Aspiring Pokemon Champions are already on their way to be the very best. However, a nasty Pokemon Sun and Moon Save glitch may impede progress.
Players are to be warned because the reports say the glitch is actually game-breaking. Multiple reports online have angry and worried players claiming that their characters disappear from view. This is alarming because they have only saved in the one place that’s safest: Pokemon Centers.
Sometimes players find themselves trapped behind Nurse Joy or in a wall. Players also found out the glitch is triggered in the Battle Tree as well.
Alarmingly, the glitch also doesn’t appear to have a solution yet. This can potentially impede the progress of trainers that are well far in their journey.
However, it appears there’s more to it than that. It seems players who only used the program PKHeX are affected by the event. The program is a save editing tool used to help players get monsters in the game. In a fit of irony, now the creator of the program has called out “cheaters” who used the program.
Funny how people blame the games for a ‘glitch’ instead of stating they used an illicit tool. The tool caused the problem 🙂
— Kurt (@Kaphotics) November 22, 2016
Kurt (@Kaphotics) explained that saving changes in the latest iteration of the game will have “truncated player coordinates.” He even said this is a known bug on his own program. He did affirm that a patch from November 18 has eliminated this problem.
This still means unless players have messed with their files, then they’re safe.
Pokemon Sun and Moon Save Glitch: No Way Out?
Regardless, this is not the first time something like this has been encountered in a game. For instance, Pokemon X and Y has its own share of nasty critters. Certain areas of Lumiose City in the game can cause the game to not load itself properly. A similar save issue also occurs in some areas of the game.
Still, GameFreak released a patch two weeks later to fix the issue. Hopefully the case is the same with Pokemon Sun and Moon.
Interestingly, a third Pokemon Sun and Moon iteration called Pokemon Stars will be developed for the Nintendo Switch.
The games are currently available for the Nintendo 3DS.