With the highly anticipated Pokémon X & Y due for release October 12 on the Nintendo 3DS, the Global Link will be undergoing a few renovations. Scheduled maintenance for the Global Link will run from the beginning of October for twelve days in order to prepare for the special X & Y version, but it will also spell the end for various online features within Black, Black 2, White and White 2.
October 12 will see the trial version of the Dream World deactivated from the previous versions, as well as new user registration, plus on December 10 you will no longer be able to put Pokémon to sleep. Fans will have a few months grace before the big changes start happening, though, as on January 14 the following features will be deactivated:
- The GTS tracking for Gen V and Rating Mode on Random Matchup
- The ability to do WiFi Memory Link in Black 2 & White 2.
- C-Gear, Musical and Pokédex Skin changing.
- Waking up your Pokémon to get items and Pokémon – however, you will be able to wake your Pokémon up from the game side at any time, but the ability to do so from the Global Link will be deactivated.
Using GTS, Free Rating in Random Matchup and all other in-game online features will continue, however, so there’s no need to completely abandon your beloved Black and White games just yet.