As a Pokemon Ultra Moon player, sometimes we might end up with multiple saved files on our Nintendo 3DS and want to delete one or more of them for a fresh start or to create space. However, deleting a saved file is not always an easy task, and doing it wrong can result in the loss of progress or even corrupt saved data. In this blog, we will walk you through several methods to delete a saved file on Pokemon Ultra Moon.
- A Nintendo 3DS system with Pokemon Ultra Moon game installed.
- The saved file you want to delete.
- A steady hand and attention to detail to avoid mistakes.
What should I pay attention to?
Before we get started, there are a few things you should pay attention to:
- Deleting a saved file is irreversible; you will not be able to retrieve it once it’s gone.
- Make sure you are deleting the correct save file, as deleting the wrong one may cause you to lose hours of progress.
- Be sure to save your game progress in another slot or save point before deleting the file.
- Ensure that your Nintendo 3DS is fully charged or connected to a power source before starting the process.
Method 1: Using The Main Menu
Deleting a save file on Pokemon Ultra Moon is most easily done through the game’s main menu. Here are the steps to follow:
- Turn on your Nintendo 3DS and load up Pokemon Ultra Moon.
- At the game’s main menu, select the saved file you want to delete.
- Click on the trash can icon located at the bottom right of the screen.
- The game will then ask you to confirm if you want to delete the selected saved file. Click "Yes" to proceed.
- The saved file will then be deleted, and you will be taken back to the main menu.
Q: Will deleting all my saved files delete my progress in-game?
A: No, deleting all saved files will not delete your progress in-game. However, you will lose any progress saved in previous files.
Method 2: Using The Controlling Device
You can also use a controlling device like a Powersaves device to delete your saved file. Here are the steps to follow:
- Connect your controlling device to your Nintendo 3DS system.
- Plug the Powersaves into your computer using a mini-USB cable and start the software.
- Some systems require drivers to be installed before using the device.
- Once the device is connected, select "Pokemon Ultra Moon" from the game list on the Powersaves software.
- Click on the "Delete Save" button to delete your saved file.
- A prompt will then appear asking if you’re sure you want to delete the file. Click "Yes".
- After the process is complete, your saved file will be deleted.
Q: Can I delete only one of my saved files without deleting the others?
A: Yes, you can delete only one of your saved files without deleting the others.
Method 3: Using the Console’s System Settings
If you do not want to delete your saved file using the above two methods, you can also do it through the Nintendo 3DS system settings. Here are the steps to follow:
- Turn on your Nintendo 3DS and select the System Settings option from the home screen.
- Select Data Management from the list of options.
- Select Nintendo 3DS from the menu.
- Select Pokemon Ultra Moon from the list of installed software.
- Select the saved file you want to delete.
- Select the "Delete" option and then confirm by clicking "Yes".
- The saved file will be deleted, and you will be taken back to the System Settings menu.
Q: Why can’t I delete my saved file using the main menu?
1. You may not be selecting the correct saved file to delete. Please double-check before proceeding.
2. You may be selecting the "New Game" option instead of the "Load Game" option.
3. You may have damaged saved data or a corrupt file that requires further investigation.
Method 4: Contacting Support
If deleting your saved file proves difficult after trying the above methods, the last resort is to contact Nintendo support. They are equipped with a knowledgeable support team that will help you through the process. Here’s how to contact support:
- Go to Nintendo’s official website and locate the support page.
- You will be asked to provide your console’s serial number, so make sure you have that information available.
- Select the option to contact support via phone, email, or live chat. Provide a detailed description of the problem.
- Follow the instructions given by the support team to delete your saved file successfully.
Q: How do I create a new saved file after deleting my old one?
A: Once you have deleted your old saved file, simply restart the game and create a new saved file by selecting the "New Game" option at the main menu.
- Always confirm that you are deleting the correct saved file.
- Save your progress to an additional save file to avoid losing hours of progress.
- Ensure your battery power or power source is stable before attempting to delete your saved file.
- If you have any issues, try reaching out to Nintendo support for help.
Q: Can I retrieve a deleted saved file?
A: No, once a saved file is deleted, it is gone forever and cannot be retrieved.
Q: Will deleting a saved file affect my game’s performance?
A: No, deleting a saved file will not affect your game’s performance in any way.
Q: How do I delete a saved file without losing my progress?
A: You cannot delete a saved file without losing the progress saved on it. To avoid losing progress, save to a different save file or save point before deleting the one you want to delete.
Q: Can I delete just one Pokemon Ultra Moon saved file without deleting all of them?
A: Yes, you can delete just one Pokemon Ultra Moon saved file without deleting all of them using any of the methods described above.
Q: Will deleting all my saved files delete my National Pokedex as well?
A: No, deleting all saved files will not erase your entire game data, including your National Pokedex.
Deleting a saved file on Pokemon Ultra Moon can be challenging, but with the methods above, it should be a breeze. Remember to confirm the saved file you want to delete before proceeding to avoid losing hours of progress. If you experience any challenges, don’t hesitate to contact Nintendo support for assistance.