The Great Loss of Pokémon Global Link

Pokémon Global Link has been announced to shut down on November 1st 2016, and the access to obtain certain items also disappears. This is not the first time this has happened. Pokémon’s 5th Generation was slowly shut down over the fourth Quarter of 2013, with the Doors being completely shut by January 2014. (The 5th Generation is Fan term for collective name for Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 games for the DS.)

Tathin'sKyogre in Wii game Pokémon Battle Revolution bringing the rain.
Taithin’s Kyogre in the Wii game Pokémon Battle Revolution bringing the rain.

In Generation 5, You lost access to a huge amount of Pokémon that was only available over the PGL website. While all the Pokémon that where found usually could be found in the other games, they had something about them that couldn’t be gotten in the older games. Hidden Abilities. Every Pokémon species in the game has would have an ability that affected them regardless of the move their moves. For example: Kyogre’s unique ability Drizzle made it rain once you brought it out. A Pokémon with a hidden ability, could only be found in certain places. Most of these places happened to be in the Pokémon Dream World, which was attached to the PGL site. For example: A Hidden Ability Politoed would have Drizzle, instead of the Water Absorb. Continue reading “The Great Loss of Pokémon Global Link”