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Pokemon Silver

Can't Save

I Am The Walrus asks:
Added Jun 1st 2008, ID #119391

Can't Save

My Pokemon Silver game won't save, I start the game and play, then I sav it but when I next play my game save isn't there.

Please tell me what is wrong and how I supposed to fix it.


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galladepwns187 answered:
Added 2nd Jun 2008, ID #258082

You have the missingno virus I had it once too and I have no idea how to get rid of it sorry

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Guest said: 2nd Dec 2013 | REPORT
you need to change the battery
Guest said: 17th Mar 2014 | REPORT
The battery on my silver game was also apparently dead, but replacing the battery, as was suggested above, did nothing to solve the problem. Are there any other suggestions? My saves don't hold.
Guest said: 24th Jan 2015 | REPORT
The same happened to me, my saves don't hold even though I changed the battery... help?
Guest said: 21st May 2015 | REPORT
My battery is there another solution?

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Flareon Dude_ answered:
Added 2nd Jun 2008, ID #258166

It is possible you damaged the game, recently, messing around with it's saving abilities.

If so, like, spilling soda or something on it, then I would suggest you either get a new game, or take it to your local hobby shop/gaming store/etc. To get an "expert's" opinion.

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Guest said: 10th Dec 2014 | REPORT
shut up flareon
Guest said: 10th Jul 2016 | REPORT
this not a virus or whatever mine wont save either but other games will

Decrepitangel answered:
Added 2nd Jun 2008, ID #258167

First off, let me just say that this is not a virus or sickness of the game of any sort.

The only reason that I know what is wrong with it is because my Pokemon Crystal game did this as well. THERE IS ABSOLUTLY NOTHING YOU CAN DO! The problem lies within the external save feature embedded inside of the game itself. Sometimes, if a game has been mistreated, gathered to much dust, or is just worn out it will stop working. In game boy games, the external save is seperate from the internal save feature. Thus, when you do in-game reset your file will be there still. However; if you want to turn off your game, your file will be automatically deleted when the external drive tries to enable itself. My best advice is to buy a new game, or you could take it to a game programmer and they could attempt to fix it but there is no telling as to what they may charge you. Sorry for your loss (I'm still trying to fix my crystal version after it did the same thing about a year or so ago but my programmer friend told me that it is more trouble then it is really worth).

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Guest said: 13th May 2012 | REPORT
actually, if you open up your game cartridge,youll see a big round battery in the corner, just replace it
pokeflame answered:
Added 2nd Jun 2008, ID #258199


If it's not working, this means that inside the game a special chip was lost that allows you to save. If you can save, but it only lasts for about 5 minutes, this means that your saving chip is badly damaged. Either way you have to get a refund or buy a new one P.S. This game is very rare to find in stores i'd reccomend eBay, or gamestop.

cheating-is-good answered:
Added 2nd Jun 2008, ID #258230

Oh yes, this has become quite common with a lot of Pokemon Silver games. I hate to tell you this, becuase it really does suck, but unfortunately, there is no way to fix your game without going to someone and paying them if they know how to solve the problem. Another problem that occurs in a lot of people's games is their Gameboy's internal clock dying out, and this makes them unable to save any of their games. In order to fix the internal battery, I think that you have to actually take your gameboy apart, and place in a brand new battery if you can get your hands on one. Anyway, you might as well take it to a pawn shop and see if they can fix it, or look in a Gamestop store for Pokemon Crystal since that game has no problems.

Hope this helps.

matt striplin answered:
Added 24th Sep 2008, ID #283972

I had that same problem with my games and one only saved for 2 mins and the other one wouldn't save at all and I got them from Gamestop so I had to return them. I would return the game!!!!!

Zach22 answered:
Added 11th Jul 2009, ID #314962

The same thing happend to me as it did to Decrepitangel. My Poke'mon Crystal game every time I go to play the game it says that my save file is corrupted. I tried starting a new game and saving that and the game says that it saved but when I go to turn it back on it says the same thing. The only thing that I can tell you is to get a new game because there is no way to fix your game unless you go have a professional take a look at it, but that will prove to be expensive and the game is not worth spending that much on it.

