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- This article is about the application that transfers Pokémon to Pokémon Bank. For the feature that transfers Pokémon to the Generation V games, see Poké Transfer.
The logo of Poké Transporter.
|| December 25, 2013, January 21, 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 and the Virtual Console releases of Generation I
| Accessible by
|| Nintendo 3DS family of systems
|| Pokemonbank.com/en-us/transporter/ (English)
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.
On January 24, 2017, Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter received an update that allows players to transfer Pokémon from the Virtual Console releases of Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow (Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, Yellow in Japanese) to Pokémon Bank. On November 19, 2017, it was updated to be compatible with the Virtual Console releases of Pokémon Gold and Silver. From Pokémon Bank, these Pokémon can then be moved to the Generation VII games (but not Generation VI games).
This software allows Pokémon to sent from the Generation V core series games and the Virtual Console releases of the Generations I and II core series games to Pokémon Bank. The service allows one-way transfer; once transferred, they cannot be moved back to the Generation V or the Virtual Console Generations I and II games.
Pokémon sent from the Generation V games can be withdrawn from Pokémon Bank in Pokémon X and Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon Sun and Moon, and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (although they cannot be withdrawn in the Generation VI games once they have been withdrawn by the Generation VII games). Pokémon sent from the Virtual Console releases of the Generation I games can be withdrawn from Pokémon Bank in Pokémon Sun and Moon only, while Pokémon sent from the Virtual Console releases of the Generation II games can be withdrawn from Pokémon Bank in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon only.
Poké Transporter allows the player to select an inserted physical copy of Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, or White 2, a Virtual Console copy of Pokémon Red, Blue, or Yellow (in Western languages) or Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, Yellow (in Japanese language), or a Virtual Console copy of Pokémon Gold and Silver. While Japanese versions of Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2 are region-locked due to being DSi-enhanced, Generation V games of any region can be used with Poké Transporter.
Only the Pokémon from Box 1 can be transported, and the entire Box will be transported at once, limiting the transfer to up to 20 Pokémon at a time (30 from the Japanese versions of the Generations I and II games); if any Pokémon in the Box are ineligible to be transported, 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. A new transfer cannot be made if there are any Pokémon 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.
Poké Transporter has a legality checker that is intended to prevent Pokémon obtained or modified through external devices or modified by 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 (though not in Japan), Shiny Jirachi could not be transported prior to the release of the Shiny 2014 Tanabata Jirachi.
Only Mew with the original Trainer GF or ゲーフリ and Trainer ID number 22796 are considered legal, which are the Original Trainer and Trainer ID number of Mew obtained from the Generation I Virtual Console distributions (the Nintendo UK's Pokémon Festival Mew and the Japanese Game Freak Mew).
Pokémon over level 100 can be transferred, but their level will be reduced to level 100.
Modifications to transported Pokémon
From Generation V
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Reason: What the OT is replaced by in each language. Whether the replacement OT depends on the language of origin of the Pokémon, the language of the Generation V game, or the language of Pokémon Bank. Check if the filter applies to Pokémon from Korean games. What happens when transferred Pokémon have more than 252 EVs in one stat..
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 by the Nintendo 3DS system's filter, the Pokémon's nickname will be erased, reverting to the default species name in its language of origin. If a Pokémon's original Trainer contains a word which is prohibited by the filter, the original Trainer will be replaced by Shiro* (in English) or ホワイト. (in Japanese) if the game is Pokémon White or White 2, or Kuro* (in English) if the game is Pokémon Black or Black 2. Since the Generation VII update, this filter is not applied to kana.
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 Generation VI, the level obtained at is changed to the level arrived at, and the date obtained becomes the date it was transported to Pokémon Bank; in Generation VII, no met level or date obtained is displayed for Pokémon obtained in previous generations.
To determine the met location in Generation VI and VII, Poké Transporter only reads the data of the game the Pokémon was originally generated in, rather than its met location in the Generation V game. 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, or 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.) A Pokémon whose Egg was obtained in a game based in one region and traded to another region before it was hatched will display the name of the region it was generated in, rather than the one it was hatched in; this means that a Pokémon generated in Platinum but hatched in SoulSilver would have the OT and ID of the SoulSilver player but list that it was met in Sinnoh.
If a Pokémon was met in a fateful encounter, this information is retained upon transfer.
Since the Shiny chance was doubled in Generation VI, some PIDs that were not Shiny in Generation V would become Shiny upon transfer. Specifically, if the Shiny value is between 8 and 15, the Pokémon would not be Shiny in Generation V, but would be Shiny if it had the same PID in Generation VI+. To prevent this, Poké Transporter checks for this case, and if the Shiny value is between 8 and 15, changes the PID's most significant bit (adds or subtracts 2,147,483,648 or 0x80000000, depending on whether the PID is above or below this value).
