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Emerald trade does not work with DS?

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by fatbadger, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. fatbadger

    fatbadger Member

    Ok so I went out and bought Emerald today and got it home and plugged it into my DS Lite and started reading the instruction book when I saw it.

    pg 47
    "Although you can enjoy this game on your Nintendo DS, the ability to link up, trade, and battle with other versions of Pokemon in only available when you are playing on a Game Boy Advanced."


    So are you telling me that I have to go out and buy a GBA so I can trade with a buddy of mine that just bought Rf and he will have to go out and get a GBA too just so we can trade?

    Has anyone tried to trade on a DS lite? I would think that if you can trade via a wireless adapter for the GBA that the Lite wireless feature would work the same? Right? Anyone?
  2. Miss Rarity

    Miss Rarity A rarity to come by

    Nope.... I have a DS Lite and that doesn't work.. also the Ds Lite wireless feature is also available on the regular ds.... I don't know why everyone thinks the original Ds is so inferior to the DS Lite... Anywho you have to get a Gameboy, and a link up cable if you dont have the wireless adapter
  3. Kaioga

    Kaioga Flame Trainer

    The DS doesn't support connectivity with GBA games. Hardware restrictions. Just because a GBA can have the wireless thing, it still can't wireless trade with a DS.

    So yes, if you do want to trade with your friend, you'd have to do it with GBAs. Either with wireless adaptors or a link cable.

    And the wireless between Lite and Original is the same.
  4. fatbadger

    fatbadger Member

    I heard that I will be able to trade off the GBA carts onto the D/P DS cards with my DS. Does anyone know if this is true?
  5. Dark Master Zork

    Dark Master Zork dark scizor master

    yes you can but it is more like a transfer you cant transfer back
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2007
  6. Ho-oh Tamer

    Ho-oh Tamer Well-Known Member

    Yes it is (to an extent). You can transfer from a GBA game to D/P by inserting the cart in and having the DS card in as well but you can't trade back. You can't trade from D/P to a GBA game.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2007
  7. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    One last thing: You can't do it with the Game Boy Micro either. It doesn't have the right plug for it. You'll have to do it on either an old-fashioned Game Boy Advance or a still-old-fashioned-but-not-so-much Game Boy Advance SP. I'll bet the classic GBA sells for like $20 now.

    (Incidentally, the e-Reader works with the DS Lite but not the original DS.)
  8. Fatalitii

    Fatalitii Member

    Hah, I have no idea. But I know I bought my Emerald a day after I got my old fashioned black GBA, and then I broke the GBA battery cover when I'd had that blasted $50 thing for a week. ;_; That's how long it took me to finish Emerald too.

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