A Glitch, or Bug, is a slang for an error, malfunction, mishap, or technical problem in a computer system. It's as well also a word to refer to errors or overlooks in a videogame programing. The Suikoden series has several Glitches; some benefitial, others very harmful. Most of the benefitial glitches are used by speedrunners.
Suikoden II Edit
Muse-Matilda Border trick Edit
The Muse-Matilda Border gate is an interactive object flagged as if it were a pushable box or a boulder. As such, the player can move it, being able to access the Matilda area, and it's side-quests, early in the game.
Easy Luca Blight Defeat Edit
Before heading into the war room and moving out, make a party of 6. With the party of six, make sure you put Riou in the 4th (bottom-left) slot, then head into the war room. When assembling your parties, Riou will appear to be in the first slot, DO NOT put anyone else in Riou's party. Go fight Luca, and when you're at Riou's part, Luca will not attack at all because he is a short-ranged attacker.
This glitch involves some simple calculations, use the following example as a guide to see how it is done. Equip one character with Dragon Armor (23,000 potch), and make sure that at least two other characters have no armor equipped, but can wear Dragon Armor. You should also have 23,000 to 30,000 potch. Talk to Hans, go to buy, then choose to purchase Dragon Armor. When prompted to place it in the bag or to equip it, choose to equip it on the character already wearing Dragon Armor. When prompted to sell the old armor or put it in the bag, cancel the action. You should still be in buying mode for the armor. Simply purchase and equip the two armorless characters Dragon Armor. The potch meter will reset to somewhere around 999,999.
Recipe Glitch Edit
If you delivery a recipe that only could be got through defeating an enemy, the game will stop dropping these recipes if you delivery at least one of them to Hai Yo. The recipes that are affected by this glitch are Recipe #12, Recipe #21, Recipe #29, Recipe #34, and Recipe #36. It's advised to gather all the five recipes first before delivering to Hai Yo, to avoid this glitch.
There is a glitch concerning McDohl's name in Suikoden II when transferring data from a Suikoden I file. When transferred data is brought in, it only transfers capital letters and symbols from the save data and then uses it to replace a letter from the default name. So if you named him "Tir" in Suikoden I, he'll be called "TcDohl" in Suikoden II. If you named him "MASTER" in Suikoden I, he'll be called "MASTER" in Suikoden II.
Kindness Rune Glitch Edit
When a character who is not Riou dies in combat, he or she loses 1 Kindness point. If the character had 0 Kindness Points, the character will end up having -1 Kindness Point. The game can't handle negative values for this equation, and the bonus that the rune gives will actually overflow towards absurd numbers. The character can easily end up with 999 ATK with this method.
Suikoden III Edit
Before Chris Chapter 1 first strategy battle, save your game. If you win the strategy battle in Chris's chapter 1 defeating all the enemy units, Chris and her knights automatically gain 2 levels. If you let yourself get game over after finishing the strategy battle, you can continue from wherever you last saved with any new levels still intact. Using this method, you can fight the battle over and over and get Chris and her knights to level 99 eventually.
Suikoden IV Edit
Suikoden V Edit
Staying the night at the Raftfleet Inn after the "Intercepting Luger's Fleet" naval battle activates a glitch that takes you back to just before the battle begins, promptly making you go through the entire thing again. To end the glitch and continue on with the story, simply exit Raftfleet immediately after the battle without staying at the Inn.
After Galleon reveals the truth behind Georg in your Headquarters, Viki won't teleport you until you go outside and talk to him. But after the talk, however, Viki's teleport was supposed to be avaliable, but it won't. To be able to use Viki's teleport services again, the player must leave the castle by one of its exits, and then return.