A temporary fix has been revealed in regards to a save glitch that some player may encounter while playing the recently-released Nintendo 3DS video games, “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y.” According to a report by Video Games Uncovered on Oct. 15, several players found that removing the SD card from the handheld system may solve the problems.
The glitch occurs when saving from within Lumiose City, one of the locations in the Kalos region. The game crashes when players try to save while exploring the streets. It would also lock-up when reloading from the same save file.
The temporary fix suggested that you should first turn off the Nintendo 3DS and then remove the SD card. Afterwards, you can turn on the system and then boot the game. Although the issue should be resolved, the website mentioned that players should save again from another location instead of Lumiose City. You can check out some screenshots of “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” in the slideshow near the top of this article and the steps for the temporary fix below (courtesy of Video Games Uncovered):
- First, turn off your 3DS
- Then take out your SD card out of the console.
- Turn on the 3DS and just start up your affected Pokémon game normally.
- Everything SHOULD be fine from this point. Immanently leave the current area and save elsewhere (Pokémon centres are a good choice for this).
- After saving turn off your 3DS and reinsert the SD card.
Nintendo, the publisher behind the two video games, has not yet announced a patch for “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” that should permanently fix the Lumiose City save glitch. Both handheld titles came out on Oct. 12 in North America. You can pre-order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y”