Submitted by kamruk 1303d ago | news

Save your Pokémon game files before it's too late

Pokémon fans around the world were devastated to find out that all of their Gameboy cartridges would soon be wiped clean of their save games, but discoveries have shown that it's not too late. (Culture, Pokemon)

TheSuperior  +   1303d ago
If i lost all my old pokemon i would be heartbroken. Even though i have traded most of them over i still dont like the sound of loosing my over 150 hour saves. Thanks for the heads upppp.
kamruk  +   1303d ago
I heard about the problem a while ago and just thought myself, "enjoy it while it lasts..." thankfully I stumbled upon the tutorial by chance and got right on buying new batteries and opening up my old games :D
TheSuperior  +   1303d ago
Im glad i know now because i cant even calculate how much of my time went into all those games put together! Im still huge on pokemon i cant wait for black and white 2 :D
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SilentNegotiator  +   1302d ago
"You gotta catch'em aaa-"
*cracking electricity sound effect*
"...You haven't caught any at aaalllll! POKEMON!"

TheSuperior  +   1302d ago
Majin-vegeta  +   1303d ago
Surprisingly all my original GB cartridges still work from the first day i bought them.
Arnon  +   1303d ago
It's not that they work or don't. It's the fact that there's an internal battery inside of each cartridge that WILL burn out in time, and when it does, it's going to wipe all save files on that cartridge.

But that's good! So do mine!
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execution17  +   1303d ago
:'( was devastated when I finally got a mew a few weeks later my yellow version save went corrupt...
f789790  +   1303d ago
Yeah.... mine went bad and wiped my save a few years after having it. *rage*
kamruk  +   1303d ago
Why would someone disagree with that?
Erudito87  +   1303d ago
its n4g every disagrees with something no matter what it is

case and point
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TheXonySbox  +   1303d ago
prolly cuz they think you're all homos for playing Pokemon diaper wearing games.
milohighclub  +   1303d ago
Said by the guy with the superman avatar. Grow the fuck up
BlackTar187  +   1303d ago
yea it is either very sad people or it's n4g.com mod or something always trying to stir the pot to keep the discussion hateful :)
Erudito87  +   1303d ago
my gba pokemon yellow, ruby etc got corrupted along time ago i didnt care i played through them and moved on when i lost my ps3 saves twice i mourned i had lost all my oblivion heavy rain saves(i was close to getting that trophy for doing all the endings) along with a plethora of others but now i game on pc as well and cloud storage is nice
Cosmit  +   1303d ago
I almost ran out of breath reading that sentence with no periods!

MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1303d ago
My GBA Pokemon Yellow, Ruby, etc. got corrupted a long time ago. I didn't care. I played through them and moved on. When I lost my PS3 saves twice, I mourned. I had lost all my Oblivion and Heavy Rain saves, along with a plethora of others. Now, I game on PC, as well. Cloud storage is nice.

Nobody says, "plethora".

Have you seen The Three Amigos?
RustInPeace  +   1302d ago
"Jeffe (sp?), what is a plethora?"
HunterRose  +   1302d ago
Perhaps you are angry about something else and taking it out on me?
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1302d ago
Haha. Thanks, guys! That's beautiful.
Relientk77  +   1303d ago
.... are u serious?

My Pokemon Blue file has all 151 original Pokemon, u know how annoying and long it took to get them. I really hope my file isnt deleted
tigertron  +   1303d ago
Mine are probably all deleted now...

I've had to play the GBA games just to ensure the battery stays charged.
TheLyonKing  +   1303d ago
This is old, my silver packed up because the battery bit died.

