Looking for a Flashcart to trade up Pokemon

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  1. TheAnt317
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    Hey all, I'm new to the flashcart scene (never owned one) and have been searching around for information on what I need for what I want to do.

    Basically, I'm interested in editing Gen 5 Pokemon saves on a flashcart to then trade to a legit Gen 5 cartridge and then move to Gen 6 via Bank. After reading through this page, it seems simple enough but I'm not 100% sure which flashcart I should use. I do have a DS and 3DS to perform this.

    The DS that I have is literally the oldest version of DS that exists, the first run that came out in 2004 which I bought on day one. I never bought a newer version of the DS. Therefore, I imagine my options for flashcarting are far and wide since it's never needed to update firmware.

    Currently, I'm looking at this cart. It's simple, affordable, and appears to do what I need it to. I just want to be 100% sure that this the flashcart that I can use to do this. I don't need anything fancy or expensive, just something that will play games and allow me to trade between systems.

    Thank you very much in advance.
     
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    This one seems like it would fit your need very well. Just make sure you have a micro sd card, I would reccomend at least a 4 gigabyte card. If you have any other questions I would be happy to help! Also if you ever wan't to play more games this probably won't work on your 3ds.
     
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    I have no intentions of playing this cart on the 3DS anyway. Also, why the 4 GB microSD? Would 2 GB not suffice?
     
  4. Sleet

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    If you just want to transfer Pokemon then I think you should get the r4 save dongle.
     
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    Hmm, well I looked into this and I suppose it does actually look like what I would need. One question though: Is this thing compatible with Gen 6 save files? It shows a picture of Super Mario 3D Land being connected to the device.
     
  6. MajinCubyan

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    Instead of trading, you use Apache Thunder's TWL save tool to backup a save off a legit gen 5 cart, edit it and restore it to the cart. Backed up my Soul Silver save and moved it to my r4 and have been stealin the elite 4 pokemon. Haha.But the point is you can use a legit cart, edit the save and then transfer up. Save some cash

    EDIT: plus cuts the middle man of trading one at a time.

    SUPER EDIT: Also you need to be able to run cias for twl save tool, I believe.
     
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    It appears that wouldn't work for me, as it's a custom DSiWare. As I said, I have the super old (original 2004 version) blocky DS.
     
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    twlsavetool is a 3ds app that can modify ds saves. I believe there's a *hax compatible version which needs pokemon bank to run.
     
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    I'm not really comfortable with putting homebrew on my 3DS just yet. I only got a 3DS like 2 weeks ago, too worried about bricking it.
     
  10. Sleet

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    I think it only works with older 3DS games, not 6th gen Pokemon.
     
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    Ah, okay. Thanks very much for all the help! :D
     
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    I posted this on a different thread about Transfering:

    "1. Use an r4i w/ Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum / HeartGold / SoulSilver.
    2. Get a REAL copy of Pokémon Black / White.
    3. Use Pokémon Transporter through the route to the right of Nimbasa City and send over your DPP/HGSS Pokémon.
    4. Run PokéTransfer and send the Pokémon to Pokémon Bank, then withdraw them.
    5. Celebrate.

    If you want to access BW Pokémon, get a Action Replay / r4i Save Dongle for actual game cartridge save editing. For XY Pokémon, get a Powersaves. It's easy to use and doesn't require much."

    Yes, indeed the r4i Save Dongle works for 3DS Games but NOT 3DS Pokémon Games. There should be a list of 3DS Games it supports on the website.
    I would not recommend the r4i Save Dongle though as I received it and after the first day it broke and never worked again. [was using PKMN Black]

    EDIT: Should probably state which Flashcart's I'm currently using / used.
    www.r4ids.com - R4i Gold 2.0 - AKAIO 1.8.6 Firmware : LOVELY card in my opinion. Supports almost every NDS Game. [PKMN BW/2 compatible]
    www.iedgeds.co.uk - Edge Card - I forgot, bought it in 2011 : It's was... meh.
     
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    Too late for that now, since I already have the Save Dongle now. I ended up using it to install Oot3Dhax and now I'm using PKHex to do the Pokemon editing I wanted to do.
     
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    Ah, okay.