How to Reset or Restart Pokémon X and Y

To reset Pokémon X or Y, start the game on your 3DS or 2DS, press and hold D-Pad Up + B + X at the main menu, and confirm reset of all data. This action cannot be undone.

Reset Pokémon X and Y: Step-by-Step Guide

1. Turn on Your System

Power on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS. Launch Pokémon X or Y.

2. Reach the Main Menu

Wait until the main menu appears with options: “Continue,” “Mystery Gift,” and “Live Competition.”

3. Initiate the Reset

Simultaneously press and hold these buttons: Up on the D-Pad, B, and X. A message will appear asking if you want to delete all saved data.

4. Confirm the Reset

Select “Yes” if you are sure you want to reset. This will permanently delete all saved data, including your progress, Pokémon, items, and achievements.

If you are unsure, select “No” to cancel.

5. Start a New Game

After confirming, the game will erase all data and return to the title screen. Begin a new adventure by entering your trainer’s name, customizing your appearance, and choosing your starter Pokémon.

    How to Soft Reset Pokémon X and Y

    Soft resetting is useful for shiny hunting, allowing you to quickly return to the start menu. Soft resetting does not delete your saved data.

    1. Save Your Game: Save your progress in Pokémon X or Y.
    2. Press L + R + Start: Press and hold the L, R, and Start buttons simultaneously.
    3. Load Your Save File: Return to the main menu and load your saved game.

    Important Note

    Resetting the game is permanent and cannot be undone. Make sure you really want to start over before confirming.