Pokémon Global Link losing features in October ahead of Sun & Moon


With the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon in November Nintendo is restructuring the existing Pokémon Global Link system that has been in operation since 2013. Support for Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X and Y will be terminated in late October but some features will remain. The official site has all the details but Polygon summed it up succinctly in their post so I’m going to lean on them for a second.

“Services to be discontinued come October include Game Sync. This feature allows players to share medals and photos online, as well as collect items purchased with Poké Miles, an in-game currency. Players will also be unable to update their activity logs or engage in random matchup rating battles.

Popular features like the Global Trade System and Wonder Trade will remain available, however, and players will still be able to battle each other online and receive Mystery Gifts. These will stay open even after Sun and Moon launch this November.”

As a show of appreciation all Pokémileage Club items and Attractions will be 50% off from July 26th until the service shuts down in October. If you’ve got ‘em you might as well burn through those Poké Miles because they can’t be transferred to Sun and Moon once the Global Link returns in November.