If you are playing Pokémon X and Pokémon Y on Nintendo 3DS, we have some important information to share with you. Earlier this month we reported that players have encountered a game-breaking glitch in Pokémon X/Y that corrupts the game save files. On Oct. 18, Nintendo announced plans to release a patch to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that will fix this problem.
According to a posting on Nintendo’s official website, a patch for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released in the very near future. Once the fix is available, users will be able to download the patch from the Nintendo eShop – no word on an exact release date has been made available.
To help prevent save file corruption, Nintendo have released a helpful map showing areas you should not save in while in Lumiose City – find the full map here. Likewise, Nintendo also shared a helpful two-step process warning players of the problem, how to avoid it, and the solution the company has planned:
In some rare cases, if the player saves the game in certain areas of Lumiose City (see below map), then ends the game, the controls will not respond when the saved game is reloaded.
How to Avoid This
Please make sure you don’t save the game while in the areas marked on the map below (blue area). You can still save the game anywhere else in Lumiose City, including inside buildings such as Pokémon Centers.
Solution for Players Already Experiencing this Problem
We are preparing an application to recover saved game data for players whom this has happened to. This will be made available to download from Nintendo eShop as soon as possible.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were released for Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 12.