Nintendo 3DS

Launch Dates
Japan: February 26th 2011
US: March 27th 2011
Europe: March 25th 2011
Max Resolution: 400 x 240, 320 x 240

The Nintendo 3DS was the successor to the Nintendo DS. This device featured more power than its predecessor and a bigger screen at the top. This top screen allowed for the view of stereoscopic 3D through a parralax barrier meaning it can display 3D effects without the need of special glasses. This console also had connection to the Internet through the Nintendo Network and had the ability to digitally download full titles for the first time on a portable device. It could be augmented for space with SD Cards

List of Pokémon Games Developed for Nintendo 3DS

GameDeveloperFirst Release
Pokémon X / YGAME FREAKOctober 13th 2013
Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha SapphireGAME FREAKNovember 21st 2014
Pokémon Sun / MoonGAME FREAKNovember 18th 2016
Pokémon Ultra Sun / Ultra MoonGAME FREAKNovember 17th 2017
Pokédex 3DCreaturesJune 17th 2011
Pokédex 3D ProCreaturesJuly 14th 2012
Pokémon Dream RadarCreatures, GAME FREAKJune 23rd 2012
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Gates to InfinitySpike ChunsoftNovember 23rd 2012
Pokémon Rumble BlastAmbrellaAugust 11th 2011
Pokémon BankGAME FREAKDecember 25th 2013
Poké TransporterGAME FREAKDecember 25th 2013
The Band of Thieves & 1000 PokémonMarvelousJune 5th 2014
Detective Pikachu Birth of a New DuoCreaturesFebruary 3rd 2016
Pokémon Art AcademyHeadstrong GamesJune 19th 2014
Pokémon Battle TrozeiGenius SonorityMarch 12th 2014
Pokémon PicrossJupiter Corp.December 2nd 2015
Pokémon Rumble WorldAmbrellaApril 8th 2015
Pokémon ShuffleGenius SonorityFebruary 18th 2015
Pokémon Super Mystery DungeonSpike ChunsoftSeptember 17th 2015
Detective PikachuCreaturesFebruary 3rd 2016

List of Pokémon Games Released on Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

GameDeveloperFirst Release
Pokémon Red / BlueGAME FREAKFebruary 27th 1996
Pokémon YellowGAME FREAKSeptember 12th 1998
Pokémon Gold / SilverGAME FREAKNovember 21st 1999
Pokémon CrystalGAME FREAKDecember 14th 2000
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining PearlGAME FREAK, ILCALate 2021
Pokémon StadiumHAL Laboratory, NintendoApril 30th 1999
Pokémon Puzzle LeagueNintendo, Intelligent SystemsSeptember 25th 2000

List of Model Revisions for the Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS XL

Launch Dates
Japan: July 28th 2012
US: August 19th 2012
Europe: July 28th 2012

The Nintendo 3DS XL, or Nintendo 3DS LL in Japan, was a larger model of the Nintendo 3DS. It featured a more streamlined design and stronger battery life

Nintendo 2DS

Launch Dates
Japan: February 27th 2016
US: October 12th 2013
Europe: October 12th 2013

The Nintendo 2DS was a small entry level variant of the Nintendo 3DS. Dropping the clamshell design and the stereoscopic 3D, it managed to by the cheap entry level variant of the console

New Nintendo 3DS

Launch Dates
Japan: October 11th 2014
US: September 25th 2015
Europe: January 6th 2015

The New Nintendo 3DS was a more powerful variant of the Nintendo 3DS. It featured stronger capabilities resulting in some games being boosted for the device and others being exclusive. It also featured a secondary analog stick on the right and more buttons, as well as utilising the front-facing camera for full face tracking for the stereoscopic 3D effect.

This model was also customisable with many face plates being released for it allowing you to customise it with faceplates of your favourite games or game characters. It also added functionality to scan amiibo through the bottom screen

New Nintendo 3DS XL

Launch Dates
Japan: October 11th 2014
US: February 13th 2015
Europe: January 6th 2015

The New Nintendo 3DS XL was a larger variant of the New Nintendo 3DS. It featured larger screens and a stronger battery life

New Nintendo 2DS XL

Launch Dates
Japan: July 13th 2017
US: July 28th 2017
Europe: July 28th 2017

The New Nintendo 2DS XL was a larger variant of the Nintendo 2DS with all the specs and clamshell design of the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Like the Nintendo 2DS, it removed the stereoscopic 3D effect as an option

List of Pokémon Special Edition Nintendo 3DS Consoles

New Nintendo 2DS XL - Poké Ball

North America Release Date: November 3rd 2017
Europe Release Date: November 17th 2017
Japan Release Date: November 17th 2017
Price: 15,980¥
Model: New Nintendo 2DS XL
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This is the first special model of new Nintendo 2DS XL and is a unique design in that it features a Poké Ball pattern on the top part of the clamshell.

New Nintendo 2DS XL - Pikachu

Japan Release Date: November 17th 2017
Price: 15,980¥
Model: New Nintendo 2DS XL
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This is the first special model of new Nintendo 2DS XL and is another Pikachu themed console. This console features Pikachu on the top half with a yellow design and brown matching Pikachu's markings on the buttons..

