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There is a bug in Pokemon X and Y, and no, I’m not talking about a Scyther or Weedle. Be warned, Pokemon X and Y have a game breaking bug that will permanently and irretrievably corrupt your save file.

Reported across European and Japanese versions of the game, the bug occurs if you save in Lumiose City. This can happen at any point in the game – it’s not just an early game bug. Here is a video that shows what the bug does to your game:

Just to be on the safe side, save in a building, or outside the city. Nintendo has not yet acknowledged this problem, and we hope it will be patched soon. In the meantime, simply avoid saving in Lumiose city to save yourself from possible aggravation and heartbreak.

Last Updated: October 16, 2013

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35 Comments

  1. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 16, 2013 at 09:21

    Ooof. Ouch. C-C-C-C-C-COMBO KILL

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 16, 2013 at 09:23

      You see that’s funny because first the game’s save file dies and then he takes a hammer to the actual cartrdige so you know more than 1 kill…. *crickets chirping

      Sheesh. Tough crowd

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      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 16, 2013 at 09:31

        corner llew, corner

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          October 16, 2013 at 09:34

          Ok :'(

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        • SaintsRowNigri

          October 16, 2013 at 09:44

          You too, Admiral! How many times have teacher told you: names start with a capital letter. It is Llew and not llew!
          Bad Admiral!

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          • Otto_ki

            October 16, 2013 at 09:49

            Thank you, I was sitting 5 min now trying to figure out if iets, “iiew” or “llew” XD

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 16, 2013 at 09:54

            No problem. But for future reference: It’s in the name, Baby! No guesswork needed!
            πŸ™‚

          • Otto_ki

            October 16, 2013 at 10:00

            Talking about names and this is off topic πŸ˜› I have discovered Lazygamer 2 years ago, and seeing as most people have a “handle” for there account names, I was thinking of doing the same but cant come up with anything XD

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 16, 2013 at 10:07

            i’m not a capitalist dog

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 16, 2013 at 10:14

            Nah, you are not. Just a PC Bitch! πŸ™‚

          • Weanerdog

            October 16, 2013 at 10:42

            What’s with all the dog hate πŸ™

            and “Llew” that’s welsh for Ckgglew isn’t it.

  2. DBL_ZA

    October 16, 2013 at 09:25

    Already lost a Soul Silver save with over 300 pokemon in that game, so I’ll be taking extra steps to avoid this……..

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  3. Dean

    October 16, 2013 at 09:32

    Save? I do not understand this feature. Is it related in some way to this urban legend I heard about “switching off” your 3DS?

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  4. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 16, 2013 at 09:32

    that’s what you get for playing such a silly game

    Just trolling, this is kak no matter what gamer it happens to, even the pokezors out there

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  5. Otto_ki

    October 16, 2013 at 09:38

    Thanks for the update there Zoe πŸ˜› lost an Emerald save one time… Chaos ensued

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 16, 2013 at 09:41

      I lost a Silver save before. So I just reloaded a previous quicksave…

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      • Otto_ki

        October 16, 2013 at 09:42

        I see what you did there mr. emulator ROM πŸ˜›

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          October 16, 2013 at 09:46

          Roms are legal, as far I know, if you have the original cartridge

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          • Otto_ki

            October 16, 2013 at 09:48

            Yup they are legal if you have an original πŸ™‚

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 16, 2013 at 09:49

            Isn’t it funny how gameboy/DS games are legal in ROM form as long as you have the original but NO OTHER game type out there allows this form of backup solution at all?

          • Otto_ki

            October 16, 2013 at 09:53

            For me, still having physical stuff my games are on is strange. This Humbel Bundel and Steam has corrupted my South African way of thinking.

          • ToshZA

            October 16, 2013 at 09:56

            I prefer disks always. It’s nice having it there. Steam is ok and all, saving storage space, but that box. I have a huge box full of my old game boxes. Still love it. I miss those enormous game boxes.

          • Otto_ki

            October 16, 2013 at 10:01

            Yes the physical disks are nice and I am currently contemplating of getting a display case for all my retro games in the house πŸ˜›

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 16, 2013 at 10:11

            *humble

          • Otto_ki

            October 16, 2013 at 10:29

            Edited πŸ˜› thx Admiral Chief Spellchecker

          • ToshZA

            October 16, 2013 at 09:50

            Same as copied CD’s. They are considered backups. Still, can’t emulate the 3D part of the 3DS. And there’s no way to drag your desktop into that restaurant for some pokemon magic. I’d rather buy the real deal.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 16, 2013 at 09:53

            No, you’re not allowed to make backups of your original CD’s. It’s not legal. That’s what gets to me. Nintendo realise that sometimes people want to back up their games just in case but the rest of the industry is like “BAH! You don’t own that CD! It’s ours! You only paid top dollar for it to RENT IT!”

            But yes, of course the actual original cartridge in a handheld is far better as you say.

            Was just checking that I had my facts straight about ROMS being legal if you have the original

  6. PointMan

    October 16, 2013 at 09:41

    0_0 I spent last night exploring that city. Good thing I saved on route 14…

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  7. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 16, 2013 at 09:47

    Woah woah woah. Hold your horses. I thought pokemon news was the property of Darryn?

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    • Otto_ki

      October 16, 2013 at 09:55

      Zoe has become a POKEMON MASTER!

      One of US! One of US!One of US! One of US! One of US!

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 16, 2013 at 09:55

        One of Us! One of Us!

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  8. ToshZA

    October 16, 2013 at 09:52

    So glad I get the heads up. I’d have been swearing and probably pulled a Dark Souls and broke the 3DS.

    And that dude in the video, just lol.

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  9. Gerhard Davids

    October 16, 2013 at 12:38

    The kak part is what if you xferred your old pokemans and your save blows. How are ninty gonna handel that situation. Some of mine are from Gen II and I would shit bricks if I lost them due to this.

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  10. jGLZA

    October 16, 2013 at 19:37

    is it a random bug? or version specific?
    Coz i’ve saved in the city and no problems.

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  11. Michelle

    October 18, 2013 at 00:48

    If you have a North American copy of the game please be careful as well. I saved in Luminose City and this happened to me too but thankfully I was able to fix it by putting the cartridge in another 3DS my friend let me use. It worked perfectly fine on my 3DS after and I was able to play the game normally again. It wasn’t just me either I have two other friends here in the US who also experienced this. So just be careful don’t save in Luminose City!

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