More Pokemon games are being lost to the 3DS and WiiU eShop closures. New fans will no longer be able to purchase these games directly. The only way to legally obtain these games is to purchase them from second-hand dealers.
With so many games in the Pokémon franchise released over the last few decades, it’s no wonder older games are being pushed aside for newer releases. If so, you can continue to play where applicable. Below, we’ll take a look at the best Pokémon games you can’t buy anymore, and some that you can’t play entirely.
6 pokemon picross
Picross is a logic puzzle game in which you draw a large picture by filling in the squares using numbers as hints. Pokémon Picross is a game exclusive to his 3DS eShop that combines Picross and the Pokémon series, allowing you to solve puzzles of your favorite Pokémon, catch and use them to solve more puzzles.
As an eShop exclusive game, Pokemon Picross is no longer available for purchase and is not available second hand as there are no physical copies. I can.
Five pokemon emerald
Pokémon Emerald is the third game in the third generation of Pokémon games, featuring additional content, features, and Pokémon from its predecessors Ruby and Sapphire. Pokemon Emerald is a Game Boy Advance game.
However, even if you are lucky enough to get a copy of the game, there is a good chance that you will not be able to experience some aspects of the game. If you’ve ever seen a warning that your internal battery is dying, you may notice time-based events like evolving Eevee into her Umbreon or Espeon, or the tides in Shoal Cove are no longer working. not. This is due to the physical cartridge’s internal battery, which physically runs out of charge after a while.
Four pokemon platinum
Like Emerald, Pokemon Platinum is the definitive third version of the 4th generation Pokemon game, adding Diamond and Pearl content and Pokemon. Platinum was first released for his DS in 2009 and has remained a fan favorite ever since.
If you still have a physical copy of the game you can still play it, but players looking to experience one of the best Pokémon games have unfortunately missed the boat. Selling for a hundred dollars, the cartridge is likely a fake, making this game even harder to find.
3 Pokemon X/Y
Pokémon X and Y were the first mainline Pokémon games released for the 3DS in 2013. These games were also the series’ first 3D mainline entries, a trend that continues to this day. X and Y have added several features that will set trends for future Pokémon games, including form-changing gimmicks such as the Fairy Type, Mega Evolution, and trainer customization.
With the closure of the 3DS eShop, these games are now only available second hand. However, even if you do get a used copy, you should be careful when playing. The first releases of X and Y had a game-breaking bug where saving in certain sections of Lumiose City corrupted the save file. This was quickly fixed by a software update, but at this time we do not know when we will no longer be able to update the game from the eShop. This means that this bug may affect players in the future.
2 pokemon dream radar
Pokémon Dream Radar is a 3DS eShop exclusive game that uses the 3DS’ gyroscope and augmented reality-equipped camera to project Pokémon and items into the real world. You can move around the 3DS, catch Pokemon, obtain items, and transfer them by connecting to Pokemon Black and White 2.
Dream Radar was a great way to get exclusive Legendaries and items that didn’t appear in Black and White 2, like Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina, as well as evolution stones and rare candies that were otherwise difficult to obtain. . However, with the closure of the 3DS eShop, Dream Radar will no longer be available.
1 pokemon rumble series
The Pokemon Rumble series is a series of spin-off games in which you control a Wind-up Pokemon and engage in fighting action. The first game in the series, Pokemon Rumble, was released exclusively for the Wii Shop, with sequels released on 3DS, Wii U, and mobile games for iOS and Android.
Sadly, the Rumble series has largely fallen into oblivion, with limited or no physical releases for Wii, WiiU, and 3DS games, making some games in the series no longer available for purchase. I was. Mobile his game Pokemon Rumble Rush ended in 2020, making the game completely unplayable.
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