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2 years ago#1
I live in Australia and I always get pokemon from GTS marked from other regions such as as Asia and Europe. I never seem to get pokemon from USA however. Is this because we share the same region?
2 years ago#2
Nope, you're just unlucky. The US is a different region from Australia.

They do share the same language, though, so a Pokemon from the US and a Pokemon from Australia will not work for the Masuda Method.
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2 years ago#3
Thanks for that!

Pretty strange because im always trading on the GTS or wonder trading so you'd think I'd eventually get something from the US!
2 years ago#4
Technically, language is the sole determinant of whether the Masuda method can work or not. Somebody in Los Angeles could very well register United States/California for their location and Spanish for their Pokémon's language--and may have imported their pre-sixth-generation Spanish-language games from a Latin American country. Likewise, Canada/Quebec could very damn well register French on the GTS ever since Diamond/Pearl. And don't get me started on Switzerland (could be German, French, or Italian) or Belgium (pretty equal odds of French or Dutch)...
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