Poké Transporter app updates, fixes Shiny bug

Your Shiny Red Gyarados will remain shiny when transported to Bank! More updates may be needed before the second generation games are released for 3DS however.

Poké Transporter, an application on the Nintendo 3DS for transferring Pokémon from first and fifth generation games (Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, White, Black 2, White 2) to Pokémon Bank, has been updated to version 1.3 today.

Part of the update has been speculated to be support for transferring Pokémon from Pokémon Gold and Silver to Pokémon Bank. These games release on the Virtual Console on September 22nd. While this seems to be incomplete, more updates could follow. That said, a vital bug has apparently been fixed, as reported by dataminer wwwwwwzx.

The issue stems from the calculation performed for generation 1 and whether Pokémon are Shiny (Shiny Pokémon were only introduced in the second generation games). The gist is that in generation two games, whether a Pokémon is Shiny depends on its stats (more specifically, its determinant values – DVs, similar to Individual Values – IVs). However, Poké Transporter used the wrong DVs for the calculation. This would have been a major issue, as for example players transferring a Shiny Red Gyarados to Pokémon Bank would see it become a regular old blue Gyarados.

This is welcome news indeed. Another change is that Gender is no longer completely random as well.

Are you planning on transferring Pokémon from Pokémon Gold and Silver to Pokémon Bank, including any Shiny Pokémon you catch?