones.

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According to the report made by Nintendo Everything, a YouTuber named Austin John Plays uploaded a video in his channel, detailing what the glitch is and how it allows players to clone any wild Pokémon in the game.

To trigger it, catch the Pokémon that you want to clone then head to the nearest open town that doesn’t require a loading screen to enter. Once the name of the town appears, save the game then close the software.

After you have entered the game again, it should have respawned the Pokémon in the same location where you first caught it. The glitch will only get triggered if it's done in a proper town that you can directly head into. Even if you try it with Team Star compounds or the random Pokémon Centers that you can travel to out in the open world, the glitch will not trigger.

Austin John Plays theorizes that the glitch could be caused by entering an open town, which will then put the Pokémons outside in a suspended state, but not despawned. Heading back out in the outside world will make them respawn but by saving then closing the game and re-opening it, the game redraws the same Pokémon from where you’ve last caught it.

It’s highly likely that a bug like this will be fixed in the next patch because if players will continuously use this glitch to clone Pokémons and start trading it online, it would ruin the scarcity of what’s supposed to be an extremely rare variant of pocket monsters.