Nintendo 3DS XL
ニンテンドー3DS LL Nintendo 3DS LL
Nintendo 3DS XL
Both screens of the Nintendo 3DS XL are approximately ninety percent larger than the screens of the Nintendo 3DS. The console has an improved battery life, lasting from 3.5 to 6.5 hours. The Nintendo 3DS XL's stylus slot has moved from the back to the right side of the console. The AC adapter is not packaged with the console in Europe and Japan. The console is bundled with a 4GB SD card.
The Circle Pad Pro XL, a special version of the Circle Pad Pro for the Nintendo 3DS XL, was released, since the original Circle Pad Pro was not compatible with it due to the system's size.
In Japan, production of some colors of Nintendo 3DS XL has already ceased, with all other colors to be discontinued in the near future.
All releases listed are the year in which the Japanese version was released.
|Pokémon Rumble Blast||Action RPG||2011|
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity||Dungeon crawler||2012|
|Pokémon X and Y||Core series RPG||2013|
|Pokémon Art Academy||Art training||2014|
|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS||Versus fighter||2014|
|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire||Core series RPG||2014|
|Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon||Dungeon crawler||2015|
|Pokémon Sun and Moon||Core series RPG||2016|
|Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon||Core series RPG||2017|
|Detective Pikachu||Cinematic adventure||2018|
The Nintendo eShop uses the internet to purchase and download select full 3DS titles, 3DS-exclusive downloadable games (including 3D Classics), DSiWare, and Virtual Console games with money uploaded onto the player's account.
|Pokémon Dream Radar||First-person shooter||2012|
|Pokédex 3D Pro||Utility||2012|
|Pokémon Battle Trozei||Puzzle||2014|
|The Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon||Action||2014|
|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version||Core series RPG (demo)||2014|
|Pokémon Rumble World||Action RPG||2015|
|Detective Pikachu||Cinematic adventure||2016|
|Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version||Core series RPG (demo)||2016|
Select Nintendo 3DS retail software titles are available to download via the Nintendo eShop since August 2012.
|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||Core series 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||Core series RPG||2014||2014|
|Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon||Dungeon crawler||2015||2015|
|Pokémon Sun and Moon||Core series RPG||2016||2016|
|Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon||Core series RPG||2017||2017|
|Detective Pikachu||Cinematic adventure||2018||2018|
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.
|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|
|Pokémon Red and Green||Core series RPG||Game Boy||1996||2016|
|Pokémon Blue||Core series RPG||Game Boy||1996||2016|
|Pokémon Red and Blue||Core series RPG||Game Boy||1998||2016|
|Pokémon Yellow||Core series RPG||Game Boy*
Game Boy Color*
|Pokémon Gold and Silver||Core series RPG||Game Boy Color||1999||2017|
|Pokémon Crystal||Core series RPG||Game Boy Color||2000||2018|
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.
|Pokémon X and Y patches||Update||2013 - 2015|
|Pokémon Bank patches||Update||2013 - 2014, 2020|
|Poké Transporter patches||Update||2013 - 2014, 2020|
|Pokémon Art Academy patch||Update||2014|
|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS patches||Update||2014 - 2016|
|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire patches||Update||2014 - 2015|
|Pokémon Sun and Moon patches||Update||2017|
|Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon patch||Update||2017|
|Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon patches||Update||2017 - 2018|
Via backwards compatibility
|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||Core 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||Core series RPG||2008|
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky||Dungeon crawler||2009|
|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver||Core series RPG||2009|
|Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs||Action RPG||2010|
|Pokémon Black and White||Core series RPG||2010|
|Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure||Typing||2011|
|Pokémon Card Game: How to Play DS||Card game||2011|
|Pokémon Conquest||Turn-based strategy||2012|
|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2||Core series RPG||2012|
Special Pokémon editions
- Pikachu Yellow edition: Yellow Nintendo 3DS XLs which featured Pikachu on the cover were available at Japanese Pokémon Centers starting on August 25, 2012 at a cost of ¥18,900. It was only available as a preorder and could be picked up between the 25th and September 15th. The console sold out in less than a day, with some fans reporting waiting in line for over four hours.
- Charizard edition: A Charizard edition of the Nintendo 3DS XL was announced for Pokémon Centers throughout Japan. It was available to win via a lottery from November 3 to November 26, 2012. If the sales are successful, Nintendo has announced that it will be available for purchase for ¥18,900 from December 15 to January 14 in Japan.
- Eevee edition: An Eevee edition was available to purchase from a lottery until June 30, 2013.
- In Pokémon X and Y, after starting a new game with Serena, Serena stands up from her bed holding a Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL. Calem is not seen with a 3DS or 3DS XL.
|Game systems with Pokémon games|
|Nintendo handheld consoles|
|GB (Pocket • GBL • SGB • SGB2) • GBC • mini • GBA (SP • GBm • GBP)|
DS (Lite • DSi • DSi XL) • 3DS (XL • 2DS • New 3DS • New 3DS XL • New 2DS XL)
Switch (Lite • OLED)
|Nintendo home consoles|
|SNES (BS-X • SGB • NP • SGB2) • N64 (DD) • GCN (GBP)|
Wii (Family Edition • mini) • Wii U
|Pico • Beena|