Pokemon X/Y patch out now addresses save-corrupting bug

"We strongly recommend" all players download the update, Nintendo says.

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Nintendo today released title update 1.1 for Pokémon X/Y that addresses the save-corrupting bug users reported earlier this month.

"We strongly recommend that all Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players download and install this update data," Nintendo said in a statement. "We apologize for the inconvenience."

Nintendo said the update prevents the occurrence of a "rare" issue where players are unable to resume playing after saving their game in certain areas of Lumiose City.

Those already affected by the issue will be able to resume playing after downloading and installing the update, Nintendo said.

The Pokémon X/Y update also promises to prevent errors that "sometimes" occur when using certain functions of the Global Trade Station (GTS), Nintendo said.

Users can download the update by scanning a QR code on the Nintendo website or through an eShop download. Full download instructions are available at the Nintendo Support website.

Pokémon X/Y launched worldwide earlier this month, selling over four million copies in its first weekend on sale.

Discussion

15 comments
princetrase
princetrase

Yeah, my sister was upset when her stuff got deleted.  Good thing they are on top of it.

josh7845
josh7845

Aaaaand it seems the days of bug free games on release are over. Still, most people either have or can get a decent enough wifi connection to download the patch, but that's no excuse for something that's gamebreaking. 

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

I don't got no problem I'm worry if i download this patch and my save get messes up. Lol

mrcharrio
mrcharrio

Now if only hey would add a patch to, Wonder Trading where you can't send back the same Pokemon again for like 10mins or something so you don't just play hot potato with common character dumps

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

A bug this critical should not have gotten into the game in the first place. What exactly was the QA department doing?

steve_esquire
steve_esquire

Sweet, I've been worried about this forever, luckily I heard about it before I got the game so I knew how to avoid it, but it does suck that it happened to people.

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

yay now it saved the cries from a million children i hear at night XD

Jaxith
Jaxith

@josh7845 Those good old days you seem to remember never existed in the first place.  Games of ye olden times did indeed have game breaking bugs, and in some cases this included high quality, big release titles.  It wasn't entirely uncommon to stumble upon minor bugs either.

It doesn't matter whether it's a game from the distant past, or a modern release; game breaking bugs are almost always obscure, and the overwhelming majority of players will never encounter them.  The only exceptions are in games that were fairly low quality to begin with.  With modern conveniences like the internet however, we now have a far greater ability to hear about these critical bugs than we did in the past, and because of that it can seem like they're more prevalent than they really are.

umehime8
umehime8

@adkcrazox This is exactly what happened to me :( I had no problem saving, but downloaded the patch just in case, and now my game freezes anywhere I try to save it :( I have to hard shut down my 3DS! I'm so upset :'(

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

@gamerboy100 Probably playing the game, not taking a breaking a loading it, which is when the bug shows its head.

josh7845
josh7845

@WayneL23 @josh7845 Not entirely, obviously, but how often would you find a gamebreaking glitch in the GB colour era? Devs knew that if they even had one gamebreaking glitch, they'd be fucked and would have to recall the product. 

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

Wow that's crazy I'm happy i didn't download that patch because i was worry something like that would happen to me. That's sucks man.