How To Fix Pokémon Legends Arceus Not Downloading Error

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With the arrival of Pokémon Legends Arceus comes a new set of mission, challenges and battles for fans to overcome. Assuming they can get into the game, that is. Some players have been hit by a Pokémon Legends Arceus not downloading error.

This issue has made playing the latest Pokémon adventure game impossible. So today, we'll tell you what to do if this has happened to you. And you can start making up for lost time.

How To Fix Pokémon Legends Arceus Not Downloading

If you do find yourself trapped by the Pokémon Legends Arceus not downloading error, there are a few steps to try. But before we get into that, it's worth mentioning that some games pause their downloads while they are being played. According to Nintendo, this is to ensure the best experience when using a game's online features and services.

So if you are playing this game while simultaneously trying to download it, save your game, and then close it. You can then see if the download resumes or not. Assuming that it doesn't, here's what to try next:

  • Start by checking that your internet connection is working properly. Try testing another device, or another game on your Switch.
  • Make sure that your Switch has an active internet connection. You can easily test the connection by opening the Home Menu and selecting System Settings. From here, scroll down and select Internet > Test Conenction. If you are having issues with the connection, or it's running very slowly, then go back to checking yourt home internet connection. Try restarting your router. Run a speed test on another device. If it's running very slowly, try contacting your ISP for further support.
  • One last option to try: restart your console, and wait for it to restablish its connection to the internet. You should find that the download shortly resumes.
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If none of these solutions works, and you know that your internet connection is working properly, you can try contacting Nintendo for additional support. We can't guarantee they will be able to offer any more answers, but it's worth a try. You literally have nothing to lose.

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What Is The Not Downloading Error?

Sometimes, players are finding that when they attempt to download the game onto their Switch, one of a few things seems to happen. Either the download doesn't begin, or it pauses itself, or it becomes 'stuck'. In all three scenarios, the download does not progress to a point where the game becomes fully playable.

It won't be immediately apparent what the specific underlying cause is, if you suffer from this situation. So work through the solutions we outlined above, and eventually, you should find a fix that works for your specific circumstances.

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Hopefully, you won't have lost too much precious playing time, and will be able to start experiencing the Hisui region in full.