You came here searching for a monster you had not captured, but it is an 80 foot tower of shifting red lights that stands before you, shrouded in darkness. It screams endlessly, musically. You cannot stop listening to its cry.Kinda a companion to Missing Number, Female Symbol is a significantly more obscure glitch pokémon, but it's DEFINITELY one of my favourites. The dark square you see in its sprite isn't actually part of the pokémon; the pokémon is those red shapes, which change every time you look at it, and the dark square is just darkness around it -- if you manage to catch a Female Symbol and send it into battle, that same dark screen will also obscure your moves and options in battle.
Female symbol is infamously difficult to catch, however, since its pokédex information has to play its cry; its cry is very long and sometimes you'll get trapped listening indefinitely to its unending song. (I've had this happen to me when sending it into battle, too.)
Its Pokédex info also lists it as being 80 feet tall, which is my favourite thing! It's an 80' tall tower of shifting red lights shrouded in darkness that might drive you to madness with its unending cry!! THAT IS LITERALLY A LOVECRAFT HORROR.
Anyway, hello, I love pokemon glitches and I hope I can inspire you to consider how amazing they are. If you would like to own this as a companion to Missing Number it is ALSO available in my Redbubble store for... SOME?? REASON???????
This is probably the best version I've seen of this pokemon.
Although I must say, I find it weird that everyone calls this pokemon ''female symbol'' rather than ''Venus'' which is the proper name for the ''female symbol'' and the namesake of the planet Venus's name.
'M is a Bird/Normal type, it's 23 feet tall and is made of junk data... It's literally 7 meters of pure primordal chaos with wings.
MissingNo. is also a Bird/Normal type... that weighs over ten-thousand pounds. They may as well go the whole way and have it be a sentient bird singularity or something... Though, given its sprites (Aerodactyl fossil, Kabutops fossil, a Ghost and glitchy messes) and the fact that it might also appear as a Normal/99||9 type pokémon, maybe it should be the Pokémon-verse's Grim Reaper instead?
But, yeah, I definitely think ♀ would be the most interesting one. I mean, for starters, it's Normal/Normal type. If you ask me, that in itself just sounds suspiciously like it's trying to deny the fact that it's an 80 feet tall, 3 tons heavy THING. "Nnnope, I'm just an extraordinarily normal pokemon, move right along, nothing to see here." Then there's the fact that it's an 80 feet tall, 3 tons heavy THING. An 80 feet tall, 3 tons heavy thing with base stats second only to Arceus. And then there's its moveset. It starts with Spike Cannon (so it presumably has spikes), Waterfall (Cthulhu confirmed?), Dream Eater (and if you teach it TM42 it gets a STAB from using Dream Eater, too) and Psychic (which shouldn't come as a surprise seeing as it's pure mind raping horror). After that it learns Constrict (what kind of physique does a 23 meter tall thing have if it's able to CONSTRICT something?!), Hyper Beam (which it learns at Lv.6), Pay Day ('cuz why not?), Stomp (can you imagine being stomped on by this thing?), Petal Dance (pretty pretty Cthulhu?), Twin Needle (which it learns twice... whatever this thing is, it obviously likes its spikes and needles), Double Kick (or, in other words, Stomp TWICE) and Hydro Pump (yyyup. definitely, definitely Cthulhu). Personally, I feel the only way its form can be made justice is if its in-battle animation is some Alucard-esque shapeshifting (kinda like this: youtu.be/s9MjaOJSKk8?t=53s). Also: It already has its own boss encounter music.
(Hmh, seems the Hellsing clip I linked to got deleted... Meh, I'll just post a new link: youtu.be/UcCy6s5uPhE?t=53s ...10 year old clip with a 480p resolution. That's pretty impressive... And it hopefully shouldn't go away any time soon, either.)
1: They should not have an entry directly in the pokedex, it should only be viewable directly by the pokemon and it should be an incomprehensible or/and glitchy mess. Preferably a recreation of its original one.
2: May be only me. but i think they should not have natures or IVs, due to them being uncomprehensible and not following the same rules as the other pokemons. In addition, i think they should be able to learn multiple times the same attack. I also think they should not have an Ability, it should just be written ???.
3: Most important in my opinion, i think you should not be able to catch them in the new games, they should be imported by pokebank. Basically, if you want a pokemon glitch, then you need to really do the glitch in its original game.
3: Unexisting types such as ¨bird¨ should either return or turn into ??? types. Basically they should keep their glitched types.
4:The game should act as if it dosen't know they exist, if you have a glitch pokemon as first in your party, then NPCs should mention a random pokemon even if you don't have it.
5: The game should incorporate them whitout changing much of them (aside for maybe a 3d model but even then it needs to respect the original glitch form) and should do it without mentioning it, even nintendo or gamefreak should make no mention of it and they should not be listed in official pokemon lists. They could even go further and not answer any questions relating it.
6: Not a necessity but they could also be banned from online battles.
Alas, I'm not as familiar with the Red/Blue glitches as I am their Yellow counterparts -- it's awesome to know I'm not the only one who'd like to see more renditions of glitches in the world, though! I've pondered some ideas for Q and Z4 because MAN A GLITCH SERIES WOULD BE JUST THE RADDEST, but it's definitely tricky to get a really strong visual that still evokes the sprite. Whether I revisit is all about whether a good visual strikes me, I think! : )
Just had a thought, I feel as though the red lights are not the form of the thing itself but rather like the false colors you see when you press your fists against your eyelids or sit in total darkness for a length of time caused by the rift in reality that is perceived as the darkness around it. Merely a song in the vastness, brushing up against our own illusion of the mundane. Were the singer themselves to actually enter into our realm, nothing would remain but that haunting tune.
Yep, losing my shit just thinking about it.