Pokemon Global Link is up, dawgs

#1 Posted by Romination (2775 posts) -

In a surprise move, Nintendo launched the Global Link a day early. Go forth and use it!


www.pokemon-gl.com
#2 Posted by buft (3301 posts) -

is it super effective?

#3 Posted by VicRattlehead (1398 posts) -

says im outta energy and i haven't even used it yet.... great

#4 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

I really wish my DS could connect me to the internets. :(

Also, the site refuses to acknowledge my registration. Weird.
#5 Edited by Burns09 (340 posts) -

Still not available in Canada. 

Edit: Never mind me it's up for us now too.
#6 Posted by Romination (2775 posts) -

I'm having problems with it registering my Mareep that I put to dream. Eh, I'll just give it time.

#7 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

This gives me a excuse to go back to Pokemon White. I wonder what it's all about.
#8 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2450 posts) -

I just caught a lickitung! Woo.

#9 Posted by JoeyRavn (4948 posts) -

OK, registered. I don't really understand how this Dream World thing works, but then again I haven't paid much attention to it yet. I've barely played Pokémon White since I got it some weeks ago due to, well, we're nearing the end of the academic year at the university, you know how it goes...

#10 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -

So...what is that point of this?

#11 Posted by Burns09 (340 posts) -

Check out the GBU if you aren't interesting in the dream world stuff. Could be very cool.

#12 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" So...what is that point of this? "
It's basically the same as the Pokewalker that came with Heart Gold/Soul Silver.  It lets you upload a Pokemon from your game to play minigames with and earn points to unlock new Pokemon to capture with special abilities.
It's pretty cool but really should've launched when Black & White did.
#13 Posted by Burns09 (340 posts) -

You can capture legendary pokemon in the dream world, like the 3 legendary from Diamond/Pearl/Platinum.  

#14 Edited by VicRattlehead (1398 posts) -
@Burns09: awesome i hope mine works in the morning... btw did you get my message this morning?
#15 Posted by Burns09 (340 posts) -
@VicRattlehead: no man, I was wondering if you had gotten mine. 
#16 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" So...what is that point of this? "
It's basically the same as the Pokewalker that came with Heart Gold/Soul Silver.  It lets you upload a Pokemon from your game to play minigames with and earn points to unlock new Pokemon to capture with special abilities.
It's pretty cool but really should've launched when Black & White did.
"
Ah, cool thanks.
#17 Posted by VicRattlehead (1398 posts) -
@Burns09: sigh mobile site sometimes trips out and hangs on processing and doesn't send the message sorry
#18 Posted by Hailinel (23878 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:
" @Jeffsekai said:
" So...what is that point of this? "
It's basically the same as the Pokewalker that came with Heart Gold/Soul Silver.  It lets you upload a Pokemon from your game to play minigames with and earn points to unlock new Pokemon to capture with special abilities.
It's pretty cool but really should've launched when Black & White did.
"
Nintendo planned to launch it earlier, but had to delay after the tsunami.
#19 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1766 posts) -

I will have to check this out. I have not played any Pokemon in weeks.

#20 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -
@Hailinel: Yeah, but the original date was only the 30th of March.  It feels like this stuff should have all been in place from the get go, especially as characters in the game (very confusingly) reference some of this stuff.  I think a lot of people have moved on from the game now too, making many of the unlockables pointless, such as the c-gear or pokewalker skins..
#21 Posted by Burns09 (340 posts) -

Is anyone able to enter the dream world yet? Mine still won't let me in.

#22 Posted by Fallen189 (4940 posts) -

It's cool, but they've left it too late

#23 Posted by VicRattlehead (1398 posts) -
@Burns09: nope still says im outta energy.... despite the fact i haven't used it yet sigh
#24 Posted by RustySpoon (143 posts) -
@Burns09:  Yep, I did about 10-11 hours ago. I have a counter now to when I can re-enter.
#25 Edited by 1p (760 posts) -

Jeez... i just set this thing up. You literally get 3 separate user names. I'm getting flashbacks to Konami ID, back when the MGO beta launched.

As for what PGL actually does: I still haven't figured it out, really. There's so many online aspects in this game.

#26 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Sigh gotta wait until tomorrow. Oh well. Also I found something on the website. In the lower right corner there is a DS button that says customize. I clicked on it and it looks like you can change your pokedex skins and all that fun stuff back to your catridge. Here's a link from the Global Link website for a more in depth look at that.

Seems kinda cool so far, just wish I could make my goddamn pokemon go to sleep.

#27 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4630 posts) -

Worked fine yesterday. Today it's telling me the Game Sync has run out of energy.


What is this shit?
#28 Posted by Rinkalicous (1339 posts) -
@wolf_blitzer85: wow good find, this customise stuff is pretty awesome.
#29 Posted by Snail (8579 posts) -

I preferred the pokewalker.

Like, a bajillion times more.

#30 Posted by 1p (760 posts) -

Uhh... guys? Am i understanding this right: Since Dream World is on a 24 hour cycle, and you can only take one Pokemon from the forest each time, does that mean that i can not get more than a single Pokemon per day out of this?

Because i need maximum Pokemon.

#31 Posted by Rinkalicous (1339 posts) -
@Bib: I'm wondering this as well. What gets me is that it has 10 slots for transferring to the entralink, yet I see no way to transfer more than one.
#32 Posted by RustySpoon (143 posts) -
@Rinkalicous @BiB: Yup, only one. I think the other spots are to help with events. Since you can only take one 'man a day, imagine if there was an event that sent two dudes to your dreamworld at once... or if you did two events without going to the dreamworld in between. If there weren't multiple slots, you'd be forced to pick one.

There's always hope the entralink limit will be increased, too, I guess.
#33 Posted by 1p (760 posts) -

Hmm, OK.


You know what's super great, though: The entralink music. 
#34 Posted by 1p (760 posts) -

Duders: How long does it take until good Pokemon start showing up in the dream world forest? I read that some are even exclusive to dream world, eg. Pikachu. Do i just have to keep playing?

#35 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -
@Bib: If you check your profile, you should be able to see how many points you have.  Once you get more points, new Pokemon will start appearing (although some are very rare) and you'll eventually unlock new areas.  Unfortunately, you need quite a lot before that starts happening and constantly playing through the same few tedious minigames isn't really worth it.  It's also very annoying that most Pokemon have a very small chance of being female (only the females can pass down their unique natures when breeding).. and this means most of the Pokemon you do get through this, are worthless anyway.

I'm not really a fan of how they've handled this whole thing but hopefully it can be improved with time or at least with the next games.
#36 Posted by 1p (760 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind:

Thanks, didn't know about the points.

I checked Serebii, and it does indeed seem like i would have to spend an inappropriate amount of time on dream world to unlock more stuff. And none of the Pokemons there really interest me, except Psyduck maybe. I'm starting to think i might be done with that feature.

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