Recently my battery of Pokemon Ruby died and I was thinking if I am going to replace the battery will my save be deleted too? I was looking into this but could not find any anwsers, I found one for the pre gameboy advance games but what is the best option with GBA games?.

Thanks for the help in advance

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    Generally the battery in a cartridge's only purpose is to maintain the save data. If that is dead (and I am not sure how you would know this with out your save data being missing) then chances are your save data is gone. However, I am not 100% sure on the inner workings of the GBA cartridges so until someone comes up with referenced confirmation, this is just left as a comment.
    – James
    May 28, 2015 at 21:01
  • Well my game said that the battery has run dry. And I am not missing anything yet, So I want to change it but I am not sure if this affects my days. Well thanks for your response May 28, 2015 at 21:07
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    according to this answer you should be fine the ruby cartridge only uses the battery for the time.
    – l I
    May 28, 2015 at 21:41
  • Thank you, do you know if this is the same for firered and leaf green? May 29, 2015 at 9:18
  • There already is an answer that fits what you're asking; therefore I think there is no reason to answer this question. This question will be marked as a duplicate, unless you are having a different problem.
    – user128965
    Nov 15, 2015 at 17:34


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