WARNING! This glitch is capable of permanent softlocks and corrupting save files. I would strongly recommend making backup copies of your saves first if you want to try these.
Wow, fishing is broken. Here’s a game breaking glitch that lets you use anything you want as fishing bait. While it doesn’t let you catch anything, it also has several side effects including deleting stats from items, allowing you to discard anything, gift capsules making wrenches, the Wrench Fish, permanently locking menus, making the Ridepod unusable, multiple ways to softlock the game, forcing Max to wield a fishing rod, game crashes with escape powder, corrupting text colors, and as said in the warning above, it can even corrupt SAVE FILES. This really reminds me of Dark Cloud 1’s glitch menu because of how damaging it can be.
Update: It’s actually possible to catch fish with a lure on the fishing rod, but putting bait on the lure rod doesn’t work. Also, the escape powder crash happens when the music going to be played when the rod gets unequipped is not “Peace of the World” while certain models are on screen in the item menu. When the escape powder is used, the song that’s going to play gets loaded into a memory section that determines how the on screen model is displayed, but it overwrites it before the item menu fully fades out, and for one frame, the on screen model is corrupted, which crashes the game.