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The logo of Poké Transporter.
|| December 25, 2013, January 22, 2014 (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong)
February 4, 2014
(Europe, Australia, and New Zealand)
February 5, 2014
| Service provided
|| Transferring Pokémon from Generation V
| Accessible by
|| Nintendo 3DS family of systems
The Poké Transporter (Japanese: ポケムーバー PokéMover) is an application for the Nintendo 3DS line of systems. It was released on the Nintendo eShop, serving as an extension to Pokémon Bank.
This software allows players of the Generation V core series games to migrate Pokémon to Generation VI games. The service allows one-way transfer of Pokémon from Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 to Pokémon Bank, from where they can be moved to Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. When one of the Nintendo DS cartridges is inserted into the system, it is possible to transport Pokémon belonging to it to Pokémon Bank. Then, such choices can be downloaded into a connected Generation VI game using the Nintendo 3DS.
Only the Pokémon from Box 1 can be transported, and the entire Box will be transported at once, limiting the transfer to up to 30 Pokémon at a time; if any Pokémon in the Box are ineligible to transport, they will simply remain in the Box while all other Pokémon in the Box are transported. The Pokémon transported to Pokémon Bank are placed in the Transport Box, from where they can be moved into Pokémon Bank's regular boxes or a Generation VI game. Pokémon cannot be transported if there are any Pokémon remaining in the Transport Box.
Any held items will be returned to the Bag, or deleted if it is full. Unlike the Pal Park and Poké Transfer before it, Pokémon that know HM moves can be transported without having to forget those moves. Kyurem must be in its normal form to be transported. Eggs cannot be transported.
As a part of Pokémon Bank, the player must have a valid pass in order to use Poké Transporter. While the Generation V games are region-locked due to being DSi-enhanced, Generation V games of any region can be used with Poké Transporter.
Poké Transporter has a legality checker that is intended to prevent Pokémon obtained or modified through external devices or a glitch such as the Rage glitch from passing through. However, it does not prevent all illegitimate Pokémon, and does stop some legitimate Pokémon. While legitimately obtainable, Shiny Jirachi could not be transported prior to the release of the Shiny 2014 Tanabata Jirachi.
Modifications to transported Pokémon
The names of unnicknamed Pokémon will be rechecked upon transportation. An unnicknamed Pokémon's name will be made to match its species name in its origin language if it had obtained a name from another language by evolution in a game in that language. Unnicknamed Pokémon from before Generation V, which have their species names in all-caps, have their names changed to be capitalized normally. If a Pokémon's nickname contains a word which is prohibited in the Generation VI games, the Pokémon's nickname will be erased, reverting to the default species name in its language of origin.
Blue-Striped Basculin with the Ability Reckless will have their Ability changed to Rock Head upon transportation. Starly that have their Hidden Ability flag set (such that they would evolve into Reckless Staravia) will have their Ability changed to Reckless upon transportation. Venipede, Whirlipede, and Scolipede with Quick Feet will have their Ability changed to Speed Boost upon transportation.
Pokémon obtained in Generation III that gained an Ability in Generation IV that would change Ability slot upon evolution will be locked into their current Ability slot upon transportation (although it can still be changed using the Ability Capsule). Female Azurill that would evolve into male Marill will be permanently locked into being female upon transportation.
When a Pokémon is transferred, its location becomes simply the name of the region it was caught rather than the exact location it was caught. A Pokémon caught in HeartGold or SoulSilver will have its location listed as Johto, regardless of whether it was caught in Kanto, the Sinjoh Ruins, or the Pokéwalker. In addition, the level obtained at is changed to the level arrived at, and the date obtained becomes the date it was transported to Pokémon Bank.
Like Pal Park and Poké Transfer, Poké Transporter only reads the data of the game the Pokémon was originally generated in, rather than its in-game met location. This sets any Pokémon created in FireRed or LeafGreen to Kanto; HeartGold or SoulSilver to Johto; Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald to Hoenn; Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum to Sinnoh; Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 to Unova, and Colosseum or XD to "distant land". (Pokémon obtained from Wonder Cards are treated as being created in the game they were received in.)
On December 25, 2013, Pokémon Bank and the Poké Transporter were both released in Japan, South Korea, and other Asian territories. Due to high volumes of traffic throughout the Nintendo Network caused by a large volume of Nintendo Network IDs being created, the Nintendo eShop was temporarily inaccessible. When the Nintendo eShop was accessible again on December 29, 2013, Pokémon Bank was removed from the Nintendo eShop (although players that had previously downloaded Pokémon Bank could still download Poké Transporter, which can only be downloaded through Pokémon Bank). In addition, the release of Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter for the Americas, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand—originally set to be December 27, 2013—was delayed due to the aforementioned issues.[dead link]
On January 21, 2014, Pokémon Bank was re-released in Japan, South Korea, and other Asian territories. The service was then launched in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on February 4, 2014; and in the Americas on February 5, 2014.
- Unlike Pokémon Bank, Poké Transporter is theoretically compatible with the Nintendo 3DS's save-data backup feature. However, it cannot be used, giving the error "There is no save data that can be backed up.", even if it has already been used to transfer Pokémon.
In other languages
- ↑ Twitter / NintendoAmerica
- ↑ Kotaku - Nintendo's Online Services Broken Now, Continuing Christmas Malfunctions
- ↑ Nintendo of Japan ~ "ニンテンドーeショップの接続障害に伴う『ポケモンバンク』の一時配信停止のお知らせ"
- ↑ Twitter / NintendoAmerica
- ↑ Pokémon Bank Announcement | Nintendo 3DS Family | Nintendo Support
- ↑ Twitter / NintendoAmerica
- ↑ https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/430673592527769600