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    How does the Nintendo DS link to the Wii?

    I already have Pokemon Battle Revolution on the Wii and am thinking about buying a DS and one of the portable versions to link to it. Which model of the DS console should I get? (DS/DSi/DSi Lite/3DS/3DSi - there are so many different DS consoles it is ridiculously confusing!)

    Also, do all of the Pokemon games play on all of the DS consoles? Or do the most recent ones (Black and White) only play on the most recent consoles? (3DS)

    Also, are the 3D graphics on the 3DS as bad as people say? Can it not be turned off in order to save batteries and stop your eyes getting sore?

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    Well, the DS line is discontinued now. The 3DS is a completely different handheld and is the replacement that happens to be backwards compatible with DS games. All DS games play on the 3DS, but the DS won't play 3DS games.

    As for compatibility with PBR, they should all work identically. Maybe there'd be an issue with the 3DS, but I can't really see why!

    You'll be able to get a DS lite pretty cheap these days second hand, I'd imagine though and if all you want to do is play Pokemon then that's probably the best idea.
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    (Original post by prakashpatel4579)
    How does the Nintendo DS link to the Wii?

    Through wireless link up, not sure what type though.

    I already have Pokemon Battle Revolution on the Wii and am thinking about buying a DS and one of the portable versions to link to it. Which model of the DS console should I get? (DS/DSi/DSi Lite/3DS/3DSi - there are so many different DS consoles it is ridiculously confusing!)

    Really doesn't matter which, though 3DS will have the most compatibility with games i.e DS, DSiWare, 3DS games and stuff off the eShop.

    Also, do all of the Pokemon games play on all of the DS consoles? Or do the most recent ones (Black and White) only play on the most recent consoles? (3DS)

    Assuming you mean the DS ones, yes they will all work on every DS. However, Black/White have extra features available if you play them on DSi onwards such as Camera support and extra Wi-Fi security options (WPA)

    Also, are the 3D graphics on the 3DS as bad as people say? Can it not be turned off in order to save batteries and stop your eyes getting sore?

    Personally, having only tried out demo units, it takes getting used to and won't be for everyone, but I'm fine with it about 3/4 of the way for most games and a few on full blast. You can turn it off, the slider to the right of the screen allows you to control the amount of 3D you get.
    Hope this helps you out

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