Pokémon X & Y bug breaks saves, is triggered in Lumiose City – report

Wednesday, 16th October 2013 02:13 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Multiple reports suggests Pokémon X & Y players need to be wary of Lumiose City, where a game-breaking bug could gobble up their progress so far.

According to players complaining on various sites and forums, and the videos below, saving your game in Lumiose City can trigger a nasty bug. When the save is reloaded, players report the game and their 3DS become unresponsive.

At present, there seems to be no way to recover the save file; you’ll just have to delete or save over it.

Nintendo is yet to respond to the reports so the best advice available at the moment is to avoid saving your game in Lumiose City if possible.

The glitch seems to affect both the Japanese and European version of the game, so is likely present in the North American release as well.

Pokémon X & Y released last weekend and has already sold over 4 million copies worldwide.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. MarcoosVGC

    Multiple people have tried ways to get past this, such as pressing the home menu a few times, and which has apparently worked. You might want to note that it only rarely occurs outside. Saving inside buildings is fine.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. TheWulf

    Many thanks for the heads up, Brenna. And thanks to #1 for the indoors tip!

    #2 1 year ago

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