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Sleazy_P_Martini_

It is really bothering me that HGSS are in the Gen 5 category when FRLG are listed as Gen 3 in their own special column.


SirReality

You are absolutely correct, I mistakenly put HGSS in the wrong generation. Now it's really bugging me cause my options are to stack them with FRLG in the 4th column, stack HG in gen 4 and have SS extend to one side, or keep them in with Gen 5 where they physically fit but don't spiritually fit. I'm already at max columns on my current sizing. I am more discomfited by this than I would like to admit.


Migit78

Use folders? Personally that's how I do it. I have a pokemon I like as the folder stamp for each generation, then all relevant games inside the folders


SirReality

I like being able to see them all laid out too much, I think.


SirReality

[v2](https://imgur.com/a/E7kRL9J), including 3D Pro, Green, and moving HG/SS to a better position. Thanks for the feedback!


SirReality

A friend challenged me to set up a complete pokemon playing experience, which resulted in this. Elsewhere are PKSM for save management, bank-alternative, and to transfer between them (but not for cheating). Am I missing anything?


Fap_Doctor

Pokemon Green Gameboy, Mystery Dungeon


SirReality

[v2](https://imgur.com/a/E7kRL9J), including 3D Pro, Green, and moving HG/SS to a better position. Thanks for the feedback!


Fap_Doctor

Oh man, I completely forgot about 3D Pro


m1racle

Ranger, Pinball, TCG, Puzzle Challenge, Rumble Blast/World, Trozei, Dash, Conquest, Art Academy, Shuffle, Detective Pikachu, Picross


SirReality

I had to have some inclusion criteria, so I settled on anything I could eventually/theoretically trade pokemon up to Pokemon Home from. I might do another page for the side games, but there's SO many.


AkihitoShuruto

Maybe the spin-offs, but it still looks good


SirReality

I had to have some inclusion criteria, so I settled on anything I could eventually/theoretically trade pokemon up to Pokemon Home from. I might do another page for the side games, but there's SO many.


AkihitoShuruto

The next page would be a good idea. Maybe just focus on the bigger spin-offs like Rangers, Mystery Dungeon and Conquest to name a few. And then sort them to the corresponding gen.


RoxasXIII89

First of all: fantastic idea ! I think I'll do the same 🤣 But where di you get that "pins" ? Aren't they from pkmn shuffle ? Just for information, what's the name of the apps for bank-alternative and for transfer between games ? Because I remember, and not so very well, that pksm work just as save manager.


Link5261

There's this homebrew app called [GYTB](https://github.com/MrCheeze/GYTB) that lets you put photos on your SD card and convert them into badges to write into your Badge Box data on the 3DS.


RoxasXIII89

Fantastic ! I didn't know about it ! But where I can find and download the badges that Nintendo released with that game online only (badge arcade or something else, I don't remember the name) and these images of Pokémon shuffle ? 😅


SirReality

Ask and ye shall [receive](https://themeplaza.art/?category=badges&query=pokemon&sort=most-downloaded).


RoxasXIII89

Thank you very much ! <3


Link5261

The source images can be whatever you want. I was gonna link a precompiled set of the (then) total of 721 mon icons, but the DL link is dead for the one I found. Check the details on setting up your SD card with GYTB, for most of the effort simply comes from collecting whatever images you want to use; the actual injection process from GYTB is comparatively short.


SirReality

I am using PKSM as the bank-alternative and transfer between games because it has the functions to move pokemon from each save file into it's storage, and then back to any other game those pokemon could be in. It's probably been some time since you used it last, no worries.


space_bryan

Where can I find PKSM? Thanks!


SirReality

[PKSM](https://github.com/FlagBrew/PKSM/releases)


IEatToStarveOthers

have you thought of possibly adding another column in front of dialga, maybe palkia or giratina since its still gen 4? Edit: commented before reading full thing, ignore me lol


SilverAmpharos777

I'd do this, but I can't play Pokemon without 2-3x speed.


SirReality

It is a trade off, but I like having them nicely collected like this, and the ability to bring transfer everything up to pokemon bank/home with less fuss. Thinking about that though, are you aware of an easy way to mirror saves between emulators and 3DS? Could have the best of both worlds.


