I've got a Nintendo 2DS system and Pokémon X. I now have a nice progress in the game, but I'm playing in German localization.

As I'm keen on playing competitive online, I also experience that most of the up-to-date sites are English written. No problem, but it's always a pain the Froslass to look for attack, item and miscellanious names in German.

I read in the interwebs that changing the language is only possible with wiping the game data. I would like to avoid this.

Is there a way to change the language of the Pokémon X/Y module without erasing the game data?

  • Not that I know of. The game itself gives the warning that you won't be able to change the language, so it might not be possible :(
    – Jerry
    Jan 16, 2014 at 17:56
  • Yes, read that, too. That's why I acceptet @StrixVaria answer. I hoped that maybe a patch or vis major changed that. :) Thanks though!
    – Trollwut
    Jan 22, 2014 at 7:30

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You can't change the language after you start the game. If you want to change the language, you will have to erase your save data and start over from scratch.

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    I find this really, really annoying as well, for what it's worth. Jan 16, 2014 at 18:50
  • That's what i know, too, and it should be the correct answer. Just let me wait a couple of hours/days til I'll mark it. :)
    – Trollwut
    Jan 16, 2014 at 21:05

No, when you start the game, he shows a warning for you about this.


You can't, unless you have a Powersave Action Replay system. It's about $20 and there is a code on there that will change the language of your game. However, I don't know if it will change any foreign named Pokemon in your boxes, but it will change the attacks and items to the English version if you do choose English.

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