Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on DS games to shut down

General News — 19 May, 2014

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection logo Just realized I forgot to post this a few weeks ago :/

Nintendo has announced that as of May 20th 2014 (tomorrow!) the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, as used by the Nintendo DS, will no longer be active. This means that all Wi-Fi services from the DS games will no longer work. The online battling, trading and game sync features of these Pokémon games are affected:

  • Pokémon Diamond, Pearl & Platinum
  • Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver
  • Pokémon Black & White
  • Pokémon Black 2 & White 2
  • Pokémon Battle Revolution
  • Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia & Guardian Signs
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness & Explorers of Sky
  • Pokémon Conquest

If you have any Pokémon in the GTS you should take them out before tomorrow.

Note that this does not affect trading and battling over local wireless/infrared. Nor does it prevent migration of Pokémon from one generation to another via Pal Park (gen 3-4), Poké Transfer (gen 4-5) or Poké Transporter (gen 5-6).


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