Pokemon Sun and Moon: How to Delete Save Data

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Pokemon Sun and Moon – Deleting Your Save Files

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In Pokemon Sun and Moon, players are allowed to have only one save file. For your character, you can only have one save file as well, meaning you can’t keep multiple save files for that one character. If you wish to start the game over completely from scratch, you’ll have to delete your previous save data. This isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. When you boot up the game, the main menu only allows you to continue from your previously saved game.

To delete your save data, boot up the game first. When the game’s intro movie is playing, hit the up button on the d-pad, and the X and B buttons at the same time as well. Once you hit all three buttons at once, the intro movie will skip, and the game will ask if you would like to delete all your save data. Select ‘Yes,’ and your save files will be wiped. You’ll then be able to start the game again, and create a brand new character and save file. Do take note that you won’t be able to recover any deleted data.

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Zhiqing Wan
Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.