Pokemon Bank Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Pokemon Bank RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Pokemon Bank Receives an Update... of Information https://www.gameskinny.com/s16du/pokemon-bank-receives-an-update-of-information https://www.gameskinny.com/s16du/pokemon-bank-receives-an-update-of-information Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:35:49 -0500 David Fisher

According to a news post made on Nintendo of Hong Kong's website, Pokemon Bank is expected to finally see release by the end of January. While this is hardly the concrete information many Pokemon fans have undoubtedly been begging for, it should at the very least alleviate some of the tension building up so far.

What's included in this update?

Unless your news updates about Pokemon are limited to what shows up on retail store shelves, chances are you already know that this Pokemon Bank update will feature the ability to transport your companions from Red, Blue, and Yellow all the way up to Sun and Moon. Just how this will work has been a mystery though.

Transferring from Red, Blue, and Yellow

As many fans already know, the DV system in Generation I games works very differently from the EV/IV/Nature system found in newer titles. To compensate for this, Pokemon transferred from Generation I to Generation VII will receive a minimum of 3 random IVs. Natures will be assigned to Pokemon at random, and they will receive a "gameboy" mark (seen near the symbols on the right).

They also have the potential to get hidden abilities not found normally in the modern generations at random. As such, it warrants catching more Pokemon in Red, Blue, and Yellow if you're a competitive player.

A New National Dex

Nobody is a fan of transporting Pokemon in and out of Pokemon Bank for the sake of PokeDex data, and in the upcoming update, players won't have to do that any longer. According to the news release, Pokemon Bank will host its own National Dex which will synchronize with the Local Dex of your games. This means a complete National Dex that will always be at your fingertips, as well as automatically updated Local Dexs in your mainstream Pokemon titles.

This National Dex can also check a variety of statistics for each of your Pokemon titles. For example, if you want to know how many Pokemon you caught, eggs you have hatched, wild Pokemon you have encountered, or more - all of that can be found in a single menu (left). This is more of a nice add-on than anything, but is neat nevertheless.

Other Features...

According to reddit user HKG_Teddy, there are two additional features at the bottom of the site that are interesting. First, PokeMiles from XY/ORAS can be transfered to Sun and Moon as Battle Points. Furthermore, the info page of Pokemon found in Pokemon Bank shows the items equipped to the Pokemon. If this is true, then it is possible that the new update will allow Pokemon to transfer items to newer games.

That's all for now...

Until we get a final release date confirmed, expect Pokemon Bank to receive its update on January 31st, 2017 if the information presented to us by Nintendo of Hong Kong is accurate. Hopefully we won't be seeing another delay as many people are already anxious to get their old companions over to the new game.

What do you guys think about the updates? Do you like the way Generation I Pokemon are being treated on transfer? Leave your opinions in the comments section below!

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Generation I Exclusive Moves You'll Want Your Pokemon to Know https://www.gameskinny.com/gi8kq/generation-i-exclusive-moves-youll-want-your-pokemon-to-know https://www.gameskinny.com/gi8kq/generation-i-exclusive-moves-youll-want-your-pokemon-to-know Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:51:35 -0500 David Fisher

Ever wanted a Mewtwo that could explode? An Articuno that could shoot out a Bubblebeam? How about a Raichu that could learn Submission? Well in Pokemon Red and Blue there were plenty of TMs that could help your Pokemon learn how to do just that!

Just so you won't have to do it yourself, here's a compiled list of exclusive moves that you might want your Pokemon to know. Not all of these moves are particularly useful, but some are certainly interesting to say the least.

Check 'em out below!

Note: TM/HM list and locations are included at the end of the article...

