I am trying to build a living Pokédex in Omega Ruby, and I just transferred all my caught Pokémon from X to the Pokémon Bank. Now I want to add those Pokémon to my Pokédex in OR, so I can see which Pokémon I still can catch in the wild.

I assume I need to transfer them from my Bank to the computer in Omega Ruby, and start-up Omega Ruby. Is this correct, or do I need to do something special (such as having them in my party, to trigger the adding to the Pokédex?)

  • You should only need to start the game after the transfer from your bank. Anyway you can just try with a bunch of unregistered Pokemon and see if it works.
    – pinckerman
    Commented Jan 25, 2015 at 19:30
  • I just removed the pokemon-bank tag the other day. Please see our guidelines on how to tag Pokemon questions. If you think an amendment needs to be made, please propose one before enacting changes on the site. Commented Jan 25, 2015 at 20:01
  • @StrixVaria Sorry. I thought it was a good idea to create the pokemon-bank tag. Thanks for rollbacking everything
    – Mathias711
    Commented Jan 26, 2015 at 8:00
  • @Mathias711 Honestly, it may be. I was just enacting the rules as we have them now, but I'm not familiar with the details of Pokemon Bank. If you still think it's a good idea, you can make a case for it in the linked meta topic. Commented Jan 26, 2015 at 11:09
  • @StrixVaria I posted my recommendation in the topic!
    – Mathias711
    Commented Jan 26, 2015 at 11:16

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In Pokebank, just transfer them to PC box in your ORAS game and save. You don't need to close Pokebank at all... Once you save the changes, they'll register to your Pokedex in ORAS.

Once you're on the Pokebank title screen, you can boot up Pokebank again and put another batch into your ORAS boxes.

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    Okay, that is different from what I thought. That can be important when you have not enough empty boxes in ORAS available. Do you have any sources for this, or did you try it out by yourself?
    – Mathias711
    Commented Jan 26, 2015 at 8:02
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    I've done it myself.
    – Tyllyn
    Commented Jan 27, 2015 at 20:45

Yes, you can transfer your living Pokedex from Pokebank to the PC of your ORAS game.

You do not need to actually "unlock" the PC boxes ingame first to do this -- they're all visible in Pokebank even if you just started a new game and haven't caught anything yet.

Source: I did this myself and it worked fine.

  • I thought you need to get to a point where you have your Pokedex?
    – Fezodge
    Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 15:55
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    @FezodgeIII: Oh yeah, that too.
    – Pyritie
    Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 20:52

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