On the overworld, bootlegs have a glitchy effect. However, bootlegs can also be the secondary member of an enemy team, in which case they cannot be seen from the overworld. In battle, bootlegs have a red name and differently coloured sprites.
The Glitter type is exclusively found on bootlegs; outside of type-changing moves in battle, it never appears on non-bootleg monsters. Bootlegs can be of the same type as the base monster, in which case a different colour scheme is used to differentiate them.
By default, bootlegs have a chance of 1/1000 (0.1%). Rogue fusions have a chance of 1/50 (2%) to include a bootleg, and fusion swarms have a 1/10 (10%) chance to include one. Other static encounters always have a 2% rate.
Bootlegs also have a higher chance of receiving sticker attributes as they are upgraded.
Once Part 4 of the quest Take Me On is completed, the player can use the Ritual Candle item to expend a monster in their possession in exchange for a guaranteed bootleg in their next Rogue Fusion encounter. This bootleg will either be the same species or have the same type as the original.
- In West Harbourtown, there is a house where a person will give you a random bootleg
- When Barkley joins you as a partner character in Come Back and Stay, he will have an Ice-type Pombomb tape.
- Lost_Kitty's guide on bootlegs and how to farm them
- Chart of bootleg sprites on Bytten Studios Discord server