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Nintendo Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Service Discontinued

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Pokémon Trainer
May 14, 2014
Generation Started
1st Generation
Favorite Pokémon
Pikachu, Rayquaza and Zeraora
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The official Nintendo website announced that the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for Nintendo DS, DSi and Wii will be discontinued.
Summary of Changes:
The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, which provides certain online functionality for many Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo DSi software titles, will be discontinued. This service change does not impact the ability to play these titles offline. For more details, click here

Examples of Discontinued Functionality:
  • Online play and matchmaking
  • Leaderboards and tournament data
  • Sharing of user generated content (ghost data, user created levels)
  • User exchange of in-game items or characters (Global Trade Station)
  • Free add-on content or downloads (new levels, in-game items, Mystery Gifts)
Games and Systems Impacted:
Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games that use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, will no longer have access to the features listed above. This includes Wii mode on Wii U and Nintendo DS games played on Nintendo 3DS family systems. For a complete list of impacted games, click here.

Only online features for games using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service are impacted. Other online functionality on Wii and Nintendo DS, such as access to the Wii Shop Channel, the Nintendo DSi Shop and video-on-demand services, are not affected at this time. Online play for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games will be unaffected (aside from the Wii mode on Wii U and Nintendo DS games played on Nintendo 3DS family systems).
Here's a list of the Pokémon games interested of this discontinued service:

  • Pokémon Diamond
  • Pokémon Pearl
  • Pokémon Platinum
  • Pokémon HeartGold
  • Pokémon SoulSilver
  • Pokémon Battle Revolution
  • Pokémon Black
  • Pokémon White
  • Pokémon Black 2
  • Pokémon White 2
  • My Pokémon Ranch
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
  • Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
  • Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs
  • Pokémon Conquest
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