Gen 1 Exclusive Moves

Bulbasaur / Ivysaur / Venusaur
  • Bide
  • Mega Drain
  • Rage
  • Reflect
Charmander / Charmeleon / Charizard
  • Bide
  • Leer
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
Squirtle / Wartortle / Blastoise
  • Bide
  • Bubblebeam
  • Fissure
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Submission
  • Take Down
Caterpie / Metapod / Butterfree
  • Bide
  • Mega Drain
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Reflect
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
Weedle / Kakuna / Beedrill
  • Bide
  • Mega Drain
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
Pidgey / Pidgeotto / Pidgeot
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Reflect
  • Sand-Attack
  • Take Down
Rattata / Raticate
  • Bide
  • Bubblebeam
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Spearow / Fearow
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Take Down
Ekans / Arbok
  • Bide
  • Fissure
  • Mega Drain
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
Pikachu / Raichu
  • Pay Day
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
Sandshrew / Sandslash
  • Bide
  • Fissure
  • Rage 
  • Sand-Attack
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
Nidoran - F / Nidorina / Nidoqueen
  • Bide
  • Bubblebeam
  • Fissure
  • Horn Drill
  • Pay Day
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Submission
  • Water Gun
  • Tackle
Nidoran - M / Nidorino / Nidoking
  • Bide
  • Bubblebeam
  • Fissure
  • Pay Day
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Water Gun
  • Tackle
Clefairy / Clefable
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
  • Tri Attack
  • Water Gun
Vulpix / Ninetales
  • Bide
  • Body Slam
  • Double-Edge
  • Mimic
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Swift
  • Tail Whip
  • Take Down
Jigglypuff / Wigglytuff
  • Bide
  • Bubblebeam
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
  • Tri Attack
  • Water Gun
Zubat / Golbat
  • Bide
  • Mega Drain
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Take Down
Oddish / Gloom / Vileplume
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Sleep Powder
  • Take Down
Paras / Parasect
  • Bide
  • Mega Drain
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
Venonat / Venomoth
  • Bide
  • Mega Drain
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Reflect
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
  • Whirlwind
Diglett / Dugtrio
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Sand-Attack
  • Take Down
Meowth / Persian
  • Bide
  • Bubblebeam
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Psyduck / Golduck
  • Bide
  • Bubblebeam
  • Pay Day
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
Mankey / Primeape
  • Bide
  • Pay Day
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
Growlithe / Arcanine
  • Bide
  • Dragon Rage
  • Leer
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
Poliwag / Poliwhirl / Poliwrath
  • Bide
  • Fissure
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Abra / Kadabra / Alakazam
  • Bide
  • Dig
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Tri Attack
Machop / Machoke / Machamp
  • Bide
  • Fissure
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
Bellsprout / Weepinbell / Victreebel
  • Bide
  • Mega Drain
  • Rage
  • Stun Spore
  • Take Down
  • Wrap
Tentacool / Tentacruel
  • Bide
  • Mega Drain
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Geodude / Graveler / Golem
  • Bide
  • Fissure
  • Harden
  • Rage
  • Submission
  • Take Down
Ponyta / Rapidash
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
Slowpoke / Slowbro
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Fissure
  • Pay Day
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
  • Tri Attack
Magnemite / Magneton
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
Farfetch'd
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Sand-Attack
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
  • Whirlwind
Doduo / Dodrio
  • Bide
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
  • Whirlwind
Seel / Dewgong
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Pay Day
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Strength
  • Water Gun
Grimer / Muk
  • Bide
  • Mega Drain
  • Rage
Shellder / Cloyster
  • Bide
  • Clamp
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Teleport
  • Tri Attack
  • Water Gun
Gastly / Haunter / Gengar
  • Bide
  • Mega Drain
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
Onix
  • Bide
  • Fissure
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
Drowzee / Hypno
  • Bide
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
  • Tri Attack
Krabby / Kingler
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Voltorb / Electrode
  • Bide
  • Reflect
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
Exeggcute / Exeggutor
  • Bide
  • Mega Drain
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
Cubone / Marowak
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Fissure
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Hitmonlee
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
Hitmonchan
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
Lickitung
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Fissure
  • Pay Day
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Koffing / Weezing
  • Bide
  • Rage
Rhyhorn / Rhydon
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Fissure
  • Leer
  • Pay Day
  • Rage
  • Submission
  • Teleport
  • Water Gun
Chansey
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Teleport
  • Tri Attack
  • Water Gun
Tangela
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
Kangaskhan
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Fissure
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Horsea / Seadra
  • Bide
  • Horn Drill
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
Goldeen / Seaking
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Rage
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Staryu / Starmie
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Harden
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
  • Tri Attack
Mr. Mime
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
Scyther
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
Jynx
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
  • Thrash
  • Water Gun
Electabuzz
  • Bide
  • Metronome
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
Magmar
  • Bide
  • Metronome
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
Pinsir
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Slash
  • Take Down
Tauros
  • Bide
  • Fissure
  • Horn Drill
  • Leer
  • Skull Bash
  • Stomp
Gyarados
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Tackle
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Lapras
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Dragon Rage
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Solar Beam
  • Take Down
Eevee
  • Bide
  • Focus Energy (Yellow Only)
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Sand-Attack
  • Skull Bash
Vaporeon
  • Bide
  • Bite
  • Body Slam
  • Bubble Beam
  • Double-Edge
  • Mimic
  • Mist
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Sand-Attack
  • Skull Bash
Jolteon
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Sand-Attack
  • Skull Bash
Flareon
  • Bide
  • Leer
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Sand-Attack
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
Porygon
  • Bide
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
Omanyte / Omastar
  • Horn Attack
  • Horn Drill
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
Kabuto / Kabutops
  • Bide
  • Hydro Pump
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Water Gun
Aerodactyl
  • Bide
  • Dragon Rage
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Reflect
Snorlax
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Harden
  • Pay Day
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Articuno
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Peck
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
  • Whirlwind
Zapdos:
  • Bide
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Reflect
  • Take Down
  • Whirlwind
Moltres
  • Bide
  • Leer
  • Peck
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Reflect
  • Take Down
  • Whirlwind
Dratini / Dragonair / Dragonite
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Horn Drill
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Reflect
  • Skull Bash
  • Take Down
  • Water Gun
Mewtwo
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
  • Tri Attack
  • Water Gun
  • Selfdestruct
Mew
  • Bide
  • Bubble Beam
  • Dragon Rage
  • Egg Bomb
  • Fissure
  • Horn Drill
  • Mega Drain
  • Pay Day
  • Psywave
  • Rage
  • Razor Wind
  • Self-Destruct
  • Skull Bash
  • Submission
  • Take Down
  • Teleport
  • Tri Attack
  • Water Gun
  • Whirlwind

