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My 3DS got wet, what did I lose and what can I recover?

Assuming the 3DS cannot be repaired, there's good news and not-as-good news (and maybe a little bad news) I'll start with --- The good news: Game Cartridges: all your save data is stored on the ...
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3DS got stolen, can I access my Pokemon Bank from a new one?

Your Pokebank information is tied to your Nintendo Network ID. So, yes; if you get a replacement 3DS, and login to your old NNID account on it, you will be able access and withdraw your stored Pokemon ...
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Is the Nintendo network ban tied to NNID or the console?

Based on a few other links I've found, it appears to be the 3DS and not the account that gets banned. Take this link for example. It contains the following screenshot: According to that screenshot, ...
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Will U.S. 3DS work with games from Mexico?

Mexico games share the same region code as the U.S. (NTSC-U) and therefore do function properly in devices from the U.S. There's a region list here with explanations. Note that these countries ...
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Is Pokémon Bank no longer usable?

Oh, figured it out. To actually get to a menu and be able to do anything useful (like download Poké Transporter), you have to launch Pokémon Bank with a Generation VI or VII game cartridge inserted. I ...
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Can you trade Pokemon between a Gameboy Advance and a Nintendo 3DS?

First of all, it's not trade, it's a transfer you'd be doing, I would say one way transfer (always from the oldest gen to the newest). Even if it's not the question keep in mind that GB to GBA is not ...
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How to put Pokemon into Pokeball?

I don't really understand the question but I think you want to move Pokemon from your party to your PC. In every PokeCenter there is a red PC. Once you boot it up you can access your PC and deposit ...
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How is 3DS' online gaming experience affected by China's Great Firewall?

Error code 001-0502 is a network problem, as stated in the Nintendo website. To solve it, change your 3DS DNS to 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4 or try using a VPN. Also, it appears that you may need China Unicom ...
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If you buy a physical copy on the 3DS, does it need to download?

When you purchase a physical 3DS cartridge, the cartridge contains the game on it. You will not need to download the game. Note however that this is separate from game updates, which you will still ...
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Is Pokemon's progress saved to the cartridge or the 3DS system it's played on?

Yes. Pokémon games have always and still do save your progress to the physical cartridge, not the console itself.
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Is my 3DS Bricked?

As cited from 3ds.guide: A browser based exploit is not working Browser based exploits (such as browserhax or 2xrsa) are often unstable and crash frequently, but they can sometimes be fixed by doing ...
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How to easily identify who each Nintendo 2DS belongs to?

What you can do, is apply a different theme or background color for their homescreen. In that way, it could be clear. Below you see a picture with different themes applied, and you could immediately ...
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Does loading the game on a different system count as changing the clock?

Yes, it will detect the different system as a calendar change. Physical 3DS games and their saves are hardware-agnostic. It won't differentiate between different 3DS systems, so a clock that's even (...
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My 3DS got wet, what did I lose and what can I recover?

Disassemble the device and brush the PCB with a soft toothbrush and isopropyl alcohol (90%+), wash the PCB with alcohol again and let it dry for about 12-24 hours (alcohol damps fast). It might fix ...
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Can you connect more than one 3DS controller to Smash Wii U?

Yes you can, direct quote from the Smashbros website: You can play with a number of different controllers in the Wii U version. [...] Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems You can use Nintendo 3DS and 2DS ...
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I was stupid and accidentally put my old 3DS through the wash

If you bought the games through the market, they are linked to your Nintendo Network ID. Just link your newer model to that ID and you should be able to download the games. As for the SD card, test ...
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is it possible to trade in the digital version of Pokemon Gold?

Yes, From the press release it says you can use the wireless features just as was done in Red/Blue/Yellow with Gold and Silver. As with the Virtual Console versions of Pokemon Red and Blue, and ...
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Bug fixes for Pokémon Gold & Silver 3ds Virtual Console?

None of the bugs present in the original games were fixed. The Virtual Console re-releases are identical to the originals in every way.
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Is Pokemon's progress saved to the cartridge or the 3DS system it's played on?

According to Nintendo, all 3DS games are saved to the cartridges they are played on (unless they are games downloaded from the eShop). The only information saved to the 3DS system itself by some games ...
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Can I get event Pokemon into my game card even if my 3DS is broken?

There is no problem about it. You can use your Pokemon game in another 3DS and type your codes to obtain your Pokemons. The game is not linked to any 3DS console or Nintendo ID. It can be linked to a ...
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Online quests Wii U and 3DS Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

You can't. The 3DS version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate can only access online capabilities when a certain app is run from the Wii U. The only way to play multiplayer locally would be through the use ...
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My 3DS got wet, what did I lose and what can I recover?

I went through a similar experience a few months ago, and have two things to say, both to the asker and to anyone else seeing this question: First off, even if it's been a week and your 3DS won't ...
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How can I transfer my New Leaf data to a new console?

What you need to do is a System Tranfer And Nintendo says in their guide Pre-installed games, such as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, will be available to redownload from the Nintendo eShop on the ...
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How can we move saves around different 3DS?

So Nintendo support says that the save is actually kept on the cart, not the console or the sd card. So we should be able to just move the cart and the save will come with it no problem! Which is good ...
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How to tell if Wii U can play this game on product page?

All eShop games display what system they're for in all browsers No matter what system you're using to browse the eShop - whether Wii U, 3DS, or PC - all games are clearly marked with what system they'...
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Are 3DS eshop games console bound?

I don't think so. According to Nintendo FAQs: Your Nintendo Network ID is tied to your software and/or additional content you have purchased and downloaded. If you format the console setting ...
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If you buy a physical copy on the 3DS, does it need to download?

You need to buy the game card (cartridge) that goes with it: This isn't like a computer where you download stuff: all the memory is stored within the cartridge rather than the 3DS itself (speaking ...
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Should I be concerned about a possible counterfeit DS game?

As a seller of used games: The games typically function as normal. Longevity is the concern. They're more prone to damage, data loss, etc. If it's a counterfeit and you are US based, don't panic. ...
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How can I create a Boolean logic gate without the steam punk logic gates?

The Steampunker NPC is available on console and mobile versions of the game, but unfortunately she only sells logic gates on the PC version. However, you can still do some logic gates manually. They ...
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Does the Nintendo New 2DS XL feature improved processing power compared to the old 3DS (XL)?

It does. In order to be able to play New 3DS enhanced software it has more processing power than a regular 3DS. That includes better CPU and more memory. Except for the lack of 3D feature, it has all ...
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