PSA: Use this method to restore Pokémon Scarlet and Violet save data in an emergency
Talk about an escape rope
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have just been released, and some players have been experiencing some unfortunate bugs and performance issues, which could lead to game crashes. There’s nothing worse than having your game crash when you haven’t saved in a while, causing you to lose precious data. Fortunately, there’s a secret way to restore backup data in-game, as detailed by GameXplain in the video below:
In order to restore this secret save file, all you need to do is press B, X, and up on the d-pad at the same time at the home screen of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. This will bring you to a menu with an option to restore backup data. This method even works if you have autosaving turned off in the menu. If you don’t like where the backup file puts you, you can simply quit the game without saving again to undo it.
Hopefully, you don’t experience any game crashes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but if you do, maybe this method will save you!