If you have picked up a copy of the latest Pokemon RPG Experience from Game Freak then that’s Great. Be sure to install it to your Nintendo Switch Console and away you go. However if you’re having errors with Lets Go Pikachu Not Loading on your Switch then this guide will help identify the problem.

Not Loading Troubleshooting Guide

It can be devastating and can happen at any moment of the game. However more often than not when games decide to cease loading data it’s during blank loading screens. This will result in your game becoming completely unresponsive and ultimately crashing.

The most frustrating part about this for the majority of time. Your Save Data, Your Progress and your accomplishments will not be saved.

This Troubleshooting Guide will help identify reasons why games like Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee are not loading for you. We have yet to experience any issues with Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee not loading. However if you have then be sure to reach out to Game Freak.

Help Us – Help You Fix The Problem!

It’s important to note for yourself when the game stops loading. The reason for this is – when and where it stops loading. Will give you insight into how to possibly fix the issue.

This guide for Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee Not Loading has been created with the experience and issues from similar games on the Nintendo Switch. It’s aim is to help identify what factors are causing your games to not load for you.

We will be sure to update this article with any User Submitted Issues you find.

We will then endeavour to try and fix those issues. Until then we’ve compiled a list of common fixes for most reasons why games may stop loading for you.. These fixes are console specific so be sure to highlight the correct Console.

Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee Game Freak Information.

Game Freak have been responsible for almost all of the previous Pokemon Games. With them in charge of this current project We’re Excited to see the outcome. Let’s Go Pikachu Game Freak Contact.

It’s imperative that you reach out to Game Freak and inform them of any and all faults with Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee not loading. Don’t forget to prepare details such as what console you’re using, when the game is not loading and what update you’re running.

Lets Go Pikachu Updates

Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee, News Updates and More.

“Now you’re able to use a Mixture of Pokemon Go and Your Switch to be the very best”

It may be an idea to also follow Game Freak on their social hubs so you can stay current with any and all updates that they release.

Switch: Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee Switch Not Loading Fixes

An issue which happens more than people may think is a Cartridge simply not booting or appearing on the Nintendo Switch main menu. This can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening. There are a few quick fixes you can try to solve the situation.

1: Ensure your Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee Cartridge is clean or not damaged.

On the back of your game cartridge you will notice 5 gold strips of contacts.

Ensure that these are in mint condition. Make sure no blemishes, scratches or dents are present as this may hinder Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee from loading.

If you have purchased Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee brand new and you have faults on your Cartridge then it is best to seek an immediate replacement before placing it into your Switch again.

Guide : Seeking a Repair or Refund for Damaged Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee to Fix Loading

If the Game Cartridge is in great condition or you see no real issues then it maybe a hardware fault with your Nintendo Switch.

2: Is your Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee Cartridge the correct Region?

Most games these days have region locks. If your Copy of Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee is not from within your region then it may not work with your Nintendo Switch. Ensure that the Region code for both your Console and Game Match.

If you’re curious about this you can always reach out to Nintendo Support to help resolve the issue.

3: Update your Switch to the latest Firmware Update.

Before trying Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee again be sure to visit your system Settings and try to update your Switch Console to the latest Console Update.

Sometimes new games are released and may not support the older firmware.

Guide : Downloading the Latest Console Update to Fix Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee Not loading.

If your console is running the latest update and it is still not recognising Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee then maybe a factory reset of the console maybe in order. Be warned though as – when you factory reset your console then you will lose any and all data so be sure to back up all important information.

Most important data is saved to your Nintendo Link Account anyway so as long as you remember your e-mail and password details then you will be able to recover most details.

4: How to Perform a Factory Reset on the Switch :

Main Menu > System Settings > System > Formatting Options > Restore Factory Settings

**IMPORTANT** Remember this will put your Switch back to Day one settings and you will lose any and all data. Only proceed if you have tried all other previous fixes or resolutions to solve the problem.

