Whether you recently got a used copy of Pokemon Y or just want to start your adventure all over again to experience the charm of the game again, you’ll need to know how to start a new game.
This guide will go over how to start a new game in Pokemon Y in the easiest and simplest way.
How to Start a New Game in Pokemon Y
Weirdly enough, the option to start a new game has vanished from the recent Pokemon games’ menus. Once you start a new game, your only option will be to continue from where you left off.
Due to the disappearance of the new game option from the menu, the only way to start over would be to format your game so that the new game option appears again.
You can do this by pressing Up on the D-pad along with B and X at the same time while you’re on the title screen.
This will show a prompt asking you if you want to delete the existing save file. When you confirm this, the game will restart, and you’ll be able to start a new game.
Some players have had issues with pressing this combination of buttons, as it didn’t bring up anything.
However, some players have noted that you should be pressing this combination during the opening cut scenes.
If you’re fine with deleting your save file to start a new game, then there you have it!. However, if you don’t want to lose your old save, then stick around for the next section.
How to Start a New Game in Pokemon Y without Deleting Your Old Save
If you want to keep your old save when starting a new game, you can do it in one of two ways:
- If you happen to own a physical cartridge, you’ll need to buy a PowerSaves.
- If you’re okay with losing items, you can simply transfer your Pokemon to Bank.
Tips for Pokemon Y
After starting a new game in Pokemon Y, here are some tips that can help you save time and make your experience better.
If you played older Pokemon games, you should note that in Pokemon X and Y, even if you catch a Pokemon in a Pokeball, all of your team will gain experience from the battle.
Another thing to watch out for is the EXP SHARE feature. Instead of attaching it to one Pokemon, you can put it in your bag so that your whole team benefits from more experience.
Furthermore, O-Powers are very useful. They provide boosts to multiple stats, and you can either use them on your Pokemon or share them with other people. You can find them in the ‘Player Search System’ menu.
Pokemon Y also has a new feature that is Hordes. You’re put against five Pokemon of the same type in one continuous battle.
All five Pokemon will have lower levels, but all of them will attack you after you’re done with your turn.
By hitting the L button, you can access Super Training mode where Pokemon will basically stand there doing nothing but receive your attacks while you gain stat boosts.