Nintendo is preparing a fix for Pokemon X and Y's save glitch

Nintendo has acknowledged a game-breaking glitch affecting some Pokemon X and Y players on its Japanese site (via NintendoLife). The glitch can occur when players save in the outer ring of Lumiose City's streets, causing the system to freeze whenever that save is loaded.

The Nintendo page advises players to avoid saving in the region outlined in blue below until the issue can be resolved. It recommends players save in the city's buildings instead--you might as well stick to the tradition and save only in Pokemon Centers.

If you've already encountered the problem, all is not lost: Nintendo plans to release an update or other means of repairing the game over the eShop in the near future. Keep in mind that this information was on the Japanese site, so it may take a bit longer to hit the U.S. and Europe.


  • kevin-carreon - October 20, 2013 6:49 a.m.

    This is cool! I got a DSi Points Card Code and it was valid! If you want one go to
  • Origibro - October 18, 2013 11:31 p.m.

    Somebody without an internet connection is doomed for this game.
  • C.King - October 19, 2013 6:33 a.m.

    they could go to a nintendo zone. i really doubt someone would have this problem unless they had the willpower to avoid all info on the game, even from their buddies
  • codystovall - October 18, 2013 11:07 a.m.

    Is this affecting only download versions or both?
  • JarkayColt - October 18, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    Oh, dammit! I completely forgot about this and I saved my game in Lumiose the other night, after I got the 5th badge. But at least now I'll know not to start over if my game doesn't load. Although now I think about it I was probably in one of the side streets. Can't remember. Whatever. Anyway, what's with this line: "you might as well stick to the tradition and save only in Pokemon Centers"? Since when has that been tradition? I've always saved anywhere and everywhere and I bet plenty of other people do too. It's always been one of Pokémon's more convenient features right from the start, as opposed to other games that have designated save points.
  • J-Fid - October 18, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    I didn't think it was a widespread tradition either, although I do it. If I'm not in the middle of something, then I almost always save in Pokemon Centers (or my house). I've been doing this since Platinum.
  • JarkayColt - October 18, 2013 12:45 p.m.

    Yeah, I have to admit that, in X at least, I have probably been saving in a Pokémon Center more often than not. Which is weird given that most of its features from previous games have been stripped out and added to the PSS, leaving only healing and the Poké Mart (i.e. I would sometimes save in a Pokémon Center in White so that I could easily access the GTS/Random Matchup if I wanted to). Also I tend to save in the Center more often post-game, whereas if I'm still playing the story I'm more likely to save in a town or route.
  • J-Fid - October 18, 2013 2:32 p.m.

    I look at Poke Centers as checkpoints, they are great places to stop playing for a day, allowing me to start a new goal for the next time. Also, I get to pretend that I'm spending the night at the Center, like they used to do in the anime.
  • shawksta - October 18, 2013 9:51 a.m.


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