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How to Transfer Pokémon from Red / Blue / Yellow to Sun & Moon | Pokémon Bank Guide

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You can now transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow over to Pokémon Sun & Moon on the 3DS! Alex is here to tell you how to transfer Pokémon using Pokémon Bank and Pokémon Transfer, which for some reason aren't just a single app. Check out our full site ■ http://www.nintendolife.com Like us on Facebook ■ https://www.facebook.com/nintendolife Follow us on Twitter ■ https://www.twitter.com/nintendolife
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KiyokaMakibi (14 days ago)
I take it its not possible to transfer from the actual red/blue/yellow cartridge?
Game Show 200 (22 days ago)
but can i transfer pokemon that learned hm moves?
remco moerland (24 days ago)
ohhh, so thats why people told me to get poketransfer before i started my living dex... thanks a lot! i hope i can complete my living dex within 2018 (without trading ofcourse)
Heartless Tank (1 month ago)
What about Crystal, Gold, and Silver. Same concept?
PajamaJazama (1 month ago)
Wish I could get my GBA pokemans
melloickii (2 months ago)
Mine says you cannot transfer that Pokemon here? So are they just stuck in my bank forever now?
dmcepeda (2 months ago)
But what about g/s/c digital games?
Chance Morine (2 months ago)
Thank you!
haloharry97 (2 months ago)
What about Pokémon silver?
Jack Schmidt (3 months ago)
Can you transfer an egg from Sun and Moon to your Virtual Console Game of G/S/C? Because I have a special Chikorita Egg, which has Hidden Power with my desired type.
Angel Adriano (3 months ago)
What about pokemon ultra sun and moon??
Presto (3 months ago)
How do I transfer it BACK to Red,Blue,and Yellow?
Matheus Santiago (1 month ago)
I Think you can't trade it back.
PieKing 21 (4 months ago)
What about transferring Pokemon from Black and White to S/M
Anthony Smith (4 months ago)
Does this count as tranding?
Louvidion (4 months ago)
Can i trade them by myself or do i need other 3ds?
MuppetTuppet (5 months ago)
You can do the same thing With Gold, Silver, and Crystal.
Borf the Dog (4 months ago)
MuppetTuppet No
Noibs Dragobat (5 months ago)
I have a question, does this work if you got Pokemon Yellow from the eshop and not from the actual game card itself?
ThatPersonMemes (5 months ago)
Thanks a bunch!
The Holy Donut (5 months ago)
Yeah... same My Nidoran MALE and Nidoran FEMALE have Hustle
Oxy Boxy 500 (5 months ago)
mew is on my ultra sun now yay!!!
Ben George (5 months ago)
Thanks for explaining this. The instructions leave much to be desired
ThatGamer1993 (6 months ago)
How do you NOT know how to do this?! I had already figured it out within a single hour of having Pokemon Bank.
Josephine De Smet (6 months ago)
it always says it puts games on my SD card but there is none?
Josephine De Smet (6 months ago)
ugh why isn't fire red on sale... don't let me play this old thing please XD
John Fishmen (6 months ago)
I trade my new from it and it's great
Official Troll (7 months ago)
I rather play Pokemon yellow with my gb boy colour, I never liked advance/sp & ds it's like the nostalgia of original dmg just wasn't there.
weedblaster (7 months ago)
can they transfer to ORAS or XY?
BuddyTheDog (8 months ago)
I'm trying to transfer my pokemon but it keeps saying it can't also I'm trying to send my squirtle from pokemon red to pokemon alpha sapphire
James Roviezzo (9 months ago)
will it work with all the pokemon games for 3ds
Ichigo Kurosaki (9 months ago)
is transfer compatible with gold and silver yet?
MuppetTuppet (5 months ago)
ThatOneCookie (7 months ago)
Ichigo Kurosaki yes
Baby steps (9 months ago)
Abdullah Ahmad (9 months ago)
Y do i love this guys accent
Nathan (10 months ago)
I transferred a pidgey weedle and rattata and they all had their hidden abilities big pecks,run away and hustle
AlextheDux93 (10 months ago)
Hi, I'm a Pokéfan from Italy, thanks for your explainations! As concerns your doubt, I wanna tell you that I received a Nidorino that came from Kanto and it has the hidden ability Hustle, so I suppose that all Pokémon that come from the first gen with this method have got the hidden ability! Bye!
Miyako Fujisaki (10 months ago)
What happens to it’s gender?
