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Pokemon/A : Berry Glitch


hi i was wondering, what is the berry glitch? also, does my internal battery have anything to do with it? and, how can i fix it? thanks

Hi John,

The berry glitch is a glitch that stops Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire counting the days after one year of gameplay or in games with more than 100 hours of gameplay. It has nothing to do with a dried up battery that stops the internal clock from working, although the symptoms of both problems are very similar. There's one difference: if you have a faulty battery, then the following message will appear after the title screen: "The internal battery has run dry. The game can be played. However, clock-based events will no longer occur." This message doesn't appear if you have the berry glitch.

You can fix the berry glitch by linking it to Pokémon LeafGreen/FireRed/Emerald. You can follow these instructions:

You can also fix the glitch by linking it to several other games/devices. You can find those here:

Good luck!
Have fun!



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