Potential Save-Destroying Bug Found in Pokemon X and Y

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Potential Save-Destroying Bug Found in Pokemon X and Y

Saving your game in the outskirts of Lumiose City may render your game unplayable.

Here's a quick PSA for anyone who's currently enjoying Pokemon X and Y: some users are reporting a game-breaking bug involving saving the game in the outskirts of Lumiose City. If the bug happens to you, your game freezes, and restarting the game causes it to just freeze again whenever it loads the save, effectively forcing you to delete your save file in order to progress.

A video of the glitch appeared on YouTube, with other players reporting the same bug on gamefaqs.com. Users who have encountered the bug stress that there is "no workaround" and deleting your save data is the only way to get your game running again.

Specifically, the error occurs when you save the game in the the outside streets area of Lumiose City, the major capital city in the new games. The glitch seems to be affecting both physical and digital versions of the game.

We've reached out to Nintendo for an official comment on the glitch and its plans for a bug-fixing patch, but until we hear back from them, it's probably best to avoid saving in Lumiose City just to be on the safe side.

Source: Venture Beat

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Steven Bogos:
Potential Save-Destroying Bug Found in Pokemon X and Y

Saving your game in the outskirts of Lumiose City may kender your game unplayable.

Typo, unless you mean those annoying little fucks from Dungeons and Dragons 3.5.... :P

OT though, and I thought nintendo was supposed to be really good about this kind of thing not getting though to gold.

Desert Punk:

Steven Bogos:
Potential Save-Destroying Bug Found in Pokemon X and Y

Saving your game in the outskirts of Lumiose City may kender your game unplayable.

Typo, unless you mean those annoying little fucks from Dungeons and Dragons 3.5.... :P

OT though, and I thought nintendo was supposed to be really good about this kind of thing not getting though to gold.

inb4 MISSINGNO. has returned.

*insert evil laughter*

Anyways, bad for people who lost their saves. Hope they find a fix soon.

Gormech:

Desert Punk:

Steven Bogos:
Potential Save-Destroying Bug Found in Pokemon X and Y

Saving your game in the outskirts of Lumiose City may kender your game unplayable.

Typo, unless you mean those annoying little fucks from Dungeons and Dragons 3.5.... :P

OT though, and I thought nintendo was supposed to be really good about this kind of thing not getting though to gold.

inb4 MISSINGNO. has returned.

*insert evil laughter*

Anyways, bad for people who lost their saves. Hope they find a fix soon.

MISSINGNO was so fun though! It didnt kill your game as far as I recall! Though that does bring back some nostalgia about my old days.

I haven't experienced this (thank god) so I can't confirm, but the YouTube video lists these steps as a way to fix the save:

1. Start the game up with your wi-fi switch in the OFF position.

OR

2. Remove the SD card before booting the console up, then start the game. Relocate, save, then shut off system. You may re-insert the SD card.

Desert Punk:

Gormech:

Desert Punk:

Typo, unless you mean those annoying little fucks from Dungeons and Dragons 3.5.... :P

OT though, and I thought nintendo was supposed to be really good about this kind of thing not getting though to gold.

inb4 MISSINGNO. has returned.

*insert evil laughter*

Anyways, bad for people who lost their saves. Hope they find a fix soon.

MISSINGNO was so fun though! It didnt kill your game as far as I recall! Though that does bring back some nostalgia about my old days.

It only ended the entire universe.

Desert Punk:

MISSINGNO was so fun though! It didnt kill your game as far as I recall! Though that does bring back some nostalgia about my old days.

Missingno could kill your game. It didn't always, but it had the potential to.

damn. Thanks for the heads up. Must be a rare instqance of this happening. However, I hope nintendo does something that allows you to save over there.

I always thought that bugs were rather weak in Pokemon?

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa

*slap*

Wonder if they'll patch it? I mean they're putting out digital copies, so saying that they have no way to patch the games now just won't fly.

Well, I'm glad Nintendo can now patch their games, generally their games are VERY polished and bugs are quite rare, but not uncommon.

There is an outskirt in Lumiose City or where is it exactly since I don't think the route count?

Either way thanks for the heads out since I still making slow progess in the game (I'm playing four games at once!) and I ain't ready to restart just yet (I still trying out the new Pokemons).

This seems to happen to Nintendo. Their games are really good and polished but when there's a bug it fucks you over bad (gamecube Paper Mario, Twilight Princess, now this.)

Still, they can patch it now, and it seems like there's ways to prevent it, so i's nowhere near as bad as it could be.

Nintendo does patches on their handheld games? That's news to me, never seen it happen before. It's times like these I'm glad I make it a habit to always save in a Pokemon Center. Don't know why I do it, it just feels right.

VanQ:
Nintendo does patches on their handheld games? That's news to me, never seen it happen before. It's times like these I'm glad I make it a habit to always save in a Pokemon Center. Don't know why I do it, it just feels right.

They patched out an exploit in Mario Kart 7.

Unfortunate, but not without a silver lining.

As already stated, now that Nintendo can patch their games, they'll undoubtably take notice of this. I'd expect a patch within the next couple of weeks.

Shame for anyone who has to wait for the patch/already restarted their games to fix it, though.

yikes.
That is one hell of a glitch.

I'm pretty sure these will be fixed by Gamefreak soon in the coming weeks.

