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

  1. 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.

    User Info: rootballs

    rootballs - 5 years ago

Top Voted Answer

  1. 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.

    User Info: KeyBlade999

    KeyBlade999 (Expert) - 4 years ago 2 0


  1. Yes you can. They are normal DS games.

    User Info: T3H_1337_N1NJ4

    T3H_1337_N1NJ4 - 5 years ago 0 0
  2. Yep, they will work just fine :)

    User Info: chrisychan

    chrisychan - 4 years ago 0 0
  3. The 3DS system is region-locked, so you unfortunatly cant play a Japanese PKMN: HG/SS on you system.

    User Info: _ForceFlame_

    _ForceFlame_ - 4 years ago 1 1
  4. 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.

    User Info: RenRei00

    RenRei00 - 4 years ago 0 0

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