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How to Catch Ancient Mew in Pokemon Red and Blue by icycatelf How to Catch Ancient Mew in Pokemon Red and Blue by icycatelf
Ancient Mew is such a cool Pokémon card, but did you know that it was based on a normally-unobtainable version of Mew programmed into Pokémon Red, Blue, and the Japanese Green (its coding doesn't exist in Pokémon Yellow because the extra data created by Pikachu's "real voice" corrupted the data)? Someone unknown programmed it into the game without permission during the last phase of development. Other developers didn't notice it until they started reworking the data to make Gold and Silver, when they finally removed it. They later thought to bring it back as a Legendary Pokémon obtainable from one of the statues in the Ruins of Alph (which went by a different name at the time, as the Unown were going to be non-Pokémon runes, since those already existed in the coding), but instead decided to make it into a TCG-exclusive card.

Some of you who like to play with glitches may have noticed that the characters in the player's name affects the Pokémon that appear on Cinnabar's east coast. MissingNo. appears when you talk to the old man because the game temporarily treats OLD MAN as your name. In order for Ancient Mew to appear, your name must be YAILPHX.

Be sure to catch it before it gets a chance to attack, because all of its moves are glitchy and will make your game freeze, potentially harming your save data. This is likely because the person who programmed it into the game didn't have time to give it a proper move pool (it probably took too long to create the extra text table that contains the runes). Due to its ridiculously-high catch rate, only a Master Ball will work. After catching it, the Pokédex attempts to register it, but due to improper coding, it blanks out for about 30 seconds, then loads a page full of question marks and this glitch/trick is fake (sorry, guys). Like Mew, it can learn all TMs and HMs, so be sure to delete those harmful glitch attacks right away!
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marillmau5 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you please post the sprite here
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icycatelf Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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marillmau5 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 Thank you will def give credit in my hack!
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icycatelf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of hack are you working on?
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marillmau5 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(Red Hack) Pokemon Master Revival.
This hack aims to bring back nostalgia for players who started with pokemon and loved it up to the first movie right up to the beginning of gen 2.
*Yellow and Crystal Wild encounters.
*Pokemon Stadium Gym Leader Teams
*Gen 2 Pokemon up to the First Movie/Short
*New Feature "Rage" Pokemon 1% Wild encounters, cannot be caught, cannot escape and will be higher than normal leveled. (My take on Pokemon Swarms for gen 1)

Theres about 40 features like this so far. This is my take on the "Master version" like in ocarina of time.
Instead of buffing all the wild pokemon levels to make a "hard" mode im adding different techniques to this hack.
For example, Making some Pokemarts and Pokecenters Closed/Broken Down. Inflating some item prices. The "rage" pokemon encounters. Adding Boss trainers to some areas. Adding More Varied Team Rocket trainers to the game. 

To bring Nostalgia I really wanted Ancient Mew in the game because I remembered the movie. I know at this point its artistic and not canon but i decided to replace the trainer giovanni with mewtwo, in this hack mewtwo is using team rockets resources to catch mew and (insert world destruction plan here). But since you defeat Giovanni in the game you will be defeating mewtwo as a trainer. And in cerulean cave lays Ancient Mew as an event.

Reviving Prof Oaks battle in the hack and other things like surfing pikachu. :)

I tried doing this hack before but gave up when i got to mapping because in the dissasembly project and mapping you need to be organized or you will get thrown off.
This Time, 28yr old here (still into pokemon -_-) I have made more global features and less impossible ideas and actually organizing everything at this point. Even to the point I know what feature to implement in order.
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icycatelf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I never did figure out how to hack in R/B sprites (G/S, yes, but not R/B). How are you doing it?

Sounds interesting!
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marillmau5 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah so you just need the pokemon red dissasembly project on github. You just replace the png files and make sure the sprite only has 4 colors. To add new pokes you just need to edit the text to point to the right images and data over the 39 formatted missingno.
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icycatelf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for letting me know! I haven't hacked in forever because I can't run the software on my Mac, but I might be getting a PC soon and might start dabbling in it again.
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FantasyMiracle1990 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
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FantasyMiracle1990 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Ancient Mew. Did you hack Mew's sprite?
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icycatelf Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah. I just edited it onto a screencap with Paint + GIMP.
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FantasyMiracle1990 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.
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Axel-Comics Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice sprite and a groovy story too. I have an Ancient Mew card. Nice to just look at it :3.
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