Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (Japanese: ニンテンドーＷｉ－Ｆｉコネクション Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection), also known as Nintendo WFC for short, is a service run by Nintendo that allows free online play all over the world. It is used by Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii games.
- 1 Features
- 2 In the games
- 3 Games compatible with Wi-Fi
- 4 External links
- Main article: Friend Code
Every game that utilizes the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection requires players to use a unique 12-digit code known as a Friend Code. It is generated when the player logs onto it for the first time, and it is used to identify other players on online play.
The Nintendo 3DS also allows the Nintendo eShop, and "ambassadors", people who bought a 3DS before the price reduction, can get 20 games and a certificate for free.
In the games
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allows players to connect with the games of other players all over the world.
Features in the main series games
- The Global Terminal brings the most features to the main series, with the Global Trade Station and the ability to upload, view and download several types of data including full videos of battles. In Diamond and Pearl Versions, this facility is limited to the GTS.
- The Wi-Fi Club, for private online activity with friends registered in the player's Pal Pad. In Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, players can partake in Battle Frontier challenges, games from the Wi-Fi Plaza, and spin trades, among other activities.
- The Wi-Fi Plaza allows groups of up to 20 players to play three different games together online.
- Special key items, such as the Secret Key and Member Card can be downloaded to obtain additional Pokémon, items, features or areas. The exact dates in which these items are or were distributed may vary by region.
- Special Pokémon can be downloaded to trigger additional events and unlock certain Pokémon, items, features, areas, or aspects of the game's storyline. The exact dates in which these Pokémon are or were distributed may vary by region.
Features in the Pokémon Ranger series
- The Ranger Net in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia and Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs allows players to download additional missions to their games to expand the storyline.
Features in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
- In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, players can send and receive requests for rescuing each other.
- Users can purchase and download additional software to their Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS or Wii.
- One application that can be downloaded allows users to browse the Internet on their DSi, 3DS or TV.
- On these systems, it is also possible to download an update to the console's operating system to be able to use additional features, such as upload pictures taken on the Nintendo DSi Camera to Facebook.
- On the Wii, users can send messages to each other.
Games compatible with Wi-Fi
The following Pokémon games are compatible with the Wi-Fi Connection service.
Nintendo DS titles
- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions
- Pokémon Platinum Version
- Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions
- Pokémon Black and White Versions
- Pokémon Black and White Versions 2
- Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
- Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
- Pokémon Conquest
- Pokémon Battle Revolution
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- My Pokémon Ranch
- Pokémon Rumble
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (WiiWare)
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