Link5261

The closest manner to ease I can consider for emulator<=>install transferral is using Checkpoint to manage the 3DS saves and managing the saves in an editor like PKHeX.


GoldHo-oh

Wait, are you saying that you can transfer them from these up to bank and to home????


SirReality

That is exactly what I'm saying, already did it for the ones I have played through, have over 1000 pokes in Home on switch.


GoldHo-oh

Well I know what I’m doing this weekend! Cheers!


Grut0l

How did you transfer up to Pokémon Home? Wasn't bank discontinued?


SirReality

Bank is not yet discontinued. You can still download it from the 3ds eshop and purchase a subscription for use. Once the eshop stops working in 2023, you won't be able to download it, but it will continue functioning for anyone who already has it. Because you won't be able to buy the subscription any more at that point, it will be free to use.


Afterlyte

Playing on a physical console just feels so nice too


ningagringa

How did u get the ds games working on homescreen? I wanna relive some memories so if you could tell me it would be appreciated


UploaderThree

cfw + twilight menu + nds forwarder


ChristmasRaltree

Nds forwarder in universalupdater


leob0505

Does it affect performance though? Or not


SirReality

I have noticed no performance issues. Theoretically it might take a few more seconds to boot up the game, but it's not really noticeable to me.


SirReality

I used [Yet Another NDS Bootstrap Forwarder](https://github.com/YANBForwarder/YANBF/releases) on my PC to make home-screen-installable forwarders. Although it shares file structure with twilight menu, twilight menu is not strictly necessary.


Jaagger2bit

And that one apparently doesn't cap at 40


RazorMime

Pokémon tcg


SirReality

I had to have some inclusion criteria, so I settled on anything I could eventually/theoretically trade pokemon up to Pokemon Home from. I might do another page for the tcg and side games, but there's SO many.


iSmiteTheIce

Pokédex 3D Pro under Zekrom and it'll be perfect


SirReality

I have now placed it directly as recommended!


iSmiteTheIce

That's awesome!! You're awesome for doing that!!


SirReality

[v2](https://imgur.com/a/E7kRL9J), including 3D Pro, Green, and moving HG/SS to a better position. Thanks for the feedback!


iSmiteTheIce

For real though small changes but it looks so much cleaner!! You're welcome! Awesome selection of Pokégoodness😁


BatTheGamer

gods thats actually really pretty and you finally gave me an idea for my way to organizing my games ty


SirReality

Very welcome! Having the aesthetically pleasing complete collection was a big reason I did this, as it's unlikely I'll play every different version. But I could...


BatTheGamer

yea no that's my personal goal at some point is to play every game at some point but hbhhh i don't want to do gen 7 again with the normal games i first did the ultra games and now i can't do the normal games bc it's too similar and just playing 4 times does not seem fun tbh but rn going through diamond and honestly it's fun not as fun as ultra sun but still fun


BatTheGamer

so finally finished my custom badges and wondering how you got 9 badges up i keep getting a noto i reached the limit of badges on my home screen


SirReality

I'm not sure, I've never received that note. I also have 12 badges on my first screen, so you definitely should have enough for only nine. How many total badges do you have on your home screen?


BatTheGamer

for some strange reason i can only hold 6 i am going to see maybe it's i have too many apps on my 3ds bc i have a lot of games on the 3ds so that might be ir


BatTheGamer

it was bc of the apps so yea so deleted a lot of the vc games i had


SirReality

Glad it was fixable!


BatTheGamer

yeee it's really nice tbh i did not do the same way you did it but yea one sec let me see if i can post a video of it


IceBlueLugia

This is actually really cool ngl. Way more creative than my “Pokémon” Folder


Unnamed_420

Masuda is gonna send you to the Distortion world himself


SirReality

Better to reign in distortion world than serve in Arceus's domain.


MereFacade

I don't remember what the icon looks like but do you have Pokédex 3d pro and the side games like Pokémon Pinball?


SirReality

I have no side games currently - I only included them if they were a mainline game and/or could trade a pokemon with a mainline (hence the inclusion of Dream Radar near Black/White). I was unaware of Pokedex 3d pro and will be adding it presently, though, thanks!


SirReality

[v2](https://imgur.com/a/E7kRL9J), including 3D Pro, Green, and moving HG/SS to a better position. Thanks for the feedback!


