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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – How to restart your game or delete save data

Let’s say you want a different gender for your starter Pokemon, or you just beat the game and want to play it again. There isn’t a very direct way to reset your save file in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but there is a way to do it through your Nintendo Switch’s System Settings. We can guide you right here.

How to reset your save data in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

To do a hard data reset on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, start by going to the home screen of your Nintendo Switch. Move down and right to select System settings. It is the icon of the sun the penultimate. Scroll down to Data managementthen press A to enter that submenu. At the bottom of the submenu, you will need to select delete saved data. Select Pokémon Scarlet or Violet, then select whether you want to delete all save data or just save data for a particular user. Your system will give you one last warning before you hit the big red button and delete that data forever. Once you’ve done that, open your game and you’ll be prompted to restart.

Related: How to access your storage boxes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Can you make a second save file in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Not directly, no. However, you can create a new user profile on your Nintendo Switch to house a new save file. To do this, access the System settings from your Nintendo Switch home screen, then scroll down and select users. toggle down to add userthen select create new user. You will then go through the process of selecting an avatar and name. You can skip linking a Nintendo Account for now, or you can go ahead and link one for online play. Either way, you will be able to start a new game from the home screen by selecting this new user account when opening the game. That way you can start over without deleting a previous save file.

Looking for more general help on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Check out How to Catch Pokemon in Trees in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and How to Fast Travel in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet here on Pro Game Guides.

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