Hackers have discovered a new exploit in the original Pokémon Red and Blue that lets you delete other trainers’ save files in the middle of a Pokémon battle. If you’re a heartless monster, the exploit isn’t even that difficult to execute; it might require a bit of technical knowledge, but this video shows you how the trick works and explains how to use it. Although there is a small danger of deleting your own save file in the process if you make a mistake, this exploit could undoubtedly be used to accomplish some horrible things.
The exploit takes advantage of a popular glitch known as the “Cooltrainer move.” This glitch can be accomplished by deleting all of a Pokémon’s moves and replacing them with blank spaces. When one of these moves is executed in battle, this confuses the game and allows the player to perform a series of exploits. One of these exploits lets the player access code from “F928,” which allows them to corrupt their own party data. During a link battle, the game interprets the player’s party data and the opponent’s party data as one and the same, so it’s possible to use this to corrupt the opponent’s party data instead of your own. It’s a bit risky, but if done properly, this can fully corrupt the opponent’s data and force the game to delete their save file in its entirety.
Of course, this is a very simplified explanation. You can learn more about this glitch and how it works by watching the video above. The code used in the video can be found here.
What do you guys think? Are you evil enough to have used this on your classmates as a kid, if this exploit had been possible back then?