1. Natetimbits

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    I was trying to do something with my saves on checkpoint the other day and I didn’t think I had changed anything, but apparently I did. My current save of Ultra moon was hours ahead of this one I was accidentally sent back to. My old one is still there but every time I try to restore it it says it restored it but nothing happens. I can even restore it multiple times but nothing changes. Does anyone know why? Sorry if this is confusing I’m just kinda panicking because I had a shiny lugia on my updates save.
     
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    I suppose that is something related with the secure value associated to the savegame
     
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    What can I do to fix it?
     
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    Perharps this can help you (if you want/need, read the entire thread)
     
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    I'm not sure this has anything to do with the secure value. For starters, Checkpoint automatically takes care of that. And secondly, as that thread indicates, a secure value problem would end up with the game complaining that the data was corrupted.

    Please clarify: when you say "nothing changes", does that mean the game keeps re-loading your old save? Or does the game complain that the data is corrupted?

    Also, are you playing the game from a cartridge, or from your SD card?

    If all else fails, editing Pokemon save data is completely trivial now.
     
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    hello! I was playing from a cartridge, and it just keeps reloading the old save. I will probably just edit the save if all else fails though, since I did get it legitimately before.
     
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    Are you selecting the cart and using the inject savefile? Cause it seems something is missing from that process.
     
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    I’m sorry but I don’t know what an inject savefile is
     
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    Before you go nuts looking for alternative solutions: can you open the save file you're trying to inject in pkhex on a PC, and verify that your Shiny Lugia is there? You don't have to change anything – but if you've been trying to inject old save data this whole time, then that would certainly explain the problem.
     
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    It’s possible that I just reset it to old save data but it looks like my old data is there. Atm I can’t do that but I will try later. As I said before it says that I retired my old data but nothing happens.
     
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    I’ve spent the last few hours doing this and I don’t know how to fix it. It seems that the file it’s stuck on won’t show up for me to replace and all the other files that show up won’t be restored. On the other file I’ve made the shing lugia with PKhex and it’s legal and on the other file, but I can’t use that file. It just won’t restore and I don’t know why.
     
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    I'm confused. Do you have a data file that shows you have Shiny Lugia in pkhex, or not?
     
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    I do now. The file my game is currently on won’t show up in the saves but I do have a file with a shiny lugia on it
     
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    Well, work through the possibilities, if you haven't already.
    -Backup whatever save is currently on the cart and verify with pkhex that it contains the data you expect.
    -Catch a new pokemon in the game, backup the save, and verify with pkhex that the backup contains the correct, changed data.
    -Restore the first backup you made to the cart and verify in the game that the pokemon you caught is no longer there.

    If all of that works, then it seems to me the only likely possibility is that you're not selecting the correct save in Checkpoint when you restore it.
     
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    Alright, thank you. I’ll probably try these later tonight and tell you what happens.
     
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