Talk:Nintendo 3DS

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Should we delete this?

This is a "community-driven POKÉMON Encyclopedia." What on earth does the 3DS have to do with Pokémon? There are no Pokémon-related games on the 3DS. I understand that it is made by Nintendo, but by that logic, we should have articles for the Game & Watch, NES, SNES, and Virtual Boy. The Virtual Boy is especially noteworthy because it is a portable system, so a Pokémon release was highly likely before it was retired. Especially with the 3DS attempting to use 3D effects like the Virtual Boy did, it is likely that the 3DS will be retired quickly as well with no Pokémon titles. I am in favor of deleting this until a Pokémon-related game is announced. --GoldenSandslash15 14:42, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Don't be silly. =P--Pokélova! 16:09, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
There already is a 3DS Pokemon game announced, it's that game that teaches Japanese people to type using "English." Besides I honestly doubt the 3DS will be a complete failure like the Virtual Boy was. The 3DS will be here to stay and there will be other Pokemon games. --Dman dustin 16:25, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
Additionally (and this should probably be mentioned in the article), early reports on what was then only known as the successor to the DS specifically mentioned The Pokémon Company as having gotten special priority in receiving the software development kit for the 3DS. --AndyPKMN 16:30, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
Dman, I'm pretty sure Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS! is for the DS line, not 3DS. But yeah, consoles these days don't fail like they did back then.--Pokélova! 16:32, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
Well that's just confusing then, I mean Serebii says at Nintendo's Conference regarding the 3DS a new Pokemon DS game was announced. I guess at the time I figured it was for the 3DS since it made sense, but now that I think about it and reread it, probably not, considering it comes packaged with a Keyboard (which will most likely utilize the GBA slot in some fashion). I guess I got mixed up, and maybe I was a little too hopeful there would be a 3DS Pokemon Game sooner rather than later. My other point stands though as does AndyPKMN's point. --Dman dustin 19:12, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
The new Pokémon Typing Game can be played on the original DS/Lite/DSi/XL. - unsigned comment from GoldenSandslash15 (talkcontribs)
It is also noteable that the old ds games can be played on the 3ds - unsigned comment from Ash0011 (talkcontribs)


Is it possible that we could put a countdown for the 3ds--Ash0011 23:55, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

It's possible, but not needed. The 3DS is not strictly Pokémon related, and there aren't even any 3-D Pokémon games announced for it right now. R.A. Hunter Blade 00:02, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
yes but it will be compatible with old ds games.--Ash0011 21:59, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
It's still not strictly for Pokémon. --HoennMaster 22:03, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
Also, we didn't have a countdown for the DSi, so I don't see why we would have one for the 3DS. R.A. Hunter Blade 22:17, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
There is no reason why we can't. But currently, we are counting down to BW. Let that one run out and we'll consider this. MaverickNate 22:18, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

N. American Release

When I was in Gamestop the other day I saw a poster for the 3DS and it said it was released on the 24th. I live in Canada is there something I'm missing or is it different then we are assuming? --Rucario64 13:29, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

X and Y

Add Pokémon X and Y Versions to the list of games :3 --PenBlooeR 13:53, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

The newest 3DS, New 3DS

Is it too early to mention the newest 3DS the "New 3DS" ?Yamitora1 (talk) 06:02, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Let's wait until we get more facts. We only know so little about it. --リックEO (オープン for discussion) 06:07, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
The New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL should both get their own articles. --SnorlaxMonster 06:33, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Since the name is the same, should we do something like "Nintendo 3DS (Model B)" or something? After all, if the name is the same, then how would we properly create a new article without misdirecting users? --Super goku (talk) 03:26, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
We should probably wait for the official name to be released. --リックEO (オープン for discussion) 04:11, 1 September 2014 (UTC)


Doesn't it cameo in one of the Pokemon Centers in Sun/Moon, with 2 youngsters trading? LukeDaDiggityDog (talk) 17:56, 27 May 2017 (UTC)


I added the fact that at least one core series game from every region can be played on the 3DS, if not every core series game. Is that notable? (The original games can be played on Virtual console, Heartgold and Soulsilver can be played via DS backwards compatability, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are Hoenn remakes for the 3DS, and every game from Diamond and Pearl onwards is playable either through DS backwards compatability or due to being made for the 3DS). --LavaringX (talk) 18:48, 28 May 2017 (UTC)


Should patches for apps like Bank & Transporter be added to the Patches section the 3DS page, or is that just for retail titles? Torpoleon (talk) 23:03, 2 June 2018 (UTC)