March 23, 2017, 02:12:14 pm
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Mawile's Ruby Pokédex entry erroneously has its name spelled "Mawhile". This mistake is only present in the American versions and was corrected for the English versions available in other regions.
okay okay okay, hold on, what do you expect us to do about this claim on bulbapedia? Shouldn't you tell them this so that they can update it?
But this isn't a glitch, it's a typo. So... why's it in the Glitch Discussion board?
We're listing translation errors as glitches? The Evolving Raichu translation error is explicitly referred to as one.That shouldn't actually count, I think. I can understand listing them, but throwing them in the same category as everything else is weird.
I think it's a better place than Pokémon discussion, because it's related to mistakes that the developers made.
In my survey for what defines a glitch (although there were only 5 responses), the consensus was that glitches are unintentional game behaviour/effects, but are typos considered glitches?
Do we need to define "crash" as well?Crash: When the game stops running abruptly (e.g. striped screen of death, last music note looping)I would also expand the definition of "lockup" a bit:Lockup - A state when no controls have any effect, but other things like music may still be running. (e.g. Acro Bike lockup, opening Pokemon menu after Super Glitch, opening Item menu during battles in "Old Man tutorial" mode when first item isn't usable)The latter two examples aren't glitches, but the side-effects of glitches.
It's a mistake, yeah, but I think its a fairly different creature than the kinds of abominations we routinely call up on cue. It's more of a general game thing in my opinion.
I'd prefer "bug" rather than "programming blunder" but that's just me
but with other freezes the game may still be running, but with you unable to continue normally (something like this).
I have my own pet definitions of the terms "bug", "glitch", and "exploit".A bug is a simple programming mistake, which may or may not have consequences. For example: The fact that you can encounter Pokémon on the Cinnabar Island shore is a bug, because the tiles are wrongly treated as non-water tiles. The fact that switching the first and second move of a Transformed Ditto actually swaps Transform after the battle too is a bug, because the moves should be restored in the original order after Transform ends.A glitch is undefined behavior. For example: Missingno. itself is a glich, because unintended data is read as Pokémon data. There is no bug involved, the situation is unaccounted for because it should not happen in the first place. The Cooltrainer move is a glitch, because a Pokémon can never have a move 0 in the first slot. The effects caused by the game trying to read the 256th name are glitches.An exploit is abusing an oversight, bug, or glitch for an in-game advantage. For example: Intentionally cloning the seventh item in your inventory by encountering Missingno. is an exploit. Using the Cooltrainer glitch to change the opposing Pokémon species so you can catch it is an exploit.Due to this, I disagree with Torchickens that glitches are "problems that need fixing". By my nomenclature, glitches are ultimately caused by bugs, which need to be fixed.
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