The closure of the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop is just around the corner. In this digital store there are games that will be lost forever, since they were digital exclusives for these consoles. Within the list there are several Pokémon games and apparently they are what fans most want to rescue.
We say this because in view of the closing of these Nintendo eShop the sales list is led by classic Game Freak titles that cannot be obtained in any other way.
We’re talking about the installments that came to the Nintendo eShop Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS, which allowed you to play the original Game Boy titles and catch and send creatures from the first games in the series, something that cannot be done any other way.
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Why are Pokémon games the most downloaded on the Nintendo eShop?
As we told you, these are titles that are not officially available anywhere else, as it is the only relaunch since its premiere in the last decade, which Game Freak organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise, in 2015. Each one costs $10 USD and are the only installments of the original Game Boy that allow you to take the Pokémon you caught in them to Pokémon HOME and, soon, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.
Additionally, Pokémon Red & Blue & Green have a bug that allows you to get Mew shiny, and in Pokémon Crystal it is possible to catch a Celebi in Pokémon Crystal.
As for Pokémon: Dream Radar, it’s a $3 game that uses augmented reality to catch Pokémon with special Poké Balls that can’t be found any other way, including legendary protagonists from past installments.
Below you can see the top 20 most downloaded games from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS (via Nintendo Everything).
In case you missed it: Pokémon HOME will soon be compatible with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.
Pokemon Dream Radar
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Mega Man Legacy Collection
Monster Hunter Generations
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
Pokemon Trading Card Game
Zelda: Oracle of Ages
Resident Evil Revelations
How to preserve games that will disappear with the Nintendo eShop?
It is not on the list, but if you are a fan of Pokémon, you must download Pokémon Bank and Pokémon Transporter, which are the 2 applications that allow you to bring creatures captured in Generation IV, V, VI and VII games to Pokémon HOME and current games. from the series. Without these 2 apps, your Pokémon will be stuck in the old games.
It is enough to have bought and downloaded these games on your Nintendo 3DS. Once the Nintendo eShop closes, it will not be possible to purchase them again, but it will continue to work; in fact, Pokémon Bank will leave its subscription model and its premium range will be free for everyone who downloaded it.
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