New Pokémon may erase GBA data

Bug in Pokémon: Fushigi no Dungeon Blue for DS may erase saved information on Game Boy Advance cartridges.

TOKYO--In Japan, Nintendo has sent a warning to consumers that the latest Pokémon game for the DS, Pokémon: Fushigi no Dungeon Blue, may accidentally wipe out saved data on Game Boy Advance cartridges. The company will be shipping out bug-free replacements soon.

Nintendo simultaneously released two versions of Fushigi no Dungeon on November 17 in Japan--one for the DS (Fushigi no Dungeon Blue) and one for the GBA (Fushigi no Dungeon Red). The DS version accesses the handheld's GBA slot so that if players also have the GBA version inserted, they can play with data from the cartridge. However, a problem with the game can delete saved data if an unrelated GBA game is present in the slot instead.

Nintendo states that the issue can be avoided by making sure that unrelated GBA games aren't inserted in the DS while playing Fushigi no Dungeon Blue and also says that there are no issues as long as the GBA game is Fushigi no Dungeon Red. But for consumers who are having problems, the company will replace their copy of Fushigi no Dungeon Blue with a free fixed edition, which is expected to ship around December 8. Consumers can apply online for the replacement on Nintendo's official Web site.

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61 comments
sLider_fLO
sLider_fLO

Hey!Did you know there is a new PMD series?! It's called PMD Time Exploration Team and PMD Darkness Exploration Team.It's still in japanese and not yet released but I know it will be in 2007.I am SOOOO EXCITED!!

sLider_fLO
sLider_fLO

I think that the best Pokemon there ever was (for now) is Pokemon Diamond and Pearl...

chronicgamer35
chronicgamer35

Rent first if u dont like then dont buy - ya if they say another game caused sesiures im gonna shoot da person whoevr wrote that.

Duelist6
Duelist6

The next person that says the first pokemon game caused seizures shall be dragged out and shot. The game didn't cause seizures, the Pokemon TV show did. I don't think it's possible to get seizures from playing the original Pokemon game. It's greyscale, unless you play it on the GBA/GBC; In that case, you get a whopping four colors with crappy visual effects.

MECUYAMCHACHAN
MECUYAMCHACHAN

pokemon is a piece of crap i had all the supid version emerald ruby shaphariar pokemon red,blue,yellow ect....... iam tired of the stupid pokemon game

jedimasturd
jedimasturd

i like all pokmon games i have had crstyal leafgreen and emarld i used to have the collsoum the old one i was freaking boring all they did when you made and attack is tha't gotta hurt i drove me and my brothrer crazy we sold it at a gamestore. but im getting the two new pokemon games that are comging out soon

Aracno1D
Aracno1D

They should've stopped at Pok

sonnyhe2002
sonnyhe2002

uh nintendo, how could u make such a mistake

tiny_spartan
tiny_spartan

damn you i was so... close too catching them all you mothe--(this pharse was deleted by the staff at gamespot but it had something to do how "great" they were for deleting his 134 pokemon he had caught)

klozet
klozet

What is it??? I cant belive that Pokemon has so changed!! They want to destroy may DS!!!

mdclay
mdclay

hmm..glad im waiting for it to come out officaly in the US before i pick this up.

mahbar
mahbar

That make me must "not" turn to Pokemon next time....

Video_Game_King
Video_Game_King

Well, at least Nintendo's responsible for their mistakes in the game business. How many times has that fatcat ambulance chaser Jack Thompson called Mario a "murder simulator"? Never, because Nintendo tries to stay outta trouble, and fixes it when they get in it. Remember the Mario Party incident a while back?

BOAT36
BOAT36

HaHAHAHAHAHA! Sony shall conquer!

mikaelthered
mikaelthered

I think that Nintendo should hurry up with Diamond and Pearl. We, Pokemon fans, are getting board...

lebanese_boy
lebanese_boy

Well at least Nintendo cares about there costumers and replaces there defectives product with new fixed one.

splugburp
splugburp

I quit playing Poke'mon after Ruby version. It was almost exactly the same as all the other ones before it...

