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How to Trade From SoulSilver to X

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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.

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Overview

To transfer pokémon from Pokémon SoulSilver to Pokémon X, you need to do the following steps:

  1. Transfer the pokémon from Pokémon SoulSilver to Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2
  2. Transfer the pokémon from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 to Pokémon X

Part 1: Transfer from Pokémon SoulSilver to Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2

What You Need

To send pokémon from Pokémon SoulSilver to Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2, you need two Nintendo systems 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. For more information, including contact information for reporting bootlegs, visit Nintendo's anti-piracy web site.

In-Game Requirements

To make the transfer, then in Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2, you need to defeat the Elite Four and enter the Hall of Fame, then go to the PokéTransfer Lab on Route 15.

How to Trade

This is a ONE-WAY TRANSFER! Pokémon sent from Pokémon SoulSilver to Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 cannot be sent back to Pokémon SoulSilver!

To transfer pokémon from Pokémon SoulSilver to Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2, go to Route 15 in Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 and go into the Poké Transfer Lab. Go inside. If this is your first visit, a scientist will talk to you and take you to the top of the room. If you have visited before, go talk to the scientist at the top.

When asked to use another DS, choose Yes. When you are informed that the pokémon can't be sent back, choose Yes. When prompted to start DS Wireless Communications, choose Yes. When asked to save the game, choose Yes.

Turn on your other Nintendo DS or 3DS that has the Pokémon SoulSilver cartridge in it, then choose DS Download Play from the menu (if using a 3DS, Download Play is in the home screen. Look for the orange icon with a DS on it. When prompted, choose to download Nintendo DS software). Select the game that has the ID number that is displayed in your Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 game, then say Yes to download. After it downloads, choose exactly six pokémon that you want to transfer, and say Yes when asked if you want to transfer those pokémon. Say Yes if the game tells you that held items will be put into the bag.

After you have chosen the pokémon, you will play a minigame in Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 where you throw pokéballs at pokémon that move around the screen. To throw the pokéballs, drag the stylus on the touchscreen to pull the Pokéball downward, and watch the top screen to see where the pokéball will land. Take the stylus off of the screen to throw the pokéball. If a pokémon is hiding in a bush, throw a pokéball at the bush to make the pokémon jump out. Throw a pokéball at a jumping pokémon to catch it. Near the end of the time limit, a pink cloud of Sleep Powder will float across the screen. Hit the pink cloud with a pokéball to make the pokémon fall asleep. Then throw pokéballs at the sleeping pokémon. If a pokémon is not on the screen when you hit the pink cloud, you won't be able to catch that pokémon until it wakes up and comes back onscreen.

If there are any pokémon that you do not want to send from Pokémon SoulSilver to Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2, just don't catch those pokémon. Uncaught pokémon will go back to Pokémon SoulSilver.

After the time runs out, you will be asked if you want to transfer the caught pokémon. If you say No, the pokémon will go back to Pokémon SoulSilver. Otherwise, say Yes to transfer them. The game will be saved. You will be asked if you want to use the Poké Transfer again. Choose No if you are done, or choose Yes if you want to transfer more pokémon. If you are done, the game will ask you to turn off the power.

In Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2, the caught pokémon will be sent to your PC Box.

Part 2: Transfer from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 to Pokémon X

What You Need

To send pokémon from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 to Pokémon X, you need to download Pokémon Bank from the Nintendo 3DS eShop, then open Pokémon Bank and go to the main menu, then tap "Download Poké Transporter". If you downloaded Pokémon X from the eShop, be sure to download Pokémon Bank to the same 3DS that has the game on it.

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. For more information, including contact information for reporting bootlegs, visit Nintendo's anti-piracy web site.

In-Game Requirements

To make the transfer, then in Pokémon X, you need to have the Pokédex.

How to Trade

This is a ONE-WAY TRANSFER! Pokémon sent from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 to Pokémon X cannot be sent back to Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2!

Download/Update Pokémon Bank

If you don't have Pokémon Bank or you need to update it, go to Pokémon Bank in the eShop. You can use the Nintendo 3DS camera and tap the QR code button to scan the following QR Code to go to the Pokémon Bank page in the eShop.

Pokémon Bank Nintendo 3DS eShop QR Code

Then open Pokémon Bank. If you are prompted for your password, enter it and sign in.

Purchase Pokémon Bank Pass

If you do not have a Pokémon Bank Pass, or if your pass has expired, you will be prompted to purchase a Pokémon Bank Pass. Tap Purchase, then tap Purchase to complete the purchase. If this is the first time that you have used Pokémon Bank, Brigette will introduce herself. She explains that you can't store held items in the Pokémon Bank, so they will be sent back to the Bag if you store pokémon in the Bank. But if the Bag is full, the item will disappear.

Transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 to Pokémon Bank

Open Pokémon Bank. If you are prompted for your password, enter it and sign in. Choose "Use Pokémon Bank" in the Pokémon Bank menu. Use the cursor to choose Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 in the top screen, then choose "Use this game".

If a message says that your Pokémon Link is full, you will be asked if you still want to use Pokémon Bank. You won't lose your gifts if you say Yes. You can get your gifts by opening Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 and choosing Pokémon Link in the game select menu to receive your gifts from Pokémon Bank.

Back in Pokémon Bank, after you select Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 and choose "Use this Game", your PC Boxes in Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 will be displayed in the touch screen, and your Pokémon Bank boxes will be displayed in the upper screen. Use the control pad or circle pad (the stylus cannot be used in Pokémon Bank) to move the desired pokémon from Boxes in the the touch screen to Boxes in the upper screen.

You can press START to switch between a red cursor, which shows you several options when you select a pokémon with it; a blue cursor, which picks up one pokémon at a time without showing any options; and a green cursor, which allows you to select multiple pokémon at a time.

When you are done moving your pokémon from Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 to Pokémon Bank boxes, press the X button to save your changes and return to the title screen.

Transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Bank to Pokémon X

Press a button to go to the Pokémon Bank menu again. Now select Pokémon X and choose "Use this Game". Then use the control pad or circle pad to move the desired pokémon from the Pokémon Bank box in the top screen to one of your Pokémon X PC Boxes in the touch screen. When you are done, press X to save and exit.

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