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How to Restart Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Explore the massive open world of the Paldea region.

You can catch, train, and battle Pokemon in the region which has lakes, peaks, towns, and cities.

If you want to reset your progress, you need to restart the game.

Discover the world freely and cross land, water, and air by riding a legendary Pokeman called Koraidon in Scarlet and Miraidon in Violet.

You can choose between 3 starter Pokemons including Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly.

Challenge Gyms in various locations and reach Champion Rank.

Defeat Titan Pokemon that contain rare ingredients on the Path of Legends.

Use the new Auto-Battle feature to battle Team Star to get to their boss.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to restart Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (reset your progress) by deleting the saved files/data.

How to restart Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

To restart Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you need to delete your saved data in the Nintendo Switch System Settings.

After you’ve deleted your saved data, your progress will be reset and you get to choose your starter Pokemon again.

Here’s how to reset/restart the game:

  1. Press the “Home” button and close “Pokemon Scarlet/Violet”.
  2. Go to System Settings > Data Management > Delete Save Data.
  3. Select Pokemon Scarlet/Violet > Delete Save Data for X > Delete Save Data > OK.
  4. Press the “Home” button and launch Pokemon Scarlet/Violet.

After you’ve deleted the saved data, your progress will be reset and a new game will start.

You’ll be prompted to select your language and choose a look for yourself.

In addition, you’ll be able to choose your starter Pokemon again.

Further reading

How to Fix Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Bugs or Glitches

How to Find Fire Tauros in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to Find Water Tauros in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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