Patch for Pokemon X and Y save-breaking glitch now on eShop

Nintendo has released a patch for Pokemon X and Y which fixes a potentially game-breaking glitch. The 227-block update, which also improves filtering for the Global Trade Station, is available now on the 3DS eShop.

The glitch was first reported soon after Pokemon X and Y's launch on Oct. 12. Some players who saved in the outer streets of Lumiose City found that loading their saved game would produce only a frozen screen over and over again, only escapable by manually shutting off the system.

It should be safe to save your progress wherever you want in the wide world of the Kalos region after the update is installed. The glitch, and its foggy screen of anguish, will live on only as a whisper in the superstitious Pokemaniac community.


  • JarkayColt - October 28, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    The image; I see what you did there. I think. Right, now can we get a patch for a toggle to disable the roller skates and allow walking with the Circle Pad? Chaining is so god damn uncomfortable because of those stupid skates. Yeah, they'll never do it because it's not like anything is "broken", but still. My poor fingers.
  • GOD - October 28, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    Agreed. It's either dousing rods or I hold my 3DS with the tips of my fingers so that my hands are far enough away that reaching down to the D-pad doesn't cause my thumb to invert. They could at least make it so that the R-trigger is a dedicated button when you're outside that equips/unequips roller skates. I feel like that would be best because you could then use the skate's happily and then just tap R when you need precision for a moment. Also is it just me or does the thumb pad feel like it's too sensitive? Often times I try to select something to the side and instead it goes down super far. Might just be me though, but it doesn't help the skate situation either. I just can't talk to someone for the life of me with skates on.
  • JarkayColt - October 28, 2013 3:43 p.m.

    Yeah, when I'm using the Poké Radar I have to kind of pinch the bottom corner of my 3DS so that I'm supporting the area behind the D-Pad. It gets more uncomfortable when I'm having to rock it back and forth to charge the Radar's battery back up. And of course, I have accidentally touched the Circle Pad a couple of times and broken my chain, which is so frustrating. I like the idea of having the R button as a toggle. R for rollerskates, haha. And it makes sense considering that L is already taken if you've selected the "L=A" mode (like I have, it's nice to do stuff one-handed sometimes.) R is the only button that doesn't really do anything (you can use L and R to switch boxes and the bottom display (PSS etc) but I always use the Touch Screen to do that instead.) Also, yeah, the roller skates are nice in large areas like Lumiose City but most of the time it's essentially turning Kalos into the largest ice rink known to man. Almost impossible to line yourself up for anything. XD
  • SonicHunter - October 28, 2013 7:31 p.m.

    Too true. I'm pretty good at lining things up (Sonic Heroes speed type anyone?), but it takes me a minute to ever talk to anyone, and I was also confused to no end why you couldn't walk with the circle pad. Also, do either of you have any tips on shiny breeding? I'm trying to get a shiny charmander legitimately to have a badass competetive pokemon. I'm using the masuada method, but being an impatient ass, I'd like another way to speed it up. Is there anything like that? Or am I just stuck making charmanders and filling my pokedex from trading them off the GTS?
  • JarkayColt - October 29, 2013 1:50 a.m.

    Pretty much, your best (read: only) hope of getting a competitively viable Shiny Charmander is by using the Masuda Method (or any Shiny Charmander for that matter). The best way of going about it would be to find a foreign (probably Japanese) Charmander that has at least 31 Attack or 31 Special Attack (based on whether you want Physical or Special) and 31 Speed (if you haven't already got one like this). This shouldn't be too hard as somebody is bound to have breeding castoffs. Then breed your own Charmander of the opposite gender with the same 2 IVs or more, plus any Egg moves (if Male) and the Nature that you need (if the other doesn't have it). This is probably the best way of making sure the Charmander will hatch with the IVs you want depending on how you distribute the IVs, Everstone and Destiny Knot/Power Item, but obviously there are other ways to do it. As for whether or not it will be Shiny, that is completely up in the air. I've mentioned here before that I hatched well over 3,000 Eggs (lost count) in White 2 trying to get a Shiny Masuda Method Blitzle (this is with the Shiny Charm as well) with absolutely no luck. However, when I first started X, I got a Japanese Zebstrika to breed from the GTS just so I could use a Blitzle in my playthrough, I got 5 Eggs, and by sheer dumb luck the 3rd Egg was Shiny. Also, in Diamond, I hatched a Shiny Horsea around 40 Eggs in. It's pretty much just luck. Sometimes it will come easy and sometimes it won't. There is no way to increase the odds beyond the Masuda Method itself, which is still about 1/1000. You can increase the likelihood of the offspring having good Stats as described above, but not the Shininess any more than you already are doing.
  • SonicHunter - October 29, 2013 12:47 p.m.

    Ok. I just wanted to know. Also, I'll be happy if my charmander is at all viable, as I want it to be shiny. I'm not crazy enough to try and get a Charmander with PERFECT IVs AND be a shiny. I may be a crazy person who makes videos hoping to be big on youtube, but I'm not THAT crazy.

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