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So I would be playing my Pokemon Platinum, then after a long time of not saving it would randomly freeze, mostly in the underground or in a battle. Does anyone know why? Ive never udr cheats or used wifi. The ds is clean as far as I know. It never happened on my ds, I just started using my other one because of something else, could it be the ds?

asked Mar 11, 2012 by Danny
edited Mar 11, 2012 by Danny

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Normal game cards would'nt normally freeze, so cheats are one of the only options. Cheats such as "have all items" can be dangerous as you may be supposed to have the item at a certain point of the game, and the game gets confused as to why you have the item so early, and it freezes up. "Walk through walls" has a similar effect.

If you are sure you haven't used any cheats, then another possibility is that if you have opened up the game card to possibly fix something, this can bugger up a game as well.

Wireless communications/interent and/or Nintendo Wi-Fi can also mean trouble, but that's only if you are connected to someone who uses cheats. Whenever you are underground, you DS is automatically searching for other underground users, so it can easily pick up any abnormal data from someone else.

Dirty game cards or dirt in the system also cause trouble, and blowing only makes it worse (causes moisture, which can't be good). Wipe it gently with a cloth if you find any forign material on the game card. The instruction booklet the came with your DS should probably provide further details (Now I'm starting to sound like Nintendo :|)

The reason can't be resolved without pretty specific details provided, but above ^^ are some of the likely causes.

So yeah, sorry bout' your game, and I hope this helps :D

answered Mar 11, 2012 by ƒιzz
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That used to happen to my brother ALL the time! If you have a used or dirty DS systen or game card, then that could be the problem. You could also see if any part of the DS loose or ajar, sence the wires might not be fully conected.

answered Mar 11, 2012 by RandomDragon0412
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did you buy your game on ebay? if so, it may be a 'dodgey' copy so do a background check on the seller and/or ask the seller for money back, or report them. LOTS of bad sellers out there

answered Mar 12, 2012 by hyper beam