The cheating culture in Pokemon is almost as rich and layered as Pokemon itself. Indeed, experts say a small error in the original system opened a door to creative coders from the get-go. Twenty years ago, in 1996, the Pokemon phenomenon was born in Japan and it took the world by storm, increasing exponentially in influence and financial credibility. Almost at the same time, many Pokemon enthusiasts discovered glitches in the system and ways in which they could get away without properly training their Pokemon and cheat the system. It’s human nature. One of the cheats involves rare candies, a device built into Pokemon as a rare level-raising gift. And thus the Pokemon red rare candy cheat was born.


Over the years the cheating possibilities of Pokemon has developed in sophistication and ambit, as has the whole Pokemon culture, over six generations, up until today. The rare candy looks like a sweet wrapped in shiny paper and it appears in each Pokemon game on any level. Unexpectedly. In limited amounts. Imbibe a piece of rare candy and you have the automatic and immediate power to either revive a Pokeman that has fainted, or, more importantly, increase the level of any Pokemon by one, which gives you as the trainer, the edge. The downside is that it doesn’t gain any effort value points for the Pokemon, which renders it somewhat weaker than a normal Pokemon would have been had it been properly trained and reached the next level by going through the regular challenges.
Having said that, there are lots of loopholes in the system and you can supercharge your team if you use unorthodox methods to get unlimited rare candies, whenever you want to. The Pokemon red rare candy cheat methods range from using specially designed cheat devices such as the GameShark which can be plugged into your Game Boy, and already contain preloaded cheat codes, to cloning, which involves working with two Game Boys simultaneously. If you’re playing from your PC, you need to purchase a potion from a Pokemon Center, online, which will enable the cheat easily.

Pokemon red rare candy
Pokemon red rare candy

The obvious downside of any cheat such as cloning or using a potion is that many of them come with a disclaimer and a warning that you must only use them with great care. Using a cheat, even a Pokemon red rare candy cheat could well corrupt your whole game – or even the device on which you are playing the game — completely. But there’s a more skills-based and moral downside. Getting cheats effectively strips your games-playing from real challenges within the expectations of the rules of the game. But hey, rules are made to be broken, they say, and the culture of cheating, even in the name of getting unlimited rare candies for your Pokemon red experience through unorthodox shenanigans, is par for the course, and is spawning a whole new generation of cheat advisers, cheat service providers, cheat tactics, cheat FAQ answers and cheat masters which in turn will lead to a new manifestation of this virtual culture called Pokemon.