Pokémon Global Link service ending late October

Game Sync and Random Matchup Rating Battles will go as the system is prepared for Pokémon Sun and Moon.

It has been announced that the various aspects of the online system, Global Link, for all 6th generation Pokémon games will end next month. This affects Pokémon XPokémon YPokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The Global Link system will be updated in preparation for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon and is scheduled to be ready for those games’ launch dates of November 18th.

Important highlights are as follows:

  • You will no longer be able to use Game Sync functions.
  • You won’t be able to participate in ‘Random Matchup Rating Battles’ with generation 6 games. However, you will still be able to do Random Matchup Free Battles, the GTS and Wonder Trades.
  • You can’t transfer PokéMiles earned in 6th gen games to Pokémon Sun or Moon. You better claim them now! This likely doesn’t apply to those gained in Pokémon Bank, however.

There are more details about this on the website. There is also an announcement about a ‘Thanks’ Campaign:


The Thanks Campaign starts at the end of maintenance on Tuesday, July 26. Items in the PokéMileage Club will be 50% off!

You can even exchange Poké Miles for an Ability Capsule!

You can play any attraction for half the Poké Miles you usually need!

Items you can obtain vary depending on the attraction, so play many attractions and obtain many items you want!

What do you think of this announcement? Furthermore, what features would you like to see when the Global Link returns for Sun and Moon?