From Generation I
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Reason: Details of game of origin and language of origin (are they assumed to be the current game?). Whether Ä, Ö, Ü, ä, ö, ü are preserved in a Pokémon's nickname if sent from a non-German game. Whether the Á in the OT (FALCÁN) of the in-game trade Voltorb is preserved when transferred from a Spanish and non-Spanish game. What happens to the OT of in-game trade Pokémon in Italian. Check unnicknamed Mr. Mime and Farfetch'd from Spanish and Italian games, and Mr. Mime from French games. What happens to OTs that contain censored words in Pokémon Blue and in each language? Does it get a Secret ID from one? Also, do PP Ups apply?.
Any Pokémon transferred from the Virtual Console releases of the Generation I games have their Hidden Ability. Their IVs are randomly generated, but three are guaranteed to be 31 (five if the Pokémon is Mew). Stat experience is completely erased, so the transferred Pokémon has 0 EVs. As these games do not keep track of which Poké Ball is used to catch a Pokémon, all transferred Pokémon will be in a regular Poké Ball.
In version 1.3, a transferred Pokémon will be Shiny if in Generation I its Speed, Defense, and Special IVs are all 10, and its Attack IV is 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14 or 15. This is the method used to determine whether a Pokémon is Shiny in Generation II. If it does not meet these requirements, it will never be Shiny. In version 1.2, the roles of the Defense and Attack stats were swapped.
In version 1.3, a transferred Pokémon has a gender assigned based on its Attack IV, like in Generation II. In version 1.2, the gender assigned was randomly assigned (regardless of the Pokémon's Attack IV).
A transferred Pokémon's nature is that nature whose index number corresponds to the Pokémon's experience modulo 25; the Pokémon's experience is then reset to the minimum amount of experience required for its current level.
Nicknames and original Trainer names
Normally, unnicknamed Pokémon, which have their species names in all-caps, have their names changed to be capitalized normally. If an unnicknamed Farfetch'd is transported from Generation I, it will be given the nickname
FARFETCH D. If an unnicknamed Mr. Mime (only possible by trading it from Generation II) is transported from Generation I, it will be given the nickname
MR-MIME. In French, if an unnicknamed Pokémon of a species that has a diacritic or ligature in its species name is transported from Generation I, due to the Generation I games not using diacritics or ligatures, it will be given the nickname corresponding to the way its species name is displayed in Generation I (not changing upon evolution).
A name consisting of only spaces, which is only possible in Generation I, will remain unchanged.
In Generation I, the Original Trainer of Pokémon from in-game trades uses a control character that displays Trainer in the games' language (e.g. TRAINER in English). Transported Pokémon have this OT converted to regular capitalization and any abbreviations expanded.
| Gen I
If a Pokémon has
× in its nickname or original Trainer, this will be converted to
x, respectively, upon being transported.
In Japanese, if a Pokémon's nickname or original Trainer includes an exclamation mark or question mark (only possible in Japanese in Generation I by trading from Generation II), that character will be converted to a space upon transfer. This does not occur in other languages, because it is possible to enter exclamation and question marks in Generation I. Conversely, the kana を / ヲ wo and small vowel katakana (which can be entered in Generation II but not Generation I) are retained upon being transported to Pokémon Bank.
Since the character encoding in Generation I does not draw a distinction between the hiragana
り and the katakana
リ, Poké Transporter converts the character to hiragana or katakana depending on the first character of the Pokémon's name that is not a space or
ー. If the first character is hiragana (other than the four kana in question), the character is converted to hiragana
り; if the first character is katakana or any of the four kana in question, the character is converted to katakana.
If a Pokémon's nickname contains a word which is prohibited by the Nintendo 3DS system's filter, the Pokémon's nickname will be erased, reverting to the default species name in its language of origin. If a Pokémon's original Trainer contains a word which is prohibited by the filter, the original Trainer will be replaced by Red* if the game is Pokémon Red, or Yellow* if the game is Pokémon Yellow. This filter is applied after converting characters such as
PK. This filter is not applied to kana.
Pokémon transported from Generation I have their met information (including met level and date) replaced by "Seems to have traveled across both space and time to reach you from the Kanto region in the good old days." This differs from the text used for Pokémon from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen only by the text "in the good old days."
Pokémon transported from Generation I have the origin marking.
Mew is flagged as being met in a fateful encounter.
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.
|| Release date
|| December 25, 2013
January 21, 2014
February 4, 2014
February 5, 2014
|| January 24, 2017
- You will be able to transfer Pokémon from the virtual console versions of
Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow into your copy of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon.
- A new Pokédex feature has been added.
- Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese is now available.
|| September 5, 2017
- Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.
|| November 19, 2017
- Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console are now supported.
- 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
|| 寶可夢虛擬傳送 Pokémon Hēuiyíh Chyùhnsung
|| 寶可夢虛擬傳送 / 宝可梦虚拟传送 Pokémon Xūnǐ Chuánsòng
|| Poké Transfert
|| 포켓무버 PokéMover
|| Поке-Транспортёр Poke-Transportyor*
|| Poké Trasladador