TM/HM List

TM01 Mega Punch Mt. Moon
Celadon City Store
TM02 Razor Wind Celadon City Store
Game Corner
TM03 Sword's Dance Silph Co.
TM04 Whirlwind Route 4
TM05 Mega Kick Victory Road
Celadon City Store
TM06 Toxic Fuchsia City - Gym
TM07 Horn Drill Celadon City Store
Game Corner
TM08 Body Slam S.S. Anne
TM09 Take Down Saffron City
Celadon City Store
TM10 Double Edge Game Corner
TM11 Bubble Beam Cerulean City - Gym
TM12 Water Gun Mt. Moon
TM13 Ice Beam Celadon City Store Roof
TM14 Blizzard Pokémon Mansion
TM15 Hyper Beam Celadon City - Game Corner
TM16 Pay Day Route 12
TM17 Submission Victory Road
Celadon City Store
TM18 Counter Celadon City Store
TM19 Seismic Toss Route 25
TM20 Rage Route 15
TM21 Mega Drain Celadon City - Gym
TM22 Solar Beam Pokémon Mansion
TM23 Dragon Rage Celadon City - Game Corner
TM24 Thunderbolt Vermilion Gym
TM25 Thunder Power Plant
TM26 Earthquake Silph Co.
TM27 Fissure Viridian City - Gym
TM28 Dig Cerulean City
TM29 Psychic Saffron City
TM30 Teleport Route 9
TM31 Mimic Saffron City
TM32 Double Team Fuchsia City
Celadon City Store
TM33 Reflect Power Plant
Celadon City Store
TM34 Bide Pewter City - Gym
TM35 Metronome Cinnabar Island
TM36 SelfDestruct Silph Co.
TM37 Egg Bomb Fuchsia City
Celadon City Store
TM38 Fire Blast Cinnabar Island - Gym
TM39 Swift Route 12
TM40 Skull Bash Safari Zone
TM41 Softboiled Celadon City
TM42 Dream Eater Viridian City
TM43 Sky Attack Victory Road
TM44 Rest S.S. Anne
TM45 Thunder Wave Route 24
TM46 Psywave Saffron City - Gym
TM47 Explosion Victory Road
TM48 Rock Slide Celadon City Store
TM49 Tri Attack Celadon City Store
TM50 Substitute Celadon City - Game Corner
HM01 Cut S.S. Anne
HM02 Fly Route 16
HM03 Surf Fuchsia City - Safari Zone
HM04 Strength Fuchsia City
HM05 Flash Route 2

And that's all folks!

