PKHeX Help Please

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by gjac1, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. gjac1

    gjac1 GBAtemp Fan

    May 1, 2005
    ***sorry it seems i have posted this in the wrong forum :( , mods can you move it please ?***


    I use Luma to play Pokemon games "obtained" via CIAngel and i have a few questions.

    1. Where does it save the gamesave files on the SD card ?

    2. Will they have to be converted to be loaded into PKHeX for editing ?

    3. If so, how do i convert them ?

    Thank you
    Last edited by gjac1, Aug 14, 2016
  2. c4388354

    c4388354 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 23, 2015
    United States
    1. Download JKSM (JK's Save Manager) and Install it (if you have FBI 2.4.1, select the 'TitleDB' section of FBI's main menu then find it in the list, press A and install it) and Exit FBI.
    2. Unwrap JKSM and start it, wait while it loads, select 'SD/CIA' from the main menu
    3. Find your game in the list, choose 'Export Save', Select 'New', type in a name for the backup and press A, then press A again when its finished.
    4. Your save is now exported, press B a few times to go back to the 3DS Home Menu.

    You can find your save at SD:\JKSV\Saves\<Game Name Here>\<Your Backup Name>
    Inside that folder should be a file called 'main', this is your Pokemon Save Game.

    Copy the folder that contains the save to your computer (via SD card reader or Wifi)
    Open the 'main' file in PKHex, edit what you like, once done 'EXPORT' the save using the menu.

    Next, transfer the edited save back onto your SD card (where the original save 'folder' was).
    Put the main file in a new folder (call it 'editedsave' or something like that) so you know which is your edited save.
    (edit: so you should have a folder like: "SD:\JKSV\Saves\Pokemon X\editedsave\" which contains a file called 'main')
    (Don't overwrite your original 'main' save, keep a copy just in case your save game get corruption etc you can restore the original)

    Turn on your 3DS, start JKSM again, select SD/CIA, select your game, but this time choose import save,
    select your edited save from the list (if it doesn't show, you probably forgot to put it in a folder) and import it...

    Next, start your Pokemon Game and you should be using your edited save.
    Last edited by c4388354, Aug 14, 2016
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  3. gjac1

    gjac1 GBAtemp Fan

    May 1, 2005
    amazing, thank you c4388354 :)

    Off to try this now....
  4. eureca

    eureca GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 14, 2008
    United States
    Thanks as well c4388354! I have tried out other save backup CIA's and they wouldn't work for me. It couldn't backup my saves. So I just gave up. Saw this thread and just tried JKSM and it worked like a breeze on my CIA saves and gateway saves. Thanks again.