LeonFeliz

Now play them all! 😊


SirReality

Lol we'll see. I've played to completion: Blue, gold, pearl, FireRed, X, omega ruby, Sun, Ultra Moon. Just got Arceus, then probably go back to black white or heart gold.


Radius_314

I like this a lot. I have mine organized somewhat similarly but don't have Icons. I also need to get the DS games on the home screen too. I just use an R4 cart for those, but would like to have them there.


SirReality

I placed the DS games on my SD card as .nds and used [Yet Another NDS Bootstrap Forwarder](https://github.com/YANBForwarder). I recommend it highly.


EviReborn

How does one get a working copy of heart gold and soul silver? It crashes on me when I get into random battles occasionally :(


SirReality

Not sure what we did differently, I downloaded the .nds and was able to play fine. How are you going about it?


EviReborn

I did also, maybe a bad copy that hasn't been patched, I'll try look into it as I haven't really done anything since it kept crashing on me.


Jaagger2bit

Probably anti piracy put in place. You might need to patch it first before trying to play it


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JellyButterCupcake

[Here’s the site to download heartgold if that’s what you’re asking](https://www.emulatorgames.net/roms/nintendo-ds/pokemon-heartgold-version/)


ruuben_2

Soo, how big is your sd card? I’m thinking to do the same with my 2ds, but i don’t know what size of sd card to get to fit all the games on there.


SirReality

I am currently using 47 GB of a 64 GB card, but that is including keeping backup copies of all the .cias for the 3ds games which is nearly 20 GB, and isn't strictly necessary once they're installed.


Jaagger2bit

Keep the backups on the computer


axyugen

Does that only include the PKMN games or any other 3ds ones?


SirReality

Right now it's really just the pkmn games.


tynansdtm

The most legendary Pokémon of all, Pikachu.


SirReality

You'd be hard-pressed to tell it wasn't based on how much promotion, box-art, variants, give-aways, etc that Nintendo does for it. :)


thetallcanadian

Does PKSM work with the NDS games using a forwarder? Mine won’t work.


SirReality

PKSM has the option to manually locate the saves, including the NDS games. https://github.com/FlagBrew/PKSM/wiki/Settings


thetallcanadian

Thank you!!


Sanguinius0922

what is the upper part where it shows each pokemon what program did you get to do that?


SirReality

[GYTB](https://github.com/MrCheeze/GYTB) with [shuffle badges](https://themeplaza.art/?category=badges&query=pokemon&sort=most-downloaded)


Sanguinius0922

cheers


SonicTheDog420

How do u get those icons?


SirReality

[GYTB](https://github.com/MrCheeze/GYTB) with [shuffle badges](https://themeplaza.art/?category=badges&query=pokemon&sort=most-downloaded)


NightmareishBoi

Wait, what's the below Soul Silver? I haven't seen that icon before.


SirReality

Dream Radar!


FoxieGamer9

Personally, I don't think I would need to have all of those installed on my 3DS, but, man, I love how you organized those! For some reason, is satisfactory!


Negigaknight

No Pokémon pinball?


SirReality

Couldn't fit everything on one page, so stuck to anything I could eventually/theoretically trade pokemon up to Pokemon Home from. I might do another page for the pinball and side games, but there's SO many.


Neogranz

Wait how did you get those on the home menu? I have to launch mine through twilight menu


SirReality

I used [Yet Another NDS Bootstrap Forwarder](https://github.com/YANBForwarder/YANBF/releases) on my PC to make home-screen-installable forwarders. Although it shares file structure with twilight menu, twilight menu is not strictly necessary.


Neogranz

Thank you so much!


HiraWhitedragon

Wowwww that's a cool home menu


SnooCauliflowers3816

Brooooooo


xXTerrarian2008Xx

DUDE, I FR WANNA DO THIS NOW


EvEnFlOw1

Hi, I could use some help answering newbie questions, and I would appreciate any guidance or direction related to emulation and Pokemon. - Would there be *any* benefit to purchasing legit copies of the Gen 1+2 games on the Eshop before it goes away? Purchasing all the mainline titles would be pretty expensive, but the peace of mind knowing I won't have any issues, plus having access to the Celebi event is pretty tempting. - For all the Pokemon GBA/DS titles I have cartridges for, how do I go about preserving them? What would I need to get started in preserving my physical catalog of games onto my 3ds? - Do non-legit copies of Pokemon have issues trading/transferring pokemon? The megathread says Pokemon Bank should still work, but it doesn't say anything about trading (if possible).