What moves will you be teaching your Pokemon before transferring them to Pokemon Sun and Moon? Any particularly odd moves you'd like to point out? Leave your ideas in the comments section below!

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Pokemon Bank Update Still Hasn't Received a Release Date https://www.gameskinny.com/yr0ci/pokemon-bank-update-still-hasnt-received-a-release-date https://www.gameskinny.com/yr0ci/pokemon-bank-update-still-hasnt-received-a-release-date Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:01:00 -0500 David Fisher

Back when Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon were announced, we had confirmation that Pokemon Bank would not only be compatible with the upcoming games, but that we would be able to transfer our beloved Pokemon from Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow as well. The update was originally to be released in November alongside Sun and Moon, but was then delayed until January 2017.

Well... it's January now, and we still haven't heard anything about the update from The Pokemon Company.

Unless something else has come up, chances are that we'll still be getting our update sometime this month. However, the question that comes to many fan's minds is "when".

Considering the virtual silence that The Pokemon Company has had about the update in recent months, I'm going to assume that the update will roll out sometime after the Nintendo Switch event on the 12th. If this turns out to be true, and the Pokemon Bank update is revealed during the event, I'm going to put my money on the rumors of Pokemon Stars being true as well.

In the meantime, Pokemon Trainers should invest their time in getting all their previous generations of Pokemon ready for the move into the next generation. If you don't know how to prepare, then be sure to check out this guide on transferring your Pokemon from Generation 3 all the way to Generation 7. 

Also, if you're transferring up from Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow, be sure to teach your Pokemon all sorts of cool moves they can only learn in that generation! Some cool examples include: Bubblebeam Articuno, Explosion Mewtwo, and Submission Raichu! If you want the full list of exclusive moves, check them out here!

Be sure to keep checking back for news of Pokemon Bank Sun and Moon's eventual release!

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How to Transfer Your Pokemon to Sun and Moon (From GBA to 3DS) https://www.gameskinny.com/326ef/how-to-transfer-your-pokemon-to-sun-and-moon-from-gba-to-3ds https://www.gameskinny.com/326ef/how-to-transfer-your-pokemon-to-sun-and-moon-from-gba-to-3ds Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:58:39 -0500 David Fisher

Whether you're a veteran Pokemon Champion from the days of Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow or just arriving in Alola fresh from beating the Kalos Pokemon League, chances are you've wondered about how you can get your favorite Pokemon over to the newest Pokemon games.

Thankfully, it's almost as easily said as done! With Pokemon Bank, players will be able to take the entirety of their Pokemon adventure in X and Y, as well as Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire to Sun and Moon!

But what if you wanted to bring them from much farther back? Not Black and White old. We're talking Red, Blue, and Yellow or Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald old. Well look no further! This guide will show you how to get your pals from the old GBA games all the way up the Chain of Generations to Pokemon Sun and Moon.

Let's get started, shall we?

Note: Bringing any Pokemon to Pokemon Sun and Moon through Pokemon Bank requires a Pokemon Bank subscription.

EDIT (11/15/2016): It should also be noted that transferring Pokemon from any title to Sun and Moon requires the update to Pokemon Bank that is coming out in January of 2017.

EDIT: (11/18/2016): Red, Blue and Yellow VC titles can only use the Poke Transporter app after the January update as well.

From Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Now, before anyone gets all excited about bringing their Pokemon over from their old GameBoy cartridges, I should note that the only way to do this is using the Virtual Console versions of Red, Blue and Yellow. There are methods of bringing over saves from the original cartridges by using illegal cheating and modding software, but it also requires a lot of technical know-how and can potentially ruin or invalidate your game in terms of Pokemon Bank usage.

To transfer Pokemon from Red, Blue or Yellow's Virtual Console port, simply complete the following steps:

  1. Save your Pokemon Red, Blue, or Yellow progress inside of a Pokemon Center.
  2. Download the Poke Transporter app from the Nintendo eShop.
  3. Open Poke Transporter and select the game you would like to transfer from.
  4. Move the desired boxes from Red, Blue, or Yellow into Pokemon Bank.

Simple as that! Enjoy having your Generation I team in Pokemon Sun and Moon!

Remember: Any Pokemon transferred from Red, Blue and Yellow will be permanently transferred over. They cannot be brought back to their original games after the transfer has been completed.

