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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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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2DS Data Transfer

I, up until last week, owned a 2DS and had SSB4 as a download. However, the screen is damaged to the point of no functioning image. I initially thought that just popping the SD card into my new unused ...
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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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How does the Circle Pad Pro work?

I am trying to use the Circle Pad Pro, and while it worked for a while (and was pretty awesome), all of a sudden it isn't working anymore. I am not sure how the thing works, so I don't have any idea ...
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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 watch 3DS Nintendo Video from another country?

I have an American 3DS, but I now live in Germany. The stupid media-licensing pillowfights are ruining my day, again. I just found out a bunch of great content is coming to Nintendo Video, and as ...
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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 ...
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What happens if you use an Amiibo in Smash that hasn't been unlocked as a character?

What happens if you use an Amiibo of a character that is locked by default in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS (like Duck Hunt) before unlocking the character on that copy of the game? Does it ...
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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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Can I transfer individual 3DS eShop games?

I have an American 3DS, but am now living in Germany. I can order American games by mail, but it would be much easier to buy games in the eShop, in cases where physical and digital versions are both ...
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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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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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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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Are there any secret areas in Smash Run?

I was looking at the Smash Run map and noticed that there are some hard to reach platforms near the corners of the map, and what looks like some hidden caves along the right side. What hidden or ...
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Can I download a 3DS game to more than one console at the same time?

I'm buying some 3DS consoles for my kids, 3 to be exact. If I buy Smash Bros for the 3DS digitally, will I be able to download that game to all 3 consoles or does the purchase only allow for download ...
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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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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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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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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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How big is a 3DS storage 'block'?

Storage on the 3DS' SD card is calculated in the 3DS eShop using strange units called 'blocks'. While these may have been an attempt to simplify things for the average user, it also makes it much ...
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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 use my Nintendo Network ID on multiple 3DS systems?

I have a 3DS for me, and one that the kids share. I understand that I can't use purchases from my system on the kids' one. Can I at least sign in with the same account? I don't want to have to make a ...
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New 3DS microSD Management - connecting from Linux

Anyone managed to get the "microSD Management" (on the New 3DS) tool to work on anything other than Windows yet? From Windows I can see my 3DS, and browse the SD card share, but I've yet to be able ...
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How to scan QR codes with a Nintendo 3DS?

Okay, I really think I'm slightly insane. I looked for guides like this one, but I just can't find that on my 2DS camera software. As I can't find such a guide for the Nintendo 2DS, I think that it ...
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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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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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Deleting update data after version 1.0.4 for Super Smash Bros. 3DS

While I haven't updated Super Smash Bros 3DS since Version 1.0.3, I've been debating updating it to the latest version of 1.0.5. However, I've heard that version 1.0.4 added an extra update to the ...
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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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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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Are the Wii U eshop and the 3DS eshop cross compatible?

On steam, I have a single ID. No matter which system I'm on, my games follow me. I get the game on my Windows Desktop and I can then download it and play it on my SteamPC (assuming it's compatible ...
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What Happens If You delete Smash 4 3DS Update Data?

I am currently playing Super Smash Bros for 3DS on a normal 3DS system and the game is on version 1.0.4. I bought it on the e-Shop. I want to update it to the newest version (Mewtwo, Lucas, Ryu etc.) ...
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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 ...
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Do I need the 3DS version to use the 3DS as a controller for the Wii U version?

Sorry if the title made no sense. I go a Youth group. Before it starts, we play Super smash bros on the Wii U. I want to bring my 3DS to use as a controller, but I do not have Super smash bros on my ...
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What are Special Miis?

I was looking at the list of StreetPass accomplishments and noticed there are a few accomplishments that require you to StreetPass with Special Miis. What are Special Miis? What makes them special? ...
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Why won't my 3ds connect to the Internet?

I've set up the Internet Profile on my 3DS, but since start of this month, it does not connect to the internet at all! All the other devices can connect to the Internet , but the 3DS won't! What ...