Is there a way to transfer Pokemon using PokeBank from an R4i Gold?

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  1. Tomato Hentai
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    I would like to transfer my Pokemon from Pokemon Platinum to Pokemon Y, but I don't have a retail copy of Pokemon Platinum. I was planning on spending money specifically on Pokemon Bank so I could transfer my Pokemon from Platinum.
    Is there any way I can transfer these Pokemon, or is it impossible to do?
     
  2. Monty Kensicle

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    I'm sorry but you'll need a Generation 5 retail cartridge in order to transfer to Bank. And a way to write save files to said cart.

    The problem is Pokemon Bank is expecting a save file to be in a specific location on the game card which is impossible for the R4i to emulate because of the way it boots up games.
     
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    I actually have two Gen 5 retail carts.
    Pokemon White and Pokemon White 2
    Would I be able to transfer my Pokemon to one of those first?
     
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    That's a good thing but unfortunately the Download Play mini-game the Gen 5 game uses to transfer Pokemon from Gen 4 to 5 is also expecting the save file to be somewhere the R4i can't produce.

    Your best bet is to get some kind of save dongle like this.

    http://www.nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=271

    (There are others but this is the first one that pops up on Google)

    What you'll need to do is this:

    #1-Copy Platinum save to computer

    #2-Open in PokeGen save desired Pokemon as .pkm files

    #3-Run batch tool to generate Gen 5 catch data for your Pokemon

    #4-Dump your Gen 5 game save with Save Dongle (or GBA flash cart on DS/DS Lite)

    #5-Open that save in PokeGen, copy your Gen 4 .pkm files into empty slots in Box 1

    #6-Save changes, and write modified save back to Gen 5 game card

    #7-Now Bank should be able to transfer them as long as they don't have any illegal move-sets or impossible EV spreads.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  6. Monty Kensicle

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    You're welcome! If you need anymore help please let me know, I know a lot about the process because that's what I had to do to get my favourite Pokemon onto my 3DS games.
     
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    I did it like this:
    I got two ds lites, two r4 sdhc's One with diamond/pearl (also applies to platinum) One pokemon black cartridge
    #1 send the pokemon to black from your ds (lite) r4 to the other ds with the cartridge (also possible with 1 ds (lite) and 1 3ds)
    #2 upload them to poketransfer it should work, no problems had
    #3 send them to pokebank or your other pokemon cartridge using bank
     
  8. Monty Kensicle

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    That's interesting, when my Black game sent the DS Download play signal to my DS with the R4 with Pokemon Platinum it couldn't find my game save.
     
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    No Oh wait I also had a hg game
     
  10. Monty Kensicle

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    That makes sense.

    Trade the Pokemon from the R4 to a legit Gen 4 game
    From the legit gen 4 game to the legit Gen 5 game via 2 DS units through Poke-transfer minigame
    And finally they're ready for Bank.

    Thanks for the alternate solution! That'll help OP if they have a 2nd DS and a retail Gen 4 game.