How do you reset Pokémon Black? (How to soft reset Pokémon Black)

It is always good to talk to other gamers🤔. Although I’m an introvert, I often leave my comfort zone to listen to cheats and tricks other gamers use to overcome challenges.

That’s how I learned I can soft reset the game to increase my chance of getting a shiny for my collection.

Since I’m currently playing Pokémon Black, I went online to🧐 collect more information on the process of soft resetting for this game. Keep reading to learn what I discovered.

How to soft reset Pokémon Black

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Pokémon Black. Image source: Pinterest

The process of resetting core titles such as Pokémon Black is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is long-press L, R, Start, and Select at the same time.

This process works for all the remakes and sequels of DS and 3DS portable devices. A great example is Pokémon Black 2, which works with soft reset.

Gamers everywhere enjoy the convenience and simplicity of this feature.

Many games before the HD era included the soft reset function. In some games, it reduces Playtime, especially when you’re in a hurry to acquire a Pokemon and move on to the next stage of the game.

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How does soft reset work in Pokémon Black?

In Pokémon black, soft reset allows you to find better stats for certain Pokémon titles. You can easily access the title screen without shutting down your console👌.

This form of rebooting helps the game to modify hidden data values. If you’re trying to catch a Pokémon with certain qualities, a soft reset is your best friend. Most people use it to get a shiny Pokémon. That’s why it is often referred to as Shiny resetting.

Try soft resetting when you want to increase your chance of getting a Legendary Pokémon. If your Pokémon faints during a fight, you can quickly soft reset and get another shot.

This simple cheat helps players not to lose it all in a moment of weakness.

How do you start a new Pokémon game in Black?

How to soft reset Pokémon Black
Pokémon game in Black. Image source: Pinterest

Starting a new game in Pokémon black is pretty easy. All generation 5 and below games have a “New Game” option on the main menu.

If you want to save your new game, be prepared to lose data from your main game since you can only have ☝️one file per game.

That’s because you’d have to delete the data from your first game to save the new one. Doing this is not hard.

You just need to press Up, Select, and the letter B simultaneously. Once you delete your old file, you can save your new game’s data.

Remember that the “New Game” feature only exists so a friend or relative can try the game without interfering with the main storyline.

Other games that use this soft reset method

Soft reset technique


Press & hold L, R, Start, and Select simultaneously

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