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Author Topic: Pokemon Yellow - Missing Helix Fossil Glitch!?  (Read 1554 times)

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Pokemon Yellow - Missing Helix Fossil Glitch!?
« on: February 27, 2016, 07:40:44 pm »
I bought the 3DS Virtual Console version of Pokemon Yellow today, but when I went through Mt. Moon and got to the part with the fossils, however, there was only one fossil visible! I repeatedly tried to press A where the Helix Fossil was supposed to be, and nothing happened. I even walked through the space and fought Jesse and James without picking up the Dome Fossil. I then left Mt. Moon and came back, and still no Helix Fossil. If I do pick up the Dome Fossil, the other trainer (I think he's a Super Nerd?) goes over to where the Helix Fossil ought to be and supposedly picks it up. Stupidly enough, I saved after the Team Rocket battle, so while I did record it, I didn't get to show off being able to fight Team Rocket without picking up a fossil. Is this some sort of rare bug where the Helix Fossil just flat-out failed to load?
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Re: Pokemon Yellow - Missing Helix Fossil Glitch!?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 01:06:10 pm »
Did you do the long-range trainer glitch in Mt. Moon earlier in your run? I'm fairly certain encountering a certain Pokemon would change the flag for the Helix Fossil so the game thinks it has already been picked up, causing it to vanish through the same vein as causing a Snorlax to vanish - http://glitchcity.info/wiki/index.php/Remove_Snorlax_glitch

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Re: Pokemon Yellow - Missing Helix Fossil Glitch!?
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 05:28:46 pm »
Yep. I fought a bug catcher in Mt. Moon, but I also ran into a couple other Pokemon looking for a Lv. 13 Paras so I could generate a Mew. I also ended up going back to Pewter City to get an escape rope once I beat the trainer in Mt. Moon, so that might've done something, too. Never knew you could make Snorlax disappear, or that there could be side effects at all, though.
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Re: Pokemon Yellow - Missing Helix Fossil Glitch!?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 11:42:52 am »
I'm playing yellow on the gbasp and this same thing happened to me. I'd transferred an Abra I caught from gold so I could use teleport as early as possible in yellow and start working trainers to see wut cool glitchmon I could generate. Got some cool ones in the process and thought that I could do it with the supernerd and team rocket but it would not allow me to. In any case, it appears that if u use that glitch in Mt.moon the helix fossil will not be available for u to pick up, yet when u beat the supernerd, he still gives u the choice to grab it as if it is still there...I mean, for HIM it's there because once u grab the dome fossil he walks to the space right before where the helix should be and claims his invisible fossil. ::shrug:: #kabutoiscooleranyway but it's still a weird thing for the game to do, totally threw me off.

I never knew u could make (a) snorlax disappear either... that'll make things interesting...
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Re: Pokemon Yellow - Missing Helix Fossil Glitch!?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 01:47:56 pm »
http://forums.glitchcity.info/index.php/topic,7490.0.html
This is what happened. Your "illegitimate" encounter confused the game into removing the Helix Fossil.
It didn't fail to load, you tricked the game into despawning it.
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