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I was playing Pokemon Sapphire, and I encountered a glitch of some sort. While I was in the middle of a Pokemon battle, my GBA SP decided to randomly automatically restart.

At first, I thought it may have been due to an old system, however it continued repeatedly. I switched the game into a DS Lite, and that did not fix anything.

I was able to figure out that the auto-reset only occurred when I switched out to specific Pokemon, Gardevoir for example. Has anybody else encountered this issue?

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There may be some sort of glitch in the cartridge or the Gardevoir. In one of my games, Pokemon Platinum, which I bought new, the screen would make a little black streak when using an HM move. even after restarting the game, this would still happen.

I would recommend trading all of your Pokemon to another game and restarting Sapphire. See if Gardevoir affects your other games if you do this.

I have never ran into this issue. It may also be the internal battery, but I cannot be positive. These are all suggestions, so I cannot guarantee they will work. Good luck and be sure to catch 'em all!

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  • Sadly, I am unable to trade the the Gardevoir, as there is not another system to trade with, and I'm certain it isn't the internal battery, as I do not get the "internal battery" message. However, I will agree on it may be a glitch in the cartridge or the Pokemon itself. – Wondercricket Sep 15 '15 at 20:05
  • @Wondercricket that is quite unfortunate. My condolences. – TheUnicornMaster Sep 15 '15 at 21:00

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