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Pokemon fan’s pet fish discovers game-breaking Sapphire bug years later

Published: 9/Oct/2020 0:45

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon fan’s pet fish went viral after discovering a new glitch in Ruby & Sapphire decades later. The game-breaking bug was accidentally found by the animal while streaming the Gen III title on YouTube.

In July, a Japanese Pokemon fan went viral after setting up a way for his Siamese fighting fish to play Ruby & Sapphire. Surprisingly, the animal was able to beat two Gym Leaders on stream.


On October 3, the lovable pet made waves after discovering a brand new bug in the third generation title over 18 years later. The game-breaking glitch ironically was found in the RPG’s Sea Cavern level.

fish playing pokemon
Twitter: @Mutekimaru_ch
The Pokemon fan created a way for his fish to play the RPG.

Pet fish discovers Pokemon Sapphire bug

Pokemon fanatic Mutekimaru created a way for his pet Betta fishes named Maurice and Lala to play the Nintendo RPG. The dedicated fan cleverly mapped out the animal’s fish tank so that when it swims in each section, it presses a button in-game.


During an stream on October 3, the Siamese fighting fish was exploring the Sea Cavern area in Pokemon Sapphire when it stumbled upon a game-breaking bug. When using the Strength ability to move a boulder to clear the path, it created a duplicate rock instead.

Realizing what had been discovered, the Japanese fan posted the footage to Twitter. Apparently the glitch had never been widely documented online before, with many in the community having only seen it for the first time. Incredibly, the lovable pet was the first to find it.

Mutekimaru later revisited the section himself to try to recreate the glitch. Looking at the pet fish’s movements, the player was able to trigger the glitch again, which he uploaded to YouTube with a step-by-step guide.


As ridiculous and incredible as it sounds, in July, the Japanese Pokemon fan’s pet fishes were also able to obtain badges after beating two of Sapphire’s Gym Leaders.

The Gen III RPG originally released in 2002 on the GameBoy Advance. In 2014, both titles got a remake called Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS.

Call of Duty

NICKMERCS reveals his AUG Warzone loadout to replace the MP5

Published: 13/Oct/2020 17:50 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:02

by Jacob Hale


Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed what his ideal AUG loadout is in Warzone, offering a viable alternative to the more popular MP5 and MP7 SMGs.

For most people, they’ve got their Warzone loadouts figured out and often run what is typically considered the meta; the Kilo 141, with an MP5 in your back pocket.


While there is occasionally some variation, with some players maybe opting for the likes of the M4A1, an MP7 or a sniper rifle of some sort, there are some weapons that you’ll almost never see in Verdansk.

Season 6 launched back on September 29, and players have been testing out the new weapons, as well as how balancing might have changed the existing crop of guns — and Nick thinks the AUG could be a sleeper pick for your loadout.

Warzone Season 6 SP-R208 sniper marksman rifle
The new Season 6 SP-R208 Marksman Rifle has been a particularly popular addition to Warzone.

After mentioning how pro Call of Duty players actually banned the AUG in pro scrims and matches earlier in 2020, as one of the weapons they made a “gentleman’s agreement” to not use, Nick explains that he believes the AUG can actually go toe-to-toe with the likes of the MP5 and MP7.

So, if you’re looking for a new submachine gun to run, and want to use something slightly different to the usual and take enemies by surprise, this AUG loadout might be for you. Here’s what Nick stacks on his:

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: 407mm Extended Barrel
  • Laser: 5mW Laser
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip Tape

While most of this follows what we would typically expect from an SMG loadout in Warzone, there are some notable differences, but the biggest is the lack of ammunition options. Usually, you would see someone put some kind of magazine extension on their weapon, as is often necessary when finishing your kills in Warzone.


Instead, Nick’s AUG uses the standard magazine, and he opts for the Stippled Grip Tape underbarrel instead, improving recoil control and aiming stability. With this, you should hopefully hit more shots on your target and not have need for an extended magazine.

You’re not likely to see the AUG used much in Warzone, so with this loadout you might be able to catch your opponents by surprise and pick up some eliminations you wouldn’t have before.