However someone on the forums stated that these bugs are common in Pokemon games. We just never see them because they are ironed out in Japan first before they come overseas.

Now that this is a worldwide release they don't have the luxury to fix glitches contained in one region before sending the games elsewhere.

Desert Punk:

OT though, and I thought nintendo was supposed to be really good about this kind of thing not getting though to gold.

Apparently save glitches are a common occurrence in Pokemon games. For each installment there is always that ONE location that fucks up with the save process. We just never see them because they iron them out in Japan first before sending them to the rest of the world.

Having to restart the whole game though? Damn. That sucks hard.

I saw a top comment about this last night on the YouToobz. I told my little brother and everything, so we should be mostly safe provided this glitch doesn't apply to somewhere else in the game, too. I love bug Pokemon, but not bugged Pokemon. They need a patch for this ASAP.

2HF:
Bring on Jeffers telling us all about how it's a feature, not a bug! How it's a comment on the randomness of life and how even the highest of the high may be brought low by the randomness of chance!

yeah, because jeffers always defend inexcusable things like this... Not.

hazabaza1:
This seems to happen to Nintendo. Their games are really good and polished but when there's a bug it fucks you over bad (gamecube Paper Mario, Twilight Princess, now this.)

Still, they can patch it now, and it seems like there's ways to prevent it, so i's nowhere near as bad as it could be.

There is also one in Skyward Sword that's towards the end of the game. Basically it's somewhat similar to the Teilight Princess one in that it locks you out of completing the game. Luckily there is a patch for that one, but I agree that while Nintendo games generally don't have many bugs, the ones they do have screw you over big time.

OT3 Thanks for the heads up, now to go and warn my friends about this.

2HF:
Bring on Jeffers telling us all about how it's a feature, not a bug! How it's a comment on the randomness of life and how even the highest of the high may be brought low by the randomness of chance!

Sadly, Jeffers was banned so he won't be defending Nintendo anymore. That is unless he appeals it.

2HF:
Bring on Jeffers telling us all about how it's a feature, not a bug! How it's a comment on the randomness of life and how even the highest of the high may be brought low by the randomness of chance!

Jeffers was banned, so you probably won't be seeing anything out of him in regards to this.

OT: Man that really sucks, I hope this doesn't happen to me after I transfer all of my event Pokemon up from the older games...

EDIT: gah ninja'd

2HF:
Bring on Jeffers telling us all about how it's a feature, not a bug! How it's a comment on the randomness of life and how even the highest of the high may be brought low by the randomness of chance!

Anoni Mus:

yeah, because jeffers always defend inexcusable things like this... Not.

Last I saw, Jeffers was banned.

Scarim Coral:
There is an outskirt in Lumiose City or where is it exactly since I don't think the route count?

I think it means the edges of Lumiose city itself.

That's weird...i saved there a few days ago, my save is fine...

Looks like i was lucky!

VanQ:
Nintendo does patches on their handheld games? That's news to me, never seen it happen before. It's times like these I'm glad I make it a habit to always save in a Pokemon Center. Don't know why I do it, it just feels right.

That's because the Gameboy could never connect to the internet, and the DS was awkward with the internet, your wifi had to be a certain type. The 3DS can connect much easier to any wifi, meaning more people can get online, so i don't see why nintendo wouldn't start patching there games now.

Restarting a Pokemon game? Ouch, I hate when I have to do that.

Still, it sounds like Nintendo's gonna patch this little error when they get around to it. Hopefully it's soon, though. >.>

kailus13:

I think it means the edges of Lumiose city itself.

I've seen some people report that it happens to them inside the city as well when they are in the streets of the city. So basically, don't save anywhere in or near the city until this is fixed. XD
Although this little bug has affected some of my European friends and now they aren't gonna buy another Pokemon game they said. D:

There is a possible rumored solution to keep in mind:

When starting the game, as soon as you open your file, spam the home button. This almost "forces" the game to load. This has been a rumored solution to have worked just in case.

speaking of strange glitches (I don't know what else to call it) I can't nickname my Pokemon anything that starts with the letters V-I-O like Viola, Violet and Violin. What is going on with that?! I mean I get that you can no longer use swear words to nickname Pokemon to keep the game's internet side G but what's wrong with Viola (which is the name of the first gym leader)?

I hope they fix this before Pokebank gets released.

I wouldn't be more upset that I lost date on my 5729239 Pokemon I've had since Ruby, than if I lost 36 hours of my life.

I would still be pissed...

The thing is... I spammed save all the time because I'm used to f5 spam on PC.

Neronium:

2HF:
Bring on Jeffers telling us all about how it's a feature, not a bug! How it's a comment on the randomness of life and how even the highest of the high may be brought low by the randomness of chance!

Sadly, Jeffers was banned so he won't be defending Nintendo anymore. That is unless he appeals it.

Jeffers was banned!? That's surprising(although he was very combative), and kinda sad. :(

OT: I'm not a big fan of being in Luminose city anyway considering there is no way manually change the camera when running around in it. I'm sure a patch to fix it will come soon.

Looks like I lucked out, I saved a few times when I first unlocked the entire city for exploration.

Caiphus:
I always thought that bugs were rather weak in Pokemon?

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa

*slap*

and I just read that in bert's voice ROFL

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