In the main menu (After the splash screen), I only see my save game, Mystery Gift, and Live Competition. How do I start a new game?

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You first need to delete your existing saved game.

To delete a save game, hold UP + B + X in the title screen (the screen with Solgaleo or Lunala). This will also give you the option to re-pick the language setting of the game after you delete your save.

After you delete your save, you will be able to start a new game.

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    Do you get a message asking you to confirm your action or should we be super aware of random button mashing on the title screen?
    – Phil D.
    Nov 22, 2016 at 5:48
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    @PhilD. You get a dialog asking you to confirm if you want to delete your save file.
    – Kevin L
    Nov 22, 2016 at 13:59
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    That's a very strange way to delete it! Is this noted somewhere in the game?
    – Coreus
    Apr 9, 2018 at 20:34
  • This also works in X/Y and ORAS. Oct 20, 2021 at 12:01

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