The Journey from Gen III to Gen VII

Before we begin: Note that just like Red, Blue and Yellow, all Pokemon transferred into the next generation cannot be returned to their original game.

Whether you're a dedicated fan who has stuck it out since the GBA era, or coming back to Pokemon after a multi-generational break, chances are you're wondering if you can still bring your Generation III Pokemon over to Sun and Moon or even just to X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Well, there's good news and bad news.

The bad news is that unless you have at least 1 game from each generation between then and now your Pokemon are stranded in the past. The good news is that it's still entirely possible so long as you have access to a Nintendo DS and a friend who has each generation - regardless of whose save data is on them.

Here's how it works...

From Gen III to Gen IV

Depending on which Generation IV title you have, the process is slightly different. There is some common ground in both though. First of all, the player must have completed the Pokemon League. Second, the National Pokedex must be obtained. This is done in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum by seeing all Pokemon in the Sinnoh Pokedex. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver all you need to do is go to Kanto for the first time.

Once that is completed, complete the following steps:

  1. Ensure that your Pokemon in Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Fire Red or Leaf Green are in the PC.
  2. Travel to Pal Park (Route 221 in D/P/Pt or Fuchsia City in HG/SS) and save your game, then turn the DS off.
  3. Ensure that the Generation III game of your choice is slotted into the GBA slot of the DS.
  4. Open your Generation IV title and go to the main menu.
  5. Select "Import from " in the main menu where " is the title you inserted.
  6. Enter the Catching Show at Pal Park and capture the Pokemon you migrated over from Generation III.

And you're done! Remember, unless you're using Pokemon Heart Gold or Soul Silver you can only do this once per day. However, you can manipulate the Nintendo DS's clock by forwarding it 1 day to allow you to transfer more Pokemon in Platinum, Diamond, or Pearl.

Now for the next step!

From Gen IV to Gen V

Pokemon's Generation V series consists of Pokemon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2. Regardless of which one you have access to, the process is much more simple than it was from Gen III to IV. However, you will require 2 DS or 3DS systems to do this.

You also still need to complete the game, and obtain the National Pokedex by rather defeating Getsis in Black and White, or entering the Hall of Fame in Black 2 and White 2.

The steps are as follows:

  1. Place the Pokemon you want to transfer from Gen IV into the PC.
  2. Travel to the Poke Transfer Lab on Route 15 in your Generation V game (Black, White, Black 2, White 2).
  3. Start the Poke Transfer System.
  4. Open up your other DS system and select "Download Play" on the Home Menu.
  5. Download the app that appears, and in it select the 6 Pokemon from the Generation IV title that you want to send.
  6. Back in the Generation V title, play the minigame in which you capture Pokemon using a slingshot. Any uncaptured Pokemon will be sent back to the Gen IV title, and there is no limit as to how many times you can try to catch them.

And done! Now all that's left is one last step and your Pokemon will be available in Sun and Moon in January!

From Generation V to Generation VI and VII

This step is by far the easiest in the journey from Generation III to the modern age. To do this, all you need to do is open Pokemon Bank, download the Poke Transporter app, and then transfer your Pokemon box-by-box into the new game.

If you don't want a Pokemon Bank subscription, but you know someone who has one, you can use your friend's Pokemon Bank to transfer the Pokemon to your new game -- provided that you have a physical copy of Sun or Moon.

Remember, this is a one-way transfer just like any of the other steps, so you will never be able to reclaim these Pokemon in their original games.

After this is done, any Pokemon in your Pokemon Bank account will be ready for transport to Sun and Moon!

From Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, or Alpha Sapphire

Last but not least, Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire are all quite simple in terms of bringing Pokemon over to Sun and Moon. All that is required is a Pokemon Bank subscription, and a physical or digital copy of the games.

Just insert the cartridge into your 3DS (or have the digital copy downloaded) and open Pokemon Bank. Transfer your Pokemon over, and you're done!

That's it folks!

A final reminder to everyone that while you can still use all these methods to bring your Pokemon from Generation III to Generation VI right now, you will not be able to use them in Pokemon Sun and Moon until the update to Pokemon Bank hits in January. In the meantime, the process can still be used ahead of time in order to have your Pokemon eager to rejoin you in the Alola region.

Have fun, Pokemon Trainers, and enjoy having your old pals in your new adventures!

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