MysticRaikiri (10 months ago)
Does t have to be digitally downloaded
Dempsy17 (10 months ago)
i tried this with gen 2 and my pokemon said it cant be transfered why? (i used the glitch to get 3 starters) but i got a legit togepi but i wont let me transfer it
Marinosso (10 months ago)
hm i remember in generation1 you could have 252 IV on each stat so you can boost your pokemon by using the first generation?
FunMiner8 (10 months ago)
you can only get a pidgey in sun and moon through the bank luckily I have pokemon yellow to get that sweet sweet pidgey
Kozzy Bay (11 months ago)
I have download all the updates,I've done completely what you said and when I launch the poke transfer it says "searching for a target system".It never connects. I have tried all difefrent combinations with both my 2ds and my 3ds and I can't make it work to transfer pokemon via the poke transfer to my pokemon back to my ultra moon version.Haalp.
Alpha_Red_Panda (11 months ago)
This doesn't want to work with me... I transferred my chikorita to the poke bank but I can't transfer it to my Pokemon omega ruby... All it tells me is "you cannot move that Pokemon here" identification.... How do I fix this?
SuperMati 795 (8 months ago)
BuddyTheDog It's possible, but you need your 3DS with Boot9Strap and PKSM. But if you want to try it with the Pokémon Bank, then that's not possible, because the Pokémon Bank doesn't allows to transfer Pokémon from New games to Old games
BuddyTheDog (8 months ago)
supermati 795 can you transfer to sun and moon then transfer to omega ruby
Alpha_Red_Panda (9 months ago)
SuperMati 795 Damn alright thanks
SuperMati 795 (9 months ago)
Alpha_Red_Panda You only can move them to Sun, Moon, Ultrasun or Ultramoon. You can't move them to X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire.
luis94235 (11 months ago)
It sounds easy but I’m having trouble with this
Alpha_Red_Panda (11 months ago)
Can you do this with the gold and silver versions?
bassboy3560 (11 months ago)
oh you know what ability i got NOTHING because I lost my pokemon moon while moving so all i have is gen 6
Mads (11 months ago)
how far in the game (sun&moon) do u have to be to be able to use Pokébank??
PVZFAN 420 (11 months ago)
I have to pay 5 dollars to transfer my rayqauza and then beat that one battle T H A N K S N I N T E N D O
Garrett W (1 year ago)
I wonder if this will work with ultra moon and sun
Sailor Jupiter (1 year ago)
Fml dude so many programs just to transfer some pokemon 😂😂
Milk's No. 1 Fan (1 year ago)
The same goes for X/Y Pokémon to Sun and Moon?
ELITE LEMON (1 year ago)
I can't find Poké Transporter in the store
Mr. Queasy (1 year ago)
Your phrases are weird af. It's great.
DylanMc20 (1 year ago)
YESSSSSSSSSS now I can transfer my charizard to Pokemon sun
Ivan__U (1 year ago)
Does it not work with Gold and Silver versions?
Kang_noko (1 year ago)
Ivan__U it does! also make sure to get the event celebi along with your silver/gold game!
Jaegar Ultima (1 year ago)
Do they have pokemon breeding in Sun and Moon? If so I definitely want to get the eshop red and blue and work my way up to getting ditto
Trevor B (10 months ago)
yes there's breeding in sun/moon and its almost a joke how easy it is to hatch eggs lol look up fastest way to hatch an egg in pokemon sun and moon on youtube, i haven't gotten that far in my ultra moon yet but i suspect it's just as easy in ultra sun/ultra moon
Cody_King1994 (1 year ago)
when pokemon gold on bank
Levi Peterson (1 year ago)
I can't find poketransfer in the Eshop?
Ezio Auditoire (1 year ago)
Can you transfer from virtual console silver?
Creepercreeps101 (1 year ago)
Ezio Auditoire Not yet
IHavXxPeanutsxX (1 year ago)
When I try to transfer my Pokémon platinum pokemon to sun and moon it says it's not compatible?
LoneDoctor (1 year ago)
i have pokemon in diamond that I want to transfer to sun and moon, any tips?
