The Nintendo 3DS is a portable gaming console released by Nintendo in 2011. Use this tag for 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS, and the New 3DS XL

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If I switch to Casual or Phoenix mode, will I get my fallen units back?

In Fire Emblem Fates, you can choose between Classic, Casual, and Phoenix game modes. In Classic, your units have permadeath, but in Casual and Phoenix they'll come back. If I start out with Classic, ...
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Will U.S. 3DS work with games from Mexico?

I'm living in Mexico. I went to the U.S. and bought a Nintendo 3DS. Will the 3DS read the game if I buy the game in Mexico?
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Is it possible to trade Pokemon from a first gen cart/ROM to the 3DS Virtual Console?

I have found a tool that explains older generations to new generations through ROMs, but I'm not able to find information on doing a direct trade. I'm looking to get Pokémon from my ROM version of ...
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3ds Nintendo network id link to a new ds

My friend recently deleted my account off of their 3ds and added their own, but I still can't link my current account with my new 3ds. I am currently afraid to do an account transfer because I don't ...
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Online quests Wii U and 3DS Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

I have been playing a lot MH3U on Wii U, and also my son... He has a 3DS, and I'd like to play online quest with him, and another players around. If i buy a 3DS cartdrige of this game, we can join ...
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Will putting a camera SD card into my 3DS remove existing data?

Will putting a camera SD card with pictures on it into my 3DS for extra storage delete the pictures? (and vice versa) I really want to download Devil Survivor 2 but I have no more storage.
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Can I get event Pokemon into my game card even if my 3DS is broken?

My 3DS got wet and I'll have to wait until the end of the month to get it fixed due to money issues, meanwhile the Legendary Pokemon distribution event is going on and soon the codes for the Legendary ...
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Can you trade Pokemon between a Gameboy Advance and a Nintendo 3DS?

Someone stole my kid brother's gameboy advance after all his hard work in Pokemon. Him and our older brother have been planning to trade Pokemon between their GBAs. We are debating between getting him ...
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My 3DS got wet, what did I lose and what can I recover?

Four days ago my 3DS fell into water while on, when I pulled it out it remained on, quickly I turned it off and dry it with a towel, removed the SD card and game card, and placed it in a bowl with ...
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I want to reformat my 3ds system, but there is a software that came with it on the DS. I don't want the progress on it deleted. Is that possible?

I just want to start my Miiverse account over, but to do so, I have to transfer the NNID to another device(my brothers 3ds). He has to have his system reformatted for that to work. When he got the 3ds,...
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Can Teleport and Fly be used interchangeably in the Long Range Trainer Glitch?

I'm currently playing Pokémon Red on the 3DS virtual console and was excited to find that the old glitches were still in tact. Long Range Trainer Glitch Guide When I made use of the Long Range ...
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Missing items in 3DS version?

I'm currently playing through the 3DS version of MGS3 and a couple of things are bothering me. I have beaten The End using only the Mk 22 but didn't see any sign of the associated dropped items with ...
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Can I change the screen brightness?

I got a New 3DS XL today and have been playing Super Mario World. It's great but I find the screen a little dark. Is there any way to brighten it at all?
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Can you transfer AC:NL game data between a physical copy of the game to a digital copy?

I've been playing on this world for a few days in AC:NL on the physical copy of the game. I recently bought the digital copy, is there anyway I can transfer the physical data to the digital one? Can I ...
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Is it possible to transfer Pokémon between 1st generation games on the same 3DS?

For the Pokémon franchise's 20th anniversary, Nintendo released the 1st generation games (Red, Blue and Yellow) on the 3DS's virtual console. They have been updated to use the 3DS's wifi network in ...
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Can I transfer just some game data to a new SD card?

Yesterday I bought Pokemon Yellow, and have been playing it for hours on end. Then today, I got the new Pokemon 20th Anniversary 3DS as a gift. I want to dedicate the new SD card to Pokemon, but I was ...
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How do I sign into an unconfirmed Nintendo account?

I've reformatted my 3DS and I forgot to confirm my email for my account and I lost everything I've bought, is there a way to sign into this account?
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At what point can I Encase a Eidolon?

In Final Fantasy Explorers, there's a quest called "Magicite Permit Exam" which is suppose to teach you how to encase Eidolons. (Monsters that are based on the summons from the FF Series) The quest ...
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What are the differences between Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, and Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation?

I don't know the differences between them, so I want to know which one I would get from the differences.
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Can I create a new NNID account (or use a different one) and still keep the games I have in the first account?

So I want to create a new NNID account on my 3DS (because long story short my NNID region is set to mexico even though I'm in the US). However, I bought a lot of things on this account and I'm not ...
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Why does my 3DS XL's 3D slider affect the volume?

When I try to change the volume it doesn't change and stays at full volume, but when I turn the 3D on it quiets down for some reason. How can I fix it and do I need replacements?
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Is it possible to get the 'Link: Mistral' mutation on Blade Dance or vice-versa?

I've been musing on the Combo Factor mutation, which states that two skills bearing the mutation used in succession will share a combo counter and thus get even further increased damage. The obvious ...
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Are there advantages of having a Japanese vs an American 3DS?

I am from India, and I am planing to order new Nintendo 3DS XL from Play-Asia. I am looking at either a Japanese version or an American version. The Japanese version is cheaper for me, but I don't ...
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How can I change my Mii so that it changes on other people's 3DS's as well?

My sister created my Mii in my stead. I tried changing it's appearance and name, and it looked like it worked by looking on my own 3DS, but on my friend's it's still the same. Is the problem on my end,...
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Citra and roms not work

I'm trying to fix citra for a long time. Recently, I found out that I have to get some dlls. Still doesn't work. When I launch citra-kt file in the log there is this message: [ 0.292675] Fronted &...
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Why won't this NPC move in?

