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A slight tweaking to my own MissingNo. Interpretation. It is animated to better show how it appears in motion, and I made an attempt to give it a "cry."

MissingNo. is best known for its unintentional appearances in the first Pokmon games. Caused by certain glitches, this glitchy Pokmon would sometimes appear in the wild. It typically caused graphical glitches and inadvertently multiplied the item listed 6th in your inventory. Typically its appearance would take the form of a scrambled pixel mess, though on some occurences it held other forms. Its form is entirely different in Pokmon Yellow.

This iteration bears a Stability Belt (or "StabiliBelt") to prevent it from spreading its glitching form from spreading uncontrollably, primarily keeping all contents within a certain radius. While it isn't entirely effective, it does keep things in a central location, and doubles as a mechanism with which MissingNo. can communicate both visually and audibly.

Aside from its spherical body, it also appears to bear a pair of free-floating hands. They can appear and disappear when needed, though it typically disables their presence by default. Interestingly, it was never able to do this in the past...

While it is unknown what thought process (if any) MissingNo. has, its behavior has been deciphered as confused, curious, and non-aggressive. However it will defend itself when attacked, and will use its glitchy abilities to strike, sometimes causing (assumedly) permanent damage.

Because it is an incomplete entity, its peak level appears to be at Lv. 75. It seems to be looking for something to "complete" it, whatever that may be.

Pokmon Nintendo, The Pokmon Company, etc.
Art 2011 Malamite Ltd.
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SONBoomer Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This thing sure is heavy for a bunch of scrambled data! Over one and a half ton!
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Corvamex Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow that is really cool! :D
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DancrewProductions Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice! Good idea! :D
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NightStarSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If this would be put in another emake of the original pokemon games... :iconhandspazzplz:
I also drew my own version of Missingno. ... He looks like a skeletal cat dragon with rotting flesh... He also has a crystal as a heart... :iconfacedeskforeverplz:
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dotoro3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dat cry
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MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolute corruption empowers absolutely. :3
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dotoro3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeaaaaah
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The-Chibi-Warrior Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm in awe...I drew a MissingNo, but this is really cool.
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superstripey87 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL (i have a fish icon)
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superstripey87 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Not really...
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NS-Games Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I faved this... before it was cool. B-)
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twilightgamer92 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Well, this is the coolest thing I've seen all day.
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al-moozaayaaf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
i read linkara tweet
you need to see his episode about pokemon
he say you work inspired him
[link]
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superdimentiobrolyX Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
watched it...no words for the awesomenes...
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MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha, thanks for letting me know. I got an astounding number of views recently and I wasn't sure exactly why.
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joiless Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Writer
That is one very, very dense error.

Also it's cry is awesomely creepy. Like the mysterious radio station in good ol' Pokemon Red & Blue.
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MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, many thanks! It was odd how it was supposedly so heavy, but that's what the original Pokdex claimed it to be.

I have to ask though...what led you to find this?
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joiless Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Writer
A webcast I follow had a plot arc with an antagonist called 'The Entity.' Recently the creator of the series said on Twitter that The Entity's appearance was inspired by your art.
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DodgerOfZion Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnn...
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MaeghanJade Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Darn it Dodger, you beat me to it!
Good work, too. (TEN FEET tall? Holy crap!)
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MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what the Pokdex said in Red/Blue. I was more astounded by its supposed weight.
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Roboclone594 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
i really like this. the call sounds awesome too
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luaiere Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Aww, it looks sad. I think it needs a hug.
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Phantom-James Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing man. this would be awesome to see in a game.
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JessicaIngmann Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no! MissingNo. gpt loose! It'S GoNNa ruIN defvD7\SSu}!$}žFZY__u}Ue5jUt#UUQS“nE@~D)K›~{h€>Om
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MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
On the bright side, I now have 255 Master Balls in the 6th spot of my bag. :3
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BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Heh. A nice touch on a bit of Pokemon urban legend. I could see this as being part of the official canon, except that I don't think they allow outside content. *shrugs* Oh well.

If nothing else, it makes for some kickass fanart. =)
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MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It isn't an "urban legend" if it's proven to exist, but thanks regardless. :3
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BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
If you've another term that fits better, please tell me. I was struggling and it was the best I could think up. v.v;;
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MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...Forgotten lore, perhaps? It was only in the first generation.
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BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
"Lore" does sound a bit better, yeah. =)
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MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The best Pokmon "urban legend" I can remember is also back in the first generation, where you Surf to a pickup truck near the docks of the St. Anne and allegedly use Strength to push the truck and uncover a PokBall containing Mew.

That was of course proven untrue, but it was a *widespread* rumor. After all, it was the only pickup truck in-game, which seemed suspicious. What's more, it apparently returned in the remakes, and while it still couldn't be pushed, you could examine it and find a Lava Cookie.
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BanditRingtail3 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Heh. Sometimes, enough press among the fans results in an invocation of "Sure, Why Not?" =P I know RH Junior has likely used it a few times from just reading comments in the forums.
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HectorNY Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist
This is probably how it would look in the Black and White versions.
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NS-Games Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The cry reminds me of old dial-up modems. :XD:

It does seem about the same as before, aside from the animating and what not. The white noise does add a better sense of it being a "glitch type" Pokemon. Only real big difference is that face though. I noticed you made it look more ASCII in appearance.

Because it is an incomplete entity, its peak level appears to be at Lv. 75. It seems to be looking for something to "complete" it, whatever that may be.
All I know is that (in this case that) has something to do with Black Jack, and "crossing the point of no return" whatever point that may be. My hunch tells me though it's the point in time when they cross paths, but I guess I'm just gonna have to wait and see.
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MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The cry reminds me of old dial-up modems.
'Tis funny you say this. The base audio I used were dial-up modem sounds. X3

As I mentioned, it is a slight tweaking. The more digitized face I think looks better. The initial intention was not just white noise, as random other imagery could potentially crop up within its inner form. However, the white noise worked well enough here to keep things relatively simple.
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NS-Games Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Had a feeling that's what it was.

The new face is kinda so-so to me. Not saying it's not good but I mean between the two I'm not sure if it would make that big of a difference in terms of design, despite it being a noticeable change. Basically I think either one would work. Perhaps an idea to consider is making the face change typefaces depending on certain circumstance, not sure exactly what those would be, but I'm just throwing that out there.

The initial intention was not just white noise, as random other imagery could potentially crop up within its inner form.
Again, that's another situation where I think either idea would work, but I think sticking with the white noise is a better idea. Not only due to simplicity sake, but MissingNo.'s most common form is that of what kinda looks like white noise already.
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The404 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
It was never able to do that in his past because he never had an actual shape in the past. That much seems obvious.
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