I would like to trade Pokémon from my previous games to my Pokémon Sun/Moon version. Which Pokémon games/tools can be used to realize those trades?

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You can't trade Pokémon to/from Pokémon Sun and Moon with any other games.

Eventually, however, you will be able to transfer Pokémon to Sun or Moon from ORAS, XY, BW, BW2, and the virtual console RBY versions.

See here:

Pokemon Sun and Moon are not compatible with the Generation 6 series of games: Pokemon X and Y; and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. You won't be able to trade or battle between these games and Pokemon Sun and Moon, therefore you'll need a special app called the Pokemon Bank to transfer your Pokemon.

Transporting Pokemon into Sun and Moon from Pokemon White, White 2, Black, Black 2 and the Virtual Console games Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow is also possible with Poke Transporter, which comes bundled with Pokemon Bank.

However, Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter won't be available for Pokémon Sun or Moon until January 2017.

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    Leave it to Nintendo to create a system to transfer pokemon across all generations and not have it fully ready at launch.
    – Reafexus
    Nov 21, 2016 at 14:45
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    @Reafexus - I highly doubt it's an unintentional delay (this time at least) - It's more likely they'd rather have people play the games for what they are first, before transferring all their old, high-leveled mons over.
    – Robotnik
    Nov 27, 2016 at 4:37
  • @Reafexus You know this happened last generation too right?
    – IG_42
    Dec 29, 2016 at 3:59
  • @IG_42 It was brand new last generation. So that doesn't really matter.
    – Reafexus
    Dec 31, 2016 at 17:35
  • Which is great and all, except the OT ID on my copy of AS is different than the OT ID on my copy of sun, meaning they have different banks...
    – Andrew
    Oct 22, 2017 at 16:04

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