Can Pokemon DS games be played on 3DS?

Which 3DS models can play DS games?

The Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL are backward compatible, meaning that both systems can play nearly every single Nintendo DS game, and even Nintendo DSi titles. To play a DS game in a 3DS or 3DS XL, simply insert the game into the 3DS cartridge slot and pick the game from the 3DS main menu.

Why can’t I play DS games on my 3DS?

A few DS games required the use of the AGB slot. Those games are not compatible with the 3DS. If a Nintendo DSi game was purchased outside of the PAL region, and the 3DS purchased from the PAL region, the game may not work properly.

Can I play DS games on switch?

Yes, you can play DS games on Switch, but it will take a bit of work to be able to do this. The DS games are not going to naturally integrate into the Switch system. Therefore, you will have to use a combination of homebrew and an emulator.

Is the 3DS region locked?

Yes, the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, and New Nintendo 2DS XL systems are region locked. Region locking enables Nintendo to include parental controls and more efficiently deliver region-specific system and menu updates to users.

Is Ultra Sun a sequel?

In the latest issue of Famitsu, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon studio Game Freak clarified the story in the Ultra versions isn’t a sequel, but does diverge a little from the current Sun and Moon release.

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Can switch play 3DS games?

No. Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games purchased through Nintendo eShop do not carry over to Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch is an all-new way to play, and does not include backwards compatibility with digital or physical games designed for other systems.

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