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by DarkRula » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:27 pm

NBK wrote:My Switch has really been a God send for the past few months. Gaming time is getting more and more limited and the combination of having some family friendly titles along with being able to take it elsewhere has been a massive help.

My eldest daughter is saving up for her own Switch in preparation for Animal Crossing next year. She's due to get Pokemon for her Christmas though and I wasn't sure if she would be able to transfer her save of that over to her new console from mine at all?

Everything is just played off my profile, so I've never really looked into the limitations around transferring saves, but I know that it's come up a few times here so any help would be appreciated :)


She'd need her own account to get a save for one thing, and then a subscription to Switch Online to be able to transfer it. I can't remember if the games support cloud saves, though, which is the only way to transfer saves.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by shy guy 64 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:37 pm

NBK wrote:My Switch has really been a God send for the past few months. Gaming time is getting more and more limited and the combination of having some family friendly titles along with being able to take it elsewhere has been a massive help.

My eldest daughter is saving up for her own Switch in preparation for Animal Crossing next year. She's due to get Pokemon for her Christmas though and I wasn't sure if she would be able to transfer her save of that over to her new console from mine at all?

Everything is just played off my profile, so I've never really looked into the limitations around transferring saves, but I know that it's come up a few times here so any help would be appreciated :)


i think you can only transfer profiles, no idea if you can transfer saves between profiles

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by KjGarly » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:37 pm

DarkRula wrote:
NBK wrote:My Switch has really been a God send for the past few months. Gaming time is getting more and more limited and the combination of having some family friendly titles along with being able to take it elsewhere has been a massive help.

My eldest daughter is saving up for her own Switch in preparation for Animal Crossing next year. She's due to get Pokemon for her Christmas though and I wasn't sure if she would be able to transfer her save of that over to her new console from mine at all?

Everything is just played off my profile, so I've never really looked into the limitations around transferring saves, but I know that it's come up a few times here so any help would be appreciated :)


She'd need her own account to get a save for one thing, and then a subscription to Switch Online to be able to transfer it. I can't remember if the games support cloud saves, though, which is the only way to transfer saves.


https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Nintendo-Switch/Usage/How-to-Transfer-User-and-Save-Data/How-to-Transfer-User-and-Save-Data-1294746.html

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Rob-ho ho-92 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:13 pm

Neither of the Pokémon games released for the Switch have supported cloud saves, no idea why they don’t.

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by Fade » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:03 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Neither of the Pokémon games released for the Switch have supported cloud saves, no idea why they don’t.

To try and stop save scumming I'm guessing. Though not having save backup on one of your most popular games that also expects people to grind for dozens of hours seems very questionable.

So there's no way to back up saves on Switch apart from cloud saves?

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by NBK » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:05 pm

KjGarly wrote:
DarkRula wrote:
NBK wrote:My Switch has really been a God send for the past few months. Gaming time is getting more and more limited and the combination of having some family friendly titles along with being able to take it elsewhere has been a massive help.

My eldest daughter is saving up for her own Switch in preparation for Animal Crossing next year. She's due to get Pokemon for her Christmas though and I wasn't sure if she would be able to transfer her save of that over to her new console from mine at all?

Everything is just played off my profile, so I've never really looked into the limitations around transferring saves, but I know that it's come up a few times here so any help would be appreciated :)


She'd need her own account to get a save for one thing, and then a subscription to Switch Online to be able to transfer it. I can't remember if the games support cloud saves, though, which is the only way to transfer saves.


https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Nintendo-Switch/Usage/How-to-Transfer-User-and-Save-Data/How-to-Transfer-User-and-Save-Data-1294746.html


That sounds perfect, thanks. So it'll just be a case of creating a user profile for her ahead of her starting Pokemon and she can just play it through that.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Rob-ho ho-92 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:36 pm

Fade wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Neither of the Pokémon games released for the Switch have supported cloud saves, no idea why they don’t.

To try and stop save scumming I'm guessing. Though not having save backup on one of your most popular games that also expects people to grind for dozens of hours seems very questionable.

So there's no way to back up saves on Switch apart from cloud saves?


I don’t believe so as all saves are stored to the Switch’s internal memory and not the SD card.

I agree it is very questionable, a load of people will pour hundreds of hours into these games for it to potentially be lost if their Switch breaks. It’s the same with Animal Crossing New Horizons as well, they’ve already come out and said that won’t be supporting cloud saves either which personally is a bit of a kick in the teeth as thats another series where people will easily put hundreds of hours into, perfecting their town and befriending the various animals all for it to potentially be lost if they need their Switch repairing. Bonkers.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Rocsteady » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:50 pm

Thanks for the okami notes guys. Think I'll pick it up xmas time.

Still only got botw since rebuying a switch a couple months ago, doing me well though.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Rex Kramer » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:14 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:The fantastic 80 Days is out now on Switch:

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Ninten ... l#Overview



If people haven't checked it out it's a gem of a game, a fantastic narrative game that I'm still being surprised by after 3 years with it.


This game has always looked interesting to me. Is the price hike over iOS justified (additional content etc), and is it a game where you would recommend one platform over another (i have an iPad Pro)?