I'm playing the 3DS version of Terraria, and I just recently beat the Wall of Flesh. Now I have an NPC (named "Shiitake") wanting to settle down, but despite there being plenty of suitable dwellings ...
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How to disconnect your Nintendo Network ID from a 3DS you no longer have access to

So, here the deal: I lost my old 3DS a few months ago and then for Christmas I got a used 3DS that had been factory reset. I went through the process of setting it up and then went to download the ...
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What happens if you delete your nintendo network ID, and where do the badges go?

I want to link my new Wii U ID to my 3DS but I don't know what happens to badges.
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Can a new 3DS re-download a game bought on the original system after a transfer?

Basically, I've tried looking into this question myself and wasn't able to find a confirmed answer. I have my current 3DS system, which has a 4GB SD card. I have bought several games from the eShop, ...
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Is it possible for a 3ds to act as the source and destination of system transfers without having to wait 7 days in between?

I had three 3ds systems (two 3ds-xls and a 2ds) that me and my two kids use. Recently my older kid broke his 3ds-xl (he is unable to stop compulsively clicking the hinge back and forth as he plays, ...
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Nintendo 3DS face comparison/similarity feature?

If I recall correctly, on the DS Lite or DSi there was a feature where the camera would take a picture of two separate faces and display a percentage similarity between them - it may also have ...
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Does the Bravely Default Japanese version come with English audio or subtitles?

I am living in Japan with a Japanese 3DS and want to pick up a copy of Bravely Default. My Japanese can order me a coffee, but not get me through a RPG.. So does the game (specifically the Japanese ...
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How much battery does a 3DS use up on standby with streetpass on?

I have my 3DS in my coat when I walk to work, to get play coins and catch any potential street passes on the way in. I'll usually leave it sitting in my coat while I work, so I can take it back out ...
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Is there a way to view all your old Miiverse drawings?

On Miiverse, the only drawings that appear in my profile are the four most recent. Is there a way to see older ones without digging through the Activity Feed?
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Are some glitches corrected on the virtual console version of old games like Pokemon red/blue/yellow

Based on the previous games realesed on the virtual console from old Nintendo platforms like Game Boy. Does anyone know if a known glitch or exploit on the original game were fixed on the new ...
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Is Nintendo 3DS online server choice based on console region lock

What I mean is that if I take my Australian 3DS (New 3DS XL to be specific) to another region and try to play online, will I be automatically connected with the local (eg US, SEA, EU) server or will ...
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How is the new 3DS different from the previous 3DS?

I've got a 3DS XL released in 2012. I'd like to know how the "new" 3DS XL, released in 2014, is different so I can figure out if it is worth the upgrade.
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Can I play my old 3DS games on a new 3DS without a system transfer?

My brother lost his 3DS and his super smash bros game along with it, so he is obviously pretty mad. He has a couple other games as well that he has data for (physical copies, not bought from the E ...
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Is there an upper limit on the amount of money you can spend in Nintendo Badge Arcade?

I didn't think this game would hook me the way it did. I've purchased 65 tokens in the game so far and will not likely stop. However, I'm worried that I may end up spending too much on the game in ...
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Why can't I transfer my Pokemon?

I was transferring my Pokemon from Pokemon Pearl to Black, and from Black to Y. However it wouldn't transfer my Arceus, Giratina, or Darkrai. What happened? Their names are GodDeer, GhostDrake, and ...
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Backing up a Cartridge save file

I have all my pokemon games in cartridge format. I'm wondering if it's possible to backup my save on one of my SD cards using the save data transfer tool on eShop. I know it is at least possible with ...
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Can i have my download games from my old Nintendo network id to my new one?

I want to link a new nintendo network id from my wii u to my 3ds but to do that I have to delete everything and I don't want to lose my games that I got from the E shop please help me!
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Are 3DS games and progress backed up to your Nintendo Network ID?

So, the other day I was playing on my 3DS and I set it down to grab some food from the fridge. In the not even three minutes I was in the fridge, my sister knocks the 3DS off the counter into the wall ...
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If I have an SD card with 3DS games on it, will putting it in a camera or laptop delete the games?

I am not very experienced with SD cards at all, and I have some pictures on my 3DS that I wanted to put on my laptop, but I was not sure if the games on my SD card would be deleted. Will inserting an ...
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American 3ds, but I'm in France

I recently asked about zelda tri force heroes being region locked (link here Can you play with players worldwide in Zelda triforce heroes? ) And now I'm wondering, since my 3ds was bought in the USA, ...
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How do I recover and/or delete a game on 3DS?

I have two 3DS's and they both have Four Swords Anniversary Edition on them. The one that I used the most had some buttons stop working so I decided to transfer my system to the other one so I could ...
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Can I Transfer a Copy of Pokemon Omega Ruby Which Came With the 2DS Bundle?

I saw that Nintendo has recently dropped the price of the 2DS down to £79.99, including either Pokemon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire, and I'm thinking of buying it. However, I would like to experience ...
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Do updates/games from the eShop download faster in sleep mode?

I own a Nintendo 2DS and I frequently download updates from the eShop. There is an option to download now or download later. If you choose the latter option, the 2DS downloads in sleep mode. I usually ...
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Is it possible to get every trophy in SSB for 3DS without the Trophy Shop?

I've been trying to get every trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS without resorting to buying them from the Trophy Shop. I've played flawless Trophy Rush games and various other modes over 400 times ...
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Can you scan Animal Crossing cards without a NFC Reader and Writer?

I'm thinking about getting Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (which doesn't punish you for not playing). I would like to know if you use a New 3DS then can you use the built-in amiibo NFC area for ...