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Now we all know of Missing No., M’, and the Mew Glitch, but did you know that there are much more interesting glitches out there? Occasionally I’ll post about a glitch I either really enjoy, or just feels as if it needs more public light.
Acid Rain Glitch in Generation 4
Basically what you do is you trigger all the weather effects to go off at once. This happens mainly in Platinum, Heart Gold, and Soul Silver, however, if Diamond or Pearl is connected to one of these games as it goes off, it can happen there as well.
How you do it is to choose any weather effect *except* rain, because rain is the last on the priority list, I personally suggest using Trick Room because that triggers all of them. The priority list goes in order as follows: Trick Room, Gravity, Uproar, Fog, Hail, Sunshine, Sandstorm, and Rain. After you choose a weather effect, use the move Pursuit on a Pokemon that is switching out that turn, and make it faint before it switches out.
This has no effect on the moves Mud Sport, Water Sport, Tailwind, or Perish Song. They will continue to work as normal. However this does effect the moves Thunder, Blizzard, and Solar Beam. Thunder and Blizzard will have a 100% accuracy due to the effects of Rain and Hail, respectively. Meanwhile Solar Beam will have no charge time thanks to Sunshine, HOWEVER it has a 50% less damage rating due to the other weather conditions.
This effects some actual Pokemon in a weird way too. Lets say you have a Pokemon that is immune to the damaging effects to one of the damage inflicting weather statuses. They will still get damaged 4 times a turn, however, the damage is blamed on their ability rather then the weather. Also if you have a Pokemon like Swinub out, who is immune to both Hail and Sandstorm, they won’t be effected by any of the damaging effects caused by the weather at all. Abilities that heal in certain weather will still heal your Pokemon, it will just heal your Pokemon until it is fully healed and then the weather will hurt it. Abilities like Dry Skin that heal with one weather and hurt with another work as they normally do.
Word of Warning:
Do not try with this a Castform or a Cherrim out. Due to their Abilities which causes them to transform in certain weather conditions, they will be constantly transforming, locking up the battle until you shut off your game.