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29/10/14: Pokémon Update Data v 1.3

New update data (Version 1.3) for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y has been released in Nintendo eShop and replaces Version 1.2. This new version contains the fixes in previous versions. All customers who own Pokémon X or Pokémon Y should download this update data, even if they have already downloaded Version 1.1 or Version 1.2.

Important notes: It is necessary to download this update to access Pokémon X and Pokémon Y features which require the internet. If you do not, you will not be able to use functions, including the following:

  • Connecting to the internet from the PSS.
  • Using Wonder Trade.
  • Performing a game synch.
  • Connecting to the GTS.
  • Receiving Mystery Gifts.

If you experience issues with any of these functions, it is possible the update data has not been applied to your game. Please follow the steps below and download this update data.

QR Code patterns


How to Download the Update Data

Scan one of the QR Code patterns using a Nintendo 3DS system while connected to the internet. The update data for Pokémon X differs from that of Pokémon Y, so make sure you scan the QR Code for the version of the game you own.

How to Scan the QR Code

  1. From the HOME Menu, hold down the L and R Buttons to start the camera application.
  2. Touch the icon on the left side of the lower screen.
  3. Using the camera, scan the appropriate QR Code to open Nintendo eShop in order to download the update data.

For detailed information on how to connect to the internet, click here.

In some cases, you may first need to update the Nintendo 3DS system itself. To do so, please follow the on-screen instructions.

Select the Pokémon™ X: Update v 1.3 or Pokémon™ Y: Update v 1.3 and download it. Once the download is complete, the update will automatically be applied.


Start Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and check that it has been updated correctly. If the version number shown is 1.3 as in the image to the right, the update has been successful.

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The update data will be saved on the SD card inserted in your Nintendo 3DS system. If there is insufficient free space on the SD card, the update will not be applied successfully. You can check how much free space there is on your SD card by opening System Settings from the HOME Menu and selecting Data Management.

Please take care not to delete the update data, which can be viewed by opening System Settings → Data Management → Nintendo 3DS → Add-on Content.

If you didn’t accept the terms of the Nintendo 3DS Service User Agreement and Privacy Policy when you performed the initial setup of your Nintendo 3DS system, you will not be able to connect to the internet and download the update data. Please view the Nintendo 3DS Service User Agreement and Privacy Policy by selecting System Settings → Internet Settings → Other Information → User Agreement.