Pokemon R/G/B/Y VC are region lock?

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  1. PedroKeitawa
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    Ok this is somthing i have to ask becouse i almost rare i can found somebody for complete the pokèdex in the original R/G/B/Y for the vc. But i have a 3DSJ and my intention is buy the opposite version (im my case blu or green) for my japanese console, but is my question: the game are region lock for the trade?
     
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    The CIAs aren't regionlocked. So I doubt the games are, however linking 2 different region GB pokemon games to my knowledge breaks the english one.
     
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    gb/gbc, games could not trade between languages third gen is the first where that is possible.
     
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    Thanks for the answer ;) ton bad this is not possible. O well i have to collect all 150 Pokèmon in old school...try and hope to find somebody in my city for trade x°D
     
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    If you don't have CFW, you will only be able to get the language corresponding to your 3DS.

    Also, the games trade are regioned lock.

    Only Japanese Pokemon can trade with Japanese Pokemon.

    edit:
    originally, it is possible to trade among European languages,
    but VC blocks this, only allowing same language.


    (not that they're being racist, it's simply because the original games are too simply and not programmed like that.
    International trading only began with Gen III, albeit not fully implemented.
    For example, you could trade between English to Japanese, but the full english name won't be displayed on JPN end,
    though the data is technically still there.)
     
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    It should be the opposite, as there are only 5 characters for names in the JP versions, so a Japanese pkm must fit in less space!
    Sure, the international game may not like the junk at the end either...
     
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    There's an entire article on bulbapedia talking about trading and why it doesn't work.

    Supposedly Gen I and II, between jap and non jap, it's due to different ram addresses, as well as the text is stored slightly different,
    and may result in game crashing.

    As for Gen III, it mentions how a pokemon with a different name will keep it's different name.
    (due to the lack of Nicknamed byte. I did this personally too)

    My Haunter that was traded to a JPN version became "HAUNT", and upon evolving, Gengar maintained the name "HAUNT"