Complete noob here - need some help/ advice.

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Apr 3, 2012
  1. senorfox
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    Newcomer senorfox Newbie

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    Hello everybody, I am very new to all of this stuff, and I would like to request your help. I apologize in advance if this post ends up being long.

    So here is my situation. I would like to be able to play competitive Pokemon via wifi. I have been doing some Pokemon Online simulator battling, and I think I am ready to step it up to the next level.

    Anyways, here is what I have:
    -A Nintendo DSi (baby blue because I am manly)
    -A legit copy of Pokemon white (english)
    -A laptop PC (running windows 7)

    Now, this is what I would like to be able to do:
    -Create a team of pokemon on my PC using software like PokeGen
    -Transfer that team to my Pokemon White cartridge
    -Battle with those pokemon via Wifi
    -Copy the save file BACK onto my PC, in order to record saved battles using an emulator, or create a new team of pokemon.

    Alright, so I think this is all possible. Correct me if I am wrong, but I have been watching a lot of Wifi battles on youtube and this is what most people seem to do.

    However, I have close to no idea of how to go about doing it.

    What I think I need is some sort of save dongle, or flash cartridge, or other piece of hardware in order to do this.

    I've been doing some research and this seems like a good option (though I would have no idea how to use it) http://www.r4igold.net/r4i-gold-plus-introduction.html

    This also seems like a viable option (again, I do not understand how it works) http://www.tigergame.us/products/R4i-SDHC-DSi-V1.4.3-Card-With-Kingston-4GB-MicroSDHC-Card.html

    Another question (sorry): Once I have selected the right hardware, where should I buy it (I'm assuming I can only buy this sort of stuff online)? I seem to only find shady looking retailers, nothing official, like amazon (p.s. I'm in the US).

    Anyways, I hope some of you can point me in the right direction and give a newcomer some advice on what to do.

    Thank you all in advance,

    Sam.
     
  2. Krestent

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    I don't think either will help you. Those are flashcarts, used for playing DS backup games, and what you're looking for is a save dongle. Here's the link to the manufacturer's page of one: http://www.r4i-sdhc.com/SaveDongle.asp.
     
  3. ZAFDeltaForce

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    From what I gather, I assume you're trying to dump save files from your Pokemon White cartridge to and from your computer with a flashcart.

    I have done so many times, and it is indeed possible (with the right hardware)

    What I used is a Slot 2 flashcard (A Supercard Mini SD) and a homebrew called Rudolph's NDS Backup Tool. I dumped the save file from my legit game cards to my slot 2 Supercard Mini SD via NDS Backup Tool.

    Problem is, you either need a passme device or a flashed DS. Considering that you own a DSi, I don't know if a passme would work since I don't have a DSi.


    Failing all this, just buy this thing
     
  4. Peter Gatens

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    Yeah, it is possible with the save dongle.
     
  5. senorfox
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    Haven't bought this dongle before, but see some sites sell it, here and here
     
  7. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Oh hey, I found another save dongle

    US$27.29, and it explicitly says it supports Pokemon Soulsilver and Heartgold (and subsequently Pokemon White and Black I believe)
     

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