How to Do Pokemon Emerald’s Pokemon Duplication Glitch

Do you know the old Pokemon duplication glitch in Pokemon Emerald? 

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The duplication/cloning glitch was popular back in the early 2000s among many Pokemon Emerald players. Nowadays, you can still pull off this trick despite the existence of cheats with our guide below.

Even though you can use cheats, this is something that you might want to know. What if you have an emulator that can’t run cheats? That’s where this duplication trick will come in.

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What Is the Pokemon Emerald Pokemon Duplication Glitch?

It is as it says; it is a trick that allows you to duplicate or make a copy of a Pokemon that you have. 

You can duplicate a legendary that you can only get once. Using the trick, you have two of the Legendary, but of course, it is also available for any regular Pokemon.

What Do You Need for the Trick?

There are several things that you need before you can execute the Pokemon Emerald duplication trick:

1. The NPC at the Battle Tower

How to do the pokemon emerald duplication glitch npc

In the image above, you can see the NPC located in the Battle Tower. It is the building to the right of the Battle Dome. 

Unfortunately, you can only access the Battle Frontier after you’ve defeated the main story. This means that you can’t duplicate Pokemon early on. 

The NPC in the image is the one who you will have to talk to, which is located at the end and far right of the entrance and on the left side of the PC. 

2. The Pokemon You Want to Duplicate

The amount of Pokemon you can duplicate would be from 1 to 5. You can only do that because you cannot deposit all 6 Pokemon from your team. 

Any Pokemon can be duplicated when you follow the steps below.

How to Do Pokemon Emerald Duplication Trick

Step 1: Deposit the Pokemon You Want to Duplicate

Deposit the pokemon you want to duplicate
Deposit the pokemon you want to duplicate

Step 2: Save the Game After the Deposit Is Made

How to do the pokemon emerald duplication glitch step 2 - save the game after the deposit is made

Step 3: Withdraw the Pokemon You Want to Duplicate

How to do the pokemon emerald duplication glitch step 3 - withdraw the pokemon you want to duplicate

Step 4: Go to the NPC and Select CHALLENGE

How to do the pokemon emerald duplication glitch step 4 - go to the npc and select challenge

Talk to the NPC in the Battle Tower and CHALLENGE either LV. 50 or OPEN LEVEL. Choosing Open Level can be easier, but LV. 50 also works.

Step 5: Choose the Two Pokemon for the CHALLENGE

How to do the pokemon emerald duplication glitch step 5 - choose the two pokemon for the challenge

Step 6: Do Not Save

How to do the pokemon emerald duplication glitch step 6 - do not save

After selecting the two Pokemon, the NPC will ask you to save the game. Select NO.

Step 7: Reset the Game

How to do the pokemon emerald duplication glitch step 7 - restarting pokemon emerald

At the dialogue option, reset the game. This can work for people still playing on a GBA device, but for emulators, just click on the reset option or CLTR + R. 

The screen will turn black and load normally. 

Step 8: Load the Save File

How to do the pokemon emerald duplication glitch step 8 - load the save file

Step 9: Check the Results

How to do the pokemon emerald duplication glitch step 9 - check the results

Now that you’ve loaded the file, if you did everything correctly, your character will be standing in front of the NPC. 

Check the Pokemon PC and see that the Pokemon you deposited are still there but the same Pokemon are also in your Party.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this method work in Pokemon games other than Pokemon Emerald?

Unfortunately, the duplication trick only works for Pokemon Emerald. That’s because for some unexplained reason, this trick requires the Battle Tower. 

This feature is not available for Sapphire or Ruby and FireRed/LeafGreen as well.

Does this trick break the game?

It doesn’t, at least nothing has been stated that this breaks the game. It also doesn’t corrupt the file as long as you do the steps correctly.

What’s the point of doing this when cheats are available?

This is a good trick to pull off when you’re not using emulators. Naturally, using cheats for emulators is easy and faster, but this trick is quite interesting if you want to pull it off.

In Closing

That concludes our look at how you can execute the Pokemon Emerald duplication trick.

While it’s not that difficult to do, the real challenge is that you have to be at the Battle Tower to do this. That takes time, but for the most part, it can be useful.

Remember that the Battle Tower is post-game content. Several Legendary Pokemon can also be caught post-game, so that’s one other reason to do the trick. 

Did you use this trick back in the day? What can you say about this trick?



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