Trick to load backup games in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple

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Pokémon Scarlet and Purple has a secret option to load saves into the game’s automatic backup (an emergency autosave): use it if you mess up or the game crashes!

Did you know Pokemon Scarlet and Purple does it have an auto save feature? Even if the game asks you to save game manually, there is an option to load the last saved game, stored in backup (a emergency autosave).

However, it’s a secret option in the game, and requires using a bit of an odd button combination. But don’t panic, it’s nothing too complex… and it could save your life if you ever forget to save (or the game crashes).

Thanks to GameXplain for divulging this secret trick in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, which we explain below:

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If you close the game without saving, or it crashes and shuts down on its own, don’t despair. This trick works even if we had manually disabled autosave.

If this happens to you, go to the home screen and simultaneously press X+B+up on the crosshead. It will take you to a secret menu where it will tell you what the last emergency save data is, and you can go from there.

Note that this cheat may not be foolproof, as it depends on when the game has decided to do an emergency autosave. So don’t forget to save! But, if you ever find yourself in a pinch, remember: title screen and B+X+up at the same time.

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If you want more information, here is our review of Pokémon Scarlet and Purple: “The graphics are still their biggest weakness, but they shine so brightly in everything else and they are SO special games… that they get our A’s.”

Also, if you need help we explain 9 things you should know before starting to play, the best recommended order to beat the story and the complete Paldea Pokédex.


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