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Will French Pokemon games from Canada work on an American 3DS?

#1Grand_BluePosted 1/6/2013 9:12:50 AM
I'm not sure about the region lock on this one.
#2ThatKippPosted 1/6/2013 9:14:54 AM
If it's a DS game then there's no region lock no matter what you're playing it on. I'm not sure if a Canadian French 3DS game will work on a US 3DS, but I assume it would since both are from North America.
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#3R0cks0l1ddPosted 1/6/2013 9:16:00 AM(edited)
Everything up to Black and White will I think since they're DSi enhanced.
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I doubt they'll use any of those names; they're too bland. And they can't use Black or White for race reasons.
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#4Grand_Blue(Topic Creator)Posted 1/6/2013 9:30:46 AM
Bulbapedia says their French games are imported from Europe, so do they just play on a DS Lite and not 3DS?
#5R0cks0l1ddPosted 1/6/2013 9:34:28 AM
Yeah I guess. BW and BW2 are the only ones affected by it though so you can play the others on any region's 3DS/DSi.
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I doubt they'll use any of those names; they're too bland. And they can't use Black or White for race reasons.
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#6AlienorePosted 1/6/2013 9:41:00 AM
I don't think the French games from Canada are imported from Europe, I think they're the American English versions re-translated or something. I believe they will work, though I've never tried them myself. Be warned however, that the Canadian French Soul Silver and Heart Gold could NOT communicate with other versions, and could also not receive events such as the GameStop ones. I have no idea if this was fixed in Black/White onwards.
#7SopherooPosted 1/6/2013 9:44:52 AM
Alienore posted...
I don't think the French games from Canada are imported from Europe, I think they're the American English versions re-translated or something. I believe they will work, though I've never tried them myself. Be warned however, that the Canadian French Soul Silver and Heart Gold could NOT communicate with other versions, and could also not receive events such as the GameStop ones. I have no idea if this was fixed in Black/White onwards.


I have a 3DS and french BW but now BW2, and live in Canada. I could test.
#8MerenwenragoPosted 1/6/2013 11:50:30 AM
My BW US games work on my europe 3ds so it should
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#9IkkunismPosted 1/6/2013 12:59:30 PM
Alienore posted...
I don't think the French games from Canada are imported from Europe, I think they're the American English versions re-translated or something. I believe they will work, though I've never tried them myself. Be warned however, that the Canadian French Soul Silver and Heart Gold could NOT communicate with other versions, and could also not receive events such as the GameStop ones. I have no idea if this was fixed in Black/White onwards.


I have a French copy of Black. It works with North American events, as well as North American 3DS'.

Can't say anything for French versions of BW2, since I don't have any though.