Guide : Factory Reset Nintendo Switch to Fix Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee not Loading

If Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee continues to not load then simply return the game to your place of purchase for a replacement. Most stores will have no issues in providing you with a replacement to resolve the issue.

5: “My Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee Software Closed While Playing”

If you ever Experience this fault then at some point the contacts on the Cartridge have lost contact with your Pins within your Nintendo Switch. This may present yourself with two separate hardware issues.

Firstly The Spring-load within the Nintendo Switch may be damaged.

Guide : Seeking a Repair or Replacement for Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee not Loading on Switch

Once you place your Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee Cartridge in the game card it self should click and be firmly placed within the console. You should then ensure that the Game cover is then closed to allow further security.

If your having no problems with the Game Loader then it may suggest that your Pins are damaged within your console.

6: **DAMAGED Nintendo Switch Pins**

Below you will see pictures of a good condition Nintendo Switch. The Pins featured within the console are necessary for reading the information on the Game Cartridge.

If you have realised that your Nintendo Switch Pins are bent, damaged or even broken then this warrants a quick repair or replacement.

It’s important at this point to not try to correct the issue yourself with third party tools. It is likely you will cause more damage and ultimately void your warranty.

Guide : Repairing your Nintendo Switch through your Warranty.

If the pins are still in-tact then compressed dust or particles maybe obstructing your Nintendo Switch from reading the Data. Grab a can of Air and give the console some light sprays to dislodge any debris.

Fix : Cleaning your Nintendo Switch.

We have created an in-depth cleaning guide for your Nintendo Switch to ensure that your console overheating or crashing is causing your Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee to not load. It’s a good idea for all gamers to maintain cleanliness with their Nintendo Switch.

7: Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee wont load with Parental Locks?

The Nintendo Switch carries a pretty robust Parental Lock system. Which can either be activated via the Console itself or by using the Online Nintendo Link Account.

Usually Parental Locks are set for a reason to restrict younger audiences from accessing adult material.

Guide : Factory Reset Nintendo Switch to Overcome Parental Locks

In some cases though this can actually restrict you from playing certain games. If you find that you’re having problems with running Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee due to a parental lock then we can show you how to deactivate it.

Firstly you will not be able to remove the Parental Lock from the console or from Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee unless. You have the four pin digit that you saved when you created the parental lock.

This is why its important to use a set of numbers that you will remember. Maybe someone’s birthday or a significant date in your life.

How To Remove Parental Lock On Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee:

Main Menu > System Settings > Parental Controls

Here you can change your settings.

Once you have input your Parental Lock Password then it is highly advised to simply change the Restriction Level to None.

This will allow you access to any and all games on the Nintendo Switch in the future.

If you do not have access or do not remember your 4 Digit Pin Number then this can be resolved by doing the following :

Once you are prompted to enter your pin number click the + Key to enter the “Forgot Pin” Menu.

Here you will be issued with an Enquiry Number (e.g 11441-77579 ).

Use this number by getting in contact with Support.Nintendo.Com and they will provide you with a Master Key. Input this key and you will have the ability to retrieve your pin number and change your parental lock restrictions.

User Submitted Not Loading Fixes

Overtime we will be updating this Troubleshooting guide with ever more ways you may solve your Loading Fault. Like we have expressed before. If you do come across any issues of Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee not loading. Be sure to reach out to Game Freak.


We have yet to experience any issues of Lets Go Pikachu / Eevee not loading for us. However if the above troubleshooting guide does not resolve the issue. Be sure to try some of the following guides.

Switch Guides

How To Download the Latest Switch Game & Console Updates.
How To Repair or Replace Damaged Game Cartridges.
Factory Resetting your Nintendo Switch.
Avoid Overheating your Nintendo Switch – Cleaning Guide.

Universal Guides:

Repair or Replace your Computer Components Today!
Protect your Game Saves from Damage and Corruption.
Repairing Your Scratched Games and Faulty Discs.

Online & Connection Guides: 

How to Test and Bolster your Internet Connection.
Best Internet Providers for Gaming and Streaming 2018.

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