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2 years ago#1
I have never transferred or migrated, but this generation I am going to dedicate one of the games to restarting, and one to keep the file forever. How do you balance between sending all of your Pokemon to not letting any go? For instance, I make a file on Y. I play through the game, and then when the next games come out, I want to trade some monsters. Do I send my starter and leave the bad ones for the old game, or do I send all my creatures and make a new team on the old file? Help :/
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2 years ago#2
This is how I do it:

a) Can I get these Pokemon in the game I'm transferring to? If not, I will send them.
2) Is this Pokemon super rare (shiny, event, etc.)? If so, I will send them.
3) Do I have some weird emotional attachment to this Pokemon? (Almost never) If so, I will send them.
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2 years ago#3
For me it's easy: I transfer all the Pokemon I trained for online battling, as well as those that CAN'T be caught on the current gen (mostly legendaries).

Simple as that.
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2 years ago#4
FuneralCake posted...
This is how I do it:

a) Can I get these Pokemon in the game I'm transferring to? If not, I will send them.
2) Is this Pokemon super rare (shiny, event, etc.)? If so, I will send them.
3) Do I have some weird emotional attachment to this Pokemon? (Almost never) If so, I will send them.


This seems to make sense, but then what is left on the old game?
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2 years ago#5
el_tercer_poder posted...
For me it's easy: I transfer all the Pokemon I trained for online battling, as well as those that CAN'T be caught on the current gen (mostly legendaries).

Simple as that.

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2 years ago#6
Simirro posted...
This seems to make sense, but then what is left on the old game?


Ideally, I wouldn't be transferring much over. If it's something I can breed, I breed a new Pokemon to send over instead of sending my only copy.

Pretty much, I only transfer things over if I absolutely have to. Usually it's just limited to things like legendaries and starters, so I still have a ton left over on my old game.

But, that said, if you don't play to play the old game anymore, just transfer everything you want.
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2 years ago#7
1. clone the ones you might want to keep
2. send a clone to the new game
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2 years ago#8
FuneralCake posted...
Simirro posted...
This seems to make sense, but then what is left on the old game?


Ideally, I wouldn't be transferring much over. If it's something I can breed, I breed a new Pokemon to send over instead of sending my only copy.

Pretty much, I only transfer things over if I absolutely have to. Usually it's just limited to things like legendaries and starters, so I still have a ton left over on my old game.

But, that said, if you don't play to play the old game anymore, just transfer everything you want.


I like the breeding Idea! Reminds me of how Ash's Pikachu resets in skill after every generation.

If I do it, I will send over my first team, legendary monsters, important creatures and any shiny or event Pokemon. That way if something happens to the old game, the best 'mon will be safe on the new cart.
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2 years ago#9
All of them.
I mean... really.
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2 years ago#10
X_Ayumi_X posted...
All of them.
I mean... really.

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