How do you soft reset your sword?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

To soft reset your Pokémon Sword game on the Nintendo Switch, you will need to follow a few steps. Soft resetting allows you to quickly restart the game without having to close and reopen it. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Make sure you are in a situation where you can safely reset the game. Soft resetting is commonly used when players want to reset certain in-game events or encounters, such as legendary Pokémon encounters or shiny hunting. Ensure that you are not in the middle of an important battle or any other crucial moment in the game.

2. Once you have determined that it is safe to reset, press and hold the following buttons simultaneously: L, R, and Plus (+). The L and R buttons are located on the top of the Joy-Con controller, while the Plus (+) button is the small button on the right side of the Joy-Con.

3. Continue holding down these buttons for a few seconds until the game screen fades to black or returns to the title screen. This indicates that the soft reset has been successful.

4. Release the buttons and wait for the game to load again. You will be taken back to the title screen, where you can start a new game or continue from your last saved point.

It is important to note that not all games on the Nintendo Switch support soft resetting. Some games might have different methods or no option for soft resetting at all. Pokémon Sword, however, does not have a built-in soft reset feature, so the method described above is not applicable for this specific game.

If you want to reset your progress in Pokémon Sword, you will have to rely on the game’s built-in options. You can start a new game by selecting “New Game” from the title screen, but be aware that this will erase all of your current progress and saved data.

Soft resetting is not available in Pokémon Sword on the Nintendo Switch. To reset your progress in the game, you will need to start a new game from the title screen, which will delete your previous save data.