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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet players encounter save-deleting bug

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet launched with their fair share of issues and Game Freak has been slowly trying to get the game into better shape. Unfortunately, a recent update to the game that introduced expanded functionality and new content also introduced a bug that seems to be deleting some player save files. 

According to a number of concerned players on Reddit (via VGC), after utilising the new in-game Pokemon Go link, they came back to the game to find their save file missing. Pokemon also doesn't support cloud saves on Switch in an effort to prevent exploits like Pokemon duplication, leaving you with little hope of getting your data back.

Nintendo and Game Freak have not yet acknowledged the issue. It does seem to be impacting a minority of players so far, but even so, a save-deleting bug should not be acceptable.

It would seem Game Freak still has some work to do on the base game before the new expansions for Scarlet and Violet start to drop.

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KitGuru Says: Have many of you tried Pokemon Scarlet or Violet since launch? Have you encountered any issues with the game? 

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