It is currently unknown how it is possible
for organic matter to become glitched. Theory stands that it is the result
of exposure to Netspace, wherein the victim's
body undergoes a reconfiguration process from physical to
metaphysical. Should procedure go awry, data ends up unstable.
There have also been instances of virtual
life forms, such as those of Pokémon Trainers programmed into
Orrean SIM battle units, gaining
sentience and leaving the software they were designed for.
Being of unstable composition, Glitch Life
Forms will often have an undesired effect on the world around them.
Researchers of this subject have made reports on Glitch Life Forms being
able to control the flow of time, radically alter matter and even
influence more stable life forms - for better or worse.
Due to their often apparition-like
qualities, Glitch Life Forms, particularly those of humans, are sometimes
mistaken for ghosts.
Most, if not all, Glitch Life Forms are
detrimental to any form of technology. Those having attempted to scan them
with a Pokédex receive garbled and indecipherable entries.