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 wondering if I could transfer only the Pokemon Yellow and Pokemon Bank Data over, or would I have to bring all my other games with it?

  • I'm pretty sure you can only copy over an entire SD card, not just certain parts of it.
    – MC ΔT
    Feb 29, 2016 at 0:04
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    You can pop the SD card into the computer and see if it looks like the data is separate. Just don't copy/move anything for now until you're certain it is ok.
    – Nelson
    Feb 29, 2016 at 3:47
  • You mean that you still want to use both 3DS? Becayse you can't have your NNID on two different consoles.
    – pinckerman
    Feb 29, 2016 at 15:45

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You must transfer all or nothing. Nintendo does this to protect it's digital content from piracy and such. You must transfer your entire account. I got the new 3ds Hyrule Edition and performed the wifi transfer from my old 3ds and it was a very strict and unforgiving process. Also only one 3ds can be attached to each account per Nintendo's account help page.

Also see: Can I use my Nintendo Network ID on multiple 3DS systems?

You could theoretically set up a new account on your new 3ds and use that account only for Pokemon. But you would have to buy Yellow again and start the game over.

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