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Poké Transporter Tips

Posted on February 6, 2014 AT 12:17pm

The release of the transfer and storage app Pokémon Bank has been a long time coming, but it finally released in North America yesterday. After getting some hands-on time with the app, there are a few things that you can do to make your experience with transferring your beloved pocket monsters from your older titles a little easier. That being said, I just wanted to share a few of these tips to help out so you can be battling with all your old favorites all the sooner.

Get all the Pokémon you want transferred to the right game -

Over the years, there have been various ways of transferring your older Pokémon into the newer games. Some ways have been more pleasant than others, but that’s not the crux of this tip. The main thing you need to know is that the Poké Transporter application, the app that allows you to transfer from older games, can only interface with Pokémon Black/White or Pokémon Black/White 2. That being said, if you just make sure to get your old monsters into one of those games, you’ll be on the first step towards battling with them in the newest entry in the series.

Remove any items they are holding -

The Poké Transporter app will remind you of this until you feel like screaming, but it’s even more of a pain to have to go back and do it. So, just make sure to remove any items your monsters may be holding, because they can’t take it with them. What’s worse is that the item could be deleted if your backpack happens to be full, so this is an important step.

Put all of the Pokémon you want transferred into Box 1 -

This part seemed kind of silly to me, but the Poké Transporter tool will only take monsters in your first box. It also will take the entire box and move it to Pokémon Bank, but the thing to remember is that once it has been moved from the older game, it can not be moved back. So, just make sure you have Box 1 filled with only monsters you are sure you want to move up to Pokémon X/Y.

Enjoy your older team -

Once you’ve moved them into Pokémon Bank, it makes it pretty easy to move the monsters back into your copy of Pokémon X/Y, so that’s really all the advice I have to give. I know that I’m mainly excited to kick some butt with my official Nintendo Mew on my team. Which Pokémon are you bringing over?

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