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"The games internal battery has run dry."

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3 years ago#1
Got this message when I started up my Emerald this morning. Had a minor heart attack, expecting the save file to be gone,, it was still there. Saved and restarted, still there.

Does the save loss only apply in the Gen 2 games when it comes to the internal battery?
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3 years ago#2
Why does it say that, if nothing is wrong?
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3 years ago#3
The battery dying in RSE creates an entirely different issue: you can no longer do timed events. Fortunately, your save being lost forever because the battery ran dry is something exclusive to the GB games.
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3 years ago#4
Yeah, the battery in Gen III only controls the clock. Anything time-based won't work (such as berry growing) but otherwise it's fine.
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3 years ago#5
That message only apply to clock based events in the game. Such as berries growing, days passing, mirage island appearing, etc.

So your save file is safe just a few minor feature are no longer available.
3 years ago#6
can you crack open the cartridge and replace the battery? Or is it some obscure type?
3 years ago#7
Phew, thats a relief. What about the post game Groudon and Kyogre, though? The main reason I dug out the game was to grab a friend of mine a Groudon.

And, since the battery running dry made me a slight bit paranoid, I dug out my old Pokémon Gold...its battery is dry as well. Thats...rather childhood shattering. Gold was my first game ever :/ not as big of a loss, since the games been remade, but still...
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3 years ago#8
I'm afraid to check my old games now.
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3 years ago#9
this is supposedly a fix for the problem. I had this with my sapphire too, but i haven't tried anything yet.
Try this at own risk.
3 years ago#10
It's better than buying one and getting "The save file will be loaded. The game can be played"
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