Question from rootballs

Can I play Japanese Pokemon HeartGold or SoulSilver on American Nintendo 3ds?

I know that 3ds and dsi games are region locked, but I am not sure if HH and SS are free to be played on 3ds. I know that black and white are not.

Top Voted Answer

KeyBlade999 answered:

Nintendo DS games were not region-locked, and that idea extends, with the given games, to the 3DS.

Now, say it were Japanese DSi-enhanced or 3DS games. Not the case - that's why you can't play Black/White, 1 or 2.
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T3H_1337_N1NJ4 answered:

Yes you can. They are normal DS games.
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chrisychan answered:

Yep, they will work just fine :)
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_ForceFlame_ answered:

The 3DS system is region-locked, so you unfortunatly cant play a Japanese PKMN: HG/SS on you system.
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RenRei00 answered:

Sorry unfortunately you cannot use a Japanese HeartGold/SoulSilver on an American 3DS because although the cartridge is in fact "DS" the cartridge is a "DSi enhanced" game which will block you out from playing it. Sames goes with Black/White and Black 2/White 2.
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