Nintendo 2DS - Pikachu

Europe Release Date: November 23rd 2016
Japan Release Date: December 8th 2016 Price: ??
Model: Nintendo 2DS
Pack-in Game: Pokémon Sun & Moon (EU), None (Japan)

Description:
This is the first special model of Nintendo 2DS comes in two possible packs in Europe. One for Pokémon Sun and one for Pokémon Moon. In Japan it has nothing pre-installed. It has a silhouette of Pikachu on the side by the bottom screen and silhouettes of Rowlet, Litten and Popplio on the back.

New Nintendo 3DS LL - Solgaleo & Lunala (Black)

Japan Release Date: November 18th 2016
Europe Release Date: November 18th 2016
Price: 18800¥ / £199.99
Model: New Nintendo 3DS LL
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special model of the New Nintendo 3DS is to be released in Japan to celebrate the release of Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon. It features the new Pokémon Solgaleo & Lunala

New Nintendo 3DS LL - Pikachu (Yellow)

Japan Release Date: November 18th 2016
Price: 18800¥
Model: New Nintendo 3DS LL
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special model of the New Nintendo 3DS is to be released in Japan to celebrate the release of Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon.

New Nintendo 3DS - Pokémon 20th Anniversary Bundle

US Release Date: February 27th 2016
Price: $199.99
Model: New Nintendo 3DS
Pack-in Game: Pokémon Red & Blue

Description:
This special model of the New Nintendo 3DS is to be released in North America on the 20th anniversary. This bundle comes with two unique cover plates featuring the 20th anniversary logo plus the classic artwork for Charizard or Blastoise. It also comes with Red & Blue pre-installed, as well as a code for a unique New Nintendo 3DS Theme.

New Nintendo 3DS - Pokémon 20th Anniversary Coverplate

Japan Release Date: February 27th 2016
European Release Date: February 27th 2016
Price: 2000¥
Model: New Nintendo 3DS
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special coverplate for the New Nintendo 3DS comes with imagery of various Pokémon from Pokémon Red & Green.

New Nintendo 3DS - Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Coverplate

Japan Release Date: September 17th 2015
European Release Date: February 19th 2016
Price: 2000¥
Model: New Nintendo 3DS
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special coverplate for the New Nintendo 3DS comes with imagery of all the starter Pokémon and important Pokémon in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.

New Nintendo 3DS - Pikachu Coverplate

Japan Release Date: February 14th 2015
European Release Date: February 13th 2015
Price: 1500¥
Model: New Nintendo 3DS
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special coverplate for the New Nintendo 3DS comes with various Pikachu covering the entire console.

New Nintendo 3DS - Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Coverplate

Japan Release Date: November 21st 2014
European Release Date: February 13th 2015
Price: 1500¥ / £8.99 / €9.99
Model: New Nintendo 3DS
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special coverplate for the New Nintendo 3DS comes with Primal Groudon & Primal Kyogre embossed on it. It is semi-transparent meaning the innards of the 3DS can be seen through the base..

New Nintendo 3DS - Primal Kyogre Edition

Japan Release Date: November 21st 2014
Price: 19000¥
Model: New Nintendo 3DS
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special Primal Groudon themed Nintendo 3DS features a Primal Kyogre pattern on the front and a standard Kyogre on the back. It also comes with a special Pokémon theme for the home screen.

New Nintendo 3DS - Primal Groudon Edition

Japan Release Date: November 21st 2014
Price: 19000¥
Model: New Nintendo 3DS
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special Primal Groudon themed Nintendo 3DS features a Primal Groudon pattern on the front and a standard Groudon on the back. It also comes with a special Pokémon theme for the home screen.

Nintendo 3DS XL - Primal Groudon Edition

North American Release Date: January 2015
Price: None
Model: Nintendo 3DS
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
These special Groudon & Kyogre Nintendo 3DS XLs were released in North America as part of a sweepstakes in their MegaStop promotion. Entry required purchasing items at Gamestop and 50 of these Nintendo 3DS XLs were prizes.

Nintendo 3DS LL - Pokémon Famil Edition

Japan Release Date: August 2014
Price: None (Contest Prize)
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special Cocoon of Destruction themed 3DS XL was given at via a raffle at the Denny's & Famil Restaurants in Japan. From July 15th 2014 to August 25th 2014, if you spend over 1,000¥ in the restaurants, you will be entered into a special raffle to win one of 10 of these units.