VTG
VTG

Sorry, I can't read this page without getting angry at the tiny-minded illiterates among us. When will you people learn how to read properly? "The DS version accesses the handheld's GBA slot so that if players also have the GBA version inserted, they can play with data from the cartridge. However, a problem with the game can delete saved data if an unrelated GBA game is present in the slot instead." This means GBA games that you happen to have in your DS's GBA slot while you're playing Pok

Chorazy
Chorazy

Wait so you have to have the DS game and a Pokemon GBA cartridge in at the same time for it to be erased? That doesn't sound like much of a problem..

Alakazzandra
Alakazzandra

I bought the GBA version of this game at the Tokyo Pokemon Center the day after its launch, and I have found it far better than any Pokemon game since RBY. Nintendo has been watering down the basic formula for far too long, but between the focus on the Pokemon themselves, the dungeon RPG structure, and the replayability, this interests me far more than any Final Fantasy, Mario, or Zelda game ever could. But then, I spend much of my time playing ASCII-based roguelikes, so my tastes clearly run towards this type of unpretentious gameplay. However, this glitch is certainly a rather boneheaded mistake. I do wish Nintendo wouldn't provide trolls with Pokemon-bashing fodder.

NofrikinfuN
NofrikinfuN

Wow, doesn't Madden for the PSP still ship with a game-breaking "shuts off your PSP" bug? Compared to that, a bug that requires an interaction with an unrelated game seems somewhat trivial. If only EA had the scruples to fix and replace problem games...

sexykowski
sexykowski

LoLz, they are pushing pokemon too far with the new games and shows, i stick with old pokemon not ruby and saphire squirrls. THEY ARE TO DESPRATE.

DeuxHero
DeuxHero

Wow i'm amazed at how you ll failed to see my first reply... that goes double for you guy with the guillotine launcher advi.

darkside5001
darkside5001

LOL, this Pokemon crap better end soon. Its just become uncreative... And now a bug, lucky I dont buy into Pokemon.

Patheticus
Patheticus

is pokemon ruby compatible??guess not....

skatrbub54
skatrbub54

Who would buy this game? When are people gonna learn that the only good Pokemon games are the adventure/rpg ones like Emerald, FireRed, Gold, and all the other ones. Coleseum is ok.

n2Deepeth
n2Deepeth

NIntendo has always report their mistakes and tries to fix them. They try to fix anything that is wrong. If your Nintendo console's broken, they fix it pretty much right away. Their customer service is the best I've seen, unlike Sony (PSP and malfunctioning square button is part of the design, tons of disc read errors that make people repurchase a PS2).

ArmoredAshes
ArmoredAshes

You notice how nintendo is the only ones that dont try to cover up their problems or tell half truths about them? unlike microsoft and sony.....kinda weird isnt it?

stiker71
stiker71

pokemon alway have a few glintches *cough*surf beside the land sea part in red version get super lvl 300 pokemon*cough*

dusteater
dusteater

Not that bad. Just don't insert a GBA cart while playing the game.

gameguru0007
gameguru0007

they should've just stopped at gold and silver; those were the best ones...

lilweightlifter
lilweightlifter

That would stink. Hopefully most people saw this in time.

ROCKINGFOOL
ROCKINGFOOL

well iam very very proud that i never EVER PLAYED ANY POKEMON GAMES unless if it was made by shigero mayamoto then thats another story :P ofcours not being aproducer ....

MasterChad
MasterChad

Man, now I gotta catch 'em all over again...

Rej72380
Rej72380

Interesting. At least Nintendo is admitting their mistakes (unlike Sony or MicroSoft) and ensuring the bugs are fixed.

Ocarinaboy732
Ocarinaboy732

What do they mean by games that are "related"?

MeTaL-HeaD
MeTaL-HeaD

are they still making pokemon games?

Maigoyume
Maigoyume

well as long as it racks in money for nintendo i wouldn't care if it was called "pokemon: grass growing"

Digital-Devil
Digital-Devil

See see!!! pokemon are evil...this should be the catch for the game Gotta catch em all!...."caughyoulosealldatathoughcough" gotta catch em all!....

Ryosagi
Ryosagi

That game was Viewiful Joe, playing that demo erased memo cards. >_

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

The first pokemon games were in black and white, and did not give kids seizures. It was the pokemon cartoon, and one episode in particular, that did it. This is rough, but it can't beat the playstation undergorund disc that had a playable demo of a really hyped up game (Can't remember the name for the life of me) that erased memory cards. Everyone I know doesn't keep games in their DSes, but everyone keeps memory cards in their PS2s >.>