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    If you are trying to back up your cartridge save for Gen 3 there are a few things you will need. The main devices I will be using in this tutorial are a DS lite (you can also use an original DS) and some sort of a DS Flash Cart (R4, DS Two Plus, AceKard2i). Note: if you do not have a flash cart, you can also use the exact same tutorial method for Gen 1-2 cartridges. This will require a Retron 5.

    If you're looking to manage saves for other Gen 3 games on the Gamecube, refer to this tutorial instead.

    I have also made a video guide on this topic if you would like more clarification.

    1. Download the GBA backup tool here: GBA Backup Tool.zip and add the files in the downloaded zip to the root of your flash cart SD card.

    2. Insert your flash card and GBA game into your DS and make sure that both games are correctly recognized on the home menu (you may need to reinsert the GBA cartridge a few times before it is recognized).

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    3. Start up your flash card and navigate to where you put the GBA backup tool. (It should look like a normal DS game with a GBA cart as the logo). Launch the GBA backup tool and you should be brought to this screen. Next click "A" to set the target game to your GBA game.

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    4. Click "B" and then "A" to back your save up to the SD card on the flash card. To restore an edited save back to the cartridge, click "R" until the "Save Backup" section changes to "Save Restore".

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    5. After you are finished, turn off your DS and eject your SD card from your flash card.

    6. Insert your SD card from your flash card into your computer and navigate to "GBA_Backup". Inside this folder you should find your newly created save backup ready for use.

    7. MAKE A BACKUP OF THIS FILE BEFORE USING OR EDITING IT WITH ANY SAVE EDITORS.Untitled-14.png.e9bd1c66d85db5ad899730b091771c8b.png

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    I normally use my SD Media Launcher disk to load content off the SD card in my SD Gecko. (The actual SD Media Launcher mem card broke.) But SD card content can also be loaded using a GameCube/Wii Action Replay. I use the GameCube Mod Manager tool to backup and restore GameCube saves. 

     

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    Some of the methods I use to backup GameCube saves.

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    exellent tutorial, i ready know how to do in ds lite, but you can send you pokemons from 3gen to 7 gen? is possible?

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    9 hours ago, mewto2015 said:

    but you can send you pokemons from 3gen to 7 gen? is possible?


    As in Legitimately, outside of PKHeX? Yeah.

    Gen 3 -> Gen 4, via Pal Park
    Gen 4 -> Gen 5, via Poke Transfer
    Gen 5 -> Gen 6 and 7, via PokeTransporter

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    On 3/10/2017 at 8:21 AM, theSLAYER said:


    As in Legitimately, outside of PKHeX? Yeah.

    Gen 3 -> Gen 4, via Pal Park
    Gen 4 -> Gen 5, via Poke Transfer
    Gen 5 -> Gen 6 and 7, via PokeTransporter

    some program can do this more faster?

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    33 minutes ago, mewto2015 said:

    some program can do this more faster?

    If using a program, Ya, PKHeX. Just drag and drop.

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    On 6/11/2017 at 12:28 AM, theSLAYER said:

    If using a program, Ya, PKHeX. Just drag and drop.

    exellent y have gba and r4 and get all the sav of me others pokemon versions, one more question.. if i put me others pokemons from others version in the pokehex... i can be baneed?

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    16 minutes ago, mewto2015 said:

    exellent y have gba and r4 and get all the sav of me others pokemon versions, one more question.. if i put me others pokemons from others version in the pokehex... i can be baneed?

    If the Pokemon aren't hacked, no. Migrating the Pokemon from previous generations upwards emulates the official migration process.

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