How to clear your save data and restart Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

With the amount of hours you can put into Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, it’s unlikely you’ll lose all that progress and want to start over, but for some people in situations where they can’t find fun anymore, it can be the case be desirable. Restarting the game from scratch isn’t exactly easy, probably to prevent young children from accidentally doing this, but if you’re sure you want to do this, here’s how to clear your save data and Pokémon Scarlet and violet can restart.

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How to restart in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

In order to get rid of all your progression in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you need to clear the game’s save in your console’s settings, not in the game itself. Start by going to your Switch’s home page and clicking on System Settings. Scroll down to Data Management and select Clear save data in this section.

Your recently played games will appear here, so scroll through this list until you find your Pokémon Scarlet or Violet file. Select the game and you will have the option to delete save data for just one account or all associated with that console.

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While the above method will erase your save data, it will not remove it from your cloud saves unless you go to this section and remove it or rewrite it with a new save. Of course, you can only access cloud storage if you are a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber.

If you just want to turn off autosaves, you can do that by pressing X and going to Options. Scroll down to Autosave and turn off the feature. The only times the game will save is if you do it manually afterwards. How to clear your save data and restart Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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