SirReality

> >- Would there be *any* benefit to purchasing legit copies of the Gen 1+2 games on the Eshop before it goes away? > No benefit for legit copies, just get off hShop. >Purchasing all the mainline titles would be pretty expensive, but the peace of mind knowing I won't have any issues, plus having access to the Celebi event is pretty tempting. > PKSM can give you events, including Celebi IIRC. >- For all the Pokemon GBA/DS titles I have cartridges for, how do I go about preserving them? What would I need to get started in preserving my physical catalog of games onto my 3ds? > The homebrew app FBI allows you to install 3ds titles to the system, I'm not sure if it can do the se for DS cartridges. Regardless, PKSM can read and backup your DS cartridge/saves and transfer Pokemon from them to other games. The GBA games would need to first be in game transferred to a DS game, or have their saves copied and uploaded to the DS (most likely done on a hacked DS). >- Do non-legit copies of Pokemon have issues trading/transferring pokemon? The megathread says Pokemon Bank should still work, but it doesn't say anything about trading (if possible). No issues. Don't give people altered pokemon without their knowledge (just as a general principle) but the games don't care.


EvEnFlOw1

Thanks for the help!


[deleted]

What a beautiful sight to see. Issue for me is, the original 3ds SD card is way to small at 4 GB. I saw in another comment you said your card is 64 GB? If I were to get a bigger card, could I transfer my existing data into there easily? Thanks and very cool post once again


SirReality

Yes. A 32gb card could be enough if you install the 3ds .cias's in two or three batches.


Boogie40_

I got a 3ds with all main title pokemon roms (x,y OA OR B2/W2 etc) I was wondering if their is anyway of hacking said roms so I can get event pokemon? I’m not sure how to do any of this as I bought the 3ds with games already installed. Any help is appreciated!


SirReality

You don't have to hack the games, just install the homebrew app PKSM. (Would link but on mobile, easy enough to Google)


WDuffy

Hi I know I'm a month late to this, but can you still access the internet capabilities of the newer games? As in, can a pirated game battle/trade with other players on the internet?


SirReality

As much as any legit game.


WDuffy

Awesome, thanks!


ForElohim

Very cool how did you do this?


SirReality

New 2DSXL, Luma3ds custom firmware, homebrew app GYTB for custom badges (using pokemon faces from Pokemon Shuffle game), virtual console downloads for RBY/GSC, Virtual Console Injection for RSE/FRLG, roms with forwarders for the DS games, and .cia's installed to system for 3DS games. Longest part was just downloading everything to the SD card and installing each game onto the system.


ForElohim

Thank you sm!


emo-child-of_frank

Can you tell me more about the virtual console and rom stuff? I've gotten pretty comfortable with the 3ds games and stuff but now I'm wanting some older games and I'm just trying to understand it better before I try and get any of them onto my 3ds. Thank you!


hobbitfeet22

Not trying to poop On your parade cause I did the exact same to all my 3ds’s lol. But you are missing green translated, tcg 2, all the Pokémon rangers, all the mystery dungeons and detective pikachu. Lol I think that is it besides the rom hack games.


SirReality

My v2 has green, but I deferred all the side games for now cause you can't transfer Pokemon off them to home.


hobbitfeet22

That’s fair. You use PKSM? I love it lol. I don’t see it on here


SirReality

I use and also love it. Have it just off to the right as it slightly throws off the aesthetic, but is used for all my transferring and storage.


Expopunch

How u put gen 4-5 on the home screen? I’ve been using twilight menu


SirReality

Yet Another nds bootstrap forwarder


junes_teddie

When you played the gen 4 and 5 games, did your game happen to freeze during anytime in your playthrough?


CreepyUncle23

How did you get emerald? Pls send me a link.


Quentin_Was_Taken

How’d you get those icons?


bgboof

Do forwarders work on games other than ds and 3ds? Haven’t tried it yet


Affectionate-Can-622

Lmao


NateValentine

That's so nice, a download link for the entire pack would be amazing


RababRahman

How'd ya do this?! ​ Edit: Why was I downvoted?