Nintendo 3DS LL - Pokémon Yokohama F Marinos Edition

Japan Release Date: May 2014
Price: None (Contest Prize)
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special Cocoon of Destruction themed 3DS XL was given at the home game of the Yokohama F Marinos soccer team in Japan. As such, it has the logo of Yokohama F Marinos on the back. The amount of units distributed was based upon the score in each of the matches

Nintendo 3DS LL - Pokémon Urawa REDS Diamond Edition

Japan Release Date: May 2014
Price: None (Contest Prize)
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special Cocoon of Destruction themed 3DS XL was given at the home game of the Urawa REDS Diamond soccer team in Japan. As such, it has the logo of Urawa REDS Diamond on the back. The amount of units distributed was based upon the score in each of the matches

Nintendo 3DS LL - Pokémon FC Tokyo Edition

Japan Release Date: May 2014
Price: None (Contest Prize)
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special Cocoon of Destruction themed 3DS XL was given at the home game of the F.C. Tokyo soccer team in Japan. As such, it has the logo of F.C. Tokyo on the back. The amount of units distributed was based upon the score in each of the matches

Nintendo 3DS LL - Pokémon Battle Trozei Version - White

Japan Release Date: April 2014
Price: None (Contest Prize)
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: None (Worldwide)

Description:
This special Battle Trozei themed 3DS XL was given to celebrate the release of Pokémon Battle Trozei, with many Pokémon decals on the top part of the clamshell. It is exclusive to the Pokémon Daisuki Club and requires you to enter a contest to win it. The contest ran from March 28th to April 18th and only had two units as prizes. Two models of it were also distributed by Pokémon Get☆TV

Nintendo 3DS LL - Pokémon Battle Trozei Version - Black

Japan Release Date: April 2014
Price: None (Contest Prize)
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: None (Worldwide)

Description:
This special Battle Trozei themed 3DS XL was given to celebrate the release of Pokémon Battle Trozei, and has decals of all the Pokémon that featured on the cover of main series games. It is exclusive to the CoroCoro Magazine and requires you to enter a contest to win it. The contest ran until April 14th 2014 and only had five units as prizes

Nintendo 3DS LL - Pokémon Dragon King Competition Edition

Japan Release Date: March 2014
Price: None (Contest Prize)
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: None (Worldwide)

Description:
This special 3DS LL was given to the winner of the Pokémon Dragon King Tournament that ran in Japan from January to March 2014. There was only one unit created of this variant, and it's personalised to the point that it contains the winner's name on the back

Nintendo 3DS LL - Xerneas & Yveltal Red

US Release Date: September 27th 2013
EU Release Date: September 27th 2013
Price: $199.99 / €199.99
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: None (Worldwide)

Description:
This special X & Y themed 3DS XL was released to celebrate the release of Pokémon X & Pokémon Y. It comes with no pack in game

Nintendo 3DS LL - Xerneas & Yveltal Blue

Jp. Release Date: October 12th 2013
US Release Date: September 27th 2013
EU Release Date: September 27th 2013
Price: 22800¥ / $199.99 / €199.99
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: Pokémon X or Y (Japan) - None (Worldwide)

Description:
This special X & Y themed 3DS LL was released to celebrate the release of Pokémon X & Pokémon Y. It comes with a downloaded version of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y depending upon the choice you make. It is for sale across many stores around Japan. In the west, it has no pack in game

Nintendo 3DS LL - Premium Gold

Jp. Release Date: October 12th 2013
Price: 22800¥
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: Pokémon X or Y)

Description:
This special X & Y themed 3DS LL was released to celebrate the release of Pokémon X & Pokémon Y. It comes with a downloaded version of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y depending upon the choice you make. It features an intricate design that covers both the front and back of the 3DS. It is only for sale within the Pokémon Centers across Japan, as well as on Amazon Japan's Pokémon Store

Nintendo 3DS LL - Eevee Edition

Jp. Release Date: June 22nd 2013
Price: 18900¥
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special Eevee themed 3DS LL was released to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Pokémon Center stores across Japan. To get it, people needed to sign up to a lottery and, if successful, were able to purchase the special 3DS LL from June 22nd. It has also since been given in various promotions around Japan, such as with Pokémon Smash and the Pokémon Best Wishes Season 2 Decolora Adventures anime series

Nintendo 3DS LL - Charizard Edition

Jp. Release Date: December 15th 2012
Price: 18900¥
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special Charizard themed 3DS LL is released to celebrate the then upcoming season of the anime. To get it, people needed to sign up to a lottery and, if successful, were able to purchase the special 3DS LL from December 15th. It has also since been given in various promotions around Japan, such as with Pokémon Smash and the Pokémon Best Wishes Season 2 Episode N anime series

Nintendo 3DS XL - Pikachu Yellow

Jp. Release Date: September 15th 2012
US Release Date: March 24th 2013
EU Release Date: December 7th 2012
Price: 18900¥/$199.99/€199.99/£179.99
Model: Nintendo 3DS XL/LL
Pack-in Game: None

Description:
This special Pikachu themed 3DS XL was the first special Pokémon-themed Nintendo 3DS and is the only one to have been released outside of Japan. To get it in Japan, it was required to pre-order it exclusively at Pokémon Centers across the country from August 25th, and it was then purchaseable from September 15th. It has also since been given in various promotions around Japan, such as with Pokémon Smash and the Pokémon Best Wishes Season 2 anime series
Outside of Japan, the 3DS XL was a simple limited edition console sold in stores all across the countries. It started off being released in Europe, but followed in America soon afterwards