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- This article is about the the location in Generations IV and V. For the system that allows trading globally, see Global Trade System.
Location of the Global Terminal in Sinnoh
The Global Terminal (Japanese: グローバルターミナル Global Terminal), known as the Global Trade Station (Japanese: グローバルトレードステーション Global Trade Station) in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, is a location that allows players of the Generation IV and V games to interact in different ways via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
In Sinnoh-based games, in order to access the terminal located in Jubilife City, players must have the first Badge of the region, while it is instantly accessible in Johto as soon as the player arrives in Goldenrod City, the city in which it is located (this may be due, of course, to the fact that one cannot get to Goldenrod without the first Badge). The player's first Pokémon is returned to its Poké Ball before entering in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
In Unova, the Global Terminal can be accessed in every Pokémon Center after obtaining the first Badge.
After the shutting down of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection's servers, access to the Global Terminal's features are no longer officially supported, though the building itself can still be entered and explored. Unofficial support for certain Global Terminal features, such as the Global Trade System and Battle Videos, is accessible using the Poké Classic Network.
In Diamond and Pearl
Global Trade Station
- Global Trade Station redirects here. For the system that allows trading globally, see Global Trade System.
The Global Trade Station, or the GTS for short, allows access to the Global Trade System, a worldwide network over which players of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, as well as Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, can trade Pokémon via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
In order to access the GTS in Diamond and Pearl, the player must have the Coal Badge.
If the player talks with the woman at the counter, she will direct them into a room where they can either put up a Pokémon to be traded or trade a Pokémon they own for one that has been put up for trade.
Inside, there is a large globe, called the Geonet, on which players can indicate their location and on which small dots representing players they have traded with will appear. When the player first logs on to Geonet, they will be asked where they live, so that other players may locate their position in the world.
A website dedicated to the Global Trade Station was put up in 2007. It allowed players to see trades all over the world and to view statistics relating to trades on the GTS, among several other features such as the ability to read information on the countries of the world and the most popular Pokémon traded per country.
It also featured a daily "GTS Journal", a printable newspaper article which reported an analysis on a Pokémon that had recently become prominent within the trading network in some way, as well as a comparison with a different Pokémon that has experienced similar success on the network. It also hosted small polls. At the start of a new month, a V.I.P. Pokémon would be chosen, specifically one that had been traded across the world most within the previous month.
The site announced on August 14, 2010 that it would close down a month later, possibly to make way for the new generation of Pokémon games. On September 14, 2010, the site officially closed and the GTS Journal is no longer available for reading or printing.
On June 20, 2012, the Pokémon Global Link site was updated and now includes many of the features that used to be on the old GTS site. For example, the ability to see trades and view statistics about Pokémon and countries was carried over. The GTS Journal did not make a return, and the site no longer features information on trades within the Generation IV games.
Inside the GTS in Diamond and Pearl
The GTS in Diamond and Pearl
Logo of the site placed on an image of the planet Earth
In Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver
In Pokémon Platinum, the GTS building has been replaced by the Global Terminal, which was redesigned to contain more features. It is located in the same place as the old GTS. The Vs. Recorder is widely used here. The features of the Global Trade System here are similar to the ones in Diamond and Pearl, except that a choice to narrow the Pokémon found in Seek Pokémon feature by location has been added.
If the player talks with the woman at the counter located in the upper left corner of the ground floor, she will direct them into a room in which they can either put up a Pokémon to be traded or trade a Pokémon they own for one that has been put up for trade.
The Geonet reappears in the Global Terminal, on which players can indicate their location, and on which small dots representing players they have traded with will appear. When the player first logs on to Geonet, it will ask where the player lives in the world, allowing details for other players to locate their position in the world.
In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Global Terminal has the same interior as the one in Platinum.
The ground floor is the room seen when entering the Global Terminal. It can be reached when in the other floors by using the blue warp panels. There are four points of interest on this floor; the Global Trade Station which is located on the northwestern corner, the Geonet located just below it, the Trainer Rankings located on the eastern side and the northern set of blue machines, and the Battle Video Rankings located just below the Trainer Rankings, in the southeastern corner. The information desk is located next to entrance, which contains two ladies that will give information about the Global Terminal. There are also the warp panels located on the northeastern corner.
The first floor in the Global Terminal was initially the total Global Trade Station in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, still holding the Geonet and the actual counter to the trade room. However in Pokémon Platinum, it was expanded to include the other machines, while pushing the counter to the western corner. This floor is more likely the ranking floor, containing the Trainer Rankings, which ranks the results of Trainers from around the world by divided by team, as well as the Battle Video Rankings, which ranks Battle Videos from around the world by popularity.
The blue portal machine found below shows the Trainer rankings. It sorts the results of Trainers from around the world by teams and by categories. The player's own results are sent in automatically. Once the ranking machine is accessed, it will connect to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and start up the Vs. Recorder. The player can see the current week's and past week's results.
Battle Video Rankings
The blue portal machine found on top shows the most viewed uploaded Battle Videos. It ranks Battle Videos from around the world by popularity. The player can even save their favorite video. The player's named will be displayed along with their party Pokémon, in ascending order.
