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Nintendo 2DS

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Nintendo 2DS
ニンテンドー2DS Nintendo 2DS
Nintendo 2DS Crimson Red.png
Crimson Red Nintendo 2DS
Release dates
Japan: N/A
N. America: October 12, 2013[1]
Europe: October 12, 2013[2]
Australia: October 12, 2013[3]
South Korea: December 7, 2013[4]
Technical specs


Related information
Console generation: Eighth generation
Pokémon generations: III*, IV*, V*, VI
Console type: Handheld
Crimson RedNA
Electric Blue/Black + Blue
Sea GreenNA
White + RedEU
Pink + WhiteEU
Transparent Red/Crystal Red
Transparent Blue/Crystal Blue
External links

The Nintendo 2DS (Japanese: ニンテンドー2DS Nintendo 2DS) is a Nintendo 3DS model that does not display 3D images and has a tablet-like design rather than a clamshell design. It was announced on August 28, 2013, and was released on October 12, 2013 alongside the releases of Pokémon X and Y.

It has a recommended retail price of $129.99 for the United States. The system comes with a Nintendo 3DS charger, Nintendo 2DS stylus, 4GB SDHC card, and AR Cards. A carrying case is available separately.

The Nintendo 2DS has a slightly longer battery life than the original Nintendo 3DS, but slightly shorter than the Nintendo 3DS XL. Due to being unable to be closed, it has a Sleep Switch. It does not have Power Saving Mode. For games which have a mechanic dependent on closing the console, such as The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Another Code: Two Memories, the Sleep Mode switch behaves the same way for gameplay purposes.[5]

Unlike the other Nintendo 3DS models, it has a single monaural speaker; however, it still retains full stereo audio when using headphones. It is slightly heavier than the original Nintendo 3DS, but lighter than the Nintendo 3DS XL. It can take 3D photos, but they can only be viewed in 2D unless transferred to a 3D-capable system.

No version of the Circle Pad Pro for the Nintendo 2DS has been revealed.

Pokémon games

All releases listed are the year in which the Japanese version was released.

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Rumble Blast Fighter 2011
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Dungeon crawler 2012
Pokémon X and Y Main series RPG 2013
Pokémon Art Academy Art training 2014
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Versus fighter 2014
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Main series RPG 2014

Nintendo eShop

The Nintendo eShop uses the Internet to purchase and download 3DS-exclusive downloadable games, DSiWare, and Virtual Console games with money uploaded onto the console.

Title Genre Release
Pokédex 3D Utility 2011
Pokémon Dream Radar First-person shooter 2012
Pokédex 3D Pro Utility 2012
Pokémon Bank Utility 2013
Poké Transporter Utility 2013
Pokémon Battle Trozei Puzzle 2014
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version Main series RPG (demo) 2014

Virtual Console games

Virtual Console games are old games that were originally released on past consoles, and have now been re-released on the Nintendo eShop. They can be downloaded after being bought. There are two Pokémon games that have received this treatment so far.

Title Genre Original system Original release VC release
Pokémon Trading Card Game Card game Game Boy Color 1998 2014
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge Puzzle Game Boy Color 2000 2014

Retail titles

Select Nintendo 3DS retail software titles are available to download via the Nintendo eShop.

Title Genre Original release eShop release
Pokémon Rumble Blast Action RPG 2011 2012
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Dungeon crawler 2012 2012
Pokémon X and Y RPG 2013 2013
Pokémon Art Academy Art training 2014 2014
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Versus fighter 2014 2014
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Main series RPG 2014 2014


Patches for various Pokémon games have been released on the Nintendo eShop. Additionally, Pokémon Shuffle can update itself when performing the daily check-in, but such updates cannot be downloaded through the Nintendo eShop. If an update is available on Nintendo eShop for a game the player has, the update has not been downloaded yet and there is an attempt to launch that game while connected to the internet, the system will inform the player of the update and offer to go straight to the update in Nintendo eShop to download it.

Title Genre Release
Pokémon X and Y patches Update 2013 - 2014
Pokémon Bank patches Update 2013 - 2014
Pokémon Art Academy patch Update 2014
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS patches Update 2014
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire patches Update 2014

Via backwards compatibility

The Nintendo 2DS can be used to play games playable in the Nintendo DS series of systems, excluding Game Boy Advance games.

Title Genre Release
Pokémon Dash Racing game 2004
Pokémon Trozei! Puzzle game 2005
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Dungeon crawler 2005
Pokémon Ranger Action RPG 2006
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Main series RPG 2006
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness Dungeon crawler 2007
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Action RPG 2008
Pokémon Platinum Main series RPG 2008
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Dungeon crawler 2009
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Main series RPG 2009
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Action RPG 2010
Pokémon Black and White Main series RPG 2010
Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure Education 2011
Pokémon Card Game: How to Play DS Card game 2011
Pokémon Conquest Turn-based strategy 2012
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Main series RPG 2012




Pokémon bundles

External links


  1. Nintendo of America
  2. Nintendo 2DS - Announcement Trailer (Nintendo 3DS) - Nintendo3DSuk (YouTube)
  3. Nintendo Australia
  4. Nintendo Korea
  5. GAME Twitter
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