How Much Bandwidth Would... Say A Pokemon Battle Take?

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  1. StarOfDoom
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    Hey Guys,
    My school blocks all 3DS game internet use (I can use the browser, and the EShop, but as soon as I go into a game and try to, say, Wonder Trade, or try to find players online in MK7, it just says there's an error. I have a Galaxy S5, and can create a mobile hotspot, but I am capped at 1GB of data each month. I was curious how much data a few of these things would take, like how much would a Online Pokemon fight take, or how much would a match in MK7 use? Thanks.
     
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    The eShop would use more bandwidth downloading a game than in a game itself. This makes no sense. Wonder Trade pkx files are like 1KB if I recall. I can't see the entire process taking up more than 1MB of data.
     
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    Tough question. If this matters, playing something like a COD game can use around .3GB/hr (300MB/hr) and World of Warcraft uses like 10GB if you play for 8 hours straight. Given that a pokemon battle is turn based, and not too heavy on the bandwidth, my guess (and purely a guess, no algorithms involved) would be like... maybe 5-10MB/hr if you do nothing but battle the entire hour, maybe??
     
  5. StarOfDoom
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    Well, I did a round of MK7, and it was ~5MB, which is kind of a lot. Haven't had a chance to try a Pokemon battle yet, will probably try tonight.



    And how am I supposed to know that Wonder Trade would use less than 1MB of data? That's why I asked. Did I say anything about the eShop? Not really. The only time I said eShop was saying it WORKED on my School's WiFi. No need to get pissy, I was just asking a question that I didn't know the answer to. Sorry that you know everything.
     
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    Good luck when you try it tonight. I'm pretty curious myself. Hopefully it's not too much.
     
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    Not much at all, each turn seems to be ~5-10kb. A 3v3 game (Single Battle, 3 Pokes each) Took just under 150kb, so it's not much at all.
     
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    im sure you can find somthing to let your phone as a hotspot bypass the block on the data it gives to stop you playing 3ds games online.
     
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    No, it's not a hard cap. If I go over the Data, then I pay an extra $15/GB.
     
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    im talking about you using your schools connection.
     
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    I mean, I don't see how that would work. If my 3DS can't use the ports that it is trying to use for gaming, neither will my phone, so if I forward from my phone, the same ports will be blocked. I could ask to get them unblocked, but it would be a pain, and they would probably say no.