Pokémon X and Y (ポケットモンスター X・Y)
Developer: Publisher: Platform: Release Date(s): Mode(s): Rating(s): Controller(s):
Game Freak Nintendo / The Pokémon Company Nintendo 3DS October 12th, 2013 (JPN)
October 12th, 2013 (USA)
October 12th, 2013 (EUR)
Single player,
PEGI: 3+ (EUR)
Nintendo 3DS
Table of Contents:
X and Y Main Page - Description - Story/Information - Pokémon Bank / Poké Transporter - Mega Evolution - Super Training - Player Search System (PSS) - Features - Screenshots - Holo Caster - Nintendo Network - Berries - Ribbons - Patches - Rating Battles
Pokémon Global Link
Poké Miles Store - Balloon Popping - Graffiti Eraser - Mine Cart Adventure - Poké Doll Grabber - Medals - Online Tournaments

What is the Nintendo Network?

The Nintendo Network (ニンテンドーネットワーク) is the network service that provides content via the Internet to users of Nintendo devices. Nintendo eShop, Miiverse and other Nintendo based services rely on the Network Network. The Nintendo Network itself is a free service but much of the content on the network such as game downloads require users to purchase them with a credit card. Games that display the Nintendo Network logo on the box have features that use the service.


Users of Nintendo devices can create a Nintendo Network ID which can be linked to one Wii U and one Nintendo 3DS device. The features that require a Nintendo Network ID vary depending on the system the player is using.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y use of the Nintendo Network

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y both use the Nintendo Network for back-end Internet communications. Event Pokémon distributions, Game Sync, Online Play and Rankings are some of the features in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that use the Nintendo Network.

Routine Maintenance of the Pokémon Global Link

Routine maintenance of the Pokémon Global Link took place at the beginning of the week for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The following PGL functions were unavailable during routie maintenance: All services on the PGL website, Game Sync for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y and Rating Battles in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Routine Maintenance Times:
EDT: Monday 8:00 p.m. to midnight / EST: Monday 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
BST: Tuesday 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. / GMT: Midnight Mon–Tue to Tuesday 4:00 a.m.
CEST: Tuesday 2:00 a.m. to 6 a.m. / CET: Tuesday 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
AEST: Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. / AEDT: Tuesday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance

Due to the number of users and the complex nature of millions of players connecting to the Nintendo Network to use the service to play Pokémon X and Pokémon Y online, the service often had to undergo extended maintenance to prove the best possible service to all users. Sometimes these extended periods were needed to add things like a new attraction, services or backend server technologies. These periods are separate from Nintendo's regularly scheduled maintenance windows. Below is a list of days that Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were unavailable due to Extended Maintenance.

Sunday, June 21, 2015 6:00 PM until Monday, June 22, 2015 4:00 AM PST
Monday, June 22, 2015 5:30 PM until Monday, June 22, 2015 7:00 PM PST
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:00 PM until Tuesday, June 23, 2015 7:00 PM
Nintendo Maintenance - No Online Play for Wii U or 3DS. Also affected Online Play, Rankings, etc. for Poké Transporter, Pokémon Bank, Pokémon™ Omega Ruby, Pokémon™ Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon™ X, Pokémon™ Y
Tuesday January 13, 2015 4 a.m. EST until January 15, 2015 11 a.m. EST
None of the services of the Pokémon Global Link, including Rating Battles or Game Sync, were available.
Thursday November 13th, 2014 at 4:00 a.m. (ET) until November 21st, 2014
Launch update for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
US: Monday, November 3rd, 2014 until Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
UK: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 until Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Code Redemption Interruption
Monday, September 15, 2014 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM PST
Monday, April 14, 2014 5:00 PM until Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:00 AM PST
Monday, March 17, 2014 5:00 PM until Monday, March 17, 2014 9:00 PM PST
Monday, March 10, 2014 5:00 PM until Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7:00 AM PST
Monday, February 24, 2014 4:00 PM until Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4:00 AM PST
Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 4:00 PM until Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 12:00 AM PST
Monday, January 27th, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM PST
Monday, January 6th, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM PST


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