Thanks.

Added this to my watch list based on the earlier comments in the thread. It's now on sale so took a punt, looks lovely and the writing is top notch.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Fisher » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:58 pm

shyguy64 are you gonna download some eshop games next week.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Jezo ho ho » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:54 am

Fade wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Neither of the Pokémon games released for the Switch have supported cloud saves, no idea why they don’t.

To try and stop save scumming I'm guessing. Though not having save backup on one of your most popular games that also expects people to grind for dozens of hours seems very questionable.

So there's no way to back up saves on Switch apart from cloud saves?

It's because that would mean Game Freak would have to put in a bit of effort. Why try when you can scrape by with the bare minimum?

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Fade » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:41 am

Robbo-92 wrote:
Fade wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Neither of the Pokémon games released for the Switch have supported cloud saves, no idea why they don’t.

To try and stop save scumming I'm guessing. Though not having save backup on one of your most popular games that also expects people to grind for dozens of hours seems very questionable.

So there's no way to back up saves on Switch apart from cloud saves?


I don’t believe so as all saves are stored to the Switch’s internal memory and not the SD card.

I agree it is very questionable, a load of people will pour hundreds of hours into these games for it to potentially be lost if their Switch breaks. It’s the same with Animal Crossing New Horizons as well, they’ve already come out and said that won’t be supporting cloud saves either which personally is a bit of a kick in the teeth as thats another series where people will easily put hundreds of hours into, perfecting their town and befriending the various animals all for it to potentially be lost if they need their Switch repairing. Bonkers.

Yeah that is incredibly dumb. It was fine when the saves were on the cart itself but now, geez not to have any kind of save transfer on those two games is baffling.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Rob-ho ho-92 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:55 am

Jezo wrote:
Fade wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Neither of the Pokémon games released for the Switch have supported cloud saves, no idea why they don’t.

To try and stop save scumming I'm guessing. Though not having save backup on one of your most popular games that also expects people to grind for dozens of hours seems very questionable.

So there's no way to back up saves on Switch apart from cloud saves?

It's because that would mean Game Freak would have to put in a bit of effort. Why try when you can scrape by with the bare minimum?


Surely they’re not terribly difficult to implement are they? I think every other game on there supports them so not having them for the Pokémon games (and maybe Animal Crossing) is just annoying/odd/lazy.

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Fade wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Neither of the Pokémon games released for the Switch have supported cloud saves, no idea why they don’t.

To try and stop save scumming I'm guessing. Though not having save backup on one of your most popular games that also expects people to grind for dozens of hours seems very questionable.

So there's no way to back up saves on Switch apart from cloud saves?


I don’t believe so as all saves are stored to the Switch’s internal memory and not the SD card.

I agree it is very questionable, a load of people will pour hundreds of hours into these games for it to potentially be lost if their Switch breaks. It’s the same with Animal Crossing New Horizons as well, they’ve already come out and said that won’t be supporting cloud saves either which personally is a bit of a kick in the teeth as thats another series where people will easily put hundreds of hours into, perfecting their town and befriending the various animals all for it to potentially be lost if they need their Switch repairing. Bonkers.

Yeah that is incredibly dumb. It was fine when the saves were on the cart itself but now, geez not to have any kind of save transfer on those two games is baffling.


Yeah at least when it was on the cart you knew what to look after and not lose but now it’s kind of pot luck, just hope your Switch doesn’t need fixing.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by shy guy 64 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:03 am

Fisher wrote:shyguy64 are you gonna download some eshop games next week.


probably not

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Xmasday » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:37 pm

What's the best SD card to get for the switch? I'm running low on memory and I really don't want to delete any of my games to make room for new ones

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by Wrathy » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:45 pm

Tsunade wrote:What's the best SD card to get for the switch? I'm running low on memory and I really don't want to delete any of my games to make room for new ones


I have the same problem and was looking at getting this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-microS ... OLE&sr=8-5

Officially branded appears identical to me, but is more expensive with less capacity: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDSQXA ... 439&sr=8-4

I haven't pulled the trigger yet though!

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Xmasday » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:48 pm

Wrathy wrote:
Tsunade wrote:What's the best SD card to get for the switch? I'm running low on memory and I really don't want to delete any of my games to make room for new ones


I have the same problem and was looking at getting this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-microS ... OLE&sr=8-5

Officially branded appears identical to me, but is more expensive with less capacity: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDSQXA ... 439&sr=8-4

I haven't pulled the trigger yet though!

I'll have to look into those myself, thanks Wrath!

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Rex Kramer » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:54 pm

That 200gb San Disk one is the one I've got. Seems to work fine.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by Chocatomi Plaza » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:20 pm

I used that 200GB Sandisk for ages with no problems, but I upgraded to a Samsung Evo 256GB when I found a good deal on it. 30 or so games installed, and still 99GB free.

Probably not worth nearly double the price now, though.

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PostRe: Nintendo Switch Chat Thread Thrii
by KjGarly » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:30 pm

I've also got the 200GB Sandisk card and while it was fine at the time I'm now actually out of space again. Get bigger if you can and future proof the storage space. Great if your a physical game buyer but almost all my games are digital.

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