Players can go to the second floor by using the green warp panels. There are two points of interest on this floor; Box Data, located on the western side and the northern set of green machines, and the Dress-Up Data, located just below the Box Data, in the southeastern corner. The warp panels are located on the eastern side, the blue warp panel located on the northern corner will take people down to the first floor, while the pink warp panel located on the southern corner will take people up to the third floor. There is a PC located just north of the Box Data machine.
The second floor is more of a photo scene floor, that allows people to take pictures and send it to their friends. The Box Data will allow players to take a picture of one of their Boxes and upload them here to be seen by others all over the world, while the Dress-Up Data, allows players to pictures taken at the second floor of Jubilife TV can be uploaded and viewed here.
Screenshot taken of a Box containing fourteen Jigglypuff
arranged in a heart-like shape
Players can take a picture of one of their Boxes and upload them here to be seen by others all over the world. Upload data about the Boxes where the player's Pokémon are deposited, and see other Trainer' Boxes. The Box Data is the green set of machines located on the northwestern side of the second floor.
The player is able to show off a PC Box full of Pokémon. By selecting the player favorite wallpaper and arrangement of their Pokémon according to a favorite theme, and upload their data for everyone to see. The player is also able to view other Trainers' Box Data from the menu.
Pictures taken at the second floor of Jubilife TV or the Goldenrod Tunnel can be uploaded and viewed here. Player's can upload their Pokémon Dress-Up photo and see other Trainers' photos. The player is also able to view other Dress-Up Data from the menu.
Players can go here by using the pink warp panels. There is only one point of interest on this floor; the Battle Video Gallery located on the western side and the set of the pink machines. The warp panels are located on the eastern side, the blue warp panel located on the northern corner will take people down to the first floor, while the green warp panel located on the southern corner will take people up to the third floor. There is a PC located just north of the Battle Video Gallery machine.
The third floor is the battle floor, that allows player's to upload their Battle Videos here though the use of the Vs. Recorder. Players may search Battle Videos in several ways, such as by facility, Pokémon in the battles and by using the number code given after uploading a video.
Battle Video Gallery
Players may upload their Battle Videos here. They may also view and download the videos of others. The player can send their own Battle Video and view other Trainer's Battle Videos. Battle Videos will be assigned a 12-digit number. The player can pass this number to other players, so they can find the player's Battle Video. Players may search Battle Videos in several ways, such as by facility, Pokémon in the battles and by using the number code given after uploading a video.
The recorded battles, known as Battle Videos, can be found in the Vs. Recorder. The Vs. Recorder can record battles from the Battle Frontier, wireless play and Wi-Fi. Players can also download videos from the Global Terminal which can be viewed in the second option. The third option deletes recorded videos. Battle Videos change depending on the game's language. Everything changes to the game's language except the names. For example, watching another player's video from a Japanese version of Platinum which features Dahlia in an English game would show her name as Arcade Star ダリア and her Pokémon would have Japanese names. In the third room, player's can open the Global Mode in the Vs. Recorder to view and upload videos of battles. The first option allows the player to view battles. It can be searched by the last thirty that were uploaded, choosing the Trainer and the type of battle or by putting in numbers. The second option allows the player to upload their own battle. Several numbers are given which are used in searching for it.
Uploaded videos do not remain in the Global Terminal forever, so codes might not always work or show the same video.
In Generation V
While no longer a location, the Global Terminal and all of its features can be accessed from any Pokémon Center's second floor, except the one in the Pokémon League (due to its lack of a second floor). Players must simply talk to the receptionist at the right-hand counter to access the Global Trade Station and all of the Global Trade System features. New features added in this generation include a new trading method called GTS Negotiations, and an option to upload photos taken from Pokémon Musicals.
- Main article: Global Battle Union
In addition to being able to trade Pokémon at the Global Trade Station, there is now another option known as Random Matchup. Trainers must first select a battle mode, either Single Battle, Double Battle, Triple Battle, Rotation Battle, or Launcher Battle. The player will then be connected and asked to choose either free battle or rating battle, which records the data from the battle. The player will then be sent to a battle with a Trainer who chose the same option. The two Trainers will choose several of their Pokémon from their initial party of six and begin battle.
Many stats for the Random Matchup can be accessed on the Pokémon Global Link, under the Global Battle Union.
Inside or near the Global Trade Station, there is a large globe called Geonet on which players can indicate their location, and on which small dots representing players they have traded with will appear. When the player first logs on to Geonet, it will ask where the player lives in the world, allowing details for other players to locate their position in the world.
Once the player has completed registration, their location cannot be changed. Using Geonet, the player can view the location information for all the other people they have met around the world, by moving the cursor over a point and pressing the X button to view the location name.
In Pokémon Platinum and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is found on the first floor and it serves the same features. Unlike before, it affects what other players see in the Visitor Profiles in the new Wi-Fi Plaza.
In Generation V, Geonet makes a return and serves the same features as in Generation IV.
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