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Save file corrupted

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Save file corrupted

I have recently started playing Pokemon Crystal again but every time I save my game and come back a few hours later, the message "This saved game file has been corrupted" appears when I click on Continue..
Any suggestions on what might be the problem?

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steelersrock01 answered:

Your game is either dirty or broken

superbird5005 answered:

I had the same problem and I got a new game. Mine was broken. I suggest getting a new one.

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Guest said: 2nd Jun 2015 | REPORT
you are right
Guest said: 5th Aug 2016 | REPORT
Get a new internal save battery
Super Luigi answered:

It's broken the same thing happened to my brother's Pokemon Gold.

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Guest said: 2nd Jun 2015 | REPORT
my pokemon crystal game save is not working please help me i love this game
bonsai1 answered:

I had this same problem and actually fixed it today. You have to open the cartridge and replace the battery. You can buy a special tool from or use some tiny pliers. The tool is only 6 bucks and I got it in 2 days, it's much easier. All you have to do is use and x-acto knife and pry the little welds from the arms on each side of the batter, replace it, then use two little pieces of electric tape to secure the arms back to the battery. Make sure you put it back in the right way. And it takes a cr2025 battery. Be carefull not to break the arms when your prying them off just take your time.

Daryl Xz answered:

The same thing happens to my game. It's broken, I think that problem can't be fix so just get another one....

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Guest said: 19th Mar 2014 | REPORT
you have to change the battery on the game youtube willl help on that
Guest said: 15th Apr 2015 | REPORT
it happened to me ive tryed every thing still wont work
Guest said: 30th Jul 2017 | REPORT
You need to replace the battery. There are two ways, soldering, or tape. Tape way is easier. The type of tape you use doesn't matter. Go with clear tape for clear cartridges. There are multiple youtube videos for this. I used a small flathead to pry the battery loose. Safer than a blade for sure.
mossbj answered:

The same thing happened to me. It is broken get a new one.

Guest answered:

I played pokemon silver and when i tried the cloning pokemon trick and i turned the GBA off and turnesd it on it was corrupted. DARN! well im not doing the cloning pokemon trick anymore. it just gets your save file corrupted!!! ..............................

Guest answered:

i have pokemon silver thats worked but i have gold and crystal that gold so fast i save the file after a while its restart itself and the second pokemon crystal it stuck one day but what can i do
somehow maybe glitch or something

Guest answered:

Fixing your game is POSSIBLE without removing whatnot. 6 years ago (I was 8 then), I had the same problem. My friend from school fixed it. I'll update you how. It's still possible to retain your old saved file even if you made a new one. Oh, and I just realized, my game was fake.

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Rai. said: 22nd Jan 2012 | REPORT
How do you fix it?, it`s terrible, I tried to do the cloning glitch in stadium, for the celebi trick and, when i tried to play my game, it says "The save file is corrupted". Could you tell me if there´s a possibility to save data or i`ve lost everything?
Guest said: 29th Dec 2012 | REPORT
I don't get it. I've done the cloning glitch on both my gold and silver roms. I switched them off and turned them back on a few secs later to see if they were corrupted, but it didn't say anything.
Guest said: 16th Aug 2016 | REPORT
You twats he is having you's both on...
Guest answered:

I fell bad for you. My silver game corrupted when I had a shiny crobat, a shiny fearow, and a shiny nidoqueen. I super mad. I recommend you check your games battery and check or buy a knew game or just restart.

SupaFunkyPimpStankChicken(SFPSC) answered:

There is a way to recover lost data on a game boy color Pokemon game. NOTE: You cannot have started a new game. Turn on the game boy. You should see the "your file has corrupted" message. When you are at the new games/options menu, leave your game boy on for a long time (approx 8 hours) eventually, the screen should turn white, or bright pink. Turn it off and back on. Your data should be there again. I have tested this on my crystal, red, and silver. I don't know if it works for game boy advance or ds games, but if your game file corrupts frequently, you will have to do this frequently.

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Guest said: 5th Aug 2012 | REPORT
I have this problem with my Pokémon Gold: in my case the saved file doesn't dissapear, but goes corrupted and i need to create a new game. And the battery is new.
P.D: I play the game in N64 using Pokémon Stadium 2's GB Tower. I would be really happy if you answer me.
edsc said: 5th Aug 2012 | REPORT
I have this problem with my Pokémon Gold: in my case the saved file doesn't dissapear, but goes corrupted and i need to create a new game. And the battery is new.
P.D: I play the game in N64 using Pokémon Stadium 2's GB Tower. I would be really happy if you answer me.
Guest said: 9th Feb 2013 | REPORT
hello exactly what menu do i use i have tried it once i think i have done it wrong
Guest answered:


That's probably because your trying to recharge the battery within the cartridge from the power of the battery within the GameBoy.
Eventually, this will only work for a short time because the battery already died or is dieing.

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Sikhwonder said: 14th Aug 2012 | REPORT
Hey guys, sorry to intrude, but i encountered this very problem today. I decided to play my Pokemon Silver today but when I click the "continue" option it says "Save file is corrupted!"
This was my very first game of the 2000s and i have some memories with the saved file. I was hoping if anyone could help me recover my lost saved file. All help is appreciated. I bought this game in the year 2000, have played it on and off ever since. Last time i played it seriously was 2010, i have about 243 Pokemon, so please, any help is welcome. Thank you.
Guest said: 14th Feb 2014 | REPORT
Hey, sorry everyone but you have to restart, I know it sucks especially if you have shinies, but I lost my shiny Noctowl so I was bummed about that

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