Pokémon X and Pokémon Y: Game save error

A request regarding saving game data in Lumiose City in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS

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 12th October 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 problem.

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 apologise for the inconvenience.

Update: 13th December 2013

A new version of the application fixing this issue is now ready. Please download Version 2 of the update data from Nintendo eShop. For more details, please see 13/12/13: Pokémon Update Data v 1.2.

The Problem

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.

Solution for Players Already Experiencing this Problem

Update data enabling players experiencing this issue to recover saved game data is now available to download from Nintendo eShop. For details, please see Notification About Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Update Data.

We apologise sincerely for any inconvenience.