On the 3DS, from the Virtual Console games, if I transfer a Kanto Pokémon from RBY to Sun/Moon it should appear that is from Kanto. If I transfer one from GSC to Sun/Moon it will appear that is from Johto, but if I send one Pokémon from Red to Gold, will it still say that is from Kanto? (same if I send a Pokémon from Johto to Kanto, GSC to RBY).

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    Can you even do that with the VC games?
    – JMac
    Commented Mar 14, 2018 at 15:34
  • This is the kind of question where they complete step 1 and 2, then stop at 3 and see if someone else can do it for them Commented Mar 15, 2018 at 2:25
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    @JMac You can trade them between RBY to GSC, but i can't because i don't have a friend with the requeriments to try it.
    – Beavoru
    Commented Mar 15, 2018 at 12:03

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I've been able to try this for you. So I caught a Pidgey in Pokémon Red, I then transferred this to Pokémon Silver, then using the Poké Transporter / Bank I was able to move it to Moon (pictures below). Unfortunately it doesn't say what region it was from, exactly.

Of course one of the benefits of transporting Pokémon to Sun/Moon or Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon is they instantly get 3 max IVs and Hidden Ability.

Apologies for the low quality pictures, I was using my mobile phone and 3DS, and also for no picture of Red.

Pidgey named STACKEXCH! caught in Red placed in Box 1 in Silver.

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Pidgey transferred to Poké Bank via Poké Transporter enter image description here

Pokémon moved within Poké Bank to Moon enter image description here

And finally the summary page, which unfortunately doesn't say what region it came from, only that "Seems to have traveled across both space and time to reach you from a distant land in the good old days" The Gameboy icon indicates it was from Gen 1/2 but isn't specific.

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    Thank you so much!!! This helps a lot so i won't be worried to transfer my old Bulbasaur to Gold and then make it lose his 'Kanto' status. Thank you!
    – Beavoru
    Commented Mar 17, 2018 at 16:03

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