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?


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 '16 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 '16 at 4:37
  • @Reafexus You know this happened last generation too right? – IG_42 Dec 29 '16 at 3:59
  • @IG_42 It was brand new last generation. So that doesn't really matter. – Reafexus Dec 31 '16 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 '17 at 16:04

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