Transferring Original R4 Pokemon to Pokemon Bank

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Franco92, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Franco92

    Franco92 Newbie

    Jun 19, 2014
    United States
    This is the list of hardware I have: R4 original with Pokemon Platinum, SoulSilver, and Black ROMs. 2 DS Lites. 1 3DS. 1 Retail copy of Black 2. 1 Retail copy of Y. Computer with internet access.

    As one can probably surmise, I'm trying to transfer all my ROM Pokemon (legitimately caught within the game themselves) into a 3DS and ultimately into Pokemon Bank.

    Looking around GBAtemp and the internet in general, there seem to be multiple ways of doing so, but some of them seem extremely tedious and roundabout. I'm hoping to find the most efficient way of getting this done. Can anyone explain exactly how I can get this to work?

    And also as a side note: Is it worth buying a retail FireRed/LeafGreen game to get the Gen 1 pokemon? Is the transferring process for that going to be tedious as well? Do I even have the required equipment to do it?