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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 Pokémon games. Caused by certain glitches, this glitchy Pokémon 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 Pokémon 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.

Pokémon © Nintendo, The Pokémon 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!
Corvamex Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow that is really cool! :D
DancrewProductions Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice! Good idea! :D
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:
dotoro3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dat cry
MalamiteLtd Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolute corruption empowers absolutely. :3
dotoro3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The-Chibi-Warrior Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm in awe...I drew a MissingNo, but this is really cool.
superstripey87 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL (i have a fish icon)
superstripey87 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Not really...
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