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Guest said: 12th Jul 2010 | REPORT
thx for answer but whats a nose plyer?
Guest said: 18th Aug 2010 | REPORT
sorry bro that is a differint issue ^^^
Guest said: 12th Sep 2011 | REPORT
Needle nose plyers) And its the internal save battery. a new battery and fine needle nose plyers, and a sautering gun. its tough, but if its not working there is no risk in trying to fix it before throwing it out.
karlh answered:
Added 25th Jul 2009, ID #316148

Hi there is a way you can fix this
I just fixed my Pokemon silver a few minutes ago
Here are the steps
1. The bolt screw thing on the back you need to take out
( Use a small needle nosed plyer)
2.Once you open the game you will see a battery take that out very very carefully
( it will have 2 metal strand attached to the battery one on the top and one on bottom. MAKE SURE NOT TO BREAK OR RIP)
3. Use plyers to take battery out
4. Put in a new battery just like the old one and seal the metal straps also very carefully
5. Place the game chip back in the cartridge and screw the same bolt back on with plyers
6. ENJOY you game
Any questions just talk to me

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Guest said: 23rd Oct 2011 | REPORT
he means that if the wire breaks in half thats what you dont do
Guest said: 19th Dec 2011 | REPORT
it is so sensitive
Guest said: 19th Dec 2011 | REPORT
it is so sensitive
Guest said: 24th Jan 2015 | REPORT
HI, I just did this exactly right (even checked a youtube vid to see if I was doing it right) but it still doesn't save! It does exactly what it was doing with my old battery, I'm able to load the game in the next 2 min after I saved and turned off and then only "new game" appears on the screen. any suggestions?
Guest answered:
Added 9th Jul 2010, ID #338982

i have nearly every pokemon game out. just got heart gold.

anyway missingno? man look missingno doesnt do that. the worst missingno does is glitches your in game battles, items pokem etc. thats easyly fixable, clearly start a new file!!! anyway karlh is right although u may need solders. m=now i got no idea where to get them other than a computer hardware shop or a manufacture. and these recent comments are Fail. its quite easy not to break the metal. its called being carefull and no what your bloody doin GEEZ KID!!! lol xD

Guest answered:
Added 15th Aug 2010, ID #349696

I just read this blog and fixed mine. Here is what I did:
Removed the screw on the back
Carefully detached the battery from the two metal pieces
Put in another battery from Pokemon red that I wasn't using
Bent the metal pieces so they stayed on the battery
And finally put it back together

Guest answered:
Added 25th Dec 2010, ID #375593

Today's Christmas. I got yellow and Silver. Yellow works perfectly but silver won't save. I'm just a kid, but I might be able to do this.

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Guest said: 16th Oct 2015 | REPORT
same but not christhtmas
Guest answered:
Added 15th Jan 2011, ID #381151

my friends got silver and it woon't worktrying to solve it for him so my try this souluoution thanks guys

Guest answered:
Added 10th May 2011, ID #404570

Ok Press A-B and Up on the directions pad at the start of the loading screen and it will save

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Guest said: 15th Apr 2012 | REPORT
Cool i just tried this and it works as well Smile thanks! i wonder why this works.
Guest said: 21st May 2012 | REPORT
What load screen?
Guest said: 1st Aug 2015 | REPORT
Yes. This works. Thank you. You saved my life!
Guest said: 8th Mar 2016 | REPORT
The load screen where it shows game freak or the new game screen?
Guest answered:
Added 30th Jul 2011, ID #427072

The battery in the cartridge itself is out of juice. So it needs a new one.

Guest answered:
Added 26th Sep 2011, ID #443194

I've got this problem with Pokemon gold... I would open it up too

Guest answered:
Added 12th Oct 2011, ID #447024

I had the same problem and the NES solution worked just fine: take out the carriage, blow into it, put it back, problem solved.

Guest answered:
Added 19th Oct 2011, ID #448766

FYI: Pokemon Silver Automaticly Selfdestructs after 4-5 years by either stop you from loading a save, Leave the area you are in or save.

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Guest said: 13th Dec 2012 | REPORT
Stupid, i got this game in 2002, and no selfdestruct.
xOmgItsMe answered:
Added 20th Jan 2012, ID #474912

The only thing I can suggest, is buy an adapter and you will never have to save again. However if there is a storm or power failure, it's not so good. Sorry. That's all I got.

Guest answered:
Added 18th Mar 2012, ID #491045

The battery. Saved games are stored in volatile media in those games (as opposed to non-volatile). The even older games are non-volatile storage so there is no battery to replace. Short story, you need a new battery - CR-2025T if you can find it, but CR-2025 will work too. Careful though, the battery may have pins holding the metal contacts to it that get ripped out and leave little holes in the battery... DANGEROUS!

Guest answered:
Added 24th Jul 2012, ID #525466

To save your game, play Pokemon silver at play R and create an account. Next, go to "your stuff" ( near the controls) while you are playing. Then click saves. It saves your game!

Guest answered:
Added 16th Apr 2014, ID #622424

The Battery on the game is probably out.
You'll need to change it.

Literally you need to open the game cartridge and change the battery that is for the memory.

Google for guides, and do so at your own risk.


Guest answered:
Added 26th Jan 2016, ID #676404

I have a bunch of neodymium magnets because I had a tag on my clothes and apperently they can be used to get those off. Anywho I took those magnets and put them up to the back of the game slid them around then did the same to the front. I can save again and I am then allowed to continue. Hope this helps.


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