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Topic: Pokemon Y: This Game Card could not be read.

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alianak

As the title says I am having some dramas with Pokemon Y.
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The game works in other 3DS consoles. Other 3DS games (Adventure Time, Ocarina of Time, Starfox) work in this console and other consoles. This is the only game that doesn't even initialise.

Anyone had this issue before and know a work around, or have some suggestions as to what may fix this error?

alianak

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I'm sorry to say that you might have a defective copy. You might have to go and have it replaced.
If your game isn't from the same region your 3DS is, that could also be why.

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sbalani

I''m having the exact same issue. its not a defective copy. my brotther and i have both x & y. My brothrers machhine can play both,, but mine can play neither.
I dont think its region bloking becuase my DS is not japanese. with the w3ds theres only two regions Japan and the rest of the world...would appreciate any information if anyone has any

thanks

sbalani

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Cleaning is my guess. Clean the prongs on the cartridge with alcohol and let dry, clean the connectors on the system with canned air. If that doesn't work then it is a defective copy, defects don't always effect all systems the same.

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@sbalani: No, there are three regions — JP, EU, and NA. Could it be possible that your brother's 3DS is not the same region as yours?

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gr33n

Sorry to bring this topic back so many years later, but I am having this issue with a game card that has worked before but is not working now. It will not work in any 3ds console, but other games will work in my console so it isn't an issue with the 3ds. The game was bought in the same region as my device. I have already tried multiple methods of cleaning the pins, and they are shiny gold but will still not load. Thoughts? I really don't want to have to rebuy the game and start over from scratch.

someday, at some point, I will understand how to fix things without looking it up first.

Maximumbeans

@gr33n Before this thread gets locked for being necroed, I would say there's no much you can do if cleaning the pins hasn't helped. What cartridge is it? If it's a copy of Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire then keep trying, sometimes my console struggles to read them but once it's got it, they run fine. Keep popping it in and out at varying speeds to see if it can read it.

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gr33n

Thanks for the advice - it was a copy of alpha sapphire and, while it was reading fine, it was showing an error whenever I tried to actually open it. I eventually just got a new copy.

someday, at some point, I will understand how to fix things without looking it up first.

MajinSoul

I had the same issue with my Alpha Saphire copy. After some research it seems like there was a defective batch of 3DS games produced in Europe (affecting the Pokemon games aswell as Persona Q). I haven't found a solution to this other than purchasing a new copy ... it really stinks.

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Zuljaras

My Alpha Sapphire had that problem. It worked and suddenly I got the error that is usually shown when you insert a cartridge from another region.

I bought a new copy but this crap can happen to other Pokemon cartridges as well.

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Maximumbeans

@gr33n That's a shame but glad you were able to get another one. I think it's kind of 'unofficial knowledge' that ORAS are notorious for cartridge problems, they must have had a big dodgy batch or something.

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