MuppetTuppet (5 months ago)
You need a DS and a 3DS Gen 4 Game Gen 5 Game Pokétransfer/bank 1.On Gen 4 store the pokémon you want in a pc box to transfer [Must be 6] 2.Get a 3DS and Put the Gen 5 in (Gen 4 is in the DS) 3.Go to the Pokémon Transfer Lab in Black, White, Black 2, White 2. 4.Play the MiniGame 5.Save 6.Go to Poké Transporter 7.Select the Gen 5 Game 8. Go to Pokébank 9. Go to the Gen 7 game 10.Go to Transport box 11.Put The Pokémon in a Box in the Gen 7 Game 12.Go in the Gen 7 Game 13.Go in the pokémon Center 14.Get Your Pokémon Congrats, Your Gen4 pokémon are in Gen7.
Talha DeliPorsuk (11 months ago)
don't know much about it, but maybe first transfer to black/white and then pokemover/pokebank?
bio gamer in lava (1 year ago)
Can I use virtual console to transfer original Pokemon to omega ruby
chris barker (1 year ago)
does this also work with alpha sappire and omega ruby?
Kudo Orihara (1 year ago)
chris barker no
Mega Raichu (1 year ago)
Can you transfer Pokémon from Pokémon sun and moon to red, blue, and yellow.
SuperMati 795 (9 months ago)
Mega Raichu No, you can't
jetso2000 (1 year ago)
Probably only gen 1
Aaron Gonzalez (1 year ago)
Yumbu (1 year ago)
I've downloaded GBA Roms with my Costom soft we're 3ds can I transfer them to my diamend?
Kevin Lopez (1 year ago)
Aiden Horne (1 year ago)
Ahh Nintendo, always trying to find a way to take your money just because you want a Squirtle, Mew, or anything else from older games in Sun and Moon. Seriously Nintendo, make that service free, in fact, they should make that a feature in the actual games and not a stupid app they make you pay for.
TripJay21 (9 months ago)
so fucking cheap.....they have employees they need to pay...they have to pay for the servers and pay for maintenance. 5 bucks a year isnt that much.... all you have to do is save 2 pennies a day for a year and there you have it.
swiftgloom (10 months ago)
5 once a year is not a lot.
SinceGrafix (10 months ago)
Well actually are you paying 5$ for the space of the server, which is required in order to store your pokemon there for a full year, so I mean yea, the (data) size of an pokemon isnt this big, but somehow nintendo needs some money to get those servers working... Anyway, those 5$ wont break anybodys purse and you are supporting the franchise that you love at the same time... atleast its not that bad if you really think about it :^/ (sorry Im not a native speaker)
Batfreak (1 year ago)
That English guy spent an excessive amount of time in this video with his eyes closed.
I am no one (1 year ago)
what you can't catch missingo....right? I thought it'll corrupt your save
Allie vannoy (1 year ago)
when I tried it it said I had to have pokemon black or white and that's all I could use, how did you do it with red or blue?
SuperMati 795 (9 months ago)
Allie vannoy Because Virtual Console
PokeGod517 (1 year ago)
It will always be Hidden Ability i transferred 3 Pokemon and they all were hidden abilities
Panjo (1 year ago)
whenever i open up pokebank it says plesse proform the cleanup prosses on pokebank someone pls help
TruePuppyFan456 (1 year ago)
can you transfer Pokémon from sun and moon to yellow? I'm not talking Rowlet to poplio but I have a charmander on my sun and moon
Cabbage 61 (1 year ago)
Do you want to transer pokemon from sun and moon back to yellow? Of course that dosen't work.
Lucas Entertainment (1 year ago)
I transferred a pokemon from gen 4 all the way up to sun and moon only to discover that its banned from the battle spot? what the hell is this about
Lucas Entertainment (1 year ago)
Jarnei did you check the link I sent you? It can explain it much better than I can 😂
Jarnei (1 year ago)
Michael Anthony it is the same as 3ds but without 3d but how do i do it
Lucas Entertainment (1 year ago)
Honestly, not a clue never touched a 2ds before D:
Jarnei (1 year ago)
Michael Anthony i have 2 nintendo 2ds but how do i do it when i open pokebank they say black 2 isn't compatible
Lucas Entertainment (1 year ago)
you will need two Nintendo consoles or if you have a friend perhaps ask them
Sean Parkes (1 year ago)
If it's virtual console then bye. RIP my charizard. xD
Brock wree (1 year ago)
missinno is really pokemon from gen 2 that where deleted from red and saved for gen two so you may get a houndour or some thing like that
SuperMati 795 (9 months ago)
Brock wree If you trade it to Pokémon Gold, Silver or Crystal it may become a II Gen. Pokémon, but i'm not sure if you transfer it directly to Sun or Moon.
Jirka360 (1 year ago)
Thanks a lot!
