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Choose the Games that You Want to Trade Between
To begin, choose the game to trade from, OR use the form below.
What You Need
Each player needs a Nintendo system that can play Nintendo DS games.
Please make sure that your cartridges are genuine Nintendo products! Counterfeit games might not be able to trade. Here is a guide that explains how to check if a Nintendo DS game is genuine or fake: Quick and Easy Ways to Spot a Bootleg Nintendo DS Game. Here is a guide that explains how to check if a Nintendo DS game is genuine or fake: Quick and Easy Ways to Spot a Bootleg Nintendo DS Game. For more information, including contact information for reporting bootlegs, visit Nintendo's anti-piracy web site.
Before you can trade from Pokémon Platinum to Pokémon HeartGold, you have to meet the following requirements in the game:
- In Pokémon Platinum, you need to get the Pokédex from Professor Rowan in Sandgem Town, and you need to have at least two pokémon in your party.
- In Pokémon HeartGold, you need to get the Pokédex from Professor Oak at Mr. Pokémon's house, and you need to have at least two pokémon in your party.
How to Trade
Make sure that both players are using Nintendo DSes or 3DSes and are nearby. (Internet trades are no longer possible for Pokémon Diamond, Pokémon Pearl, Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon HeartGold, or Pokémon SoulSilver.)
Go to a Pokémon Center and go upstairs. Talk to the person in the middle, then say Yes when asked if you want to enter the room. Say Yes again to start DS Wireless Communication. Then say Yes to save the game, and say Yes when asked if it is OK to overwrite the previous save.
In the room, talk to the player that you want to trade with. When the menu appears, choose Trade.
Now select the pokémon that you want to trade, and choose TRADE when prompted. You will see the pokémon that the other player wants to trade. Choose YES to start the trade.