Clone Pokémon on Pokémon Gold and Silver

Have an extremely powerful Pokémon that you want two of? Cloning is just the way to do this. By abusing a glitch in the game, you can become the most unstoppable Trainer in the world! It's easy to make another copy of a Pokémon and its hold item without using Gameshark or ActionReplay.


  1. Move the Pokémon in your PC around, so that you have at least 2 empty boxes.
  2. Move the Pokémon you want to duplicate into your party.
  3. Equip the Pokémon with valuable items that you might want to copy (e.g. Master Ball, Rare Candy, Nugget, etc.).
  4. Switch to an empty box in your PC. When the game asks you if you want to save, select "yes".
  5. Deposit the Pokémon you want to duplicate into the empty box of your PC.
  6. Now, switch to another empty box in your PC. CAUTION: when it says do you want to save, select "yes", but keep an eye on the message at the bottom.
  7. Text will flash across the bottom, saying "Saving, don't turn off the power." Right when the whole word "power" shows up on the screen, turn off the power immediately.
  8. Turn on the power. Check your party and your PC box. If it worked, you should have the Pokémon in both your party and your PC box.


  • Clone 6 Eevees, and you are all set for the 5 evolutions of Eevee and itself.
  • This works with any Pokémon and items.
  • Do you want to know how it works? When it saves the change in data, it first saves the data of the Pokémon in the box, then deletes the data of the Pokémon in your party. But if you turn off the Game Boy right between the save and the delete, you have both the Pokémon in your party and your PC box.
  • Try to equip the Pokémon with rare or valuable items to get more out of the process.
  • You can bargain with a friend, and trade the duplicated Pokémon (hopefully rare) with some other Pokémon you don't have.
  • Practice makes perfect. If it messes up, release the Pokémon that was messed up, and try again.
  • This trick is much harder and riskier to perform in Pokémon Crystal, although it is still Duplicate Pokémon in Pokémon Crystal.


  • Read all of the instructions before repeating!

Things You'll Need

  • A Game Boy color, Game Boy Advance or Emulator.
  • A Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal game cartridge or ROM (beware, ROMs are illegal if you don't already own the game)
  • At least 2 empty boxes in your Pokémon PC.

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