For some reason though my red is still plugging away :D I think it will be a dark day when my very first pokemon game dies and with it *Sniff* my pokemon.
Ares90  +   1303d ago
only Missingno can save us

kamruk  +   1303d ago
Speaking of Missingno, for those who don't know the mystery behind the glitch:

Related video
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DivineHand125  +   1303d ago
This is just a way to prolong the life of your game save
i would have preferred to have a way to backup my saves and store them on my computer or in the cloud
Jourdy288  +   1303d ago
It's possible, I think there's a piece of hardware that can dump the contents of the carts... Pity I can't remember what it's called.
Soldierone  +   1303d ago
Is this the same thing as the "internal clock is dry" error? where all it is, is the game not being able to tell what time it is anymore? If thats the case your save data is fine....
roadkillers  +   1303d ago
This hasn't happened to anyone yet? I had Yellow since it came out and had all 151 Pokemon with 382 hours. When I put it back in (2009?) the file was gone and whenever I saved afterwords, it didn't work. To be honest I felt closure more than anything, with everything complete there was nothing else to do.
Asgaro  +   1303d ago
Fact: 80% of current CoD gamers were still embryo's when Pokemon was insanely popular.
Majin-vegeta  +   1303d ago
Fact:Pokemon takes more skill than COD :D.
Blastoise  +   1303d ago
Fact: 80% of N4G users seem to have the uncontrollable need to bring up CoD despite its irrelevance to the article.
Relientk77  +   1303d ago
I like how even Pokemon use N4G
MattyG  +   1303d ago
Fact: Bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

Also, how do you even think of these ridiculous ways to being up COD? It's like a disease...
parasit3  +   1303d ago
There's been a thing called Emulation of ROMs for Pokemon games on PC...
Soldierone  +   1303d ago
For phones too....not gonna lie it really makes the Xperia Play controller all the more enjoyable.
360ICE  +   1303d ago
I once lost a Pokémon save, and I don't think I have ever cried that much in my whole life. I still have mental breakdowns every now and then. Some of which are related to the Pokémon save.
BlueEye  +   1303d ago
God damn it this isn't news! And it's easy to get new "copies" of old Pokémon games or any game on a cartridge these days! Also all of my original cartridges still work fine.
LFC1EE  +   1303d ago
JM-9  +   1303d ago
Before you do this, it would probably be a good idea to get the Mega Memory Card for Gameboy Color, to back up your save file, just in case you don't do it right.
Actually, it would be a good idea to get one of those anyway.
ElementX  +   1303d ago
Gotta catch 'em all... again!
RockmanII7  +   1303d ago
My Pokemon Gold already did which sucks, but Yellow is still working. I don't see the need to change the battery though, I just copied the team I beat the Elite 4 with for the first time and saved it as a word document.
mauleriscool  +   1303d ago
You can actually download the save from the cartridge(if it hasen't died yet) for use on emulators and backup purposes. It will cost like $50 bucks for the EMS Smart Card USB and Mega Memory Card but now I should always have a copy of my childhood.
YoungKingDoran  +   1303d ago
badge of honour getting all 151 pokemon on the originals.
especially if you were poor like me and didnt have both versions. my friends sucked.
and tauros is a bitch to catch!!!
spektical  +   1303d ago
in blue/red.. mesinome glitch.. sad that i still remember this.. good old days, or how about the save pokemon glitch in silver/gold... :P
GrumpyVeteran  +   1303d ago
Holy crap, thanks for this article. I remember playing pokemon so much back in the day. I still got the cartridges around here. I seriously need to back them up then! Too many memories to let them die. I don't feel confident doing the battery thing (I'm a bit incompetent). Will look into the "Mega Memory Card" thing then.
SpaceSquirrel  +   1303d ago
I gave away my original Pokemon games =[
linkratos  +   1303d ago
Just checked my Gold version a few months ago. All gone :(

Of course, my Blue version with all 150 was my crowning achievement as a child. So obviously a couple weeks later I got bored and started a new file. Thanks for the ONE save slot Gamefreak!
TheModernKamikaze  +   1303d ago
All that hard work.
koehler83  +   1302d ago
I have a Final Fantasy cart from 1990 that still keeps saves. It just needs to be used for the NES to charge the battery.
Instigator  +   1302d ago
I'm too afraid to check if my carts are still functioning. Realising I've lost thousands of hours of grinding, hundreds of Pokemons and dozens of level 100 beasts is not something I'd take lightly. Will have to at some point to find out if there's something left to save, though.
archemides518  +   1302d ago
gotta catch em,,,, ahhllllllll


pika p
Gamer Muzz  +   1302d ago
This is old news. It's not just GB games, any old school cart with internal memory can have a dead battery. I did a replacement tutorial a while back myself covering different types of carts.


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