[Pokemon X/Y] Region/Language of caught pokemon? Stored?

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  1. cearp
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    Hi, I hope this is ok to make a thread about something as specific as this, I would have posted it in the pokemon discussion thread but I am 'scared' to go in there since I have not got the game yet and I do not want to see any spoilers etc.

    I can imagine the the data format each pokemon is stored in is different in this game, in gen 4 and 5, maybe 3 too, if you caught a pokemon from a E or U region game, and traded it to a J game, if the pokemon was bulbasaur, when it was time for it to evolve, the name would change to the japanese name of ivasaur.
    if you look in pokesav/save editing programs, you will see there is a 'language' field in the pokemon editor, maybe i am confused, what exactly is this for?

    but, what i am wondering is, since with the new games we can change the language of the game, if i am playing in spanish and then i change my language to french, will all the pokemon that i already have, with their spanish names, now be in french? or will they stay in spanish?
    so when i catch a new pokemon, or evolve an old one, the name will now be in the new language?

    i think this would be really easy to see, just change your language from english or whatever, to japanese, and see what happens.

    and, not only the 'language', but i wonder if the region is saved, like, so even if you play on a korean cart, but in english, if your region inside the save, for the pokemon whatever, will be korean. when we can edit the save files all will be revealed i guess ha... anyway, thanks, i appreciate any/all information
     
  2. Vengenceonu

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    You set your language you play the game in before you start the game. Once you choose it, you can never change it again.
     
  3. cearp
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    oh!! aha, that is a nice way to simplify things! i thought i read that it was possible to change it, just not like 'in game', i thought you needed to save, exit, then change it, then you can play in the other language.

    but that is not possible? sure ok :) thanks for that.
     
  4. ChrisX930

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    Try ^+B+X on title to delete your save. It should be possible to change your language then
     
  5. Arras

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    The language is used for trading, at least. I got a Japanese Pikachu from a trade and it registered the Japanese entry for Pikachu in my dex. Now I have a bilingual Pokedex with a language select button at the top, lol. Later I also got a Spanish Pokemon IIRC and that was added to my Dex as well.
     
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  6. cearp
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    oh yeah, thanks! now i remember about that old man in platinum i think, who gave me a german magikarp? i wonder if x/y has the same multi language pokedex, if it has to be 'unlocked', by trading a pokemon from another language.
     
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    Yes, it has. I'm not sure but I suspect it's for ALL Pokemon instead of just a few now. Like I said, I have 1 Japanese and 1 Spanish entry in my Dex. Other languages won't show up until you get any Pokemon from them.
     
  8. Saddamsdevil

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    Out of interest.. is the Masuda method confirmed to be working in this game yet?
     
  9. cearp
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    yeah i think in gen v this was the case.

    i just read that UP + X + B will delete your save game so you can start afresh, and select a new language.

    until it is confirmed, you might have to keep breeding thousands of eggs and see what percent many turn out shiny... ha
     
  10. Clydefrosch

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    it seems to be working still... theres a ridiculous amount of people having breed shinies already (like i know a guy who breed 3 shiny eevees since saturday using masuda)
     
  11. Demonchld

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    If you start your game in English then it will stay In English unless you start a new game and select another language. if someone trades you a Japanese pokemon then that name will stay in Japanese unless you give it a nickname.

    as far as editing pokemon I would not do that
     
  12. user64

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    If you evolve a foreign pokémon without a nickname, it's name will change to the name for your language.