How to Reset Pokemon Ranger for the Nintendo DS

Written by richard klopfenstein
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Pokemon Ranger has multiple reset methods, each with a different meaning. One method erases your data and begins a new game file. The other method, called a "Soft Reset," simply reboots the game cartridge while in-game and returns to the start menu without automatically saving your progress. Resetting old game data can be a useful method to capture alternative Pokemon or to simply replay the game from the beginning. Pokemon Ranger is trade-compatible with Diamond, Pearl and Platinum versions.

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    New Game Resetting

  1. 1

    Turn on the game and head to the game load menu.

  2. 2

    Select "New Game."

  3. 3

    Save at any point in your new file to overwrite old game data.

    "Soft" Resetting

  1. 1

    Save the game first if you would like to keep your current progress.

  2. 2

    Hold the "Start," "Select," "L" and "R" buttons while in the game.

  3. 3

    Release the buttons after the screen goes blank and reboots.

Tips and warnings

  • Both reset options will not reset "Ranger Net" if you have unlocked it. However, it will erase your progress in those missions.
  • For each cartridge of Pokemon Ranger, only one Manaphy egg can be obtained no matter how many times you reset the game.

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