Pokemon X and Y Have a Major Bug in Lumiose City – Here’s How to Avoid it

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In case you’re currently enjoying Pokemon X and Y, you may want to be careful where you save the game, that is if you’re in Lumiose City.

In a post on Nintendo’s support website, they detailed the bug, which results in a player’s controls being completely unresponsive after saving in certain areas of Lumiose City:


Thank you very much for playing and enjoying the Pokémon series.

An issue has been found with the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games, released for Nintendo 3DS on October 12, 2013. After the player saves the game in certain areas and then reloads the save file, the controls may become unresponsive.

Please follow the instructions below in order to avoid this issue.

For players who are already experiencing this issue, please be aware that we are currently preparing an application to fix it, and will make it available to download from Nintendo eShop as soon as it is ready. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Issue

In some rare cases, if the player saves the game in certain areas of Lumiose City (see below map), then ends the game, the controls will not respond when the saved game is reloaded.

How to Avoid This

Please make sure you don’t save the game while in the areas marked on the map below (blue area). You can still save the game anywhere else in Lumiose City, including inside buildings such as Pokémon Centers.

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Solution for Players Already Experiencing this Issue

We are preparing an application to recover saved game data for players whom this has happened to. This will be made available to download from Nintendo eShop as soon as possible.

We apologize sincerely for any inconvenience and ask you to please keep an eye on our website over the coming days for the latest information and updates.

So there you have it, this is not the first game breaking type bug or glitch found in the games, one of the most popular was actually found in the form of a Pokemon.

For all the old school Pokemon fans (we’re talking Red and Blue), it was called Missingno, and it would eat all the Pokemon in your PC, literally. We’re currently working on a thorough review of Pokemon X and Y, so be on the lookout for that later in the coming days.

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