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Pokemon Berry Glitch Shiny Zigzagoon JPN GameCube Distribution Download

Discussion in 'Pokemon Demos & Bonus Discs' started by Professor Oak, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Professor Oak

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    About the JPN Pokemon Berry Glitch Shiny Zigzagoon Distribution:

    This is the Japanese Pokemon Berry Glitch Shiny Zigzagoon distribution, this was found on the Japanese Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc from January 2004.

    The name of the glitch comes from the fact that on Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire the first thing a player will usually notice is that all Berries that have been planted have ceased growing. The glitch occurs 366 days after the game is first started, or 366 days after the internal battery is replaced.

    Specially-marked demo discs were released to select stores across Japan, allowing players can visit these stores and download the patch from the disc. In addition, players will also receive a Shiny Zigzagoon holding a Liechi Berry as a bonus. However, since the demo disc program does not block fixed games, players can receive multiple Zigzagoon by downloading to the same cartridge again.

    So with this demo disc you are able to get multiple shiny Zigzagoon's and fix the berry glitch on your JPN Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire games, result!

    Interesting Information:

    What is interesting about the Japanese Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc from January 2004 is that the Pokemon Berry Glitch Shiny Zigzagoon doesn't appear to appear in the menus from what I can tell. However if you explore the file system on the disc you will find it exists under local > tgc > Ruby_And_Sapphire_Rev.tgc

    You can extract the Ruby_And_Sapphire_Rev.tgc from the ISO and load it in the Dolphin emulator, you can also convert it to an ISO to use on real hardware with TGCtoGCM. However i've not been able to get this to work on real hardware, it will just crash to a black screen. Any help with this would be welcome.

    For the banner details you will find the name of the disc is "ジラーチ配布ディスク2003年6月" which translates to "Jilachi Distribution Disk June 2003."

    The banner description is "新ポケモン ジラーチが君の手に!" which roughly translates to "New Pokemon Jirachi is in your hands!"

    So we can speculate the JPN Pokemon Berry Glitch Shiny Zigzagoon Distribution distribution is based on the the Wishing Star Jirachi distribution, which was distributed from June 1 to August 24, 2003 in Japan.

    Screenshots:

    jpn-berry-glitch-fix-zigzagoon-1.jpg jpn-berry-glitch-fix-zigzagoon-2.jpg

    Download:

    Download GameCube JPN Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc from January 2004

    Download Pokemon Berry Glitch Shiny Zigzagoon JPN GameCube Distribution ISO
    Download Pokemon Berry Glitch Shiny Zigzagoon JPN GameCube Distribution TGC

    The TGC was extracted from the demo disc, then converted to an ISO.
     
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  2. King Impoleon

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    Finally Japanese Zigzagoons<:o)

    but how to Play a ISO?
    it's possible to burn it on a GC Disc?
     
  3. InsaneNutter

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    You can use a Wii with the Homebrew Channel installed, then use the homebrew app Nintendont, that will allow you to load any GameCube ISO from a FAT32 formatted SD card.

    I've tested this on real hardware using Nintendont, it doesn't seem to work sadly. I plan to mess with this more at the weekend to see if I can get it working.
     
  4. Deoxyz

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    Did you carefully examine every menu option to confirm for a fact the BGF Zigzagoon is not accessible by using the full ISO?

    Also, if you used the converted tgc in Dolphin, idk why it wouldn't work on hardware. Since that's the case though, the fix theoretically should be pretty simple. Sadly I can't say this is the first or second scenario of things failing on hardware yet not on emulators.

    Also, has this been tried with the file found in US Demo Disc 14/16? (Iirc, it's called ruby.tgc)
     
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    @Deoxyz i did go though all the menu's both on an emulator and real hardware.

    1st Menu (Snowman) = Two Vidoes
    2nd Menu (GC 2004) = Two Vidoes
    3rd Menu (GBA 2004) = One Video
    4th Menu (Zelda Four Swords) = Sub Menu's about the game and a video
    5th Menu (Mario Kart Doble Dash) = Sub Menu's about game and a playable demo

    It does seem strange it's just hidden there on the disc which is why I was thinking their might be a hidden way to access it, using the disc with a GBA connected seems to make no difference though.

    It could well just be left over from the previous month, or was dropped from the demo disc at the last minute. The disc's menu is essentially a webpage, so would be very easy just to remove a link to something. Maybe certain stores didn't want to keep distributing the fix, as it was mentioned some demo discs look the same, however one had the distribution and the other didn't.

    I will give it a try with the US Demo discs tonight, I can also test with that if the distributions fails with a dead battery in the cart like i suspect. As my English Ruby has a dead battery, however Sapphire is still ok. I seem to remember they didn't work with a dead battery.

    The demo disc can however be modified to load the Pokemon distribution instead of the Mario Kart Demo, allowing the distribution to work on real hardware.

    jpn-demo-1.jpg

    Exploring the disc with GC Tool you will also see a folder called pokemonrs in the "local" folder, in this folder the pokemonrs_p.html contains the parameters required to launch the Berry Glitch Shiny Zigzagoon distribution.

    This is: <meta name="go-tgc" content="/local/tgc/Ruby_And_Sapphire_Rev param=file://client.bin">

    So we can simply edit the kart_try_go.html in the kart folder to launch the Berry Glitch Shiny Zigzagoon distribution like so:

    jpn-demo-2.jpg

    You will notice i've also removed most of the comments from the HTML code, this is to ensure the filesize is not larger than the file it's replacing, as GC-Tool will only allow you to replace a file that is the same size or smaller, not larger.

    You can then right click and replace your modified file with GC-Tool:

    jpn-demo-3.jpg

    After that you can load the ISO on real hardware and activate the distribution like so:



    Be aware you don't put the GBA in multiboot mode, load the distribution on the GameCube and press "A" to get to the second screen, then power on the GBA and let it load Pokemon Ruby or Sapphire load and it should try distribute all been well.

    However you will notice I seem to get an error when trying to distribute the Zigzagoon. I think this is because the battery in my JPN Pokemon Ruby is dead, so it would be pointless in trying to fix the glitch and fails.

    If all else fails I could simply create a ppf patch to replace Mario Kart with the distribution, so people can patch a clean dump of the demo disc and use the distribution on real hardware if they wish. That would be better than nothing until a demo disc is found with the distribution accessible from the interface.

    It might not work as a standalone as the demo disc looks to be feeding a parameter in to the distribution when it launches: /local/tgc/Ruby_And_Sapphire_Rev param=file://client.bin

    That wouldn't happen when launched as a standalone i dont believe, however it still doesn't explain why it works on an emulator.
     
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    what happend to the other posts? that were in this thread and what's up with the banner about DMCA
     
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    He moved them here to keep direct relevancy in this thread.
     
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    Can you guys open the TGC or the Iso on Dolphin? I only get a black screen :/
     
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    It works on any of the recent Dolphin Development Versions. Scroll down and download a development build and load the iso or tgc as normal. The stable Dolphin 5.0 build from 2016 doesn't work.

    I'm soon going to released a hacked iso which should work on both real hardware and the current sable build of Dolphin, allowing the distribution to be accessed from the main menu.
     
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