Love Love Jello (1 year ago)
Do all the pokeballs the gen 1 pokemon were caught in get converted in regular pokeballs when transferred to Sun and Moon ? Let's say I catch Dratini in the safari zone with a safari ball, will he still be in one after I have transferred it over to Moon ? or will he be in a regular ball ?
Kouichi Morimoto (1 month ago)
Regular ball I think :)
Beau523 Berisha (1 year ago)
my pikachu got the secret edibility
.-. i need to pay dont i...
Star Eater (1 year ago)
0:19 sun and moon aren't 3d bro
Cirex2118 (1 year ago)
missed saying MisingoNo pun :(
_ Mydood (1 year ago)
Can you transfer r/b/y Pokemon to xy or Oras
ImperialGodzilla (5 months ago)
MuppetTuppet Actually, no. Just have R/B/Y on the virtual console, then download Pokebank and poketransfer to make the move. Simple
MuppetTuppet (5 months ago)
_ Mydood u can but its gonna be alot more things than using Pokébank.
ImperialGodzilla (5 months ago)
It should be able to. Do this process and transfer to that instead. 6th gen was the first to use Pokebank
Herr Zeiens (5 months ago)
No it doesnt work sadly
weedblaster (7 months ago)
so you cant?
GaRbAgE SkILlS (1 year ago)
Thanks Man! you helped me a lot. now I have Nidoran males that I know are ligit
Eric Enloe (1 year ago)
so it dont workwith alpha sapphire?
Eric Enloe (1 year ago)
mine are stuck in pokebank
Torrentflow :3 (1 year ago)
It says I don't have Pokèmon black, white, back 2, or white 2!!
Torrentflow :3 (1 year ago)
TheDocterplays (1 year ago)
My Poke transporter is looking for Pokémon Black and White 1&2 and it's not saying anything about Pokémon Red
GaRbAgE SkILlS (1 year ago)
TheDocterplays get the new update in eshop 1.1
xplay gerrangamer (1 year ago)
Henry Teniteni (1 year ago)
my poketransporter says if doesn't work because it can't detect black or white etc. Doesn't give me an option to pick yellow. anyone know what's up with that?
Atomic Apple (1 year ago)
Henry Teniteni update it
MLP SilverSayaka (1 year ago)
Can you do it from a gameboy? I assume not opps
aarcdlrv (11 months ago)
MLP SilverSayaka you can but it’s a process
DrChicken Pokemon (1 year ago)
Why does it have to cost money that's stupid
jimmy neutron (1 year ago)
mew glitchgot mew in pokemon sun
Supreme Andy (1 year ago)
Some one please tell me Do I have to pay $5 a month or just the $5 and thats it
Sheedy Goes Crazy (1 year ago)
Pikachu 22 its 5$ a year
Joakim Karlsson (1 year ago)
can you transfer from blue to yellow With bank?
JACKBOIDAVE305 (1 year ago)
Turbo CHUBZ (1 year ago)
Aw man I was so excited because I got a physical copy of Red and I thought you would be able to some way with an SD card to transfer Pokémon to Sun. Damn
Conan. Chapa (1 year ago)
What would be amazing is that they should also let you transfer Pokémon Sun,Moon, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, and Pokémon X and Y to Pokèbank and then bring them to the original old school Red,Blue, and Yellow, it would be amazing to see Kalos and Alolan Pokémon playing in the original Red,Blue, and Yellow games plus seeing them in gen 1 sprites
b07rivera (1 year ago)
Is there a virtual Console versions of The Generation 2 games of Gold, Silver and Crystal?
Eating gucci stores (1 year ago)
I don't think so.
Ben Mansfield (1 year ago)
can i transfer pokemon directly from diamond to sun using pokebank?
kushshinobi (1 year ago)
can I restart my yellow version and get all my Pokemon again
Oh Yeah Yeah (1 year ago)
If you transfer the Pokemon from red/blue/yellow to sun/moon, then yes, you could start over and not lose ur pokemon
silks7 (1 year ago)
Pokémon transporter only allows you to transfer from black and white as well as black and white 2. Not the original Pokémon red, blue or yellow. Unless there is a difference from Japan, USA and Europe
Davon T. V. (1 year ago)
silks7 I just tried Poke Transporter for Pokemon RBY. Worked like a charm.
MasterOfNone (1 year ago)
dangit they wouldnt let me trade my glitched mew or the drowzee i named pedofile(for obvious reasons)

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